Ali Zafar’s Filmfare Performance Edited Out of the TV Broadcast: Is India Hesitant to Highlight Pakistani Talent?

Recently, the 57th Idea Filmfare Awards were held in Mumbai’s Reliance MediaWorks Studios on January 29, 2012, Sunday, where all of Bollywood’s glamour and glitterati were present to receive and give praise to each other’s work of the past whole year. Invited to the ceremony were major celebrities as it is considered to be the ‘mother of all awards’ in the Indian film industry. To make an impact a lot

Fatima: A Modern-day Portrayal

Ever wondered how a Pakistani historical figure would fare as a contemporary leader? It seems like the makers of Fatima did, as they bring out a Feature film visualizing the return of the Madr-e-Millat to the political scene of the Country in the year 2012. Driven by a desire to make his debut in Pakistan’s struggling Film Industry with an issue-based film, the Cannes Film Festival Nominee and International Award

Asim Butt – Talent Gone Too Early

Asim Butt goes down in history as one of those artists whose work lives on stronger after his death. A well known artist in Karachi and beyond, his work was aimed at showing the underdogs of society, providing a glimpse into the world which many privileged people fail to see. He started the Karachi branch of the Stuckism International art movement, promoting figurative paintings in opposition to conceptual art. Early

Moving Beyond Mainstream Books: How to Find Great Indie Authors

For every great author you see heavily promoted through a publisher, there are countless other wonderful writers who never land a publishing deal. For some that’s entirely by choice — it’s a business decision. Others give up on trying to land an agent or publisher and decide to go solo as a result. If you’re looking for something new to read in your favorite genre, indie authors might have just

Theatre: An Emerging Art Form

To trace the trajectory of art, theatre to be precise, in Pakistan it is easy to see that the phenomenon emerged from two sources. The first source remains the streets whilst the second is organized formal educational institutions. Theatre was erected as a means of asserting one’s freedom of expression in the face of staunch political regimes and was also an excellent form of entertainment for the masses. The elitist

Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World

Sometimes things that humans create can be as magnificent as natural creations. I really don’t know why humanity is doing this, why do we need buildings that are so high, ships that are so big, bridges that are so long or cars that are so fast? Yet, I too find it fascinating. Being an engineer, I know how it works. I can’t help admiring terrific construction! Today we’re featuring the list of

Notable Art Galleries in Pakistan

The cultural heritage of Pakistan is a rich and notable one especially in the area of the arts. From the rich history of the Mughal-era paintings and other modern forms of art, creativity continues to blossom in the country. There are far more artists than galleries and those with a true passion for art have created stunning environments to view the artistic beauty provided by Pakistani’s. Karachi Chawkandi Art: Successfully

New 7 Wonders of the World

The Official New 7 Wonders of the World have been elected by more than 100 million votes to represent global heritage throughout history. The listing is in random order, as announced at the Declaration Ceremony on 07.07.07. The Pyramid at Chichén Itzá (before 800 A.D.) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Chichen Itza once served as the political and economic center of Mayan civilization. The city housed masterpieces like the Temple of Chac

Pakistan the Beautiful: Part Three

Pakistan- the land of a thousand beautiful places. We have prepared another post about Pakistan landscapes thanks to photographer Imran Schah who was so kind to share his amazing photos of Pakistan with Insider.pk. Enjoy the beauty and share it with the world. If you have photos that you think should be featured on our website, please let us know and we’ll get in touch! A snow-clad peak of Hindu

20 Banned Books of 2010

Before jumping into this, it’s important to note that a “banned” book is often just a challenged book. In library lingo, this means a parent (usually) or a concerned citizen has filled out a request to have a particular book reviewed and then pulled from the shelves. Most often, a library or book store has a criteria used for selecting works and when a book is challenged, the librarian checks