It was Women's Day last week and I was thinking of the various Pakistani women whom I admire. Each of them has in some way embodied the spirit of courage combined with grace. Asma Jehangir has worked for one cause — women's rights — all her life, always rising to the occasion in fearless fashion. Malala Yousafzai's stunning maturity at age 17, combined with an even more remarkable modesty and poise, is something all Pakistani women should admire. My own mother, Jugnu Mohsin, has demonstrated to me the definition of strength and love. This is something women understand far better than men: that it is possible to be both fearless and kind, and often it is this combination that is most beautiful, and works best.