Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi is a freelance journalist who can be contacted at omair78@gmail.com

‘THE SAINT’ IS NO ‘MOORE’

By: Omair Alavi His name was Moore, Sir Roger Moore and before he became the third actor to play James Bond, he had become a household name through TV. The British actor who passed away on 23rd May at the age of 89 might be remembered for his heroics as ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’,…

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Umar Akmal – Shaming Pakistan, Again!

By: Omair Alavi Cricket may be a funny game but whatever is happening with Umar Akmal is beyond funny. The careless batsman from Pakistan has been shaming his country, his supporters and his team mates ever since he has made his debut 8 years back. Former coach Mohsin Khan kicked him out of the Test…

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Bowlers ensure befitting farewell for dynamic duo

By: Omair Alavi It was a sight to die for … the players carrying captain Misbah ul Haq and former skipper Younis Khan on their shoulders after a victory that they snatched from the jaws of a draw. The whole team showed their gratitude to Younis Khan and Misbah ul Haq for their contribution to…

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It’s Do or Die for Pakistan!

By:Omair Alavi Pakistan went into the Test series against the West Indies as clear favorites but the tables have turned. Now before the third and final Test between the two teams, the series is poised at 1-1 with the hosts looking favourites despite not having big names in their ranks. On the other hand, the…

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Overconfidence always kills

  By: Omair Alavi If anyone can beat Pakistan Cricket team on a given day; it’s their over confidence and nothing else. What else can you say when you select players who don’t deserve a place in the side, and then spend your time defending their selection. There is one certain Ahmed Shahzad and one…

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REMEMBERING SYED KAMAL ON HIS BIRTH DAY

  By Omair Alavi He may have looked like Indian film actor Raj Kapoor but Pakistan’s Syed Kamal had his own aura when it came to films and later TV. The late actor remains one of the few actors who managed the transition to direction and production successfully during his lengthy career. From the late…

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10 songs to remember Vinod Khanna by

By: Omair Alavi Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna was not just another veteran; in the 70s he gave tough competition to Amitabh Bachchan the reigning superstar of the era. Along with Shatrughan Sinha, the three were known as the Action Men of Bollywood but at his prime, Khanna took a break that damaged his career a…

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The Happy Side of Ahmed Rushdi

By: Omair Alavi The name’s Rushdi, Ahmed Rushdi. The late playback singer was not only the first Pakistani vocalist to go pop but also inspired generations with his amazing delivery, timely expressions and filmi rendition of songs. On what would have been his 83rd birthday, we bring you his finest ‘pacy’ tracks that will make…

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Remembering Ahmed Rushdi on his death anniversary

By: Omair Alavi The fans of Ahmed Rushdi celebrate the 34th Death Anniversary of the legendary playback singer today. Ahmed Rushdi is regarded as one of the most versatile playback singers of Pakistan, his ability to sing both happy and sad songs made him indispensable for more than 2 decades. Let’s take a look at…

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The Youth will set you free!

By Omair Alavi Pakistan Cricket team made a comeback in the ODI series against the West Indies thanks to the amazing performances by the youngsters in the side; their brilliance in the presence of senior cricketers might give a hint to the selectors that young legs is the answer to Pakistan’s problems and its time…

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What suddenly went wrong with Pakistan?

By: Omair Alavi The series against the West Indians was always going to be a tough one, especially after the kind of squad that was sent from Pakistan. The desperation that should have been part of the Men in Green’s aura was found in the hosts who clearly executed their plan in a befitting manner…

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The many wrongs with Pakistan’s ODI squad

By: Omair Alavi Pakistan may have won the T20 series against the West Indians but their ODI armour has so many chinks that winning might appear quite far away. Yes, there are many upcoming cricketers in the squad who are willing to learn given the chance but with Golden Oldies not willing to leave the…

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Happy Birthday Nazia!

By: Omair Alavi Pop singing has never been the same in Pakistan, since Nazia Hassan bid farewell to it in the 90s. She may have died but her songs keeps her alive in both India and Pakistan where she is considered an icon. On what would have been her 52nd birthday, we take a look…

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Remembering Nisar Bazmi

  By: Omair Alavi He may have passed away in 2007 but the songs by Nisar Bazmi keep him alive in our hearts. The legendary composer delivered hits after hits during his film career and on his 10th death anniversary; we revisit those songs that are now considered classics: Ho Tamanna Aur Kia – Aisa…

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Anatomy of a Victory

By: Omair Alavi Pakistan may have won the first T20 against World Champions West Indies in Barbados but the victory was far from a convincing one; the team went out with a mixture of old and new players and sadly, it was the new ones who made the difference. Let’s take a look at The…

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Memorable moments of World Cup 1992!

By: Omair Alavi 25 years is a huge time for anyone to forget anything but there is one incident that remains etched in every Pakistani’s memory – World Cup 1992. It is the only mega event where each team played each other and the best 4 qualified to the next round. It was also the…

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Remembering Mohammad Ali

By: Omair Alavi Mohammad Ali was considered as one of the best dramatic actors of his time, yet he was behind the many successful songs of his era as well. Here we take a trip down the memory lane where we get to hear 15 of his most famous numbers and try to decipher the…

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Let’s celebrate Women’s Day, Filmi style!

By Omair Alavi Gone are the days when films used to have a man as the leading characters; there have been many flicks in the last decade that have had a woman at the help – as a protagonist – and on this Women’s Day, we bring to you Top 10 films of the last…

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Let’s celebrate Women’s Day, Filmi style!

By: Omair Alavi Gone are the days when films used to have a man as the leading characters; there have been many flicks in the last decade that have had a woman at the help – as a protagonist – and on this Women’s Day, we bring to you Top 10 films of the last…

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Remembering Mala Begum

By: Omair Alavi In the 60s and the 70s, the film industry in Pakistan had a rich pool of female singers to playback in movies; Mala Begum was of the top female voices in the country and along with Noor Jehan and Runa Laila, she ruled the hearts till the mid 70s. She sang the…

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Better Safe Than Sorry

By: Omair Alavi Pakistan Super League is doing well in United Arab Emirates and spectators are loving both the high and low scoring matches of the second edition. For them, watching Kevin Pietersen in the flesh is a treat; sharing the ground with Sir Viv Richards is a dream come true. But Pakistan Cricket Board’s…

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