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Media Watch: Duelling Chaudhrys

Neither went to finishing school. When we hear of a guests’ list of a television talk show that has both the League’s Talal Chaudhry and the PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry, we should know

Ode to the Amaltas

It’s six in the afternoon and the hot, dry, summer breeze whistles dolefully through the trees and the shrubbery at Bagh-i-Jinnah (Lawrence Gardens), keeping the stagnant air at bay. The tennis and

Media Watch: Not taking this lying down

A thunderous speech. Recently elected All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) President Hameed Haroon made an impassioned plea for press freedom at the annual APNS awards function, attended by both former prime minister

Media Watch: New lows

That the news media is being suppressed wouldn’t spring any surprises. That is how things have been in this neck of the woods. That some senior journalists are now deeming it to

Precisely on time

Book review: ‘From Kargil to the coup: Events that shook Pakistan.’ The question is not just Kargil, but why Pakistan repeatedly allows this to happen. India’s response in the aftermath of the

Our favourite sports movies

We asked our sports team* to talk about their favourite sports movies. This is what they said. Moneyball There is something inherently uplifting about underdog sports tales – you root for the

Media Watch: A dangerous man

‘Kaash aap merey walid hotay!’ They’re always entertaining, but the sheer Amir-Liaqatness-per-centimetre-square in a recent episode of Amir Liaqat’s ramzan show on Bol was dangerously high. And this is not to throw

Sehri in the City

Khan Shehram Eusufzye takes a stroll in the walled city to experience first-hand, the old quarters’ livelier than usual nights during Ramzan The tape-covered tennis ball hits the plastic chair wicket with