Archive for August, 2016


Oh Please, If you love Penny Dreadful and Dexter you know exactly how satisfying this gif is.

I tried to make sense of why I was so obsessed with Hannibal, But, I couldn’t. There was always fuss about the comparison. Is the movie better than the book? Or was the book better than the Television series?  Or movie being better than both the books and the Television series? So what did I do to see the difference? I watched the movie, and I read the book.

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Silence of the Lambs, the movie, was unusually faithful to the book.  Dozens of lines of dialogue were right away lifted from the book; many of the best ones, in fact.  The screenplay was also skillfully modified, since almost every change in the movie was a development on what was in the book, and things that were polished over in the movie were things that the book defined in more detail than we really needed to know.

The film contains less description than the book, of course. But here is the main story-line; So Dr. Hannibal Lecter is approached by a young cadet with tortured past about an interview, which is later revealed to be part of an investigation regarding a serial killer that skins his victims. During their encounters, Hannibal gets fond of Clarice Starling, cadet and with a main saying, ‘Quid Pro Quo’ he offers Clarice a chance to capture the Buffalo Bill, the serial killer. Using the details provided by Lecter, Clarice guesses that Buffalo Bill considers himself a transgender (when he isn’t) and is creating a “woman suit” because he craves their skin. Clarice figures out that he knew his first target, Francesca Bimmel, and then travels to Ohio to search for more clues. Her search leads her to a local seamstress. The seamstress was no longer living there, but the new tenant turns out to be the murderer. A chase through the serial killer’s puzzle-like basement starts, resulting in Starling gunning down Jame Gumb and rescuing Catherine Martin.


So the long speeches Hannibal gives when talking to Clarice were often hard to grasp in the book but they are amply clear in the film, with Anthony Hopkin’s phenomenal performance.  Since almost all of the dialogue in the book is imitated exactly in the film, I find myself hearing Anthony Hopkins say each word which I could listen every time I watched the film, and I would just hear the story as it was in film, instead of thinking, hey this is a book. There was a song I really felt intrigued from; it was called ‘Goodbye Horses’ which refers to an eastern philosophy to represent the five senses. It narrates that the flying part means that a person would escape the shell of this body to become something else. The words were, “Goodbye Horses, I’m flying over you, Goodbye horses, I’m flying, flying, flying over you”

According to IMDB this film won Oscars in all five categories: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Fun fact is that Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor for acting for almost 16 minutes in the film. And he did a great job doing them. Here is what I learned in the film:

Everyone goes through the phase of change or metamorphosis, the storyline explains how people transform under certain conditions and every character in the film wants to bring a change.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate the movie 9 being the best adaptation I have seen, along with Lord of the rings or the Hobbit. The book 10 because it is one of the most intriguing, most beautifully written books I have ever read.




“Who will keep us safe?”

Marking the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thousands of Global Zero activists will participate in a global day of action calling for an end to the nuclear threat. Activists will tour/ride/hike in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Islamabad, tracing the blast of a “small” nuclear weapon and highlighting the zone of devastation in which most injuries would be fatal, overwhelming any possible humanitarian relief efforts.


“We live in a world still recovering from cold war politics, and nuclear weapons are horrific relics of that time. We cannot afford to continue on this trajectory of clinging to outdated weapons that jeopardize our security every day. Whether by accident or design, entire cities could be erased in a matter of minutes, ending human civilization as we know it.” 

Said Haneen Khalid, South Asia Field Organizer at Global Zero.

“A world in which our safety hangs in the balance is not a world we want to leave behind for future generations. The time to take action to protect our safety is now.”

In 25 cities around the world, including 4 in Pakistan, 3 in India, and 17 in the US, grassroots activists will demand action to eliminate all nuclear weapons everywhere as they “Ride Around the Bomb.” The demonstrations also come at a time when President Barack Obama, facing public pressure to live up to the nuclear commitments he outlined in Prague in 2009, is reportedly considering a series of executive actions to reduce the global nuclear threat, including a bold reform that would end U.S. policy permitting first use of nuclear weapons.


You have movie plans with your siblings and what is the first thing you do?

You buy munching Items!

I’m not sure about you but I buy three things.

Lays-Candies-Soft drinks

I went to the groceries store and while I was scanning the place for edibles I saw a funny looking addition to the chips stands outside. This:


How Creative!

In this epoch of life where everyone walks with the tension lines on their heads and think they never smile again for them people Lay’s Pakistan recently unveiled their new campaign, which gives out a very light yet positive message to the people with the aim to “Pass A Smile” to each other and celebrate as “one smiling nation”. Their pack has a smile on it and the only you have to do is hold the pack of Lays up to your face and what you have seen is you were already smiling. You don’t have to pretend or make fake smiles as your face automatically smiles! So you have a delicious taste with a smile as well.

The lays smile challenge is all about passing smiles and Lays! not only for you but for all of your friends, so this summer not only can you take fun selfies with the new lays #PassAsmile pack but you can also share lays on every fun trip you take with your friends or maybe just enjoy a movie night with a bunch of buddies and the new #PassASmile Lays pack! It is for the first time in Pakistan that this type of a fun packaging has been introduced in the snack industry. Just think about it just by buying a pack of lays you get a selfie prop for yourself and all of your friends just pass the new Lays #PassASmile pack and pass on smiles and lays. This Pass A smile packaging is available for all the delicious flavors of Lays. So what are you waiting for? Grab a PassASmile Lays pack and add fun to your daily snack time! But, Lays Pass a smile campaign has something else for you too,  Lays Pakistan is giving you happiness of winning Rs. 100,000 DAILY for 50 days and a MEGA PRIZE of an Audi A3 sedan!

It looks like this btw. DIE WITH EXCITEMENT OMG.image.jpg

Can you believe it? OH MY GOD who can think like this? And the amazing thing is you don’t have to break rocks for entering in this lucky draw you only have to scratch the code behind the pack and send it via SMS to 9005. I am trying it very now and *fingers crossed* for it but the most important part is that you have to keep the pack safe with you for the lucky draw!

Haven’t tried yet? Why not? Don’t miss out a chance to smile.

Beyond Sanity Publishing for Lays Pakistan