I studied Film and TV at the National College of Arts (NCA), one of the premiere arts institution of Pakistan. While NCA allowed me to become an artist, it was Beaconhouse National University (BNU) which taught me the skills of marketing and promotion. Both are important in this, nay any field. While NCA allowed me … Continue reading Taking art seriously
What is common between a woman and an automobile? Apparently not much. A woman is a human being, fueled by emotions while an automobile is all fuel and no emotions. But in most languages, both are referred to as a feminine gender. And to the chagrin of the feminist ideologues, beautiful and curvy cars are … Continue reading ‘Motorcyle Girl’: Riding with an empty tank
South Asia is obsessed with cricket, so is Bollywood. Cricket stars usually overshadow Bollywood stars. Mega superstar ladies have run after cricket heroes, some ending up tying the knot. In recent years, there have been several cricket based movies such as: “Lagan”, “Patialia House”, “Iqbal”, “Azhar”, “Dhoni” and the list goes on. “102: Not Out” … Continue reading ‘102 Not Out’-of misleading title and life with ‘death wish’
It was important to project the heroic image of the men in uniform who are sacrificing their lives to make our country safe and peaceful Although my naana (Grandfather) was an army officer (and I live in the Lahore Cantonment), my parents’ association with the army was not a pleasant one. My father was imprisoned … Continue reading Life in the Forces
As an actor, my primary concern has always been to observe people; observe life itself I was born into a family with socialist leanings and was told that the rich and powerful elite was the source of all evil. They lived lives of luxury while the poor masses toiled and suffered. The ruling rich had … Continue reading Being a Billionaire
We always need an enemy, an 'other' to fight against and unify our ranks, to give meaning to our collective existence. The world is full of hate and fear. We fear what is different from us, for that which is different, is what we hate. We always need an enemy, an ‘other’ to fight against … Continue reading The Drama at Borders
The world sees a hero in Malala’s struggle; we only see a conspiracy Pakistan is the most gullible nation in the world where rumors and conspiracy theories are accepted as facts. We believe in stories that talk about Americans efforts to flood the entire planet earth and other irrational efforts to change the world’s climate. … Continue reading Malala is real, we are not!