Gone are the days when children were taught manners and basic respect for other people, be it anyone. The new cool is celebrating insolence, and seeing that it is properly rewarded. Case at hand, the new series of ads perpetuating impertinence under the guise of harmless mischief. Exhibit #1: The new Peak Freans Rio Ads. Tagline: … Continue reading Insolence is the new cool
This blog was previously running as Periodic Reflections. I started it as a means to keep record of the writings I submitted as assignments during my MA in Mass Communication. I, being me, don't like keeping paper records, and throw away all the notes and extra papers as soon as results are announced. These were … Continue reading Blog revamped
Karachi Book Bazaar is an initiative by Liberty Books. It is a small book fair held in the basement of the Liberty books outlet in Clifton, Karachi. It is held almost every week, with a number of books priced very low, as low as Rs. 100. Liberty Books place a selection of books for avid … Continue reading Karachi Book Bazaar
The last time I wrote about a tragedy was when I lost a cousin on the Bhoja plane crash on 20th April, 2012. Then occasionally I would write it. Then I stopped writing about it, but still wished deep down inside the incident hadn't happened. Four and half years later, 7th December 2016, another plane … Continue reading Another day, another tragedy – PK661
Subscription boxes are pretty popular in the international scene. From cosmetics to healthy eating, all kinds of subscription services are available. I have been following quite a few on social media, because, well that's all I can do from this part of the world. Most services don't deliver to Pakistan. The one or two that … Continue reading Musings: Book subscription boxes
Teaching university level comes with its own benefits. One gets to go to places otherwise might not be possible or even thought of. The other day, we took a group of 14 students to Edhi house as part of their coursework. I accompanied another colleague to the Edhi center for children in Kharadar. While the … Continue reading Musings: Times to put down your camera (phone)
There is a huge debate on whether to celebrate or not to celebrate Mother's Day. While there are proponents of both sides, the number of people who do celebrate are increasing year after year. While I personally find this event to be commercial, UC Browser used this as an opportunity to conduct a survey regarding … Continue reading Musings: Mother’s Day in Pakistan
I watched a video the other day, and that got me thinking. The video was supposed to be a story with a moral, where a girl refuses to marry a guy on the grounds that she does not want to live in the same house with his mother. The guy moves his mother to an … Continue reading Musings: Marriage – One-sided or Two-sided affair?
While checking out at the departmental store, the bagger takes a look at the candy thermometer I bought. He looked at it puzzled, put it aside, then looked at it again. He picked it up and asked the cashier "Ye thermometer hai?" The cashier also stops working and they both contemplate the question. Then … Continue reading Musings: Who takes food temperature ???
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