‘Rape is a rampant issue’; taboo drama Verna battles the censors in Pakistan
December 3, 2017

Rejected for its edgy content, Shoaib Mansoors timely revenge thriller has finally made it into cinemas after a public backlash. Is the countrys film industry ready for change?

In recent years, Pakistan has seen a huge resurgence of its film Continue reading

Edward Snowden meets Arundhati Roy and John Cusack: He was small and lithe, like a house cat
August 21, 2017

The author, the whistleblower and the movie star

The Moscow Un-Summit wasnt a formal interview. Nor was it a cloak-and-dagger underground rendezvous. The upshot is that John Cusack, Daniel Ellsberg (who leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam Continue reading