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

How about a Bucket Challenge to Eliminate Poverty?

If you are on Facebook or Twitter, or just plain alive, I am sure you are aware of the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, or the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge is simple, a person nominates another to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads while being filmed. If the person does not complete the challenge in 24 hours, he/she has to donate $100 towards helping ALS research. What

The Hollywood Celebrities on Gaza

The crisis in Gaza started on 8th July and its escalating as I am writing. It is not a hidden fact the democracy in America is not exactly elective it is a rather selective plutocracy. Most of the political decision making is done by the elitist of the classes. But somehow the opinion makers are shifting the gears; ultimately the socio-political decision making will change. Let’s read what the glitterati

Opinion Makers of the U.S.

Media in our societies today is much more influential than many of us may realize.  How we think about and react to events and happenings around us largely depends upon the information we receive from different forms of media.  Despite a strong presence of new media, TV still is one of our primary sources of news and entertainment.  TV news anchors are undoubtedly the opinion makers for the masses.  The

Breaking News: More Bull$#@^ !

“I think these news channels earn a lot more showing these -ve news items 24/7 ….surely there are good things about the country too. …. bloody idiots are leading the population to extreme frustration and depression i think .” Wait! Before you start bashing me with your hate comments, these are not my words. This is a status update my friend put up a couple of days ago. The two

Pakistan and Misbah paying price for not selecting deserved players

260s are the targets which got to be chased in One Day Internationals particularly when they are played in subcontinent-esque conditions. Pakistan were humbled 130 all out in pursuit of target of 261 set by England in 1st ODI of four-Match series at Abu Dhabi. Their bowlers, spinners in particular, did not perform that bad. It was their batting which did them all humiliation. Irony is teams strengthen the department

How to Broaden Your Horizons Online With Diverse Media Sources

You would be hard-pressed to find even one media outlet that didn’t show at least a small amount of bias. As much as journalists are supposed to remain objective, there are always personal feelings and even mandates from the owners of some media outlets that can sway the way news stories are told. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to broaden your horizons a bit to try to

Breaking News: Providing Real Value or Just More Stress?

In today’s world, members of the media play a big role in determining what news we get and how we get our news. But with the existence of a 24-hour news cycle between television news stations and online news, those media outlets seem to go to extremes to keep our attention. We have “breaking news” left and right with stories hyped up for maximum impact. Do you ever feel like