Google’s Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan doodle is best thing you’ll see today

Keeping up its tradition, Google continues to come up with what it calls doodles, the customized logos, for various occasions. The treat for Pakistanis and Indians this time is this Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan doodle put up by both Google Pakistan and Google India to mark 67th birthday of the legendary Qawwali and Sufi singer of the subcontinent. Here’s the doodle on Google Pakistan page: … Continue reading Google’s Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan doodle is best thing you’ll see today

Army man sets the record straight after ASWJ claimed ‘exchanging views’

It all started when a man from the banned terrorist outfit ASWJ claimed a meeting and ‘exchanging of views’ with the army man in a photo he tweeted. In the misleading caption he wrote: “Military leadership and ASWJ leadership exchanging views in Quetta”. This received massive criticism from the general public on social media; after which, civil rights and anti-terrorism activist Jibran Nasir tweeted this … Continue reading Army man sets the record straight after ASWJ claimed ‘exchanging views’

Top celebs gather to launch Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

LAHORE: The place to be at on April 15 was the venue of smartphone giant Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge phones launch event as top celebs assemble to officially launch the key smartphone player’s latest offering for the Pakistani market. The lineup of highly-sought-after stars included model and actor Mekal Zulfiqar, music maestro Shafqat Amanat Ali, model Erum Khan, cricketer Shoaib Malik, … Continue reading Top celebs gather to launch Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

What Pakistan can learn from ‘India’s Daughter’

I finally gathered some courage to watch the much-talked-about India’s Daughter documentary by BBC Four. Going over the gruesome details of the gang-rape and murder of Jyoti Singh was gut-wrenching to say the least. The documentary highlighted the extent of the rampant problem of rape in India and people’s attitude towards it — the one that is the direct consequence of the deep-rooted patriarchy. Like … Continue reading What Pakistan can learn from ‘India’s Daughter’

India in shock as Pakistani court grants bail to alleged mastermind of Mumbai terror

India was left in shock and anger on Thursday as a Pakistani anti-terrorism court granted bail to alleged mastermind of Mumbai terror attack in 2008. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is accused of executing the 60-hour siege in Mumbai that left 166 innocent souls dead. India on Thursday urged Pakistani government to appeal the bail. Sources in Pakistani media reveal that Pakistan will appeal Lakhvi’s bail. Continue reading India in shock as Pakistani court grants bail to alleged mastermind of Mumbai terror

Talking to IndiaPostLive on “Pak: Landmine for journos”

I was invited on the panel of IndiaPostLive.com’s live Webcast to speak on the subject of “Pakistan: A landmine for journalists? Journalists from both sides of the border came together to have an insightful discussion without reaching for each others throats. On the panel from India: – Vinod Sharma – Snehesh Alex Philip – Meena Menon And of course the wonderful host Neelanjana Banerjee and … Continue reading Talking to IndiaPostLive on “Pak: Landmine for journos”

Christians’ graveyard ‘not acceptable!’

These are the photos of the banners placed in one of the posh areas of Lahore which is called Garden Town. The banners read the slogan: Christians’ graveyard in Muslim population is not acceptable! Not acceptable! It’s worth mentioning here that Christian bodies are not allowed to be buried in Muslim graveyards, and now they are facing resistance in trying to have their own graveyard! … Continue reading Christians’ graveyard ‘not acceptable!’