Archive for January, 2010

Art for Life

30Jan10

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+truck+art&iid=2411334″ src=”2/8/b/b/Elaborate_Truck_Art_3a7e.jpg?adImageId=9671710&imageId=2411334″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] When I was on my way to meet Haider, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew only that he was a truck artist who my friend and artist, Tapu Javeri, adored. The drive to Haider’s neighbourhood, Garden East, was harrowing. It took me to the entrance […]


The failure of the Lahore police to register a case against the alleged and likely murderers of twelve-year-old Shazia, giving them the time to escape is a glaring example of the complicity of authorities in crimes against the underprivileged. The details of Shazia’s story are horrific. She first turned up on the national pages of […]


CIO Webstudio’s Rabia Garib, my frand, recently interviewed me for her new web show, Mash Ups. I had a great time chatting with her about the new media, Dawn.com, Huffington Post, DawnNews, private vs. public persona and me tweeting for @poppyagha! Have a look and leave comments to let us know what you think. 🙂


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=dog+fight&iid=7375320″ src=”6/5/9/0/Dog_Fighting_Returns_1161.JPG?adImageId=8871509&imageId=7375320″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] There appears to be a developing trend of Pakistani leaders abusing each other on live national television. I am not sure what it means, but I find it to be a source of embarrassment and distress. What is also quite upsetting and perhaps, that is what makes […]


Hey guys! I got this press release from the US State Department, and thought it might be a fun thing to do. Win a camcorder today, be a filmmaker tomorrow…the opportunities are endless! 🙂


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+women+protest&iid=848492″ src=”7/c/d/7/Pakistani_Journalists_Protest_478f.jpg?adImageId=8762070&imageId=848492″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] Not too long ago, I was at a media event. As most media events go, unless the occasion has been organised to comment on women in the profession, they are usually male-dominated with a smattering of women present. Here we had about half a dozen men and, […]