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Ahmer Naqvi

Soundcheck: Method behind the madness

The inspiration to create soul-stirring music can come from a stroll in a souk, a metaphor in a poem or even a sticker Published Mar 01, 2015 06:58am

Music: Arooj Aftab, again

The underground musician who went missing from the scene many years ago recently resurfaced with a new album Updated Feb 06, 2015 12:54pm

Who won 2014 in Pakistan?

Did Ayyan or Mubasher Lucman come out on top? Did ASWJ accomplish more than Reham? Find out here. Updated Apr 10, 2015 11:20am

Rhyme and redemption

Political expression in Pakistan isn’t restricted to protests and shouted slogans, music has also been a messenger. Updated Nov 30, 2014 12:10pm

Soundcheck: Day of the Dead

Debut album of Zia Zaidi, 'Dead City Dreamer' is a work of astonishing quality and self-awareness. Updated Sep 06, 2014 04:57pm

Can music bring change?

The #Mpower Fest aims to link the socially conscious with opportunities to effect positive change in the society. Updated Aug 06, 2014 02:30pm

6LA8: A dream come true

Absence of record labels, concerts and promotion by local media means that musicians have to do every thing themselves. Updated Jul 14, 2014 01:24pm

Adding the desi tarka to MasterChef

Initially, the show raised questions like what would be considered Masterchef abilities in a Pakistani context? Updated May 28, 2014 05:44pm

Songs of the subterranean

During a recent trip to Lahore, I had a very disconcerting experience. One Saturday night, I decided to visit a new... Updated Feb 16, 2014 03:47pm

A return to cinema

With upcoming films that repopulate cinematic imagination, Pakistani cinema is building a cohesive identity for itself. Updated Aug 01, 2013 02:49pm

Interview: All eyes on Taher Shah

"Eyes are the most vital part of body and culture. They can bring out many meanings, and are a complete subject." Published Jul 07, 2013 02:46pm

Dazed and confused

Ahmer Naqvi talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly Pakistan's music industry has had to go through to survive through the country's socio-political upheavals. Published Jun 02, 2013 10:00am