Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s First Oscar Win for Pakistan is not Good for Some Skeptics

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy created a stir when she got nominated in the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 84th Academy Awards for her film Saving Face, which she co-directed with an American filmmaker Daniel Junge. It was an honour in itself to be considered worthy of competing. Not only are the Oscars the highest honour in filmmaking in America, but considered to be so around the world too. Straight after her win, congratulatory

20th Amendment: Consensus likely to evolve!

The only positive thing is that both Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League (N) have never given up and sticking to the dialogue process to narrow down their differences on the procedure of appointing interim set-up for holding the next general elections. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) taking advantage of the difficult situation the government was entrapped in, have put its foot down to get all its demands met and

Baluchistan: Kurdistan of Central Asia

Baluchistan is considered to be the “Kurdistan of central Asia”. Its financial and physical worth is of an attire importance for many and has always been the centre of attention for China, Iran, India and the United states. Being plunged with Gold and coal reserves along with natural gas reserves, Baluchistan is considered to be a patch of fortune on the surface of this earth. Baluchistan has Gold reserves of

Open Letter to PTCL

To Whom it May Concern Pakistan’s largest broadband service provider is being knackered by small tweaks and loopholes! Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) is no doubt, the largest telecom company which was privatized sometime back. Although, the quality of service has improved as compared to the well renown and well cursed PTCL back in the ancient times, the loopholes are now becoming gaping holes from the past. A lot agree that

From Las Vegas to Pakistan – Home Is Where The Heart Is

Usually upon hearing the common saying ‘home is where is the heart is’ most people don’t think twice about where home is.  For me, its not so simple.  I was born and raised in the US, so that is naturally where I am from.  But my culture, my ethnicity, my religious beliefs and even my penchant for spicy food hail from Pakistan, making it my heritage.  So for me, ‘home

What Ails Us?

God, America and India, among others, have consistently been blamed for the ills that ail our society. It is time that we, as a Nation and in our own right, sit down and seriously contemplate as to where and how we went wrong to have reached the stage where we stand today. We have relied on external forces too long to take us out of this ever deepening quagmire. It