The Monsoon Season in Karachi: A Bane or a Boon?
A few way word drops of ran and the entire infrastructure of the city goes belly up. And it...
The Champions Trophy: The Ultimate Eid Present!
It was on a warm autumn day a few years back that Pakistan lost to their hosts and the...
“Maalik”: Reloaded
A sneak peek at one of Pakistan’s most controversial action flick! Few directors have the courage to take on...
Wheeling around with Zenith Irfan
By Sasha Scheherzade: Meet Zenith Irfan, a 21 year old travel enthusiast who has broken taboos pertaining to women on two wheels, thereby venturing out on a motorcycle journey out in the rugged terrain of our beautiful Pakistan with the active support of her mother while being led by her free hearted soul.... Read more
The nexus between Positive Law and Democracy
By Joan of Arc II Democracy is a political system in which supreme power lies in a body of citizens who have the power to elect people as their representatives. Or in Abraham Lilcoln’s importal words “ of the people… for the people… by the people” And this is exactly what... Read more
Abdul Sattar Edhi: An enduring icon of hope
“My religion is humanitarianism… which is the basis of every religion in the world”.  Endearing sentiments perfectly expressed by Mr. Edhi,  undoubtedly one of the most beloved of philanthropists in the whole wide world. The city of Bantawa in Gujrat witnessed the birth of  this uniquely great man who was christened Abdur Sattar... Read more
BKU massacre: Aftermath of the terrorist outrage
By Sand: The Paranoid Lizard It has happened again. After the appalling massacre in APS Peshawar in December 2014, the whole nation stands mourning and grief once more, with the terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsada. Even those living far south from Peshawar and Charsada can hear... Read more
Sadaf Munir… Unplugged!
Sadaf Munir, arguably one of the most talented vocalists the country has ever produced, along with her accompanying musicians held a rare concert in Karachi  last weekend. The ‘nightingale’ as she has been dubbed by her fans has had the rare opportunity of working with the likes of Nisar Bazmi... Read more
Karachi Eat 2016: Karachi eats and sways.. to the beat
I regret that I have but one appetite… to give to my stomach The festival’s trade mark icon Indeed, that was what I thought beforehand and that is precisely why I refrained from both breakfast and lunch, before going to the highly celebrated “Karachi Eat” food festival for dinner.... Read more
Heroic professor lives on…. in the hearts of those he saved
Heroes are not born, but rather, are forged by their circumstances.  Lecturer Syed Hamid Husain, an assistant professor of chemistry at the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda was one such individual who rose over, above and beyond the call of his duty. The soft spoken UK returned PhD student... Read more
Child marriages: CII & talibanisation in the mainstream
Each year,15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 28 girls every minute – married off all too soon effectively endangering their personal development and wellbeing. Being robbed of their childhood… How and why does such a horrific crime occur in ostensibly civilized societies? We... Read more
Blast from the past: Vital signs mega hit “Sawali Saloni”
Back in their heyday, Vital Signs made arguably some of the best pop music ever heard in the sub continent.   Vital Signs 2 was the second album of the Pakistani band Vital Signs. Fresh from the success of their smash hit “Dil Dil Pakistan”  Vital Signs went to... Read more
Why Karachi still votes MQM

Why Karachi still votes MQM

Blog November 29, 2015 0

As the local bodies’ elections fever grips Karachi, arguably the most reviled and hated party by most non Karachi-ite Pakistanis as well as the military establishment would be the Mutahda Qaumi Movement or the MQM. Universaly denounced as terrorists, extortionists and cold blooded mass murderers and even traitors and... Read more
Pakistan: “A series of Unfortunate events”
How many people remember or even know about the following events in Pakistan? On January 1, 2010, a suicide bomber driving a Pajero laden with explosives rammed his vehicle into a crowd watching a volleyball match in the district of Lakki Marwat, KPK. The spectators were mostly teenage boys,... Read more
Exclusive: Meet Vanessa O Brien, world renowned climber extraordinaire
Vanessa O’Brien, is arguably the planet’s most well known female climber today. The 50 year British-American made it to the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest woman to climb the “Seven Summits” challenge, in 10 months Not only has she climbed the highest mountain peak on... Read more
The Cancer of Hate

The Cancer of Hate

Blog September 28, 2015 0

Some time ago, the social media frenzy about a TV show in which Dr Pervez Hoodhbhoy, Ansar Abbasi and Orya Jan Maqbool had participated, caught my attention. I watched the YouTube uploads of the show and happened to read many of the comments and feedback about the show on... Read more
5 books that you need to read to relieve stress
Reading can be the best tool to relax and it works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea. Psychological research shows that the human mind has the tendency to... Read more