Posts Tagged ‘ Satire ’

PEMRA should not confuse satire with defamation

Feb 1st, 2012 | By | Category: PEMRA, Satire

Chasing the coat tails of public outcry over Maya Khan’s infamous show, PEMRA has finally taken notice of undesirable media practices. According to a report in The News (Jang Group), PEMRA has stated that it intends to curb not only programmes that invade personal privacy, but satire also. The authority also reiterated its resolve to […]



Nadeem F. Paracha: The fantastical world of advertising

Jan 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Blogs

What would life be like if it resembled any of the numerous TV commercials that are forced down our already choked throats? For starters, all the women in the family would remain (dressed to the nines, of course) in a kitchen, preparing all kinds of food with a favourite cooking oil which they see as […]



Satire: Nadeem Paracha's Latest Media Dictionary

Oct 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Satire

Nadeem Paracha has been compiling a new “devil’s dictionary” to help people understand the often bizarre ramblings of the media. His latest installment, Talking Knees, offers a much needed bit of levity into what can otherwise get to be a disheartening discussion of the media’s farcical failings. Want to be a successful TV anchor and […]



Brasstricks

Apr 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Fasi Zaka’s satirical wit is truly a national treasure. His latest column for Express Tribune takes a light-hearted poke at that brass trickster Zaid Hamid. Karachi: A student member of Brasstricks is writing to his friends on the net about the failed Pakistan Resolution on March 23 by Syed Samad Bond in Lahore at Al […]



TV Awards Night

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Satire

The latest from Nadeem Paracha’s satire is brilliant. Hello people, and welcome to the First Annual Pakistani Private TV Channels Awards. I, Wamid Mir, will be your host for the evening and with me will be the lovely, Dr. Shireen Blackwater Baymaari. Let’s kick off this grand event, but first, a choti se break, and […]



Babble Media Mujahids

Jan 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Nadeem Paracha never fails to leave me laughing. Today’s Dawn includes his latest “Smoker’s Corner” about the media Talibans or what he calls “Babble Media Mujahids.” In his usual biting manner, Mr. Paracha’s witty satire really puts the ridiculous of some of the media talking heads into perspective. As infuriating as it is to read or listen […]



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