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Omair Alavi

Columnist for Dawn, The News, NatCour, GLAM 360, Spotlight & MAG. Sports & Entertainment Journalist since '98.

Mistakes that cost Pakistan another loss!

Hand over the Cricket ball to a bunch of school kids and you would have more expectations from them than from the bunch of Cricketers representing Pakistan side in England at the moment. Not only did they give away so many chances during the Nottingham ODI against the hosts, but they also acted as if […]

Project Ghazi – Could Have Been A Contender!

Pakistan’s first Sci-Fi film in decades Project Ghazi was finally released in cinemas after a premiere that took place nearly 2 years back. The film had a lot of potential back then but considering that the released version was just an update of the ‘premiered’ movie, it was always going in with negative marks. However, director Nadir […]

Remembering Shahnaz Begum through her songs

Shahnaz Begum may not have been the most prolific singer in the 1970s but she sure was iconic, thanks to her countless songs that she performed during the early days of Pakistan Television or when she did playback singing for films.

Trailer Review – Laal Kabootar

Kamal Khan’s Laal Kabootar seems to be different from whatever we have seen so far since the revival as it tackles the crime genre and comes out as a complete entertainer for those who love Anurag Kashyap’s cinema.

The curious case of insecure players

The fourth season of Pakistan Super League has kicked off with a thrilling encounter between defending champions Islamabad United and never-champions Lahore Qalandars. The match was an equally poised affair until two international players – from Pakistan – snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with their heroic batting.

Bhai Bhai is exactly what the doctor ordered!

Wondering how to spend your weekday in the absence of Eat Festivals and Literature gatherings? Look no further as Karachi’s Arts Council has the answer for you. Tahir Entertainments’ Bhai Bhai provides you a chance to laugh in the presence of a Hollywood actor Faran Tahir who calls the shots as well as his younger brother Ali […]

Winning is a habit; so is losing!

When Pakistan Cricket team was cruising against South Africa in the second T20I last night, the commentator asked Coach Mickey Arthur about the chances of his team self-destructing; Arthur said that he was confident that the two batsmen in the middle would see it till the end.

Five reasons to watch theatre play ‘Bhai, Bhai’

In the first week of February, Karachi will play host to Tahir Entertainments’ Bhai Bhai ­– a desi version of Sam Shepard’s iconic comedy True West. The play will be directed by Hollywood veteran Faran Tahir who will certainly use all his Broadway experience to raise the bar of theatre in the country. The play […]