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Not chick lit, chic lit: The Devil Wears Prada and stories of strong women

There was once someone, somewhere who thought stories of young women following their dreams while trying to find love, navigate relationships and reach goals in life are stories limited to female readers only. And we ended up with a genre colloquially called 'chick-lit'. More so than it being a genre, my disappointment is with its… Continue reading Not chick lit, chic lit: The Devil Wears Prada and stories of strong women

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Book Review: A philosopher’s recollection of Waheed Murad

Khurram Shafique’s Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times is a fluid prose knitting the life and times of the Pakistani cinema stalwart Waheed Murad thread by thread as the title promises.  It evokes the fragrance of yesteryears but grounds itself in the longing of today’s Pakistan for recognition and pride.   Shafique introduces a greater philosophical question… Continue reading Book Review: A philosopher’s recollection of Waheed Murad