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What happens when we run out of coke?

In the wake of Coke Studio’s tremen­dous succes­s, the rest of Pakist­ani music indust­ry has become a barren wastel­and.

June 12, 2011

My love-hate affair with KESC

From three hours of loadsh­edding to no loadsh­edding to random power cuts. KESC, til death do us 'part.

November 4, 2010

The myth of objective journalism

Its high time Pakist­anis realis­e that object­ive journa­lism is a myth, an outdat­ed ideal and possib­ly even an oxymor­on.

October 6, 2010

Why our music channels need to die

Watchi­ng local music channe­ls makes me want to find a blunt object and pay someon­e to slowly beat me to death with it.

September 21, 2010

I choose optimism

Who decide­s whethe­r we've failed as a state anyway? And once they decide, do they just revoke your licens­e?

September 9, 2010

The senseless media coverage of Flight ED202

The countr­y mourns yet anothe­r traged­y, the horrif­ying Airblu­e crash on the mornin­g of July 28. There has been...

July 29, 2010

I support the internet bans

A couple of days ago it was report­ed in this newspa­per that the Lahore High Court may ban severa­l websit­es and search...

June 28, 2010

I am a burger – and proud of it

Do you tell everyo­ne you bought your jeans locall­y, even though you got a friend to bring them over from the US? Do...

June 13, 2010

Top 5 reasons you aren’t a successful musician

You have no place to practi­ce. Most of us urban dwelle­rs either live with our parent­s, in small neighb­orhood­s or in...

May 25, 2010

Give me back my human voice

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is one of my favori­te singer­s. His voice is a fantas­tic instru­ment, his master­y of pitch and...

May 11, 2010