Author Archives: The Tube

Media Watch: This guy? Seriously?

No, not his finest hour. Farrukh Saleem, the newly-appointed government spokesperson for economic issues, had a tough time fielding questions from the ever-sharp, ever-unyielding Shahzaib Khanzada. Seeing the to-and-fro between the two,

Media Watch: Digital is the future

Look at the image, now gone viral, carefully. A couple of senior citizens, listening intently to the Kavanaugh hearings. Brett Kavanaugh, of course, is a jurist nominated to the Supreme Court by

Media Watch: Kitna kar leti hai?

We’re a nation obsessed with mileage. Every conversation at a car showroom, or a used car dealership, or the awkward meeting resulting from some to-and-fro on Pakwheels or OLX, has to feature

Media Watch: He said, he said

A phone call has been the subject of feverish debate on the mainstream media. The call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to newly-inaugurated PM Imran Khan, felicitating the latter upon

Media Watch: Dawn of a scary era

“A lie can travel halfway across the world, while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” Though always true, the above statement (ironically enough, falsely attributed to Mark Twain) has never

Media Watch: Damn the dams

There is something alluring about dams that is quite firmly affixed on our national imagination. I learnt at school that Tarbela was the largest earth-filled dam in the world much, much before

Media Watch: Women’s clothes

Though you might not guess as much by looking at him, the PTI’s honey-loving, rabble-rousing Ali Amin Gandapur, nominated for the murder of not one but two PTI members by the latter’s

Media Watch: The joke’s on you

Satire, local practitioners of the craft bemoan, dies this side of the Suez. That is a defeatist attitude, of course. There has been plenty of tanz in these parts, much appreciated and