28 Symbols of Pakistan

1. National Flag 2. National Language Urdu. 3. National Leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah. 4. State Emblem 5. State Religion  Islam. 6. National Mausoleum Mazar-e-Quaid. 7. National Sport Field Hockey. 8. National Mosque Faisal Mosque. 9. National Fruit Mango. 10. National Colors White & Green. 11. National Airline PIA. 12. National Currency Pakistani Rupee. 13. National Motto 14. National Vegetable Lady Finger. 15. National Anthem   16. National River  River Indus.

Revival of Film Industry with Obscenity or Substance?

There is a deliberate attempt to destroy the very definition of Art in Pakistan by certain Filmmakers who are mainly concerned with commercial interest and what is more absurd is that they call it a revival of Pakistani Cinema. No disrespect is intended towards the new generation of Pakistani filmmakers who are sincerely giving their best to pull our industry out from the crisis. They are the future and their

Novaira Maqsood Can Give You Wings and Mir Zafar Ali Can Freeze You!

Since the start of this war on terror, all we hear about is the terrorists that Pakistan breeds. All over the world, Pakistan has been branded as a hub for terrorist and terrorism. It is very unfortunate, but that’s the truth. It is especially unfortunate because we all know that there are Pakistanis who are talented and leaving a mark on the world stage. This post is dedicated to two

Has Pakistani Cinema Finally Been Revived?

It has finally happened. Pakistani film makers have woken up to the new century and are taking charge of the industry. First it was the drama industry that saw a turn around and now it’s our film industry. There are skeptics that say these few films which are coming out, and the couple that have succeeded, are just a flash in the pan but I am not one of them.

Independent Media – The Downside…

One of the most important things that Musharraf did during his era was giving the media its much needed freedom. One of the reasons I believe this took so long was because, for most of our history, we have been under dictatorial rule and dictators generally do not like people pointing fingers at them or being held to account. The irony however, is that media was given freedom in Pakistan

So Rehman Malik Got Kicked Off – Is This Really a Sign of Change?

It has finally happened. The common man has started to stand up to the ruling elite. You guessed right. I am talking about the infamous video of Mr. Rehman Malik getting off – rather, being forced off – of a PIA flight. Being one to have suffered such a ‘delay’ myself, I felt a real sense of satisfaction watching the video. In fact, everyone who has suffered these delays would

Who Owns Our Pakistani Television Channels?

Is our media really unbiased? Are the news reporters and journalists who we look towards to find out what is happening in our beloved homeland really presenting a factual and objective picture?  Or are there hidden puppet masters in the background with their own personal agendas who control what we watch in order to manipulate our emotions in order to reach their own secret goals? Knowing who owns the media outlets can

Pakistani Wedding Season – Its Here!

The craze has begun people! No, not the “azaadi” craze or the “inqalaab” craze. Those are just passing fads. This is a craze to surpass all crazes! It’s the Pakistani Wedding Craze!! Every Pappu, Raju and Munni knows that the wedding season in Pakistan begins by the mid of October and continues till mid-March. In these 5 months you won’t find a hall or lawn empty i.e. unless you have

Monal – The Best Restaurant View In The World!

I am sure most Pakistani readers have at least heard of Monal. If you haven’t, let me introduce it to you. It is a restaurant that serves local and international food in Islamabad. But not just anywhere in Islamabad! Monal is situated at Pir Sohawa road, atop a mountain in the Margala Hills. There is no other word to describe the experience at Monal, other than mesmerizing! You start off

Saving Pakistan, Zaid Hamid Style

I love Zaid Hamid! There I said it! Pheww…That’s a load off! It’s all about the way he speaks. He just mesmerizes me with his words. No! I am not in that kind of love with him it’s just that every sentence that he utters seems to include one or more of the following: “Maar dalo” “Goli se uradho” “Suli per charha do” “Qatal kardo” It’s just amazing how, unlike