Opinion

Changing channels

Gilgit, October 1993 and the Hunza Inn. Cold wet and with a bicycle in need of maintenance having been ridden up the Karakoram Highway – all the way from Karachi. Assorted travelers cuddling their cups of scalding sweet tea and an ancient…

Review: Mary Poppins Returns

By Farheen Jawaid A spoonful of sweet, iconic Disney sugar helps the medicine go down (though not as smoothly), in Mary Poppins Returns – a direct sequel set years after the first Mary Poppins (1964). Loveable, strict and very much…

Trains, planes and frustration

Having travelled much of the length of the country in the last ten days using the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) I can deliver a first-hand report on the quality of its services - and they are first-class rubbish.

Happy New Old Year Pakistan

The year 2018 brought with it a wind of change for Pakistanis. Yes, I am referring to the general elections in which an incumbent was elected who was widely seen as the savior of the people of Pakistan, an elixir of sorts that would purify…

Rock bottom on the gender parity scales

Contrary to popular perception, patriarchy is not about men. It is about the women who are compelled to reside within an antiquated architecture of social compliance and economic dependability, political subservience and sexual regulation.

Review – Simmba Is Here To Stay!

He started the year playing a barbarian but ended it by winning the hearts of all – and with Simmba, Ranveer Singh has proved that he is here to stay. Unlike the Alauddin Khilji character in Padmaavat, he won over all those who went to see…

And in better news…

The last column of the year is usually reflective and this will be no exception, and it has its origins in a conversation with my editor at my new-ish employers, the National Courier. We were musing over the events of the last year and I…

Vintage cars – old and gold

Classic and vintage machines, be they two or four-wheeled have always had a special place in the hearts of people. Stylish and technologically advanced when first introduced, they are a time capsule of style and mechanics of their age.