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Nadir Siddiqui

That which cannot remain silent

Shehzad Noor Butt, vocal teacher of The Guitar School, shares how music has slowly begun to earn its place among the youth. Published Jun 10, 2013 05:44pm
Weekly Classics: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Weekly Classics: 2001: A Space Odyssey

The science fiction epic that dwarfs all others, 2001: A Space Odyssey is still relevant, beautiful and brilliant today. Published Oct 28, 2012 09:09am
Weekly Classics: Forrest Gump

Weekly Classics: Forrest Gump

Hanks’ extremely dirty Nikes draw your attention and you immediately know that they have a good story to tell. Published Sep 28, 2012 02:43pm
Weekly Classics: Princess Mononoke

Weekly Classics: Princess Mononoke

The mastery of movement and detail in this film is amazing, and is a fine example of the highly evolved Japanese art of Anime. Published Sep 23, 2012 01:29pm
Weekly Classics: Seven Samurai

Weekly Classics: Seven Samurai

The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars, Star Wars, A Bugs Life, The Usual Suspects, Reservoir Dogs, Sholay, and Anand. What do these films have in common? Published Aug 26, 2012 10:47am
Karachi Time Machine

Karachi Time Machine

Using old photos, Dawn.com went out in search of places — to shoot, document & present just how much Karachi has changed Updated Mar 02, 2014 04:03am
Weekly Classics: Apocalypse Now

Weekly Classics: Apocalypse Now

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” Watch Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Heart of Darkness: a chilling exploration of evil and the boundaries of humanity. Published Aug 05, 2012 04:42pm
Weekly Classics: Full Metal Jacket

Weekly Classics: Full Metal Jacket

There was a sense of schizophrenia incited by the nature of the conflict - the concept of waging war in the name of humanity melts in the fire of Kubrick’s portrayal. Published Jul 28, 2012 11:13am
Weekly Classics: Psycho

Weekly Classics: Psycho

After shooting the famous murder scene Janet Leigh took baths instead of showers - that claustrophobic shower setting is easy to identify with. Published Jun 29, 2012 12:34pm
Rajesh Khanna admitted in hospital

Rajesh Khanna admitted in hospital

The actor, recently seen in a TV ad, had stopped intake of food for the past few days and is believed to be suffering from a stomach infection. Published Jun 23, 2012 01:33pm
Weekly Classics: Children of Heaven

Weekly Classics: Children of Heaven

This beautiful Iranian film was essentially made for children, but anyone who has seen it will tell you that it is perhaps even more enchanting to watch as an adult. Published Jun 01, 2012 03:44pm
Weekly Classics: Unforgiven

Weekly Classics: Unforgiven

Clint Eastwood made Unforgiven to show the real west: A place where no one was perfect, things were not black and white, and death and violence carried a burden. Published May 25, 2012 12:57pm
A novel idea: The Readers Club

A novel idea: The Readers Club

Usman Siddiqui and Jawad Yousuf are two entrepreneurs who had a novel idea about a website for books in Pakistan. Published May 10, 2012 11:16am
Weekly Classics: 12 Angry Men

Weekly Classics: 12 Angry Men

Sometimes if one person stands up courageously, and refuses to compromise even in the face of opposition from his peers; he or she can make a big difference. Published May 04, 2012 02:57pm