The Best and Worst Pakistani Films of 2019 (That I Watched!)

“A Middling Year” When reflecting on the year that’s past, Anupama Chopra (who happens to be one of my favourite film critics) referred to 2019 as a ‘middling year’ for Bollywood. Across the border, in contrast, the year has been the year  of opportunities lost. The first full year where no Bollywood film was to…

Laal Kabootar Review: Dark Satisfaction

With our attentions so successfully commandeered, it’s a shame that it ends as abruptly as it does. Otherwise, it is a wholly beautiful film. Though, it misses a few beats, it may cause a seismic shift within Pakistani Cinema.

Enaaya: A Crucible (Literally)

I’m not going to lie. Enaaya flew under the radar for me. I had no inkling that Pakistan now has a web series on an international streaming platform. Yes, it’s on Eros Now, which is little more than a fluffed-up, Bollywood consumption mechanism. However, it is something, and there’s always hope in such somethings. Hope, as it…

Food Is Joy: The Nusair-ified Cookie

For those of you who look at food as mere fuel, this may be a hard concept to grasp. I also don’t pretend I can change for perspective in one post. I can however, plant the seeds.

What Is Food?

As my host stood in the centre of our little circle, with a jug and a basin, pouring water for each of us to wash our hands, that’s when I began wondering.

Bloggers VS Influencers: The Farce and the Fallacy

A Bursting Story I feel I write the best when there’s a story inside of me that just decides to wrestle its way out. It escapes and compels me to write. I’m sure other bloggers can relate. That’s what is happening right now. You are reading, as I write with barely contained vigour, in a…

Sól Brings Magic to Karachi Eat.

I buy the weirdest, themed memorabilia, I mean I have Gryffindor themed wax seals. So yes, I leapt at the chance to try the butterbeer made by Sól.