‘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
Written by Sumayya Feroz According to our society’s standards a person is only beautiful if he or she has a fair skin tone. The people with dark skin tone mostly get bullied from their childhood by their friends, teachers, relatives and specially the old age aunties which are found in every family who have right… Continue reading Beauty Within
For the past two months, Muqabil has slowed down a great deal. I feel that in one episode they show the happenings of only one day (in terms of the time span being shown) . And that might be the reason why they have so many filler scenes and so many conversations that don’t seem… Continue reading Muqabil (review) Episode 21 – 22
Silicon Valley CEO abused wife for 10 years, jailed for 30 days only Yes, you read it correctly. Only 30 days. And what angered me more was that the judge actually asked her why she stayed for so long? And since I have read this, I have been thinking the same, why she stayed? She… Continue reading Why she stayed?
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
One word – wow! The last 2 episodes of Muqabil proved that pakistani actors are immensely talented. All they need is a good script and a director who can push them in right direction and they can do wonders. So the big secret is out as Arman knows who violated Pareesa as a child. He… Continue reading Muqabil (review) Episode 18 – 19
Fahad Mustafa might be a great actor and host but I have always hated the drama serials produced by him. Muqabil is surely changing that opinion of mine about him. Pareesa is now married to arman and arman is making it clear how smitten he is by her. Pareesa being a victim of child abuse… Continue reading Muqabil (review) Episode 9 – 11