Author Archives: K K Shahid

Diplomatic dilemmas

Khan might go with what Pakistani leaders have normally gone with Almost a month into the new government taking oath there already are quite a few talking points. While many of these

Comedy weds drama

Of the three Eid-ul-Azha releases, which also included Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 and Parwaz Hai Junoon, Load Wedding was perhaps the hardest to categorise. JPNA 2 was of course a sequel,

Original phir nahi ani

The releases lined up on Eid-ul-Azha were significantly better on paper as compared to what was on offer at Eid-ul-Fitr. However, given the string of disasters that Lollywood served two months ago,

The saffron surf

Vajpayee and the BJP Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes would be ritualistically immersed in the Mandovi and Zuari rivers of Goa on Thursday, eight days after he passed away

Crude weaponry

‘Oil is always the answer’ Not that oil is ever not smack at the centre of global politics, but three recent developments serve as a crude reminder of the underground puppeteer’s clout.

Saudi power play

A little insight On Sunday, Saudi Arabia called back its ambassador in Canada, giving his counterpart in Riyadh 24 hours to pack up his bags, following Canadian foreign ministry’s statement on Friday

Eying the Chinese wallet

How the Middle Kingdom reaches out in the modern day In his formal victory address prime minister in waiting Imran Khan underlined a progressive foreign policy that is being lauded in many

Lollywood in trouble

Teefa In Trouble is hands down the entertainer of the year. In fact, one could go a few months further back and that claim would still remain valid. That, in a nutshell,

Freedom to commodify Kashmir

It’s been over a month since Eid-ul-Fitr, but the four films that jointly hit – in the most literal of senses – cinemas across the country still have quite a few ripples

Monetary mess

Not much to write home about While everyone would be out to pin them on someone else, but the fact of the matter is that the next government is going to inherit

Jackpot? Jack-sh*t!

One look at the ensemble cast Jackpot and you begin to convince yourself that there might be a few laughs in there to be had. For, almost every name in the lineup