Posts Tagged ‘ Media ’

Muslim Schools, Hijab and the Media

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Lauren Booth's Diary
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‘I’m not wearing that!’ My 12 year old daughter winces as we examine the bathing suit she must wear for swimming lessons at her private girls school in Manchester. A whole section is cut away from rear ribs to the (very) lower spine. As for the front, well, the thighs of the suit are so […]



The Morning Show Circus

Sep 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan, Social
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A while back, I was watching a morning-show when one of the guests on the show compared two very famous morning show hosts to Oprah Winfrey and called them the Oprah Winfreys of Pakistan. The next minute, I was cleaning the tea I had spilled on the table. As much as I wish with all […]



The Elusive Last Straw

Dec 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan
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I am such an idiot. I thought we should get that out of the way early. Remember September? When the whole blasphemy video issue happened? When the PPP “capitulated” to the religious right? I remember certain people, who hold sway in the media, people who claim to be on the left, being deeply scarred by […]



Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World
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“Israel has a right to defend itself just like a burglar has, who busts open someone else’s house, not for theft but for invasion, expelling the residents out with force, with a ‘superpower’ fully supporting his actions. Even if the burglar has the most sophisticated weapons, the children of the house fighting for their right […]



Because the Ugly Combination Sells

Aug 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan
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So Ladies and Gentlemen, contrary to all expectations and despite the ever strong social media activism, Veena Malik is back in full swing to help people get over their sins -and hers- and plead and beg to the Almighty Lord to forgive them -and her- for their sins -and hers- for the moment so they […]



Worshiping Idols

Aug 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, Social
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While reciting Kalma-e-tayyaba, every Muslim knows that he is negating all idols and testifying that he will worship none other than Allah (SWT). But do we negate all the idols in our life? Especially those hidden modern day idols which we worship knowingly or unknowingly.  Love for anything blown out of proportion is start of […]



A Profane Spirituality

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion
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Pakistani private television channels glamorously sport sensational televangelists to satiate the public appetite for spirituality amidst tawdry entertainment galore. The trend rockets in Ramadan when popular media faces don sobriety in cotton shalwar kameezes of subdued hues, skull caps and most alluring beaded scarves and chiffon dupattas. It sells! This year once again we have […]



The Moral Demise

Jul 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Social
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Daughter  killed her father ….. Shocked when I heard the news that a teenage girl killed her father; reason, he was stopping her from having an illegitimate affair. It was a breaking news on electronic media and reported widely, shocking for the entire country that how she confessed her crime and was actually not feeling […]



Where are all these gates leading to

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan, Social
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Our nation is obsessed with ‘gates’, be it Watergate or Bill Gates; (though the latter is considered a plural by many). Thus, it has become customary to associate the word gate with every scandal, whether it is  Memo-gate, Mehran-gate, Veena-gate or the latest Bahria-gate; the word ‘gate’ is there as a symbolic representation. Do these gates open […]



Repeating Mistakes

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan, Social
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The news of Bhoja Air crash shook the entire country all at once. Every local news channel was covering the accident insensitively, showing dead bodies and wreckage of the plane. Each anchorperson was pointing fingers and raising questions about the accident.  127 people lost their precious lives but it was merely an exclusive news event […]



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