Madiha Shamim

  • For many years, ever since the emergence of Pakistani drama industry, the plots have been dominated by issues like second marriage, sister rivalry and love related hardships. Although it produced many masterpieces that were also acclaimed internationally, they merely remained a good source of ...

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  • The singer-turned-model Qandeel Baloch has always remained the talk of the town in recent times. From her outrageous videos to her expression of love and marriage proposals for Imran Khan, the lady has managed to attract the audience’s wrath, along with sincere admirers. Despite having a huge ...

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  • As soon as the summers begin, the first thing that women think of getting their hands on is lawn. The unbearable weather, especially in Karachi, has urged ladies to dent their pockets and go an extra mile in order to purchase lawn that is actually comfortable to wear. However, the designer lawn ...

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  • The first time I heard that Kareena Kapoor would be seen in a QMobile advertisement, I got goosebumps. Though I am not a die heart fan of Bebo, I felt proud that a Pakistani brand was hiring Bollywood stars. Indeed, I was happy that the media industry here too has flourished enough to afford such ...

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  • Despite the fact that it has been more than half century since we parted ways with India, some of its traditions still remain with the Pakistanis of Indian origin. Of them, the most famous is Bihari Kebab. Being a Bihari has always been a very prominent part of my identity. Whenever I scored ...

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  • Looking at the conditions of the Pakistani fashion and film industry’s current state, all I could gather was the fact that my singers would not have to go to other countries in order to be appreciated in their own nation. It grieved me, the way they were rejected by their own homeland at the ...

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  • Having studied at the University of Karachi for almost 2.5 years, I have always noticed the way the students of Department of Public Administration come up with new and innovative ideas. I was already impressed by the way they managed their co-curricular activities along their curricular ...

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  • I’ve been wondering for a while why the trend of producing national songs is declining day by day. It’s almost as if the emerging rap music, or chummy Lollywood songs, have left no room for patriotic anthems. I was proven wrong by the video of Sohni Dharti that went viral on ...

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  • I heard of Mubarak village the very day my university planned a field trip to it. I thought it would be far away from Karachi and that it will take us at least two hours to reach the place. However, it was hardly a drive of 15 minutes from Hawks’ Bay.  Before visiting the site, we had no ...

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  • I had been unable to control my goosebumps since the day I heard Brandon Stanton, of Humans of New York fame, is in Pakistan. I could feel my patriotism growing stronger the moment I realized someone is finally here just to explore the good side of Pakistan. It had been years now that I had quit my ...

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  • As soon as Eid is appearing near, I can see many bakeries and ‘mithai’ walas being crowded by men and women who are booking their orders. We still present sweet dishes to our guests but that trend seems to have modified a little. In my childhood, I remember that every house served ...

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  • Ramadan-e-Karim is leaving us all today. The auspicious month this year, however, was very different than the ones I usually experience. In my entire lifetime, I never saw so much pain, tears and distress in this Holy month. Never was fasting this difficult, nor did it bring so many deaths along. ...

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  • No matter how much people criticize it, University of Karachi has remained on the top of the list through decades. Where many public and private sector universities are on the urge of competing with KU, none of them have been successful enough to maintain a status that KU enjoys. It is in itself, a ...

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  • Recently, news was spread over the social media that Zaid Hamid had been arrested by the Saudi Arabian authorities and was sentenced to eight years of jail, with 1000 lashes. Though the news has still not been confirmed, the matter of concern is that there has been no attempts from the side of the ...

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