Category Archive: Featured, Limelight

Pakistan Idol – The Final Note

Pakistan Idol – The Final Note

The wait is over and the people have spoken! The inaugural season of Pakistan’s biggest music competition has come to an end and Zamad Baig has emerged as the first Pakistan Idol.   After...
Dr Abdus Salam Off-Scientific Front

Dr Abdus Salam Off-Scientific Front

Eighteen years ago on November the 21st with the death of Dr Abdus Salam, though we physically lost Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, a physicist and a mathematician par excellance. His mertits were...
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi: Zamana bolay Boom Boom

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi: Zamana bolay Boom Boom

Pakistani cinema has recently struck a loud deal! With the release of ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’ and the overpowering response it has received, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that...
10 Reasons that Make Sawa 14 August a Must Watch!

10 Reasons that Make Sawa 14 August a Must Watch!

 It takes you down the memory lane:   Sawa 14 August is like no other stage play produced in Pakistan. It is by far the most accomplished one for it has a right mix of everything in it –...
Of Artists and Men

Of Artists and Men

English poet, George Herbert once said that, “He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.”    ...
Four Good Reasons to Watch “The Breaking Bad”

Four Good Reasons to Watch “The Breaking Bad”

Recently rated as the 13th best-written show of all time by the Writers Guild of America, Breaking Bad is a gem that is so dark in its nature that it grips – like the vice it portrays – on to...
Eye to Eye- a New age Love Song?

Eye to Eye- a New age Love Song?

Never did I understand love, the intensity of the emotion more clearly than yesterday, when my Facebook friends convinced me to see this wonderful music video by Taher Shah, ‘Eye to Eye’. Though...
Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

Ever since the release of “Star Trek” in 2009 the franchise as a concept has voyaged far beyond the realms of Sci-Fi and into the safe territory of space opera.   Star Trek Into...
10 on 10 with Ali Tahir

10 on 10 with Ali Tahir

  Ali Tahir stands in the league of those finicky actors who you don’t happen to see each time you flip channels. His meticulous choice of roles and the consequent finesse in their performance...
Tarang House Full

Tarang House Full

Tarang and Geo films’ brilliant collaboration to serve a unique role in the annals of culture and art was not just confined to revive the dying tradition of cinema but to bring back the six cinema...
Pakistan at the Oscars

Pakistan at the Oscars

Since the turn of the millennium, we’ve slowly become Hollywood’s most fashionable villains. During the cold war there was always a Russian villain in some Hollywood movie, then during the gulf war...
Roy’s Chal Parha: Education Emergency!

Roy’s Chal Parha: Education Emergency!

We’ve seen some scintillating performances by Shehzad Roy ranging from ’Laga rahay’ to ‘Uth Baandh Kamar kya Darta hai’. His proximity with the general public and the...
Ooh La La Ooh La La

Ooh La La Ooh La La

Let me start with a question to the readers. How many of you have experienced a situation where a person looks into a state of sudden fear that turns into embarrassment after a short span of time? Of...
Dr. Abdus Salam: Give back our History its Hero!

Dr. Abdus Salam: Give back our History its Hero!

Yesterday was the 37th Birth Anniversary of Preity Zinta. I was never concerned with her age or her work but almost every ‘notable’ Pakistani News Channel made it a point that along with all...
Can Any Body Dance?

Can Any Body Dance?

Great movies are a trademark of Hollywood while Bollywood  steals ideas and concepts from Hollywood and adjust them in accordance with Indian culture and tradition to cater the local taste. What...
How to be a Successful Talk-Show Participant?

How to be a Successful Talk-Show Participant?

In love with talk shows? Can miss those for world? Love the heating sessions and furious debates? Ever wish to be a part of those?   Not sure you have what it takes to shine in front of the...
Maulana Zafar Ali Khan  – Father of Urdu Journalism

Maulana Zafar Ali Khan – Father of Urdu Journalism

The one who fought for the freedom movement with his pen and used it as a unifier for burgeoning the required nationalism in the Muslim community will be remembered as the father of Urdu Journalism....
Future Impossible Tense

Future Impossible Tense

I rate this cartoon as the best of 2012 that I watched in Social Media. A corruption free Pakistan is the dream of every Pakistani but when we talk about its end then many questions rouse in this...
Are Anchors the New Actors?

Are Anchors the New Actors?

Although it has become an old school wacky pot-boiler that anchors today have nothing but to pour baseless criticism over the known ones.     Sometimes in the so-called progressing society,...
Of Pakistani Channels and Foreign Content

Of Pakistani Channels and Foreign Content

Nowadays Pakistani media industry is criticizing the airing of dubbed soaps on the local TV channels. It claims that our local drama industry will be destroyed if these foreign plays will replace the...
Let’s be Clear on ‘Pakistan ka Matlab Kya?’

Let’s be Clear on ‘Pakistan ka Matlab Kya?’

A lot has been enchanted on twitter, facebook, blogs and other muzzling protests opposing the Geo TV campaign of “Parhne likhnay k siwa Pakistan ka matlab kya”? Let me say that being the...
New Commitments for Harmony

New Commitments for Harmony

It is a privilege of Pakistan that the Sixth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians is going to be held in Islamabad from November 4 to November 6, 2012. This...