5 Times Pakistani Cinema Made Less Sense than Pakistani Politics

Politics and Pakistan seem to cling on to each other. Kind of like that couple that never wanted to get married, but has been married for so long they don’t know how to do...

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...
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Pakistan’s Forgotten Black History

Pakistan has a history of overlooking the rights of its minorities. But in the case of the country’s Sheedhi community, we have ignored their existence almost entirely. There are periodic articles, some news clips...

Let’s Cut the BS

When you’ve found the medium to express yourself, there are certain times that you are compelled to use it. The compulsion is so great that it takes over all your priorities until your expression...

5 Random Things; Saying Goodbye

It has been a week since the passing of two Pakistani legends. A fierce human rights lawyer, the likes of whom we might never see again. And, an actor who represented the golden age...

Pakistan’s Bizarre Violent Romance Trope

I’m sure all of you have heard about the tragic murder of Asma Rani. She was a medical student, nearing the completion of her studies. Some days ago, she was shot by the man...

Politics and Ideology: Dr. Taimur Rahman’s Lectures for All

Politics in Pakistan often plays out like a never-ending abyss of convoluted arguments, and little logic. Add to this the plethora of online content that seems to add fuel to the fire. Between fake...

5 Things You Missed Because of the Urwa & Farhan Photo

The Twitter-verse never disappoints. Whether it is obsessing over a rather handsome tea-seller or nitpicking a photo gone wrong, it is always buzzing. And there is always something to pick apart, satirize or even...

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...