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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

Follow the Diamond

Book review: Kohinoor: The story of the world’s most infamous diamond The Koh-I-Noor. It has been a symbol of the British crown for over 150 years. The crown jewel of the crown

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,

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

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,

Media Watch: On truncated tallies

“If you don’t stick to your values when they are being tested, they’re not values, they’re hobbies.” – Jon Stewart. For there to be more transparency and access to the media in