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Fifi Haroon
Fifi Haroon

Fifi Haroon is a journalist based in London and works with the BBC World Service as a broadcaster.

  • December 10, 2017

    Coming home?

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan was asked a very strange question when he walked across the Wagah border from India into Pakistan. A BBC reporter inquired...

  • December 10, 2017

    Coming home?

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan was asked a very strange question when he walked across the Wagah border from India into Pakistan. A BBC reporter inquired...

  • November 26, 2017

    What’s wrong with Padmavati?

    Women have often embodied land and country both in terms of representation in Bollywood cinema and in the popular imagination in the Subcontinent....

  • November 26, 2017

    What’s wrong with Padmavati?

    Women have often embodied land and country both in terms of representation in Bollywood cinema and in the popular imagination in the Subcontinent....

  • November 26, 2017

    What’s wrong with Padmavati?

    Women have often embodied land and country both in terms of representation in Bollywood cinema and in the popular imagination in the Subcontinent....

  • November 19, 2017

    We the people

    There are few causes closer to my heart than the furtherance of Pakistani cinema. Without doubt, the events of this week are an affirmation that...

  • November 16, 2017

    Censoring the nation

    There is something wrong with the state of a nation when its most acclaimed filmmaker gets rapped on the knuckles by the censors for having the guts...

  • November 15, 2017

    Censoring the nation

    There is something wrong with the state of a nation when its most acclaimed filmmaker gets rapped on the knuckles by the censors for having the guts...

  • October 29, 2017

    Dirty pictures

    This week, something happened across the border that left me sick to the stomach. Something deep inside me that once resembled hopefulness –...

  • October 22, 2017

    Islamophobia and ‘brownface’

    Culture Pop I am a British-Pakistani woman and a Muslim. Though technically ‘brown’, I am fairly light-skinned. I don’t wear the...

  • October 15, 2017

    Power games

    Culture Pop It is perhaps a sign of the times that there are dirty old, powerful men in every office – be it square, round or oval –...

  • October 08, 2017

    High drama

    Culture Pop Soaps across the world survive on the echo effect of familiar stereotypes. This is not a phenomenon that is simply native to Pakistan....

  • October 01, 2017

    Of goddesses and men

    Culture Pop S­he is three. A tiny little thing who for the next 10 years or so, until she reaches puberty, will literally be carried around...

  • September 24, 2017

    The white dress

    Culture Pop This week, a famous Pakistan man congratulated another famous Pakistani man in full view of the world on Twitter. He called him...

  • September 17, 2017

    First daughters

    Culture Pop Thousands of miles apart, two daughters are trying to navigate their developing paternal legacies in the spotlight. Both have spoken...

  • September 10, 2017

    Of films and feminism

    Culture Pop It seems that purgatory is finally over and Pakistani cinema has won over its audience’s hearts and wallets once again. After a...

  • August 27, 2017

    Culture Pop: The price of fame

    This week marks the 20th death anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales’ unfortunate end in a lonely tunnel in Paris. The moment was marked by...

  • August 20, 2017

    Culture Pop: Racism?

    Last week, a controversial article on sexual grooming was published in a UK tabloid with a headline screaming for attention: ‘British...

  • August 13, 2017

    Culture Pop: Songs of freedom

    Tomorrow Pakistan will be 70 years young. I love my country deeply, but let’s be honest: despite its scenic beauty, the Pakistani nation has...

  • August 06, 2017

    Culture pop: Message in a mobile

    At some time or the other in our careers many of us who are strong, confident women have come across a degree of gender-based intimidation or sexual...

  • July 30, 2017

    Culture Pop: Rape and power

    In all the hoopla about a sitting prime minister’s disqualification there are some stories that may lie forgotten by the wayside. This is one...

  • July 23, 2017

    Culture Pop: A Saudi dressing-down

    This week, in the deserted lanes of a heritage site in the tribal backwaters of Najd, a 100 miles from Riyadh, a young Saudi woman caused a...

  • July 16, 2017

    Screen soldiers

    Culture Pop Popular historical cinema has the potential to rewrite our memories of political events or at least cast them in a persuasive light,...