Pakistan

The Stigma of Mental Illness in Pakistan

‘Paagal’ – isn’t that what they call everyone with a mental illness in Pakistan? To a great percentage population of Pakistan, anyone with a mental illness is quickly labeled as ‘paagal’ (mad). It doesn’t matter what kind of illness it is – a mild case of depression or hallucinating schizophrenia – the label remains constant: […]

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Kya Sab English Hain?

So a video of Sarfaraz Ahmed has been going viral for the past two days where the poor guy can be seen right before a press conference, extremely nervous on seeing that all the reporters are native English speakers. It made me sad. I mean this was a time when he should have been rejoicing […]

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Bin roye (review) Episode 1

Writer: Farhat Ishtiaq Produced by: Momina Duraid Bin roye has ‘blockbuster’ written all over it! When Bin Roye movie released I knew nothing about the story. I didn’t even know that it was based on a novel but of course when the movie released, I read lots of reviews and some of them gave away […]

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Bol key lab azad hain

Women are respectful no matter what family background they have, the number of years they have spent in school, their choice of profession, the size of their clothes and the kind of person they choose to be with. Finally, udaari had the guts to say all this on national TV and that too on a […]

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Recommended pakistani drama serials

Whenever I ask someone to recommend a drama, the usual response is Aangan Terha and Tanhaian. If I ask for recommendations from the recent ones, the response is usually just Humsafar and Pyare Afzal. Fortunately Pakistani drama industry has a lot to offer other than these extremely popular serials. Here is my list of must […]

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