Daily Archives: October 17, 2011

Abhishek takes a pay cut

To make sure that his film reaches the theatres without the escalating productions costs affecting it, Abhishek Bachchan has decided to take a pay cut for his upcoming film ‘Players’. Taking a

Accountability bill

What has been demanded for long is a law that can ensure the creation of a body capable of conducting across the board accountability of all those in a position to misuse

Rabia Ahmed

A degree of absurdity

Apparently, Madame Tussauds wished to wax Moin Akhtar. Let me hasten to clarify that this refers to the Madame Tussauds waxworks museum, not some beauty salon. Mr Akhtar’s son has turned down


Something’s gotta give

The edifice of neo-liberal capitalism is finally crumbling. The end of Cold War with one ideology being triumphant was declared the ‘end of history’. Seems, history had not quite ended and might


The city that he loved

A Hameed is known and remembered for several of his intellectual and literary achievements, but one of his very best works is included in the collection of his essays in Urdu and

Build twin dams

The government is set upon building the Bhasha dam to the exclusion of Kalabagh dam. This is a sure recipe for disaster. Even if and when the Bhasha dam is hopefully competed