Dear Rishta Aunty

It’s a normal Saturday evening. I’m scrolling through Facebook as one does on their way home from work. Among the myriad of posts about how amazing or horrendous Karachi EAT is, I come across...

Justice for Zainab; What To Remmember Before You Forget

These past few weeks have been rather trying. On the one hand, the barking news has been particularly tumultuous. Chiefly because the brutal murder of a young child, and the usual calls of “justice...

Why the Sindhi Feudal Stereotype Isn’t Funny Anymore

Last week, the trailer for the upcoming comedic film Maan Jao Na was released. I wasn’t impressed, because the film seemed to be regurgitating every Pakistani comedy that preceded it. But the film also...

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...
Abbas Jafri Mustache

5 Mustaches That Rocked Pakistan

It's not everyday that you get to see a set of mustaches that changed the course of history. Yes, you would say that you have seen all kinds of mos out there, but we...

How to spot BS on the Internet

Have you ever been casually scrolling through Facebook and suddenly felt unreasonably enraged? Have you ever found yourself ranting so fiercely on Twitter that you finally realized how insignificant ‘140 characters’ really is?Yes, the limit...

What the Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy just happened?

Just to be clear, I really didn’t want to write about this. Everyone and their extended family has tossed in their two cents. And over the course of a weekend, something that should have...

Armeena Khan’s Fiancé And The Color Of His Skin: A National Emergency

.Our white overlords had conditioned an overwhelming number of their servants in many different ways. Being ‘anglicized’ was the term coined for anybody who wore cotton pants instead of dhoti or shalwar. This resonated...

5 random things: Pakistani rap, politics, satire and savagery

Oh what a glorious month it has been for Pakistani rap fans. Not only do we get to see Rap Engineers get the credit they so richly deserve. We are also treated to the...

Sexual harassment, Pakistan & ‘Me Too’; what you need to know.

In 2007, black activist Tarana Burke initiated a movement titled ‘Me Too’. It was an attempt to encourage collective action and healing for sufferers of sexual harassment and abuse.  Particularly looking at the experiences...