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Movie Review: ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, better than the original

Bhoothnath Returns talks about a mix of emotions with a simple message: get up and vote.

  • @meharwk: sent my boys out to a rave armed to the teeth with nutrition *wink* while I work on my essays for the night. #goodhost #Postgradproblems
  • @warishusain: RT @USAforPAK: 100 students from KP, FATA awarded US scholarships @USAID_Pakistan
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @DOB_INC: I feel like, relative to the guy who invented bread, we give way too much credit to the guy who invented sliced bread.
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @Calvinn_Hobbes: Probably one of the saddest things i've ever seen.
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @YasserHashmi: My romantic life in 20s ws consequently totally disasterous 4 which I hold #GarciaMarquez responsible. Of course i wldnt …
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @YasserHashmi: #GarciaMarquez was from a generation which saw sparkling talent & invention wedded to and the service of a deep social co…
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @YasserHashmi: Read 100 years of solitude while in Government College. Was in a daze for ages after. Never perceived time the same way a…
  • @karachikhatmal: Reading Marquez quotes and its all lump-in-the-throat stuff. "No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had."
  • @karachikhatmal: What do you call a rude and insensitive South African cricketer? Jacques Callous.

Fashion, destroying Pakistan from within

The liberal, extremist, secular, treacherous agenda at work in local fashion - now exposed!

Goodbye, Archie

We could relate to the awkward bumbling teenager because, like us, he too was far from perfect.

Movie Review: Main Tera Hero, ‘Govinda Ishtyle’

Main Tera Hero is filler entertainment – the kind that slides in between more serious works of cinema.

Why I'm skipping 'Game of Thrones' Season 4

These depressing bloodbaths seem to me a sign of something deeply pathological.

Movie Review: Need for Speed's realism beats Fast and the Furious

For a movie with so much formulaic deadweight and a lack of dynamism, 'Need for Speed' is tastefully executed.

In remembrance of India's tragedy queen

Pakeezah, which took 14 years to reach the silver screen, is Meena Kumari's swansong.

Movie Review: Divergent is no Hunger Games

For a movie targeting young-adults, and especially the female demographic, “Divergent” is pretty compliant.

The unwashed Bandar Road

Architectural heritages on this road, gifted to the newly formed nation, now await a conversion to rubble.

When I met Khushwant Singh

“My mother hasn't forgotten the Partition riots. She was fearful of my frequent visits to Pakistan."

A bus ride straddling history and geography

Despite bumps along the way, the passenger bus connecting New Delhi with Lahore carries on.

Harchand Rai Vishan Das: Karachi's beheaded benefactor

Among the many favours that Harchand Rai did for Karachi, changing the course of the Lyari River is perhaps the biggest.

'Ask Afridi the wrong question and you will get a stupid answer'

Here's what women who have broken cultural barriers in Pakistan think about Afridi’s comments.

Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire, an epic fail

"300: Rise of an Empire" plays out more like a video game expansion pack rather than a full-fledged sequel.

Movie Review: Total Siyapaa

"Total Siyapaa" deliberately side-steps any real Indo-Pak bad-blood in favor of passive-aggressive bickering.

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