H. A. Kay

  • TBin Roye. When Lamhe from 1991 met Humayun Saeed in 2016. Okay, that wasn’t fair. It’s not as though Lamhe was the first story ever with that sort of twist. Barbara Cartland, like many before her, literally thrived on that plotline for several of her novels to become bestsellers in the ...

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  • TThe Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and branded as Rio 2016, came to a close over the weekend. And among other things, it drew attention to what Muslim women athletes are capable of. Like Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee, can win her first heat for women’s ...

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  • TSo, Udaari aired its most graphic episode yet. Not to mention the play itself, centering on the serious issue of child sexual abuse, is perhaps the most haunting serial ever to have gone on air in recent memory. It is a brave effort that must be applauded from here to there to no end and beyond. ...

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  • TWho is Jeena? I did not know how limited my capacity was to answer this question until a friend confronted me with it. And then, there was a barrage of queries. Every other comment on my post was asking the same. Curious, eager, confused statements all ending in just as reflective punctuation ...

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  • TJune 22, 2016 was yet another sad day in the long string of sad days that Pakistan has been witnessing since in forever, it seems. We lost Ghulam Amjad Sabri to hate. Ghulam Amjad Sabri was the son of Ghulam Farid Sabri, the carrier of his father’s legacy and the collective legacy of the ...

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  • TTeenage girl burnt alive by mother for marrying by choice Pregnant woman killed by parents for marrying by choice Girl burnt alive for refusing proposal Man burnt by acid attack for refusing proposal Non-Muslim elderly man beaten till bleeding by policeman Senator abused and allegedly tried to ...

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  • TAnd it so happened that the one sensible play that one channel churned out in years was served a notice by PEMRA to honor the barrage of complaints received from viewers. I'm talking about Udaari, a Momina Duraid and Kashf Foundation production, aired on and distributed by the daring HUM TV ...

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  • TIt’s official. HUM TV and some badass guts went on a brainstorming session and Udaari was born. And Sheedan from that awesome play is the mom every Pakistani girl, in fact, every girl on the planet deserves to have! I’m absolutely in love with the play and all its characters from the ...

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  • TFlying to the two holy cities for Umrah is an experience on its own. We took our plane to Medina from Istanbul. Alhamdolilah! Such a pure feeling it was. Five minutes before touchdown, the entire plane rocked, not with technical or weather turbulence mind you but with chants of Takbeer – the ...

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