It’s about time we start talking on controversial issues, says Chinoy

Courtesy Geo.tv KARACHI: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy said on Saturday that the main purpose behind her documentary film, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”, for which she recently bagged her second Oscar, was to compel Pakistan’s legislators to introduce a law to curb honour killings. Speaking at a press conference, Chinoy,…

Musical legend David Bowie dies aged 69 from cancer

Courtesy Geo.tv LONDON: David Bowie, a music legend who used daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes to frame legendary rock hits “Ziggy Stardust” and “Space Oddity”, has died of cancer. He was 69.”David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” read a statement on Bowie´s…

Size isn’t everything: This little eatery in Islamabad may serve Pakistan’s best burger

Courtesy Dawn News ISLAMABAD: Every once in a while, a quirky little eatery opens up that captures the imaginations of the residents of the capital. In the same way that Islamabad’s restaurant-goers were once drawn to the old Tiramisu and its impeccable cooking and indulgent desserts, a newcomer has captured the imaginations of the city.…

Looking back at KIBF — publishers need to import more Indian Urdu books

Courtesy Dawn News WHEN it comes to Urdu literature created on both sides of the India-Pakistan border, the general perception is that Pakistani writers have produced more than their Indian counterparts. Indian writers and intellectuals, researchers believe, are more inclined to express their creative streak in critical and research works and some of them have…