Mahira Khan and selective-ism: Where is the #GirlLove?

The last time I wrote on a topic concerning women empowerment, I was either brave enough or arrogant enough to brand myself as a feminist, depending on how you want to approach it. Before...

Shahroz Hyder; photography & society

Art has always been used as a form of expression, whatever the medium might be. In recent years, we’ve seen artists raise their voices for social issues plaguing the country. With a high fan...

Fashion, Photography and the Perfect Pizza: A Snapshot of Fahhad Rajper’s Journey

From the glittering sets of Pakistan’s fashion scenes to the Pizza scented kitchen of his new dhabba, Fahhad Rajper has had a pretty eventful year. in fact, he’s had a busy couple of years....
Manto

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...

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...

Talent Focus: Suhaee Abro The Dancing Queen

Last time, I wrote about the beautiful Mr. Gohar Rasheed and why he deserves some love. This time, I thought I’d talk about another stunning talent that deserves some light. Pakistan has a dancing...

Pakistani Music and a Battle of the Brands: The Musical

Prologue Before you get ahead of yourselves, no I'm not going to be singing. You don't want to hear that. Trust me. This is just me trying to be clever, as you know I am. Act...
Project Ghazi

Project Ghazi: Disgruntled, Disjointed, Dissatisfying

I don’t mean to discourage or belittle any of the hard work that has gone into this movie. The fact remains, however, Project Ghazi is a disgruntled, disjointed, dissatisfying mess that is best forgotten.

Where Coke Studio failed, Nescafe Basement triumphed

Despite being fans of some of their work, we've made no secret about the fact that we're on the fence when it comes to Coke Studio Season 10. Sure, the season has some big...

Nashra Balagamwala on Art, Design and Building Forts

Earlier this year, news about Nashra Balagamwala’s experimental board game Arranged, hit the internet like a thunderbolt. If you haven’t heard, the game parodied and commented on the norm of arranged marriages. The nation...