Ahmer Naqvi

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

Burns Road ki Nilofer and the YouTube ban

The cable for Nilofer, and the internet for us, are not merely gateways to sin (though they are that too) but the possibility of alternatives. Published Dec 05, 2012 11:04am

Anatomy of a Shaadi crash

@karachikhatmal crashes a wedding to pursue the elaborate Pakistani quest of sampling illicit shaadi food … and live tweets it. Published Nov 09, 2012 02:39pm

Punning the Punjab

Yes, Punjabis love to eat, but is the quality of the cuisine really worth all the hype that surrounds Punjabis and their food? Published Nov 02, 2012 11:17am

Minority Fights

A few years ago, I was visiting a friend’s house in Lahore, and while sitting in his room we could hear the muffled... Published Jan 19, 2012 07:03am

Mufti Saab garmi mei Ghalib

It was a dark and stormy night, with rain lashing violently, thunder booming like cannons and dogs howling like... Published Aug 17, 2011 04:40pm

‘The artist must shine’

At the beginning of Season 4 of Coke Studio, Rohail Hyatt spoke to Ahmer Naqvi. This is what he had to say. I... Published Aug 07, 2011 12:01am

This Post Is Not About Osama

Bilal Khan – Photo Courtesy Coke Studio/Kohi Marri I have waited very long to talk about "THE BIGGEST NEWS EVENT OF... Published May 18, 2011 12:13pm

No longer our master's game

Perhaps it is a question of two distinct spectacles reluctant to coalesce, perhaps it is because the language of one... Published May 16, 2011 07:02am

In memory of Moin Akhtar

When Salman Rushdie wrote "Shame," his novel on Pakistan and its politics, he chose to use a mentally-challenged... Published Apr 22, 2011 06:13pm

Lovely, AwaisLovely

One of the glorious facets of the advent of the internet has been the rise of a peculiar culture. The products of... Published Apr 21, 2011 08:01am