Tag Archives: Activism

Open Letter to Pakistani Faketivists

24 Jul

ImageHi,

I have been meaning to write to you for a while now but something more interesting kept coming up. Now that the elections are over and nothing really exciting is going on, I thought this would be the perfect time to call you out for the sort of shit you all pull on a regular basis.

First off, I get it. Honestly, we all get it. We get that you have no real career and zero future prospects as an expert in any field. We also understand that like all humans you have a survival instinct and given that you have no viable career option (either because of your stupidity or bad life decisions) you need to find a way to survive. So it is fine that you have chosen to become an ‘activist’ as a career choice and we totally get it. Continue reading

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Elitist Activism: Minting Money, Hurting Pakistan

20 Mar

ImageIn case you haven’t noticed, the new ‘IN’ thing in social media circles is to be an ‘Activist’. Go through numerous twitter profiles and on-line articles and you would notice that in most cases the person introduces themselves as an activist. But every time you ask them what is that they actually do, most of them have no real answers apart from saying that they are either freelance film makers or columnists which is common man speak for jobless people too lazy and under qualified to actually land a permanent job. And in absence of a real job, they have chosen to convert activism in to a career hoping to make a few bucks here and there. Continue reading