Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Off to Brazil

10May11

I am honoured, humbled, delighted and excited to share that I am off to Brazil – yay! One of four Pakistanis invited by the Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad, I should be heading to one of the most spectacular destinations in the world by the end of this week. Did I mention that I was […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=commercial+airline&iid=8656706″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/8656706/gov-imposes-stricter/gov-imposes-stricter.jpg?size=500&imageId=8656706″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] You would think going off to Europe for a week would be fun, yes? Think again if you’re taking a flight out of Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal. I’m one of those people who leaves home three and a half hours before my flight is meant to leave. For […]


If nothing else, my participation in the Eurasian Media Forum Conference, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week, showed me that the debate on the ‘mainstream’ media versus the ‘new’ media is alive all over the world. In fact the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council is traveling across continents to discuss the future of journalism, […]


  I first saw the Manhattan skyline in the year 2002, and since then, have had an ongoing romance with the city of New York. If I can recall, my initial sense was of having penetrated the magical world of cinema, and to have become part of it. As I walked through the streets lined […]


She grabs my inner clothing (you know what I mean), yanks at it and releases me with a jerk. Her clear gloves move on before I know it, and they are unrelenting. Let me say, though, that the hands may shift, but the expression remains the same – that of complete ennui. At the end […]