Minar-E-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan)

Minar-E-Pakistan

Minar-e-Pakistan is a tall monumental tower in Iqbal Park, Lahore which was built in 1968 in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution of 1940. The minar (tower) reflects a blend of Mughal and modern Architecture, and is constructed on the site where on March 23, 1940, seven years before the formation of Pakistan, the Muslim League passed the "Pakistan Resolution", demanding the creation of Pakistan.Here is a slideshow of some picture of the Minar-E-Pakistan and Iqbal Park from my recent trip to … [Read more...]

Interview about Muslim Media on the “What’s Up Wit’ That Show?”

Here is an interview I did about Muslim Media on the "What's Up Wit' That Show?" in Mountain View, CA: … [Read more...]

Foodistan (Lahore, Pakistan)

Fresh Butter on hand-made Aloo Paratha (Bread stuffed with Potato) in the Pind (Village)

Recently, I came back from a month long trip to Lahore - the culinary capital of Pakistan.Lahore, has a wide variety of cuisine, from fancy upscale Italian restaurants to the simple Pakistani village food and everything in between.A few tips for those of you who may be traveling to Pakistan soon:1. Get Your Shots - Before you Travel (Currently Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio and Malaria are the main diseases in Pakistan)2. Don't Drink The Water - unless it's Bottled and Sealed … [Read more...]

Review of 2012 Golden Globe Winner (and Emmy) for TV Drama: “Homeland”

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Recently, I watched the whole first season of the Golden Globe Winning TV series Drama, “Homeland” and was both impressed and also disappointed. The cable series which originally premiered in October 2011 on the Showtime channel is based on an Israeli TV series called “Prisoners of War,” But “Homeland” is about an American Marine Nicholas Brody (played by British Actor Damian Lewis from “Band of Brothers”) who is captured in Iraq and his held captive for 8 years, only to be found by a Delta Force … [Read more...]

OUTSOURCED vs. LOWES

Rizwan & Parvesh

Originally Posted on ILLUME magazine.Everyone has been talking about the controversy surrounding Lowe’s Hardware stores pulling their advertising from TLC’s “All American Muslim” reality TV show, because of the email campaign from Conservative Christian “Florida Family Association.”But besides the few email complaints to Lowe’s or signing of petitions online, there hasn’t been much creative response from the Muslim-American community.That’s when the comedic duo, Rizwan Manji and Parvesh Che … [Read more...]

Zaki Hasan: The Grandmaster of Geekdom

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Originally Posted on ILLUME Magazine.Zaki Hasan has been a geek all his life, though he's never felt comfortable admitting it until now. From a childhood steeped in Superman comics and STAR TREK reruns to his current role as a professor of communication & media studies, Zaki has spent much of the last two decades analyzing and evaluating the role of popular culture in shaping and defining our cultural, societal, and spiritual discourse. It's this realm of ideas that's central to GEEK … [Read more...]


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