F Shereen

  • Qandeel Baloch is no more. Who was Qandeel? The girl who was not shy of posting her half-nude videos on the internet with silly, seductive commentary attracting many; the internet celebrity who proposed to Imran Khan and dared to strip for Shahid Afridi; the one with attractive, voluptuous curves ...

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  • I am ashamed, sickly saddened again at what happened in Orlando. I am also angry. I am angry to see America bleed again. I am livid to see lives taken at the hands of violence, but more so, I am aggravated that it all happened because someone did not respect freedom. I came to this Land of the ...

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  • There are memories we treasure and some that we just hold on to for life. What can a nine year old’s mind find important enough to cling to?  The year was 1974, and I was a fourth grader in a public school in Jhelum, Punjab. I could see, even walk to the banks of Jhelum River from our ...

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  • Phantom is a screen adaptation of S. Hussain Zaidi’s novel, Mumbai Avengers. I have not read the novel. I watched the film on big screen with a bigger heart and nerve to convince my patriotic family (Pakistani, including my 17-year-old American son), that no matter how controversial a film ...

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  • It was twenty-seven years ago, when Pakistan's longest serving Head of State, a dictator, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq died. Not that I wish for any nation to have its 9/11, in terms of being able to precisely recall what one was doing at the time a news broke, August 17, 1988 was one of those days ...

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  • An ardent fan of Mozart, the renowned symphony writer and composer, once asked him: “I am thinking of writing symphonies. Can you give me any suggestions to get started?” Mozart replied:  “A symphony is a very complex musical form. Perhaps you should begin with simpler lieder ...

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