Author Archives: The Tube

Media Watch: He said what?

Cyril Almeida is in the centre of the storm for the second time. This time, as opposed to Dawn Leaks, there is lesser discussion on him personally. Why? Because as opposed to


Cable television certainly was a gamechanger in Pakistani media. More affordable than the expensive “dish” technology, it brought international programming to Pakistani homes, further encouraging the eventual freeing up of the news

On the budget

With the budget having been presented – a historical first time a government has presented a budget for a sixth time during a tenure, with arguments both for and against – there

Delusions of grandeur

He was always given to hyperbole. Naturally, Shoaib Shaikh, the middle-class kid from Faisalabad didn’t found a humongous and shady diploma mill on the basis of calling a spade a spade. No,

In the line of duty

Don’t let the Wedding Industrial Complex fool you; even under the best of circumstances, ones wedding day isn’t “the happiest day of your life.” Nerves are at play and everyone is extremely

Trump profiled again

Every once in a while, Imran Khan, ever the darling of the British press, is profiled by the latter. Every time that happens, the piece is much discussed here in Pakistan. This

The gravity of a situation

As discussed in an earlier column in this space, the Zainab case wasn’t particularly an outlier. There would have been many instances of exactly the same crime not just in the same