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21 Jun

6 possible endings to Mann Mayal

There is Mannu, continuously whining over her broken heart, fragile ego and now divorce (for her a fate worse than death) and then there is Jeena, who has no self respect and throws her orphan status into every five minutes of her screen time, begging Salahuddin to marry her. And these two women have effectively done the maan behan of emancipated women. They deserve an award for portraying the two most regressive characters on modern-day television. How Hasina Moin would cringe if she were ever to watch this! I’m sure she knows better but unfortunately we don’t and are fixated to this train wreck of a drama. Mann Mayal is approaching its end. 22 episodes down, there may be two episodes...
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16 May

Spotlight: Style or Star Power?

Bridal Couture Week, now in its tenth season, has to fix the balance which is tipping in favour of celebrities over fashion and style.   The Bridal Couture Week, now in its tenth season, has emerged one of the biggest dichotomies of the fashion industry.   Let’s look at BCW’s strengths first. The event has been consistent in showing twice a year, alternately in Lahore and Karachi, ever since its inception in 2009. The 3-day event, televised incessantly on TV and shown to millions of viewers around the world, has the kind of outreach that designers can only dream of; it gives participating brands the kind of visibility that they probably can’t get anywhere else. FahadHussayn, an acclaimed designer who’s been a BCW loyalist...
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