March 9, 2020

PG’s Monday Mixtape

There’s nothing that can switch your mood around like a good song; the way it shakes awake your soul to focus on things that are important. On this Monday, the sun spilled warmth from a cracked open skyline while the last of winter makes us snuggle into our hoodies. The roads are still wet with […]

March 5, 2020

Pakistan becomes 76th most internet inclusive country in the world

Pakistan ranked as the 76th out of 100 countries on the inclusive internet index 2020 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), placed into the last quarter of the global index overall. They ranked Pakistan 24th our of 26 in Asia Pacific. What does being ‘Inclusive’ mean? Well, the ‘Inclusive Internet Index’ benchmarks countries on […]

February 29, 2020

Why do Pakistani students eat so much Paratha roll?

There is no parallel to Paratha Rolls when it comes low budget munchings. Whether its an after school lunch or a midnight craving whilst binging a Netflix series, Paratha Rolls are your best bargain when it comes to low budget. Paratha Roll is a food that a generation has grown with, Mayo Cheese, Cheese Paratha […]

February 29, 2020

Asia Bibi: “My country freed me.”

It all started over a glass of water, said Aasia Noreen, a Christian woman who spent years on death row after being accused of blasphemy. She was cleared of the charge on October 31, 2018. And her dismissal caused a civil discourse. But the glass was just an excuse, she told BBC in a video interview. They […]

February 27, 2020

World’s first Muslim LGBTQI+ festival to happen in London.

On April 11, London will be hosting the first Muslim LGBTQI+ festival which will be the first Muslim Pride Fest in the world. The event is named “ImaanFest” and the tickets have already started being sold. The event comes after a successful crowdfunding campaign by its organisers, Imaan, a leading Muslim LGBTQI+ group in the […]

February 25, 2020

Breaking down the brown BRO code culture

They say that the devil was born in secrecy – the same can be said when spoken of toxic masculinity in South Asian circles and the men that wear the badge. With privilege for men, comes predatory behavior and prejudice against people that are not one of them. In an all boys locker room, everything […]

February 22, 2020

The release date for the Legend of Maula Jutt finally revealed

Finally, the long awaited Maula Jutt has finally ready to launch. Ever since it was announced that Fawad Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi will star as Maula Jatt and Noori Nath, people have been waiting impatiently for the film to release. Even when the much awaited trailer dropped people were still waiting. And waiting. Sorry, it’s just […]

February 21, 2020

Manspreading is worse than smoking

Manspreading /ˈmansprɛdɪŋ/ noun “the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.” As we enter the decade of endless possibilities, we also pray for men to close their legs. But it […]

February 21, 2020

Trump slams Parasite for winning the academy awards

US President Donald Trump thinks ‘Parasite’ did not deserve to win the academy because it was South Korean. “How bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see? ‘And the winner is … a movie from South Korea,’” Trump said as he ranted about the Oscars at a rally in Colorado “What the hell […]

February 20, 2020

Umer Akmal makes legendary typo in tweet

Pakistan’s famously trolled wicket keeper and batsman Umer Akmal walked into fire once more as he tweeted a selfie with famous all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and captioned it. “Mother from another Brother” The tweet deleted soon after the mistake was realized but unfortunate for him that screenshots of the tweet were already taken and the internet […]

February 19, 2020

Instagram model speaks out on Solis trauma

A popular Islamabad based instagram model has spoken about the horrid scenes in an instagram post. Sharing pictures of her injuries and her friends being treated by doctors is also no easy sight to lay eyes on. The model says that the VIP stage was almost 7 feet tall, in her caption she mentions, “it […]

February 19, 2020

Guterres acknowledges UN’s current structure hampers conflict resolution

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres commented on the divisive citizenship act passed recently by the Indian Parliament. When asked if he was personally concerned about the rising discrimination against minorities in India, Mr Guterres exclaimed, “Of course!” as it is pertinent that whenever nationality laws are changed, efforts are taken to avoid statelessness and […]

February 19, 2020

Despite 14 deaths, Sindh Minister says no need to evacuate Keamari area

The provincial minister said the present situation in the Keamari area did not merit an evacuation.  He noted that those sickened after breathing in the noxious substance were being treated at various hospitals in the metropolis.  Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah also said, “An investigative team under commissioner Karachi has been constituted [to probe […]

February 19, 2020

Is egalitarianism just a dream in Pakistan?

egalitarianism/ɪˌɡaləˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m/noun the doctrine that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities. In a culturally patriarchal society, egalitarianism is something on a higher shelf for us. But should we start considering it to be a possibility? Scandinavian countries have gone the farthest in trying to attain equality in their countries, by creating laws […]

February 18, 2020

Pakistan embassy officials allowed in Wuhan to check up on Pakistani students

China accepted a special request from Pakistan to allow a two-member special task force from the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing to enter Wuhan and meet students in different universities to get an update on their well-being and safety, said the press release from the foreign office. The task force, which will remain in coordination with […]

February 17, 2020

Multan Sultan: Will the Afridi factor bring home the gold?

The newest franchise in the HBL PSL squad- Multan Sultans has a decent combination of young and veteran, local and international players. On top of all that, they possess the “Afridi Factor”. The Sultans’ owner Ali Tareen retained the most followed and loved cricketer of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi for the season five of PSL who […]

February 17, 2020

Karachi’s sunsets, Miley Cyrus and seatbelts

we watched the sun go down as we were walking / I’d spend the rest of my life just standing here talking / you would explain the current, as I just smile / hoping that you’ll stay the same and nothing will change / and it’ll be just us, just for a while / do […]

February 15, 2020

Quetta Gladiators: The most competitive underdogs

Having become the latest champions of HBL PSL, the Sarfaraz-led Gladiators are all set to defend their title in PSL FIVE. Quetta Gladiators is the least expensive among all the franchises and still it has been showing its utmost potential since the very first season. They reached the top but just could not cross the […]

February 15, 2020

7 love songs to cure the VDay hangover

Music has defined love for us. The sweet and beautiful poetry interspersed with calming music has taught us what beauty really feels like. And we know you miss spending time with your lover after valentines day, lets see what music can calm your eagerness and get rid of the love hangover. Taare by Shamoon Ismail […]

February 14, 2020

How much can we spend for love?

From buying roses for your lover to taking them out to a fancy dinner, we tend to spend excessive amounts of money on the people we love because we want to show that we love them and nothing else matters. But how much do we spend exactly? Well, we spend a lot. On average more […]

February 14, 2020

The worst and the best Valentine’s Day ads

So as the sun of Valentine’s rises, so do rise the most horrid and the most wholesome Valentine’s commercials. On this Valentine’s, lets go through all the cringe-worthy, cheesy and cute commercials that are on the network. The Worst Valentines Day Specials The Current x Bahria Town So a news report and fact check about a monument may […]

February 13, 2020

Lahore Qalandars: The most favorite but least successful underdogs

With only 6 days left in PSL to start, Lahore Qalandars are training hard on the field to make their mark in the Pakistan Super League this year. It has been a disappointing few seasons for the Lahore Qalandars eversince PSL started. They have had no glory in any of the seasons whatsoever, but have […]

February 13, 2020

Why Bilawal Bhutto was summoned by NAB for the third time

According to the anti-graft watchdog, Bilawal has 25 per cent shares in the private firm Opal-225, a joint venture of Zardari Group that belongs to his father Asif Ali Zardari. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari after being summoned three times by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) appeared before the accountability watchdog today to record his […]

February 13, 2020

Alice Wells: Arrest of Hafiz Saeed is a “step forward” for the country in fighting terror financing

US diplomat Alice Wells says that the arrest of Jamatud Dawa leader and FATF blacklisted terrorist Hafiz Saeed and his aide Malak Zafar iqbal is a “step forward” for Pakistan. A day earlier, the anti terrorism court covicted the two JuD leaders for five-and-a-half-years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) in two cases relating to terror financing. […]

February 12, 2020

Faiz Ahmad Faiz: The poet who never died

sab qatl ho ke tere muqābil se aa.e haiñ ham log surḳh-rū haiñ ki manzil se aa.e haiñ sham-e-nazar ḳhayāl ke anjum jigar ke daaġh jitne charāġh haiñ tirī mahfil se aa.e haiñ Faiz Ahmad Faiz is the most reputed and popular poet of the subcontinent. His poetry has lived after him and served as […]

February 11, 2020

This is what you need to know about 8 decades of Tom & Jerry

A cat, sick of the annoying mouse living in his home, devises a plot to take him out with a trap loaded with cheese. The mouse, wise to his plan, safely removes the snack and saunters away with a full belly. Growing up, we were all obsessed with this cartoon, and the obsession carried on […]

February 11, 2020

Islamabad United: The team with the youngest captain

Lifting the HBL PSL trophy twice, Islamabad United is the most successful team by far. They also have the title of being the maiden PSL champions. The United squad has been led by different leaders up till now; Misbah ul Haq remained the captain for the first three editions, while Sami Khan captained in 2019. […]

February 11, 2020

Why Adam Driver is still a winner without the Oscar

Adam may have lost the Oscars, but he has finally entered an elite league of male actors. Adam Driver was one of the favorite nominees of the Best Actor award along with the winner, Joaquin Phoenix from Joker. And although his loss was heartbreaking, no one was dissatisfied with Joaquin Phoenix win. Adam Driver’s performance […]

February 10, 2020

Faris Shafi: the robin hood mocks the forest once more in his song, “Nazar”

Faris Shafi has spoken for us again. Faris Shafi is the most explicitly bold rap artist of Pakistan, and for that he will be remembered forever. His bravery is a monument and has set precedence for any rap artist. Perhaps for him, there is very little to rap about other than the agony this country […]

February 10, 2020

“Judy” gets honored at the Oscars again

Last night was arguably the most satisfying Oscars in a long time. From Parasite historically winning best picture, Juaqin Pheonix winning best actor for his magnificent performance in Joker, to Renée Zellweger winning for Judy Garland’s biopic. It’s fair to say that the Oscars rewarded craft and not individuals. Zellweger was the favourite for the 92nd […]

February 7, 2020

Faaris bleeds over a city that’s already dead

There is a comfort in knowing that someone shares the same wounds as you do and a calm in singing that pain away or rapping it to the people who are still hoping for a morning that will not remind them of the absence of someone they loved or something they lost. Most of Faris […]

February 6, 2020

“So Long, Goodbye” sets the stage for Danny Zee’s Blue Butterfly

Daniyal Zafar dropped So Long, Goodbye this week and it seems like he has tickled the tastebuds of the millennial audiences. The song speaks of letting go of desire for those you love. Danny Zee has always been inclined to producing music about relationships and the parting of two lovers. And perhaps we all know […]

February 6, 2020

Miss Americana: The misery of Taylor Swift

There is always a sacrifice for the things we love. And by sacrifice I mean, to let go of something you cannot bare the absence of. And for Taylor Swift that argument flipped when the fame she once desired came to her. She dwelled into the trauma and spoke about what she and every artist […]

February 4, 2020

Kashmir: The Scar of the Subcontinent

Mass arrests, torture and abduction have latched onto the subcontinent ever since the partition. Sufferance is a badge all our forefathers wore, and so do we. We live in a part of the earth where violent crimes have formulated a culture of survival in our society. It is as though a routine is being followed, […]

February 4, 2020

Shamoon Ismail’s music & the romance of wanting someone

Now this is the difficult part, convincing a room of people to set their sadness aside for a night and bring out whatever joy remains underneath. In a world that has so much grief to be had, leading people to the water and letting them drink from your cupped hands is a noble deed. Inside […]