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
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
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 ???
Moments when the most public- appropriate emotion is *facepalm*
Eid Mubarak. Belated Eid wishes to all my readers. Usually Eid is a pretty hectic occassion, sometimes even more hectic than the wedding of a sibling (and we all know how enjoyable yet tiring wedding preparations and weddings are). If you live in Pakistan, this most probably is how you would have celebrated Eid. On … Continue reading Festive Eid it is, or is it?
I feel estranged with Mobilink Rebranding itself. Being a loyal Mobilink user for 10 years, Mobilink for me is indigo with a classy white and indigo logo, not some freaky red spiral. Mobilink is "Reshaping lives", something futuristic, not something clichéd like "Har dil, Har din". Mobilink has always been a class apart, standing proud … Continue reading Mobilink Rebranded
20th April is going to haunt us all our lives. It's been a year since the last 20th April (2012), the fateful day when we lost Aiman to the tragic incident of Bhoja plane crash. Every time there is a flashback, I see Aiman's coffin, with the words identified written on it, and something grips … Continue reading Remembering Aiman – 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days…