Pani Piyoun Magar Kahan Se?

Welcome to Pakistan. A slowly progressing South Asian country sitting in a key location within a world increasingly effected by globalization. It has progressed in recent years under the tenure of General President Pervaiz Musharraf in the areas of sports, corporate business, export, agriculture, banking infrastructure, communications. Additionally, the media which will soon have, if…

Shoaib Akhtar: The best and the worst

Shoaib is a uniquely Dickensian character. He is the best of entertainers, he is the worst of entertainers. He is the best of entertainers because in recent cricket history nobody can match the energy and the excitement that Shoaib brings on to the field. He is the worst because unlike most entertainers he disappoints when…

Classics: Ali Azmat – IM on the Fringe

This video of Ali Azmat on IM on the Fringe is highly entertaining. Ali is entertaining not only for the way he speaks, but the insight that he gives into his career and the lives of musicians. I particularly love the line where he says, ‘These poor guys make nothing…they don’t make shit…now upar se…

NEWSFLASH: Real Estate 101 for Army Officers

In an unprecedented move Pakistan Army, the 7th largest army in the world, has introduced a new course to be taught at Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul. The course is titled Real Estate 101 and will be compulsory for all those entering Kakul. As this will form the heart of the officer corps it is…

Golf Anyone?

It’s a cold, dark night. The leaves outside my window are rustling as the cool winter breeze whispers through their branches. I sit alone in my room, wondering how Karachi got so cold this year. The coastal city rarely experiences such cold waves. Whatever cold we do get is quickly dissipated by the warmer coastal…