Feminism and the Modern Khatoon

I hate it when people say that Feminism is not the hill they want to die upon or when Bollywood actresses leave no stone (read media outlet) unturned to claim that they are not a feminist.Heavens forbid if anyone considers them one other wise.Tauba Tauba!! Their eagerness reminds me of the morbid fascination Amreekan kids have with cooties… Everyone talks about it yet no one wants anything to do with it.Did you say Feminism?eewww😂😂😂
Yaar Feminism is a beautiful ideology. Period.Honestly the idea of equality and freedom to choose is liberating at so many levels.. How could you say you do not believe in equality.Do you really need loads of time to figure out how you feel about human rights?

Enter the modern Khatoon who has it really easy (because earlier women paved a road for them and took all the heat in the process) to claim:

 ‘I ain’t no Feminist mama’….

While we at this topic one should accept that unnecessary male bashing and senseless debates over non issues has really​ harmed the XX chromosome containing population’s cause.Ok!So you don’t want a tag?Fine.Dont use it but atleast understand that we all need to understand,solidarity should be a built in reflex and not something that can be left as a choice.

Seriously there should be something similar along the lines of the Bro Code.A Zanani Code may be?What do you think? 😂

Feminism and the Modern Khatoon

What’s in a name?

So what does your typical Rahul look like? Let’s rephrase the question as to what qualities are expected from a Rahul?

He’s Charming
Is great with the ladies!
Has a killer sense of fashion
Seriously the ladies can’t keep their hands off him

Basically Rahul is a lovable, charming, slightly tactless guy who always has everyone’s best interests at heart.He’s the hero who gets the girl.

So what happens if Rahul is a douchebag?

Rahul: Naam Tou Suna Hi Hoga!

This is exactly what the Malayalam movie ‘100 Days of Love’ talks about.img_20170204_154949

This movie narrates the story of B. K.N,a guy who loses his girlfriend and job within the first few scenes into the story.Not being familiar with Malayalam culture it takes a while to understand that he (much to his chagrin) is named after a famous villain Balan K.Nair.It’s like getting named after Shafqat Cheema,I guess 😂.He is basically a loser in all aspects.The anti hero.

My name is Sheela!

Balan’s life flips upside down when he meets the mysterious Sheela one rainy evening.As per the custom of RomComs,he immediately falls for her.But Sheela is engaged to  *Drum Roll* Rahul.

100 days of love has a fresh take on the effect of names and how they should not shape our perception of a person.Somewhat echoes Juliet’s soliloquy from Shakespeare’s magnum opus ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

What’s in a name?that which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,

Retain that dear perfection which he owes

Sheela believes herself to be a practical person who is not affected by minor things like love and losers.Rahul is rich, sophisticated, successful and in Balan’s words a – Cliché.But the catch here is Rahul being an extremely vindictive and unbearable person.Whereas the poor loser’s heart is full of(sic) love.Download a shady torrent to find out if Sheela chose the cocky Rahul or the not at all villainous villain,Balan?

Moral:You need to see and understand that there is always more to a person than what meets the eye.Or may be it doesn’t and it’s just me wasting my time before a ward test.

Watch the movie and decide for yourself.😂

What’s in a name?

All the world’s a Tamasha


img_20170203_175304 It’s almost an year and I still just can’t get over Tamasha!What a gorgeous piece of art.Loaded with subtle meanings and between the lines motifs.Haye!A lot of people don’t like the movie but this post does not serve to slut shame them ( even though you should be ashamed.Ya nasty! 😂).This post is specifically about the song Matargashti.

Matargashti has Ved and Tara frolicking on the streets of Corsica.Here are some stills from the song:

Ved:Let’s nacho on the road! Tara:Brilliant!
Ved: Hey these drugs work! Everything’s blur! Tara: No its just Maham’s shitty screenshots.
Tara: My back hurts! Ved : Buddhi aurat.
I m the king of Bollywood Nepotism! Crowd:Oh yes! you are!

Besides the realization of your poverty what else does occurs in each and every still ? This flag:


Corsica has been struggling for Independence from Spain for quite some time now and this symbol of their movement is scattered throughout the song.Gaining Independence to be yourself  and embracing freedom are the central themes of Tamasha .There has been a lot of speculation about the director choosing this particular destination so I guess this fits with the narrative as to why Corsica holds such a pivotal place in story.It’s not a just a location but a silent character in the movie bringing Ved and Tara together with its magic..I think somewheres Mr Imtiaz Ali is laughing at us lesser mortals.

I should really stop focusing so much time on wall hangings and spare some of the time to my textbooks   😂😂😂

All the world’s a Tamasha

Super late 2016 favorites cause why not? 😎

Favorites of 2016:

So much beyooti 😱

Purana Mandir’

Ok so this has to be my most favorite movie of them all.Its a scary movie that’ll leave you shaking with – laughter.A Ramsey Brothers classic that narrates a blood curdling,bone chilling saga of macho men running in dense forests for God knows what reasons at twilight.Fail to comprehend why don’t people in scary movies realize that a going to haveli in complete wilderness is a big no-no!!

Let’s go over our standard protocols for80s scary filum and see how many of these are covered in this cinematic experience par excellence .So is there a:


Old haveli -yes

Monster with intihaai fake costume -Rawr!

Crazy villagers – hell yeah!

Dead Sidekicks – ji bilkul

Dumb heroine – affirmative

Creepy Servant – Ye bhi koi pochney ki baat hai 😂😂

They don’t get the girl… It’s We who get the boys -Mahira Khan

‘Ho Mann Jahaan’

This movie will always have a special place in my heart as my heart is a filing cabinet of saneema.I watched this one in theatre.It’s a really bright,cheery,happy movie that you can watch with your mom,dad, siblings or the old lady who lives down the lane (I don’t judge).Had a great time watching exceptionally good looking people in equally gorgeous, effortlessly chic clothing sing,dance and get upset at bummers set up by the script destiny along their way.Initially didn’t like Sonya Jehan’s role in the trailers but was so damn wrong.In my defense,I can say she looked like a vamp or siren in the trailers(or in my head or both).But as the Radical blogger stuffed her face with popcorn it became obvious that her independent highness was the best character of the movie.No more spoilers until you find a shady torrent link.


Also Shakar Wanda is love.  😍😍😍 If you haven’t grooved to this song at dholkis and mehndis then sir its time to revaluate your social life.

What a not-so-lovely day!

Mad Max: Fury Road’

People generally consider you as a total Indian soap opera watching person if you don’t throw a dash of Hollywood in your yearly round ups.So here’s an Englis Filum.Watching the Oscars I honestly couldn’t understand why this movie was nominated for so many category.. (also couldn’t stop ogling at Kate Blanche’s sarvoswsky dress).Seemed like a racer movie where everyone learns the importance of family in the end.But was completly blown away when I finally watched it!!! Really envy the people who saw it in cinemas

Bros dekhlo isko 😎😊

Super late 2016 favorites cause why not? 😎

Lady Gaga : Of Pickles and Shivers


Now that’s a pickle(bad pun?)(pretty much).Anyways Hey World!!!!How are yous in general?

In headline news:My study related issues have rocketed to Jupiter….(No really!)The burden is overwhelming,exhausting and somehow very welcome.Radical grandmother has come to the conclusion she needs to burn the mid night lamp and stop fretting about trees and butterflies (for a while).They can wait,books won’t.Dear people I can only say that procrastination is a SIN.And a bad one too.Let’s hope my spaceship lands safely on planet InSane(no matter how many light years it takes).

Okay this is'nt Jupiter.
Okay this isn’t Jupiter.

Incase you have not noticed,it’s september.Well it is not much of a Fall in Karachi.The weather is horrible.I mean seriously it gets minus like in classrooms with the air conditioning(So did you ever come across Mohsin Hamid’s short story by the same name? also this shows that the Radical blogger has read the desi writers.I am so posh.Not 😀 ) The corridors are scorching hot.So basically college is equal to inferno these days (Arctic Sahara maybe?) (and now you thought of Dan Brown)(And if you didn’t this girl stands with you 🙂 ) Totally non related:Below is the most ridiculous Facebook profile picture I have ever come across.Somehow I can relate to it though.(Wonders why? )

A common site.Perfect climate for a walk.
A common site.Perfect climate for a jog.

Did someone say tele-the-vision?Well lately Pakistan channel are flooded with Urdu dubbed Turkish dramas.’Turkish invasion’ as our media coins it.Unsurprisingly I have taken up the habit of watching them .Not that I am fond of them(it’s more like a KESC conspiracy 😀 )they are the things coinciding with my timings.So hao are they?Well all their soaps have beautiful people driving equally beautiful cars.Will you buy that?Most of the people here have.And THIS guy is always there to make you feel at home.I think he’s name is Kevinc or something(synonymous with the urdu name Iftikhar,as one of my friends points out)…Also I can’t stand Adnan sahab in Ishq Memnu(Perfect specimen of Low I.Q)(how could he not suspect? )(Confused?For details watch Ishq Memnu or ‘forbidden Love’.Coming in your part of the world soon,of that I am pretty damn sure))

And Lady Gaga does not star in this post,but she did make a catchy title.Haina??

So this brings us to the end dear people.Always run after butterflies and hate war.God save all from chemical weapons.Amen.

Lady Gaga : Of Pickles and Shivers