Fareeha Qayoom

March 7, 2011

Everything happens on TV – life in the fast lane

It was the farewell speech from George of Pakistan, published in the Tribune. I read it through. It was superficial look at Pakistan even if George had apparently lived in Pakistan for an age. I mean, there was nothing new here except the old rhetoric that most foreign journalists indulge in – you know, stuff like Pakistan is on the brink, it is almost a failed state, terrorism and bigotry are on the rise, blah, blah, blah By Fareeha Qayoom
March 5, 2011

Television: Hooray for commercials!

Some commercials are better than programs – for example, Ufone ads. Some make you laugh like Shahid Afridi’s ad for Head and Shoulders shampoo – “mera mind may bahut kuch…except dandruff ki parshani kay” (Translation : I have lots on my mind except worrying about dandruff)– some leave you mystified – like Super biscuits ad. By Fareeha Qayoom
February 27, 2011

Sports: Pakistan won from Sri Lanka! Yay!!!

Yesterday’s cricket match with Sri Lanka was electrifying. Lots of missed opportunities, misfielding, lost catches; and what not. But we won in the end. Here’s to Pakistani cricket team! Giving us great entertainment and an opportunity to swear at them too! :) By Fareeha Qayoom
February 27, 2011

Book Review: Hadley Freeman’s The Meaning of Sunglasses

Have you read The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce? If you have, you might like this book too. It’s an irreverent look at A to Z of fashion from Freeman’s eyes, (she’s the Deputy Fashion Editor at The Guardian). The book is arranged in short alphabetical passages starting from A – “Accessories: going to hell in a handbag,” to Y – “Yoga, Detoxes, and other euphemisms for exercise and diet.” By Fareeha Qayoom