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Aag Ka Darya is Urdu literature at its best

Pakistan, April 1 -- If a novel forces you to stop now and then and reconsider your own life and its extensions, then there should be no doubt about the eloquent depth of that novel. The story creeps ... Read More


Midnight in a Perfect Life is a tale of crime and violence

Pakistan, March 31 -- Michael Collins insists he is not a genre writer. Recently in Toronto as part of the Authors at Harbourfront series, alongside Linwood Barclay and Norway's Jo Nesbo - two thrille... Read More


Amitabh Bachchan's Pink is a story of women empowerment

Pakistan, March 28 -- Director Shoojit Sircar is known for making unconventional films like 'Vicky Donor', 'Madras Cafe' and 'Piku'. Every film of his, re-defines the genres and are highly intellectu... Read More


Barefoot Heart is a beautiful tale of personal recollections

Pakistan, March 28 -- Elva Trevino Hart's debut work Barefoot Heart, a memoir, documents her family's experience living and working between Pearsall, Texas, and the fields of Minnesota and Wisconsin. ... Read More


Udaas Naslain - one of the greatest novels in Urdu literature

Pakistan, March 26 -- After half a century of its publication, Abdullah Hussain's novel Udaas Naslain still attracts the attention of critics and readers alike. This novel, along with Quratulain Haid... Read More


'Mary Kom' - remembering the biopic on legendary female boxer

Pakistan, March 25 -- There's a tip that we're frequently given before going watching a Bollywood movie: "Leave your brains at home." Omung Kumar's Mary Kom is one of those titles. Ignore reality, tur... Read More


Small-budget movie is worth every penny you spend to see it

Pakistan, March 24 -- Well-intentioned but somewhat facile in parts, 'Sui Dhaaga' stitches together an agreeable yarn about a small-town wedded couple's attempt to set up a fashion design business in ... Read More


Why 'Sanju' is winning all the awards this year

Pakistan, March 23 -- Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan may have legendary careers and staggering worldwide fame, but there is good reason why - of all the living actors that cou... Read More


Why 'Neerja' still inspires us three years after its release

Pakistan, March 22 -- The incredible film on Pan Am airhostess Neerja Bhanot, who died while helping passengers escape from terrorists on the hijacked flight 73, is based in the year 1986, but the tra... Read More


'Hichki' - buried under an avalanche of cliches

Pakistan, March 18 -- The plot of this film is buried under an avalanche of narrative cliches. In her comeback film, Rani Mukherji essays the role of a Tourette Syndrome-afflicted teacher. Full marks ... Read More