Author Archives: K K Shahid

Criminal filmmaking

When we – repeatedly, painstakingly, relentlessly, on a loop – talk about the revival of Pakistani cinema, the only thing that Wajood appears to have revived is Javed’s Sheikh movie-making count. What

7 Din Bollywood In

In the lead up to Eid, the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage prohibited the screening of Indian films for a week. While a laissez-faire approach towards the film


Nisar should join PTI

If he hasn’t already More than Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan’s decision to contest the upcoming elections as an independent candidate from NA-59, NA-63, PP-10 and PP-12, it is the manner in which

Why not, Junoon?

Probably the only thing wrong with Call reprising Jilawatan, and EP performing Hamesha in back to back episodes of last year’s Pepsi Battle of the Bands was the fact that the two

Reconsidering religion’s role

“Are secular politics, aims and sensibilities impossible, undesirable and impracticable for Muslims and Islamic states?” is the foundational question of Faith and Feminism in Pakistan. Are secular and Islamic feminism compatible, or


PML-N’s election desperation

The ruling party was opportunistically manifesting liberal ideals two years ago After being cornered by the military establishment a couple of months ahead of the general elections, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

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