Me before You: Book Review

This review will be as spoiler free as possible So here we go. This book is filled with happy moments, sad moments, family and most importantly, love. If you have not read “Me Before You”...

Top 5 Classic PTV Shows

Coming up with a list for our ‘Top 5 PTV Classics’ video has been one of the most difficult things I’ve done for The Kollective. And while the titles mentioned in the video are...

The 5 Board Games that Pakistanis Love

In the 90’s, daddy-cool took me to a local toyshop. Of course the man in charge knew me well, I had spent my time there buying off every Batman action figure variant that he...

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...

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...

Elegantly Simple Pakistani Fashion, Courtesy Hina Mirza

For all its aplomb, Pakistani fashion tends to be a strange kind of monotonous. Yes, there is a lot of vibrant colour, embellishments and bridal. But lately, I’ve been wondering why that is all...

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...

Marcel’s: Behind The Hype

I might have mentioned that I visited Pakistan recently. And when I was there, I couldn’t not venture into Marcel’s. This might sound weird, but this was on my list of places to visit....

How Coke Studio Butchered Ko Ko Korina

Okay, now I may have spoken too soon. But, some time ago (that is when Coke Studio 11 kicked off) I may have said that the Studio was back. In fact, I might even...
5 Pakistani Songs That Made Me Cry

5 Pakistani Songs That Made Me Cry

Music Moves The Soul When Meesha Shafi’s Mein first came out, and when I first heard it, the article that followed briefly touched on the moving quality of music. To add to that, within the...