Lal’s Versus Marcel’s: Macaron Death Match

Ah the Marcel’s hype. Could there be a more telltale sign of how truly obsessed Karachi dwellers are with dessert? That we would literally spend a small fortune for the perfect slice of chocolate...

Mein: Meesha Shafi’s Act of Defiance

Okay so,  I’ve taken off my watch, rings and wristbands. I do this to ensure no hindrances as I begin to write this article. My hope is, by relaying this information, you understand the...

Just a little Pinch & Co of Happiness

Oh hey! How’ve you been!? Come in, come in, have a seat! You must be exhausted! Oh my the long day you’ve had, you deserve it put your feet and relax. No, no go...

5 Pakistani Artists You Won’t Find on Coke Studio

In an older article, I warned, or let’s say prophesied, that if the producers of Coke Studio aren’t careful, their seat on the pinnacle of Pakistani Music will be taken. Today, I’m going to...
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Saadat Hasan Manto: Heretic, Lunatic, Genius

Nostalgia is turmoil. With indefatigable resilience and sensational poise it kneads out memories into pavilions shrouded by a thick seamless cocoon of emotions. Such was the scenario whilst I was having a quick chat...

Let’s Talk About Cake’s Music

Chances are that you’ve already heard about Cake, and how much of a step forward it is for Pakistani cinema. We’ve been excited about it for a very long time. In fact, in his...

How to (re)Introduce Your Non-Pakistani Friends to Pakistan

I won’t lie, the point of this post is to simply talk about some stuff that I’ve been loving. But, as I was looking over the videos I chose, I realized that there was...

The best Pepsi Ad Pakistan has Ever Seen

Our world is full of secrets. Especially in this day and age where people want to be ‘first’ for everything, from PSL tickets to Sapphire Sales. One thing, however, that isn’t a secret is...

How Decades of War Began Appearing on Carpets from Afghanistan

Many a Karachi living room has been adorned by a carpet from Afghanistan. Their reliance on symmetrical shapes, rich colours and fine wool makes them stand out easily. But not all the designs are...

It’s Time We Went to Rehab for Our Coke Studio Addiction

I was scrolling through Facebook as one does late one night. It’s useful for finding out about current events, you see. After reading about Mahira’s cringe-worthy reaction to Javed Sheikh’s awkward show of affection,...