You know you’re a Slacktivist when…

Do your fingers itch and reach for a keyboard or tab every time you hear the words “funding”, “strategy” or “immorality” mentioned anywhere, in any context whatsoever, but with the distinct potential of sparking a debate? Well, congratulations! You’re part of a (unfortunately) fast growing breed of Slactivists. Slacker and activist? It’s never been so easy. Some signs you’re definitely part of the clan: 1. You know all too well the burger

Tajdar-e-Haram, Atif vs. Sabri… And the winner is…

Coke studio 8 is garnering rave reviews and – as is the norm – lighting up some controversies on the way. The two most notable being the Tajdar-e-haram, old vs. new debate; and the Umair Jaiswal’s rock star moves. Today I am going to pen down my two cents on the Tajdar-e-haram debate. A lot has already been said on this already with people comparing the Sabri brothers 70’s version

Beat the Heat This Summer 7Up Style

The summer in Pakistan can be an energy sapping, body draining experience which can leave us parched and exhausted. A vending machine that allows us access to refreshments with an ease directly proportional to the brutality of the sun is something that sounds not only natural but pretty obvious. However, surprisingly none of us ever thought of such a contraption until recently when 7Up brought a host of melting vending

Did Mathira Actually Dare to Sing Dil Dil Pakistan?

“Mathira is a Pakistani model, singer and actress. She has hosted several television shows and appeared in music videos. She is known for her Item songs in Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and the Indian Punjabi film Young Malang.” This is how Mathira is summed up by Wikipedia. This short description however, in no way reflects the reality of the woman we all know as Mathira. Yes, she is a model,

Amir Khan’s Sting Challenge – Are You Ready to Dare the Champion?

Pepsico’s energy drink Sting has roped in Amir Khan, the British Boxing Champion of Pakistani origin to promote the sport in the country and also get the youth of Pakistan more interested in Boxing at a professional level. The tour provided fans of the star and boxing in general, an opportunity to meet the champion, interact with him and even get a chance to put on a pair of gloves

You Know You Attended School in Pakistan When…

Primary school is like the golden period everyone looks fondly back on; of course, all virtue of significant memory loss and the long stretch of time smoothing things over until only the pleasant moments remain. Schools in Pakistan and the enduring memories in our minds aren’t much different. You know you went to school here when… 1. You had a uniform, and it was hideous 2. Group projects were either

The 14 Struggles of Having Guests Over

Hospitality is an extremely important part of Pakistani society and culture, and oh how you wish it weren’t! Every time you’re due to have some guests over, certain struggles ensue to make your antisocial self hate people more, if that’s even possible. Below are just a few of the events that occur when company decides to show up: 1. You’ll try your best to slip out of sight 2. You will invariably

16 signs you’re doing Eid right

1. Day off! Read: week off!  2. Your outfit of the day is on point 3. You extract cash for simply existing Seriously, bring out the dough. 4. And some of that dough goes to charity too Time to do good unto the universe! 5. All diet plans go out the window 6. And the menu is limited to the good stuff 7. It’s diabetes galore But does it matter? 8.

You know it’s Ramazan when…

1. You mentally claim half the food on the table And then get mad when someone steals the last of your paneer pakoras. 2. Gluttony you say? But can you really blame me? 3. You also remember to stuff yourself at Sehri And drink enough water to house a couple of fish. 4. While everyone around you is suddenly a dietary expert Magical thirst-preventing yogurt and filling fiber! Should I be writing these