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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 Jan 19, 2015 02:56pm

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

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