Sana Fatima

  • TIf your freedom curbs the freedom of someone else, what good is your independence? By venerating our independence as Muslims we achieve the paradoxical effect of trivializing the independence of the minorities in this country, every year. To my surprise, the core minorities of this country are ...

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  • T5,000 honor killing incidents occur internationally per year out of which a thousand per year occur in Pakistan.  How many of those 5,000 murderers every year are sentenced to capital punishment? Was our government or parliament ever held answerable for the 1,000 murders committed in the name ...

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  • TEvery crossroad feels like the last one, like the apocalypse is right around the corner if you go the wrong way. The fear of the world you know crumbling down in front of your eyes. The people you love moving away and finding new worlds beyond your existence. This fear becomes a burden that you ...

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  • TLook outside your window. Do you see that glistening shimmery minaret? The architecture of our faith for centuries. The minaret close to my home is a tall, slender tower that is a significant feature of the mosque. It is surrounded by one or more projecting galleries from where the muezzin, the ...

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  • TLadies and Chirpy young girls, the new clothing brand ‘Artimmex’ is in town. The launch for the brand ‘Artimmex’ brought with it a fresh fusion of eastern and western store. The brand had showcased many eastern prêt à porter shirts with a variety of eastern ...

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  • TYesterday, the cowardice of the terrorist was on display yet again in Lahore. At least 70 dead and 300 were injured in attack. The world reacted towards the brutal act of terror and used twitter to express their grief over the situation. Terrorism has no religion and no state.   A ...

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  • TPakistan Day or Pakistan Resolution Day, also Republic Day, is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 23 March 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan during the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 ...

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  • TKapoor & Sons is a dramedy at its best, with a modern yet dysfunctional family in the middle. Though the story and characters are pretty simple, the director has successfully brought to life the complexities, expectations and turmoil that comes with being a ‘normal family’. Cast: ...

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  • TIt’s every foodies dream to find that perfect place with mouthwatering food, savory aroma and a cozy yet enticing environment. My hunt for such places will always take me to different stops. One of which this week was ‘Chaaye Khana’.  Chaaye Khana is found on the road of the ...

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  • TWhat do we share with India? I can name many cultural and ethnic commonalities but the one thing that we distinctively share, is the love and passion for cricket. Nothing makes us more excited than a Pakistan vs India cricket match. From ad campaigns to political point scoring, we have been beating ...

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  • TYesterday the cricketing world stood still for a few seconds, when Shahid Afridi made a statement saying, “We get more love in India than in Pakistan”. Some of the Afridi’s fans felt a bit affronted at the statement. The disgruntled fans took to twitter to express their ...

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  • TPrime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif along with leaders of other countries, observed the world’s biggest military exercises “North Thunder” at Hafarul Batin city of Saudi Arabia yesterday. The leaders of many countries attended the closing ...

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  • TThe cricket match began with some disgruntled fans, some of whom decided not to tune in. Not watching today's match. I am done seeing bad performance of same people again and again. #PakvSL — Nazrana Yousufzai (@NazranaYusufzai) March 4, 2016 Some were still hopeful and supporting ...

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  • TToday every single fan's heart was broken. Pakistani Team failed to put up a fight for the Cup. Pakistani Team’s batting lineup failed miserably. The bowlers tried to save the match, but to our disappointment Pakistan is out of the race for the T20 Asia Cup. Here is how the twitterosphere ...

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  • T1.       Shermeen Obaid Chinoy graduated from Stanford After completing her A-Levels from Karachi Grammar School, she went to the United States, where she enrolled at Smith College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then received two degrees: A ...

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  • T1.       Politicians The ones who are always found talking about politicians and political scenario in the country. 2.       Scholars These are people who can chat on socioeconomic, religious and scientific issues for hours. ...

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  • T 1.       The Bachaana cast joined Ali Zafar to show their fun side. 2.       Syra Shehroze and Shehroze Sabzwari are too cute to handle in this video: 3.       The beautiful Maya Ali made us all smile in ...

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  • TWe all have loved every moment of PSL. Along with thrilling cricket matches, there were some lighthearted moments that every cricketing fan would always cherish. 1.      The trophy and captains: It was funny when the claws were out for the trophy, in a light hearted ...

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  • T Exams can be tough of on all of us. Pakistani students usually go about them a little bit like this: 1.       Pray a lot more than usual Examinations do cause spiritual awakening. There is faith in the divine power to help us succeed. So we all Pakistanis start ...

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  • T1.     Yummiest Barbecue If you think you have had the best barbecue ever. Think again. Pakistanis have the best barbecue recipes which can make your taste buds euphoric. 2.      Cricket Craze Pakistanis are cricket loving people. They love the sport. ...

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  • T1.       You will grow a superhuman power to wake up in the middle of the night when your baby lets out so much as a whimper. Seriously though, if the baby even burps that will be a cause of alarm for you. You will wake up in the middle of the night to make sure ...

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  • TBe it our 'mamus', 'Chachus' or Tayas, all Pakistani uncles are somewhat the same. All of them love to talk about politics and sports. But if we had to list the types of Pakistani uncles, the list would look like this: 1.       The funny one The uncle who you believe ...

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  • TIt’s time to bid goodbye to the freezing cold winters 1.       Daylight saving You have more daytime to finish your work. The sun actually shines and doesn’t give you heat-strokes like the summer’s sun. So it’s a happy time. ...

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  • T 1.       This is not a good day to experiment with your face or hair Guys, listen. This is not the day to get an outrageous haircut because the stylist said so, or dye your hair because you want to say bye to your bachelor-hood with style. Just try to stick with the ...

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  • T The new Hum TV drama is the talk of the town. The simplicity with which it's filmed is awe-inspiring. I for one, love the OST by Quratulain Baloch. Here are a few facts you need to know about the drama before you get hooked to it. 1.       Hamza Ali Abbasi stars in ...

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  • TWhy are ‘Pakistani traffic jams’ different from regular traffic jams you ask? Firstly, Pakistan has the versatility of different vehicles on the same road, from a sports car to a donkey cart, they all are stuck in the same traffic jam. Secondly, patience is not our virtue. But when ...

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  • TRecently I have had a pleasure of meeting a pet enthusiast who owns Pets Mall in Model town, Lahore. Furqan Sardar Doger is an animal lover and believes that people in Pakistan have many misconceptions about cats and dogs. The store has everything your cat might need or want. I have been a cat ...

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  • TIf you are enrolled in a university, value the moments. You don’t know the innumerable times every person reminisces over their university life after it’s done with. When you bunked your first lecture, the nicknames you as a group came up with, the due assignments that made you stay up ...

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  • TWhen the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif affirmed that the country is on its way to progress, he mistakenly went too far declaring that potatoes are 5 rupees per kg. The trolls kept coming in all day. Trending hashtag on Facebook that day was #Ifpotatocosts5then. Here are some honorable mentions: ...

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  • TA girl starts planning her wedding day as soon as she steps into adulthood. The one day she can be a total princess and get away with it. But there is a line, a vague one, that you should never cross. Here are some of the things a Pakistani bride should not do: ...

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