After Udaari; crude punchlines and apologies

Recently at a high profile awards show, actor Ahsan Khan won an award for his portrayal of a child molester in the show Udaari. The fact that a Pakistani TV show shed light on...

Pakistani Music Videos That Should Be Movies: Adha Adha

Yesterday, I was introduced to the newly released music video for ‘Adha Adha’. And let’s just say, ‘hooked’ doesn’t even begin to cover what happened to me. I’ve had the song on repeat ever...

Animation, Comic Books and Nostalgia; Ali Hyder’s Art in His Own Words

Loyal readers will already know this, but we love visual artists. And among our favourites from the local lot is Ali Hyder. One of the early members of the Mano Animation Studios dream team,...

Younis Khan; a trip down memory lane

As the series with West Indies comes to an end, the Pakistani cricket team is left with a gaping hole. Not one but two team veterans have bid us farewell. We already recapped some of...

Verna Censored; Let the Games Begin

Shoaib Mansoor’s third ever film had been riding waves of enthusiasm and excitement. But in a bid to ensure that we all end the year on a miserable note, the CBFC (Central Board of...

Three Pakistani Rappers that Deserve some Love

Some time ago, we did a video about the Pakistani rap scene in all its glory. However, since I wanted to keep it under five hours long (as I’m sure you can imagine) we...
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...
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...

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...

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...