The first issue of The Wall Street Journal

This post originally appeared on Instagram The front page of the first issue of The Wall Street Journal published on 8th July 1889 (featured image). On this date in 1889, 128 years ago the first issue of The Wall Street Journal was published. The Wall Street Journal is a U.S based international English language daily … Continue reading The first issue of The Wall Street Journal

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Women rights and our priorities

 Blog Exclusive This year, the Thomson Reuters foundation conducted a poll which ranked the top ten world’s most dangerous countries for women. The poll was conducted on the basis of six key areas; healthcare, discrimination, cultural traditions, sexual violence, non sexual violence and human trafficking. This was a repeat of the first poll conducted by … Continue reading Women rights and our priorities

Bon appedon’t

Blog Exclusive Referred to as the food capital of Pakistan, the metropolitan city of Lahore does manage to live up to its title. It’s a common sight to see restaurants, bakeries, cafes, dhabas and everything related to food. During weekends as well as national and religious holidays every place in the city is full with … Continue reading Bon appedon’t

A McDonald’s Pakistan print ad from 1998

This post originally appeared on Instagram A McDonald's Pakistan print ad from 1998 (featured image). McDonald's opened up its first branch in Karachi at North Nazimabad. It was the second McDonald's outlet in the country after Lahore. It's interesting how the prices have increased and changed. Now a Spicy Chicken burger costs about PKR 320 … Continue reading A McDonald’s Pakistan print ad from 1998

Strings – A short bio

This post originally appeared on Instagram A picture (featured image) that was taken in 1989 featuring the founding members of Strings Faisal Kapadia, Bilal Maqsood, Kareem Bashir Bhoy and Rafiq Wazir Ali. The band emerged in 1988 with the quartet from the Government College of Commerce and Economics Karachi and gained exposure through Ghaznafar Ali's … Continue reading Strings – A short bio

Teri Yaad – Pakistan’s first ever feature film

This post originally appeared on Instagram Teri Yaad is the first ever Pakistani feature film released in the country on 7th August 1948, one year after its independence. It starred Nasir Khan (brother of famous Indian actor Dilip Kumar and Asha Posley. It was produced by Dewan Sardari Lal and was directed by Daud Chand. … Continue reading Teri Yaad – Pakistan’s first ever feature film

Punk Rock, Dark Videos and a Masked Vocalist: The Story of Razam

Blog Exclusive If you remember tuning into Indus Music in the early 2000s you might remember a combination of dark themed music videos, a funk rock touch and a masked vocalist. Razam was an underground punk/funk rock band formed in the early 2000s from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The band in its original lineup consisted of … Continue reading Punk Rock, Dark Videos and a Masked Vocalist: The Story of Razam