A different ‘homeland’

(By Bina Shah) When I heard that the fourth season of Showtime’s “Homeland” would be set in Pakistan and Afghanistan, I awaited its season premiere with anticipation and trepidation. A major American television show would be portraying events set in my country, but I knew those events would be linked to . . . → Read More: A different ‘homeland’

The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

What makes Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami tick? His “Newshour” programme that runs on prime time portrays him as some sort of inquisitor. On many occasions, the inquisition is directed at Pakistan and Pakistanis in the most derisive way possible.

No effort is spared to ridicule, criticize or berate Pakistan and its government. Goswami never . . . → Read More: The need for an integrated and inclusive media policy

Oil prices rise and fall with return of Libyan production

Oil prices were mixed in Asia today following the return of disrupted Libyan production to an already well-stocked global market and as dealers await the latest US inventory report.

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for November delivery rose 18 cents to $91.74 while Brent crude for November fell six cents to $96.79.

Prices had headed . . . → Read More: Oil prices rise and fall with return of Libyan production

India becomes first nation to reach Mars on maiden attempt

India became the first nation to reach Mars on its maiden attempt Wednesday when its low-cost Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully entered orbit around the Red Planet after a 10-month journey.

“India has successfully reached Mars… History has been created today,” a jubilant Prime Minister Narendra Modi said from mission control after entry into orbit was confirmed . . . → Read More: India becomes first nation to reach Mars on maiden attempt

20 days of Facebook revolution

A compilation of memes created and posted by NFP on Facebook and Twitter during the PTI and PAT dharnas.

TUQ arriving from Canada …

 

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What happens when you have “Coke” with Nihari?

To understand the nuances, complexities and frivolities of the prevailing crisis in Pakistan, one must have a handle on the increasingly sophisticated lexicon that best describes the situation and the characters who shape it. Pakistan’s Twitterati, while small in number, are a loud and boisterous lot, and without understanding their language, Pakistan’s already infuriating politics . . . → Read More: What happens when you have “Coke” with Nihari?

Media’s involvement in Islamabad political crisis

(By Adnan Rehmat) The fiercest political confrontation in some years is playing out in Pakistan. Political ambitions, careers, mandates and jobs are at stake. And the pitched battles, which have spilled over from the realm of sound bites into physical violence, is underpinned by real-time sensationalist rhetoric and hysterical, rebellious narratives. Facilitators of this rhetoric and . . . → Read More: Media’s involvement in Islamabad political crisis

Panda fakes pregnancy to get preferential treatment

A giant panda slated to be the star of the first-ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role — after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.

Not only was it a phantom pregnancy, but zookeepers suspect . . . → Read More: Panda fakes pregnancy to get preferential treatment

Why has Afghanistan expelled Times reporter?

(By Rod Nordland and Rick GladStone) KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government lashed out Thursday at criticism of its expulsion of an American journalist, the first such action since the ouster of the Taliban, denouncing him as a spy in an official statement.

Both the American ambassador and the . . . → Read More: Why has Afghanistan expelled Times reporter?

Imran Khan’s Twin

Lookalike of Imran Khan in Azadi March by dawn-news

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