Coke studio at MTV india

Coke Studio @ MTV to rock India

After wooing music lovers in Pakistan, “Coke Studio” is now going to India where it will bring together 45 musicians from different parts of the country who are experts in various genres such as folk, classical and qawwali. The Indian version is called “Coke Studio@MTV” and will air on MTV … Read more

2nd Pakistan Media Awards 2011

2nd Pakistan Media Awards 2011

The 2nd Pakistan Media Awards 2011 held at the Carlton Hotel in Karachi last week may have started way off the mark but what the event managed to accomplish in terms of credibility was to celebrate valuable contributions to the performing arts across a very large spectrum, honoring some of … Read more

Saqib Malik: Hot Shot

The overt feeling of loss and longing as captured in the currently running video of Khammaj’s living testimony to Saqib Malik’s clarity of vision as a director. Not to forget his earlier masterpieces the sardoni Mr. Fraudiye and the seductive Behti Naar. With a fascination for Pedro Almodavar and Guru … Read more

Parveen Babi: The Final Destination

Renowned fashion designer Moazzam Abbasi, a die-hard fan of Parveen Babi pays a tribute to Bollywood’s all time favourite diva. They blackballed and clapper clawed her. Hissing and hooting. Disparaging and damnatory.. A thousand deaths, that made her die. Helplessly, the more she tried to vivificate, the tighter they shut … Read more

The Power List 2005

What is power? Who has it? How can you tell? These are questions that have no easy answers. Ask an assertive journalist, and you’ll hear a vehement dismissal of all glamour types and the list of powerful people whittling down to a stodgy industry bigwigs. Ask a starry-eyed showbiz fanatic … Read more

Keeping up with style

Hard-work, dedication and focus is Tahseen Tasneem’s motto, an upcoming stylist from Karachi and a former air hostess with the national flag carrier. She ventured into the beauty business about a year back and has never looked back since. “I joined PIA in 1987 As an air hostess and worked … Read more