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MortdecaiThe handlebar moustache clearly should have gotten second billing in the comic caper Mortdecai since it is its’ one and only punchline.

Based on the novel “Don’t Point That Thing At Me” by Kyril Bonfiglioli, writer/director David Koepp (Premium Rush) and writer Eric Aronson translate this 1970s cult comic thriller onto the screen. Only, the movie has fewer thrills and even less comedy; 007 with none of his charm, intellect or gadgetry.

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Afzal ko marna zaroori tha. (I had to kill Afzal)”

With those words, Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar cemented his stance on killing one of the most popular protagonists the Pakistani drama landscape has seen in a while: Pyarey Afzal.

Though, it turns out that idea wasn’t his.

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Falafel Tazah

When your go to restaurant becomes part of your weekend routine, it’s easy to pass up on talking about it. It’s not about ambiance (that last happened in 2009) and eating in a strip mall walkway might not be the most fun part of the experience, but who cares!

When the food you eat is this fresh and filling and incredibly flavourful we are watching our plates, not the badly parked cars – except for that red jeep with a ‘Relax’ bumper sticker. Park in an open space still means a demarcated open space, and within the lines. Thanks.

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Iman AliSarmad Sehbai’s work as a poet, author, playwright and filmmaker highlights his innovative approach to art and culture.

His vision is reflected in the diverse mediums and languages he works in, from poems to PTV dramas (Naya Qanoon, Toba Tek Singh), theatre plays (‘The Dark Room’), a documentary (‘Mughals of the Road’) and finally, his films and dramas (Fankar Gali, Jal Pari, and most recently Laa.

His work constantly questions defined norms and now with Mah-e-Meer, even madness.

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No God but God by Reza Aslan was an excellent book on Islam which presented Islamic history to a non-Muslim audience as well as served as a refresher course for most of us Muslims too.

It was astutely written if with a Shia slant,  so you come to Zealot knowing that it too has Aslan’s interpretation of a historical Jesus. It isn’t exactly an academic piece of writing, (for that there are many other writers) though it draws from some of his own research.

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Dear Yelp

Dear Yelp,

Thank you for your note. If you had bothered to read my review the only thing it was promoting was an honest opinion. That is what I mistakenly thought Yelp was about.

Yelp was where I turned to find what real folks were saying about… opps…sorry I’m promoting again… No? Err..OK. What’s that? Would I put a yelp graphic here? Oh so its ok when I promote your business but not an honest opinion. This is confusing….

Well, I wrote the review thinking folks might want to know to avoid places that are racist or have no toilets but ya, ok I’ve got the memo.Only five star ratings from now on. Right, my bad.

And thanks but no thanks, don’t think I’ll be ‘farce-ticipating’ on Yelp anymore.

Thanks, AMM

(Another reason not to go here, clearly they are on that anal-retentive diet and can’ t handle an honest opinion)

Two words – Never Again.

Usually I’m generous, I’ll give you a rundown of the place, in this case, I just say run.

The clueless person at the register where I ordered and was very clear about PFC’s food needing to be non-spicy assured me that it would be so and lo and behold it was the spiciest dish on the table which meant that the only thing he could eat was dal-chawaal served off a flimsy plastic plate and he wasn’t happy.

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