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Movie Review: 2 States – or how to woo the parents

No one approves of Punjab marrying Tamil Nadu.

  • @mediagag: Lahm v Alonso has been rather fun too... if you are into that sorta thing...
  • @mediagag: RT @dermotmcorrigan: Lahm everywhere - has switched with Schweinsteger to give more cover down Bayern's right. Also been their biggest thre…
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @Tanoli_scorpion: @karachikhatmal high intensity football and not a single yellow card in the first half, isn't it brilliant!! #RMvsBM
  • @mediagag: Every time Ribery and Alaba diubled up on Carvajal, Madrid looked troubled. apart from that... nothing?
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @Shohzad: Remember when we used to fight over TV remote? Lol. Now no one gives a fuck what's on tv.
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @BQKhud: @RealMadridUrdu بال بائرن کے پاس رہی اور گول میڈرڈ کے پاس ... #پہلےآدھےکاقصہ #جیےمیڈرڈ
  • @mediagag: a reminder of why Benzema+Ronaldo works so well. Benz is selfless, has little flash and always makes the right decision. Meanwhile.
  • @karachikhatmal: Wow Real have thrown away two gilt edged chances against the champions and favourites, and more shockingly, have never looked harried.
  • @mediagag: Madrid have had so little of the ball. & yet could have been three up. on such tender threads are legacies made and broken. #pep #Ancelotti
  • @karachikhatmal: RT @Cheemgadar: If there is a God, how come there is all this poverty, war, misery, Mubahsar Lucman, and I can't find my remote what's up w…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – just another sequel

Being an obligatory sequel in a much bigger thread of Marvel movies, it is made with the intention of being undemanding.

Oh Karachi, my Karachi!

When writing on the city, talk about Lyari, Botal Gali and all non-tish tosh areas so you can show how awami you are.

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

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

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.

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