‘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:… Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Illness in Pakistan
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… Continue reading Kya Sab English Hain?
Post edited by Warda moeed Siddiqui Written by: Farhat ishtiaq Directed by: Shahzad Kashmiri Cast: Sajal Ali, Ahad Reza mir, Shaz Khan, Hira Salman I have been waiting for a while for this serial. The main reason being that I have read the novel ‘woh yakeen ka naya safar’ several years ago and fell… Continue reading Yakeen ka safar (review) Episode 1
It wasn’t until 2012 that my mom gave me a copy of Peer e Kamil that I started taking urdu novels seriously. I have read peer e Kamil twice and both times I got emotionally charged. After that, I read several novels, many of them by umera Ahmed herself but nothing came even close. Peer… Continue reading Jannat key Pattey (overview /review)
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… Continue reading Bin roye (review) Episode 1
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… Continue reading Bol key lab azad hain
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… Continue reading Recommended pakistani drama serials