Waar’s director and producer in the midst of a crime case

A controversy over the distribution of proceeds of film ‘Waar’ has brought its makers into a legal battle with the producer struggling to get bail to avoid arrest in the case initiated against him by the director of the movie.

Released on October 16 last year, ‘Waar’ earned the profit which according to its director . . . → Read More: Waar’s director and producer in the midst of a crime case

God not a magician, Big Bang Theory correct – Pope Francis

(By ADAM WITHNALL) The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.

Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue . . . → Read More: God not a magician, Big Bang Theory correct – Pope Francis

Understanding Baloch identity

The various narratives intricately built around the problem we refer to as ‘Balochistan: Pakistan’s other war’ need to be understood in light of our colonial past and this region’s history and geography. Contextual analysis of the current scenario is of utmost importance. How the British treated various ethnicities, and helped build sharper divides because of . . . → Read More: Understanding Baloch identity

Saad Haroon wins runner up position in “Funniest Person in the World”

Pakistani stand-up comedian Saad Haroon secured second position in the final of the first World Famous Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World competition.

The contestants faced off in an online voting competition for the prize.

During the voting, which started at 7pm (US Pacific time) on October 24 and continued till 11am on . . . → Read More: Saad Haroon wins runner up position in “Funniest Person in the World”

Documentary on Pakistani Educationist by Salma Hayek

Actor and philanthropist Salma Hayek unveiled the documentary Humaira: The Game Changer, which chronicles the life of a Pakistani education advocate Humaira Bachal, at theWomen’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France.

The conference, which was attended by several female leaders in the fields of business, science, education and human rights, supported the mission to . . . → Read More: Documentary on Pakistani Educationist by Salma Hayek

Expats pelt Bilawal with shoes during speech in London

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday faced the ire of a section of protesters who hurled water bottles, shoes and cans, when he came to address the supporters of Million March in London.

The event was held by Pakistani expatriates to demand a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue . . . → Read More: Expats pelt Bilawal with shoes during speech in London

Women are slowly changing Pakistan

There was a strange dichotomy amongst the women I met whilst in Pakistan. For every woman I’d meet that was breaking all social norms, spearheading change, shattering all glass ceilings, walls and doors, I would meet another resolutely uninformed about the conditions of the ‘have nots’ and more interested in the more banal pursuits of . . . → Read More: Women are slowly changing Pakistan

The world’s funniest man could be a Pakistani

Welcome to the voting page for the semi-finals round of the Funniest Person in the World, streamed live from the World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood! Voting will start at 8pm (U.S. Pacific time) On October 20th and will continue until 4pm on October 21st.

Thank you to the thousands and thousands around the world . . . → Read More: The world’s funniest man could be a Pakistani

Na Maloom Afraad – A good comedy from Pakistan

The recently released Na Maloom Afraad could veritably be perceived as an insider’s roller-coaster ride through Karachi.

Director Nabeel Qureshi is very obviously a Karachi-dweller — he traverses the city, even as he regales with the story of three hapless no-gooders scheming to make a quick buck. Not that the movie won’t appeal to . . . → Read More: Na Maloom Afraad – A good comedy from Pakistan

The narrative deficit

It is said that one narrative cannot give you truth, but, different narratives have portions of truth coupled with portions of myth and falsity. It is always important to get all narratives on the front, in order for the targeted audience or any viewer to interpret them as he or she may like. This is . . . → Read More: The narrative deficit