Monthly Archives: October 2011

One Singluar Sensation!

This weekend past I attended one night of the Rafi Peer youth festival held in Alhamara open-air stadium in Lahore. The event was free and open to the public, with a concentration on participating schools and colleges. Free! Can you … Continue reading

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Jaanbaz

Best. Party. Ever

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Coverage

To cover or cower? Last week it was Fashion Week in Karachi. I have no opinion on the subject except for gratitude for its existence and incredulity at the new wave of tacky-print-combo kaftans that the ladies who lunch have … Continue reading

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The Dark Ages

I went to an art opening the other day in Lahore. Tremendously excited, I stomped through the gates waiting to be blown away by what inside (obviously not literally; one does have to clarify these days). I entered a dark … Continue reading

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Unlike

Facebook is in the Lahore courts. Again. A man called Mohammad Azhar Siddique filed a petition in the courts asking them to ban Facebook because it allegedly carries pages that targeted the social fabric of our country (fyi: long since … Continue reading

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The Lobster Effect

It’s official. Press conferences are the new national disasters (sorry Dengue, you were hot but now you’re not), even when they come from international airwaves. Altaf Hussain, sitting pretty (obviously not literally) in London spoke for close to three hours … Continue reading

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Jungle Fever!

Dengue, Dengue everywhere! Lahore is in the grip of this most indecent of illnesses, which looks more and more like the must-have thing of this fall season. There is something about an outbreak, especially in Punjab and in the time … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment

London, never one to be left behind in today must-have trends, has begun rioting. But of course by now you know that. You also know that police allegedly shot and killed a young black man and that the resulting protests … Continue reading

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True That

I was watching television with my six-year old niece, when she turned to me during the commercials and asked earnestly: “Mamoo, what’s Truth?” You can imagine my consternation. She might as well have asked “Mamoo, what are Platonic Forms?” and … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

Fasting is nearly over and the little Eid is around the corner. How sweet that sounds, like Bambi, all doe-eyed and fragile and holy compared to the bloody and vastly more eventful big Eid, otherwise known by goats as Judgment … Continue reading

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