victim blaming

Victim Blaming: The Practice Of (Almost) Every Pakistani

While a number of Pakistanis do react against movements like Aurat March, crimes against women continue to happen. Let's look at that infamous placard,...

Designer Lawn Dresses; A Facade Or A Need?

Come spring season, and our calendars are marked with the launch campaigns of the latest designer lawn collections. The spring-summer/ mid-summer campaigns never leave...
house of secrets

As A Pakistani, Here’s Why You Should NOT Watch House Of Secrets

House of Secrets may not give competition to Squid Game. They are from different categories altogether but the documentary season has been trending at...
Shortage Of Gas Has Become A Never Ending Problem For Pakistanis

Shortage Of Gas Has Become A Never Ending Problem For Pakistanis

In Pakistan, problems regarding basic necessities have become a norm. People have become used to going on and about their lives while dealing with...
Marriageable Age

Personal Reflection: Is 18 A Marriageable Age?

In his attempt to convince me to get married, my dad started telling me how our religion advocates girls' marriage at the age of...
pakistani ads

Why Are Pakistani Ads Focused On The Urdu Speaking Community?

A number of Pakistani ads that pass by your eyes, you will find to be in the Urdu language. Be it an ice cream...

Celebrities and Plastic Surgery: Why Do We Criticize Them?

Plastic surgery has been a hot topic in Pakistan for the past decade. Despite initial apprehensions about its acceptance in an Islamic country, it...
pakistani dramas

Pakistani Dramas: Blackmailing Girls Into Marriage Using Parents’ Health

Be it a no-non-sense girl like Shiza from Azmaish or an ultimate obedient girl like Khirad from Humsafar, almost all of them had their...

Generalizing Women As Bad Drivers – An Unfair Stereotype?

If asking about what tasks women are not good at? The consensus would be driving! It sounds pretty sexist, but that is the truth....
aurat march feminism western ideologies

Is Scattered Knowledge Of Western Ideology Misleading Pakistanis?

Western ideology, in recent times, have began appearing all over the world. Concepts such as atheism, feminism, toxicity, have spread all over. However, these...

The Impact Of Social Media On Beauty Standards And Body Image

Beauty standards and what is deemed as a perfect feature, or a beauty notion has changed over decades. What was perceived as beautiful decades...
folktales

Personal Reflection: How Local Are Local Folktales?

Lake Saif ul Malook‘s legend has a prince in pursuit of a fairy. He finds the fairies bathing in the lake. To possess one...
luckyone mall suicide

Luckyone Mall Suicide Sheds Light On A Grave Issue – Rising Inflation

An incident that happened yesterday in a shopping mall did not just shake the city but the entire country as videos started circulating. The...

Ali Haider Returns To Music Industry With Latest Single Dholan Yaar

Pakistani singer, Ali Haider, has made a comeback with a brand new single Dholan Yaar. the official music video for this Urdu-Punjabi track premiered...
Labeling men

Labeling Men ‘Bhai’: Pakistani Women’s Weapon Outside Home

Be it talking to the Rickshaw driver, a man on the road you want to get the directions from, or a shopkeeper, most women...
globally inflation pakistan

What’s Driving Up Inflation Globally Ahead Of Ramadan & Why Is It Common In...

Inflation, ahead of the Holy month of fasting in Pakistan, is always expected and always feared. There is no official and effective check and...
ishq e laa

Ishq e Laa Doesn’t Seem Like Your Run-Of-The-Mill Story

Hum TV seems to be on a roll with airing hyped dramas one after the other. People were still not quite over the ongoing...

It’s Time To Change Gender Perceptions In Pakistani Ads

Marketers are constantly trying to find ways to tend to a certain audience. This may cause companies to intentionally or unintentionally use stereotypes. Gender...
solo trip

Personal Reflection: A Girl Going On Solo Trip? Why Is It Unthinkable?

The year 2017, when a speaker at a university session said, 'all you need is the courage to get out of your comfort zone.'...
hum kahan ke sachay thay

Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay – A Disappointment To Umera Ahmed’s Original

As someone who has been a fan of Umera Ahmed for a long while and had read most of her novels, I was already...