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Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com
He tweets @NadeemfParacha
Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com. He is also the author of two books on the social history of Pakistan, End of the Past and The Pakistan Anti-Hero.
The views expressed by this writer and commenters below do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.
haha funny stuff.
Hilarious, particularly 'poem' one. Thank you for a quick laugh.
Funny, all things handled already by bureacracy, presidents just go to have good time , No?
Brilliant as usual.
Ha! Ha! refreshingly hilarious!
Not so funny..
Very Very Very Good. Thanks Nadeem you are a super professional.
Good one NFP
That wishful look of soldiers. That's Amreeeka for you!
This was beautiful ...
very funny lol
Its amazing really presents the true feelings but symbolic too.HERE u should also add the pic when OBAMA watching the parade.Well done.
That was Hilarious
Hilarious - very well done.
heheheeh , lovely , you made it DAWN hope here i m not gonna see cats and dog fight between Indian and Pakistani trolls
Where is the Gajar ka Halwa ? The President was very impressed by the acrobatics on a motorcycle. Nice pictorial satire !
From the pics, it looks like Michelle Obama is taller than the Indian PM, Indian President and all their body guards
LOL! "Oil is thicker than marble!!!" That was a master stroke and how true! :D
Oil is thicker than marble LOL
Nadeem.....!!!...i was waiting for this day.....when you'll write something on indian issues.........we have lost RK laxman yesteday.....Please help us find humour again........thank you very much!!!!!...:)
Beautifully scripted. had a great laugh while reading :)
Funny and excellent. Loved it.
Ha, ha, ha,.....ha....Now, now, now, don't get upset, Indian folks, this is a great and very funny sense of humour of NFP!
not that funny ......
Awesome work man
I love " is this when we break into bollywood group dance" very funny.
Thanks Nadeem and Dawn.
Nice one. Like it.
This should be funny if it were Pakistanis because Indians are not cranks like shown in the article...It would've suited Pakistanis well but no US president will ever waste his time by interacting with Pakistanis. So that possibility is also not there...LOL
I'm an Indian and I find this hilarious!
Very funny. Humor can expose reality. Should have done one on Kerry's visit to Pakistan.
best was Micheal Obama talking about breaking into Bollywood group dance..
Healthy humour is always lovely to read no matter which country you belong too. Loved reading your work. From an Indian reader.
Oil is thicker than marble!! Excellent ;)
NFP, you are the only Pakistani who makes fun of Indians and they applaud you for it. Well done. You are a rock star, Sir. "Are you sure this is tea?"…..lol…pure genius.
Funny. One interesting point is that All the images are mirror images of what exactly they should have been. Not surpirsed if Pakistani are trying to see all the Obama tour in reverse way.
Be happy pakistani bros.
You are amazing!
@ Kranti...Please mam! Don't over react..
NFP must be declared as national treasure jointly by Pakistan & India both. Lets fight over to whom NFP really belongs to. Take a bow NFP, you made my evening.
Ahhhahahhaaaa.... You're a legend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved it to the core!!!!!!!!!!
Why should we?? In fact, I was thinking what RK Laxman would have sketched about this visit.
...must be taking this slapstick with a pinch of salt. Humorous to the hilt though.
I keep waiting for NFP to miss instead of hit. But year after year, week after week he's gone on generating quality writings on Dawn, may they be satire, political, social or on cricket. The guy's maddeningly prolific. Seriously, while the West keeps getting turned on by all these artsy authors and Bollywood in India, the real creative gem in the region is here in Pakistan. The one and only NFP,
@Kranti laugh till you cry. This is pun intended...pure and simple, learn to take sarcasm.
awesome... !!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
Really? Pakistanis find this funny!?
"Oil is thicker than marble" - good one , NFP
I loved the last one. Oil is thicker than marble
Really? Err...are you sure this is tea?... now gotcha.
Man, you are simply superb! Can't laugh enough.
Super! Mind blowing!! Fantastic!!!
Well this things can pacify pakistanis only what can Pakistan do more...utter jealousy and nothing else..however great stuff
Many Modi trolls going bonkers over this on Twitter. Hahaha. NFP is a master troll-baiter. They just don't know how to respond to this.
just loved it especially the part about the 2 million year old nuclear powered spaceship!
And even michelle obama taller than Pranab mukerjee.
Oil is thicker than Marble.?
Good Stuff Indeed
ROFL....Pracha Saab tusi great ho !!
Nice one...made my day
Abhi to party Shru hui he
Wht else I can say simply great
Wil Smith can impersonate Obama , next time invite him.
Notice the 'oil thicker than marble' pic obama's handshake seems very much 'not interested in public show of affection anymore' :p
Obama's wife is obsessed with bollywood loooooool made my day!
"Oil is thicker than marble" LOL
no wonder i love this website,this post is hilarious
Modi said to Obama............ Gabbar (Nawaz Sharif) and Mogambo (Xi Jinping) are watching us from their homes
Funny.......we all can use some humor in our lives !!
Really good stuff.
oh yea so much jealousy because obama who visits so many nations for business and nothing else came to india for a glorified business trip.
hahahaha, so funny. keep us laughing. great stuff. keep it up.
Hilarious as usual. You are probably one of the very few to get almost all indians on this to laugh with you on your sarcasm of India.
Lvly India shud publish dis
@Kranti smoke somewhere?
haha funny :D
Well done, but do I detect a sense of disdain, a "looking down on the lowly chai-wallah" from a "educated leftist", or is it bordering on envy?
Hahahah.. Hilarious! Greetings from India!
I can laugh for day on "Ancient Astronaut Raju".
It's great to be able to laugh at people who take themselves too seriously. Thanks for the laughs!
@Kranti Patience my friend and just laugh it off.....don't be so serious.
@Danish Ali hey danish how u doin
Very good indeed. I especially liked the menu-poem item.
nice one NFP.
you missed one: Narendra Modi's suit!!
Nice, enjoyed it.
Brilliant as usual from #NFP #ThumbsUp
ROFL! Good one NFP!
Good. Refreshing. Thank you
thank you Nadeem.At last you captured my country.Once again thanks.
Excellent. Very humouros. Good job &Nadeem.
Great to see the Indians enjoying the satire...
Love the writer's taste for words and his sense of humor
Really Funny but one can sense an attempt to trivialize .the visit :-). hope you will publish this
Thanks friend! This is original and hilarious!
Lovely Nadeem! we indians love it.Spot on!
Light side of it.Otherwise politics is very bring, dry stuff.
Ver very humourous.
Today one of the greatest cartoonist of our time died in Pune.
You have paid a tribute to him.
Enjoyed as ususal.
Excellently summed up.
beautifully done, very funny and full of sarcasm. My favorite. Obama " who are you waving at?" Modi, "Don't know, I'm waving because you're waving".
Ha ha Funny :-) "Poem" "Oil-Marble"
you people are jelious so these kind of funny comments on serious issue ...
Great humor, very enjoyable, well done Dawn.
What a presentation? wow
I couldn't stop laughing!!! I can imagine them all dancing on Salman khan's Dabaang song..;)
@Kranti anf yet you wnet through the entire article LOL
@Sudhanshu Swami First time it happened, Dawn did cenosred a part of comment and published another part ! Goody goody ?
@Dinesh Singh : seriously ....that poem caption is sooooo funny. hahahahahaha
"Oh look, Nana Patekar and Dharmendra!!". Great....satire
The "Abhi toh party shuru hui hai" had me rolling on the floor laughing.
Abhi toh Party Shuru Hui Hai......... !!!!
So funny :)
That hurts but I agree it is funny!!!
Loved the 'menu' one the most. Nadeem for PM of Pakistan!!!!!!!
@NFP how man how you make me laafffffff my heart out... fantastic densel
good job very cunning
@citizen I second u sir
Can't bear to see the neighbour flourish?
The above NFP's work is worth to have fun and very pun intended. I downloaded the pics and forwarded to all my friends through what's app and they enjoyed too but to be honest no apparent messege conveyed unlike his previous striae
stop obsessing over Obama's visit to India stop being jealous
@Kranti aww someone is sore.. Indians are too cool I guess..
Haha loved this.
Hahahaha toooo goood!
Excellent captions of these artificial moments :D
This is the only way a Paki can prove his Patiotism,
Indian PM deserves this
Absolutely precious. NFP never fails to deliver.
@SMQ Zaman Read the comments....do u see any of us upset?? we love political satire...:)))
Denzel Washington… Will Smith… Eddie Murphy… Good Grief!!!
Ha ha ha, that was the best one. Obama's visit to India was worth it for this article alone.
Abhi to party shuru hui hai!!!!!
Abhi toh party shuru hui hai!
Absolutely rib tickling ! Really funny captions !!
Am sure if all of them in the photos see this, they would probably share a good laugh !!
Lucky Obama didnt get french kissed by Modi
@Kranti - And your pointless point is?
You rock, as always.
Looks like its just me.. did not tickle my funny-bone at all...
Simply superb NFP.....you are Great !
What a creative mind. Very funny
It ended so soon!
brilliant work Mr. Paracha. Nailed it :)
Hey - why are some of the photos swapped left for right? Notice that anyone?
In the last pic, notice which hand is used for the handshake.
In the 4th from last pic, notice which hand wears the watch ...
This is hilarious ....one of the best. I am laughing since morning....can't explain to gors here in the office.
The Last One Is the Best
Very nicely done... Funny.. with a element of truth indeed... Oil is thicker than marble.
If pun is really intended then why leave Sartaz Aziz & Nawaz Sharif out of these. They have also been popping up with comments now and then too.
The humour is so crass that it gets funny.
Well done Demah
Nice!!! Very Nice and funny. Taken you sense of humor with a pinch of salt.
You missed making fun of the pinstripe suite nevertheless it was very funny!
I want Obama and Michelle to see this pictorial satire. They will realize how humorous nation Pakistan is.
Very very nice. Great sense of humor. I love all the captions. Mr P. keep up the great work.
I am Indian, and loved it!
Thank you! Humor is a great things!
Would you do the same to in home politicians?
I'm sure not many would have got this "Sign. The Chinese must be loving this."
You forgot to mention the "Bajaj" motorcycle India is promoting.
@Jason "Really? Pakistanis find this funny!?"
Why not? Indians find it funny too. Its good to loosen up every once in a while. So what if its slapstick, it still very funny. Especially from the sour grapes point of view :-)
Brilliant! My fav was the chai one... Modi going to show BO some ancient Indian spacecraft. Must've been iranian tea (rumored to be spiked with some opiates in mumbai)
As an indian, I've always found NFP's articles both awesome and hilarious (when he means to be funny). Keep thm coming, bro.
Cheap comedy. Not funny at all
good one as always
In the last pic looks like PM is holding President hands instead of Obama..LOLS
Congratulations to Dawn for presenting excellent pictures of the event to its readers.
someone is jealous,I guess!!!!
hahaha.. very good one
One of the best by Paracha. You made my day
Dil mange more. I wish you could have added few more moments. HIlarious indeed.
@RAMEEL AHMAD And Michelle totally bored.
Hilarious..!! what a good start of a day. NFP thanks!
Great Epic.. :)
Good laugh!!!!! NFP is always creative!!!!!!!
Should have included that: "chotay chotay shehron mayn" part
Michael obama was so JEALOUS when she saw the last bike stunt where the stuntmen made a formation of Indian flag. SHE ROLLED HER EYES. must watch.
ha ha ha...... that one of 'nuclear powered spaceship' and 'poem' was perfect.
Modi blundered by going to airport to receive Obama. If Putin or Hollande visit Bharat and this guy does not go to receive them at the airport; they will feel damn insulted and will be treated as an affront to the dignitaries.
Funny...Funny...Funny... Enjoyed it...
Wow.. very nice. I'm a Modi fan though and Obama's trip to India was astounding. But wished we've seen this pun in Indian media.
that was funny...lol
Hilarious. Even I thought many times that this is exactly what the visitors to India must be thinking. That we are only about bollywood.
Hilarious!!! Mr. Paracha...
The top 3 are
1. Is this when we all break into Bollywood group dance
2. Oil is thicker than marble.
3. Don't know. I'm waving coz ur waving.
Great .. this time you don't fall short of making fun of US of A
Highly appreciable sense of humor.
Good funny stuff
hahahaha..........great NFP! a deep satire.... specially "hey he never holds me like that"
I got lot of hit backs for my comment. I regret it and take them back. The article is really funny. I too enjoyed it. But my intention is that, it would have suited more to Pakistanis than Indians. Never want to hurt anybody.
nice... I glanced through the comments and not too many snarky comments from Indians.
Loved the whole idea .very well said .keep it up
No joint statement came out after this visit ? only the item song we are big countries was sung ...lols. Bollywood style comedy ;)
This is hilarious! All of these are gems, but "Hey, he never holds me like that" and " hmm, this looks like milk. Really? No kidding" are precious. Wish you could do a part 2,3... since there are so many images from this trip.
@tashu yes its funny only of NFP pens some thing for pakistan.
Love it.....well done
nice n funny.. gr8. appreciation from India. :)
Super funny. Great work!
@SMQ Zaman You have seen many indians commenting on it..hope you have your answer already
hahahahaha.. too good.. :DDD
"Denzel Washington".. :DD
NFP ..You Have created smiles to both India wale and Pakistan Wale...
One of the biggest laughs I have had!
Thank you for a most enjoyable start of my day.
Dawn continues to enjoy a top ranking on
my browser links.
It was really hilarious.Thanks for a rollicking one.
An excellent photo review by Nadeem Paracha worth appreciating. How relevant was every remark/quote
Very good..thoroughly enjoyed.
Mature and funny captions. Pl do this more often.
Why all the words on tea pot's covers are written mirror inverted?
Good stuff.You have really raised an hilarious storm in a teacup. You've read the leaves well
Great stuff! I like " As they say oil is thicker than marble!" and " I am no Salman Khan you know"
Brillian... Ghar wapsi missed
... Should have been there
Beautifully explained every picture but the oil is thicker than marble is great.
Very nice. Nay. Brilliant.
Haha! Best summing up of the trip so far. :)
Hilariousssssssss. Thanks for the laugh.
Doing good Nadeem. Keep up the good work. Enjoyed it.
Awesome...hilarious......Only "Made in India" right
Lol. Some thought there will be fight over this between Indian and pakistanis but we Indians know how to enjoy comedy/satire. Good one
Super Funny :) lol
Good humour. Thanks. But than why cry about French humour.
nothing to write like this
Great humor. I just get frustrated when people start putting limits on humor. Freedom of expression. You don't like it, tough. Just suck it up.
two best comments - one on tea and the other on poem.
Could not resist laughing....hats off
Could not resist laughing...hats off
Hats off....could not resist laughing
Hahaha.. this is brilliant! ~ Delhi, India
I could see some semblance of RK Laxman the great Indian cartoonist in Nadeem's comments above. Nadeem should try his hand in cartoons. It may be super hit. He is very few Pakistani authors/columnists liked by people across the boundaries
Thats the spirit.....! Not in denieal unlike our counter parts. I'm the one of them who commented you. I'm from Visakhapatnam, India. ...
Excellent. Need more of these to boost up our Positivity in these depressing conitions prevailing in our Country. A Very Well Done Job
LOL from India. Wish this could be published in Indian newspapers.
Modi is also a great cartoonist
My dear Indians on this discussion board, though I appreciate, Sri.Nadeem for his sense of humour, his real intention is to insult INDIA AND INDIANS. - vyasa from bangalore
Very funny... loved it
@Kranti Lighten up and enjoy the humor.. no Kranti going on right now
This is third rated cartoon and he has no sense of his profession . It is like hate mongering only
He should have some decency in his work and he forgets that he is professional also
Hilarious ...Good sense of humour Thank you
Grapes are sour, Try doing something constructive for a change.
GP in London
Refreshing! great work. The oil is thicker than marble line is a kicker!
m an Indian but this was superb....Well done NFP....
There may be a little bit of envy underlying the "Review" but in my opinion, it is good-natured and quite funny. I am glad that most of the Indian readers are not offended by Pakistanis poking fun at them. Maybe, just maybe one can hope for better relations between India and Pakistan some day.
My favourite is "Really? Err... Are you sure this is tea?"
@Kranti I hope now you can understand why Muslims were so upset over Charlie Hebdo cartoons.
Great one NFP!
@junaid My favourite too
NFP, Pretty juvenile! Expected better from you! Doesn't do you justice!
Excellent humour. Must make this Nadeem guy a regular with our newspapers to bring a smile every morning to our faces; instead of reading the usual political news we are forced to digest on a daily basis ! Bravo & well scripted!
well size doesnt matter pakistan ka jalna important hai
Great stuff! My favourite: He never holds me like that. Please do share links to previous work. This is the first I have seen.
@Krish Simply click Nadeem F. Paracha name at the very top(left), will open the archive, or go to the 'blog' section and open the earlier written/contributed work of him.
When I opened the e-mail I thought otherwise. But I liked every frame of it and humour resting in Nadeem. You are just great. Yeah, Pak has
talent. I like Pak dramas on my cable TV. They are so realistic and down-to-earth. And to think they blame Pak for all the ills of the world. There is so much of latent talent. Hurrah to Nadeem for this small masterpiece. It had me in splits.
Nadeem you are brilliant! Two million year old nuclear spaceships, genius... This is wicked humour, can't wait for the next round!!
Although, I am Indian, I found this to be very funny.
Good one, Nadeem ! Keep it up !
I like the Oil is thicker than marble joke - that was an original
You are absolutely the very best!
Love from India!
Americans have left a life long legacy in Pakistan.
good fun!!! Humour heals!!!!!
Absolutely great NP, the best there is.
Nadeem is gifted.
ROTFL! Brill ! :)
Too good Nadeem :)
This is great!!!
NFP -This is excellent! Please start a regular article on India!!!
We need your 'fresh look'!
I hate to see (from India) this (and laugh :)) anymore. Awesome @Nadeem F. Paracha.
I like it ,made me laugh .funny
NFP quite a piece sir, hope ur humor will not be selective. Hope to see something interesting when General Rahil Sharif visits the US or PM Sharif visits China, sometime in the future. Would love it if u kept us posted.
You got a great sense of humour man and Dawn is by far better for news and comment than those cheap sensationalist Indian media and I am Indian !
In the Final Analysis;" OIL IS THICKER THAN MARBLE " Says it all!!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely great! Let's have another one soon.
Classic and hilarious!- we true blooded Indians think only in Bollywood terms- Love it!!!!
Very funny indeed, could not stop laughing, Obama looks really happy that is what makes these imaginary conversations so hilarious.
@Ganga Din Sir thats' not possible. They can only have humor with sarcasm.