In Dia, Hamza Bangash Highlights a Millennial Tragedy

A secret online romance, a conservative family, a woman battling with mental illness, and the thralls of religious conventions. These are the pillars holding up the new Hamza Bangash short. At a time when most movies are attempting escapism, you can rely on Pakistan’s...

5 (Well 6) Must Try Eateries in K-Town

First of all, the term K-Town doesn’t refer to a Korea Town, in some western metropolis. No. K-town is a colloquial term used by many Karachites as a term of endearment for their beloved “City of Lights”. I mean we use it to show...

Motorcycle Girl Review: Flawed But Endearing

When I reviewed Cake, I said that you can now consider the Pakistani Film Industry completely revived. By that, I meant that modern Pakistani features now have their voice, their identity. They no longer need to be Bollywood knock-offs. Their story no longer needs...

5 Pakistanis Who Should Have Their Own Reality TV Shows

There I was, engaged deep in conversation with Ushah Kazi about Pakistani celebrities and the controversies that surround them. While also, simultaneously, battling sleep. As I began losing my battle with sleep, Ushah had an epiphany. Why don’t Pakistani celebrities have reality TV shows?...

Let’s Talk About Cake’s Music

Chances are that you’ve already heard about Cake, and how much of a step forward it is for Pakistani cinema. We’ve been excited about it for a very long time. In fact, in his review, Nusair called it the best Pakistani film in recent...

Cake Film Review: Sweet, Fulfilling and Subtle

In an older article I said that Cake may just take the spot of my favourite film of the year from Parchi. Well guess what! It just did. Cake is by far the BEST (yes capital ‘B E S T’ best) Pakistani film of...

How to (re)Introduce Your Non-Pakistani Friends to Pakistan

I won’t lie, the point of this post is to simply talk about some stuff that I’ve been loving. But, as I was looking over the videos I chose, I realized that there was in fact a theme. And so, I just thought that...

Hey Hum TV, THIS is How You Celebrate Dark Skin

Okay, so this response comes much later than I had planned. I could give you guys my routine excuses (exams, family, fate of the world, etcetera) but by now you know what to expect. When something particularly stupid happens, I need a few days...

The best Pepsi Ad Pakistan has Ever Seen

Our world is full of secrets. Especially in this day and age where people want to be ‘first’ for everything, from PSL tickets to Sapphire Sales. One thing, however, that isn’t a secret is my love for Pepsi. Love not just because I help...

It’s Time We Went to Rehab for Our Coke Studio Addiction

I was scrolling through Facebook as one does late one night. It’s useful for finding out about current events, you see. After reading about Mahira’s cringe-worthy reaction to Javed Sheikh’s awkward show of affection, I realized that the Lux Style Awards took place the...