Naeema Saeed

  • It is believed that an aesthetic sense takes a fairly long time to develop, but same cannot be said for the eminent artiste, Faiza Sheikh. Faiza was introduced to art at a very early age, which later transformed into her obsession and passion. The young brilliant painter tells, “ I've ...

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  • Pakistani news channels are working 24/7. They are reporting on all the issues in which public is interested and in their hassle, they overlook the issues of public interest.  Concerns like Balochistan crisis slip the sight unless some serious journalists with real urge to report come forward. ...

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  • Looking at social media websites, mainstream media channels and cultural events, one can hardly miss the development on the cultural front of Pakistan. Cultural renaissance is on its way in the country. Development is gradual but certain. The remarkable contribution in this revival is made by ...

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  • One of the most impressive Doctors of the world, Dr. Seuss, once said; You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own.  And you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.   Well he was ...

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  • Like many other residing in the city of food lovers, I too am not a local Lahorite. However, irrespective of the place where we come from, people of Lahore share unbeatable enthusiasm for food. Be it Nehari or Chinese, we will have it all. It sounds even better if we have them all in one place. ...

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  • Born with the passion for fashion, Arsalan Iqbal daydreamed through his childhood about designing clothes for internationally renowned celebrities. However, he went on to study finance just to come back to designing for this is what he is best at. Arsalan collaborated with Yahseer Javaed in 2010 ...

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  • Royal and bold, trendy and classy, cliché and innovative, Ali Xeeshan has passion and talent to blend in the opposites to come up with fusions which please the eyes and grace the wearers. A graduate from PIFD, Xeeshan made his place in fashion industry in a very short span of time. In an age ...

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  • A nation is not only known by the heroes it produces but also by the idols it reveres and the legends it endorses and emulates. Pakistani film industry is at its lowest ebb. There are barely any signs of life in it. The reason being, not only did it stop producing great artistes but also because it ...

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  • It is evening, I open the book “Sari Reams,” take out the audio CD which is well placed in the pocket of the cover and the strong intense voice takes me back in time when in a hall full of people in Alhamara during Lahore Literary Festival, I heard Sadaf Saaz recite her poems for the ...

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  • A development activist, a corporate trainer, an entrepreneur and a media person, Sidra Iqbal has laid her hands on various things and she is doing all of these really well. Along with being a prime time TV anchor on national television, Sidra also stayed in limelight because of various ...

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  • LAHORE  - The city of Lahore is famous for the large variety of delicious food. The city is cosmopolitan and Lahoris love to taste all kinds of food whether it is Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, French or Italian. Pearl Continental Hotel as always has lived up to its reputation as one of the ...

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  • It was a bright sunny day of winter. The people were leaving for workplaces and the children were heading towards their schools. Fifteen year old Aitezaz left his home too, to never to return back alive. Irony is that many leave their homes in Pakistan to make a living and return back dead. Many ...

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  • Liberalism and optimism rarely go hand in hand in Pakistan. Cynicism and lack of confidence in past present and future of Pakistan often accompanies modernity here. Distorted history is lamented, gloomy present is mourned and future is predicted as dark by many among intelligentsia of Pakistan. No ...

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  • Very often it is claimed that the authors who come from foreign lands have a particular outlook about Orient. It is believed that Occident is unable to sympathize with the realities of the so called Orient. The people coming from abroad allegedly look at generalities and ignore the intricacies ...

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  • Hegel once said, ‘we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.’ True! Isn’t it? And if that means our premier then the chances are even greater that he would not take any notes from the past lessons.  It was less than a year ago that we were chanting ...

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  • Advent of summer in Pakistan marks the craze for designer lawns but ambitious designers would not just sit around their grates in winters to plan summer campaigns. Owing to their passion to sell and their customers’ urge to buy, the winter cloths and shawls too have started to sell like hot ...

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  • They are selling dreadful things in beautiful packaging on your TV channels.  “I want to broadcast an ad on cable TV network.” “Where do you want to advertise? Lahore, Karachi, all over Pakistan?”  “Well, can you send me the rates of all of ...

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  • Only one thing is certain about future that it is going to stay uncertain and unpredictable. But as the time is accustomed to surprising and stunning, man is in habit of planning and predicting. Here we bring much awaited and much planned events of 2014.  T-20 World Cup Small innings and great ...

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  • 2013 was a landmark year in the history of Pakistan. For the first time an elected parliament completed its term and handed over the power to new elected representatives. Though faces in the power corridors changed, economic instability featured in the same way as it has for more than past 6 ...

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  • As if sociologists, psychologists and analysts were not perplexed enough about the rising storm of selfies which are uploaded on social media every day, that a ‘three nation selfie’ made its way to the top news. On memorial services of Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama and PM David ...

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  • Scientific evidence shows that the climate is changing at a rapid rate. Whether we want to believe it is man-made, natural evolution or a conspiracy, we all have to deal with it. Natural disasters be they typhoons or floods  have proved that sticking our heads in the sand is not going to ...

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  • The music industry has stayed in news for all the brow lifting reasons, be they Gaga’s concert in space or O Cornor’s letter to Miley. The happenings in music industry became a subject of global social debate when innocent looking Disney girl twerked her way to the fame. Many were ...

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