Opinion

Why I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine's day is usually something people look forward to, for whatever reasons-- be it making the most out of it for obvious reasons or merely to poke fun at those who take the festival to heart.

At the Edge of the Sunshine

I have been rebellious for as long as memory serves me well. When kids my age were watching Barney the Dinosaur, I was flexing my muscles in contact sports. When kids were indoors, playing with their LEGO toys, I was out running vigorously.

Bhai Bhai is exactly what the doctor ordered!

Wondering how to spend your weekday in the absence of Eat Festivals and Literature gatherings? Look no further as Karachi’s Arts Council has the answer for you. Tahir Entertainments’ Bhai Bhai provides you a chance to laugh in the presence…

The changing shape of poverty

It was 1993 when I had my first acquaintance with what I now regard as my home village. I wondered about putting “” around the word home and then decided no – because it is my home village just as much as Pakistan is now home. It is the…

The unanswered tears of Kashmiris

That particular moment is extremely difficult to bear when your loved ones are brutally tortured, killed, harassed and ostensibly humiliated in front of your eyes and you are left with nothing to do except facing that massive level of…

Remember the Holocaust?

If you are in Pakistan then probably not. The Holocaust? Yes, it was a genocide (there have been others before and since) that happened during World War 2 during which Nazi Germany murdered around six million European Jews in an effort to…

Sahiwal – a horror already fading

The clamour has subsided, the dead are buried, there are no street protests and the government, both federal and provincial, can rest easy in the knowledge that all is well and the murder of a family of innocents will be on nobody’s agenda…

Karachi Traffic Situation

I was on my way to office. The weather was great, the car’s tank was full, I revved the engine and embarked on my way to office. Driving in Karachi’s is nothing short of torture, from damaged roads and wrong way driving to motor cyclists…

The Brexit bomb

Even in deepest Pakistan one would have had to have been living under a large rock for a long time to have missed the fact that the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. Viewed from a safe distance – or so I thought – this exercise…

Review: Instant Family

Instant Family is a surprising revelation; really, I mean it in the best way possible – despitebeing a movie directed and co-written by Sean Anders of Daddy’s Homefame (which I did not hate), and especially one starring Mark Wahlberg.…