hmm…. i hate writing these things… what or who am i??? not sure….still trying to figure it out I think…:) I enjoy music, had my own radio show 5 days a week…I love the outdoors… love to travel… music, film… oh yes i am also a film maker… always have a project in development… oh ok not always but I was taught to say that.. makes it sound better than “im just waiting for inspiration”


32 Responses to “About”

  1. maralorelei Says:

    Thank you for this blog and your “shameless self promotion.” I’ve been looking for a place to find unbiased news about the Arab world, and I think you will be a great resource in my quest to learn more truth about the issues I hear about. I will try to catch your show! (I’m not a morning person, but I will try! lol)

    I used to do campus radio during my undergrad years, but usually only once or twice a week. With grad school I have had to drop it and I miss it!

    I would love to hear about your filmmaking. I’m an aspiring filmmaker myself, but school hasn’t left too much time to actually do something about it. Too busy with classwork, but next term I will be part time, so maybe I will do short films with equipment from our library that is available. Thank you for the inspiration to finally crack down and get a film made instead of just dreaming or talking about it!


  2. ayeshahalam Says:

    hey Maralorelei! Best of luck… the only thing standing between us and our films being made is ourselves at the end of the day…surround yourself with positive people and the odd friend who loves to kick your butt… I think that’s what keeps me straight! 😀 thanks for your comment

  3. Qasim Says:

    Dear Ms.Alam;

    It is nice to have you on DBD.

    Now day’s hot topics are elections, independence of the judiciary and the media.

    But will you pursue your guests representing these areas to elaborate
    a. why the political parties have not put the independence of judiciary, bureaucracy and media in their election manifesto
    b. Every body has someone to answer to, the judiciary is the judge for their act themselves. After incapacitating the tool of Judiciary council, who will decide the transgression of judges into the area of responsibility of other pillar of a state.
    c. Why media is reluctant to define code for media reporting and the responsibility as the national of this country

  4. ayeshahalam Says:

    hey Qasim… don’t know if you watched this morning’s show…but the independence of the judiciary is what we discussed with Dr. Farooq Sattar of the MQM. and code of conduct for the media is defined…. it was printed in the Dawn newspaper the other day. Personally I would like to see the media being the social and political watchdogs…we will be doing a show on monday on corruption and I think we will be attempting to look at corruption in journalism too…. do tune in and let me know what you think 🙂 thanks for writing in by the way

  5. Qasim Says:

    Hey Ms. Alam:

    It is with reference to the judgment in Indian court, which was against the undue interference of the judiciary, in the administrative and executive functions. Will our legal fraternity allow such a criticism to be made public? Why the culture of either for me or against me prevails in our society.

    In my opinion, everybody is envious of the extra constitutional privileges enjoyed by the military and the civilian bureaucrats. Also each one of us is striving to have the bigger part of the pie only. Even Atiza Sahib does not publicly criticize the Lifetime Chairperson of his party for the same reason.

    Civil society is not responding because the judiciary and the media had failed to establish beyond doubt their biased behavior and self interest in the whole episode. What is the justification for the Aaj and Geo to seek out the interviews of President after the March crises, they even were trying to portray it as one of the major concession gained by them. I cannot forget the overtly faithful tone of Mr. Kamran.

    Secondly when it suit you the oath under the PCO is acceptable. In my opinion the legal fraternity must fight for the pre 1999 Supreme Court bench composition and not for those judges who were at forefront to convince President Mr. Tarar to resign. What has change that those who took refuge in the doctrine of necessity in 1999 are against the doctrine when it is used against them? To be fair let all the stake holder declare that the doctrine has been wrong and all those who has ever taken oath under the PCO shall resign and the fresh Judges who sewers to be not intimidated by the provision of PCO shall take charge of judicial system.

  6. destogate Says:

    im waiting for inspiration.

  7. baryaal Says:

    “Cutting Edge” in whatever you’ve done.

  8. Stuart Says:

    Dear Ayeshah,

    As you know I’ve worked in TV for a couple of decades… but I just enrolled in university again to take an MFA in Cinema Screen Writing. (This will be online and of course, in my spare time!!!)
    So, let’s get a project in development. You’re a very talented lady. By the way, can I see your TV show online?


  9. ayeshahalam Says:

    hahahahaha thanks Stuart… Yeah sure would be fun to do something… been a long time… no my show is no longer live… I finished my contract with that show in June and was tired of not having a life as I had to be up at 5 a.m everyday and that meant my social life in the evenings was non existent 🙂 Lets see if something interesting and new comes up will let you know 🙂 thanks though and thank you Baryaal 🙂

  10. Ali Hillaj Dashti Says:

    Dear Ayesha
    Every blog has a purpose. And this is a cliche, of course. Your blog also has a purpose: to prove that you are the most sought after opinion- and news-maker in Pakistan. I am sure you and your near and dear ones are overwhelmed with joy that YOU have a blog of your own and “countless” people visit it.
    Yours is the shittiest blog I have come across.

    1. ayeshahalam Says:

      Dear Ali

      Thank you for your comment. I guess you won’t be one of the people returning to my blog but thank you for the time you spent in commenting nonetheless.

      Wishing you all the best


  11. shafiq mustafa Says:

    Dear Ayeshah,

    I Think all Pakistani should be like you, I love your work, your wit, your beautifully, and most of all you have a wicked personality, if I had my way I would marry you off to Imran Khan I think you guys would make a super pair you could turn Pakistan into a much better place. Ayeshah as a modern Pakistani woman living in Pakistan at a time like this, do you really feel safe, I know we don’t when we visit there.

    If your ever in London and you have the time, then please feel free to drop me a line, we would love to take you out to dinner. I’d love to see Pakistan become a super modern place like Dubai, I know if we work hard it can be done, it does not matter who you are, we are all one “Pakistani” if we can keep that mind set then the rest is easy. Anyway take care, be safe. A-H.

    Kind Regards

    1. ayeshahalam Says:


      Thanks 🙂 but I am married and to a pathan to boot !!! hope that’s close enough .. thanks for the invite… don’t think I will be in your neck of the woods for a while..but thanks :d

  12. good efforts of this blog …

  13. Omar Khattab Says:

    Ayesha is Pakistan’s bimbo journalist No 1. Her writings have no substance. She caters for the westernised “mummy-daddy” trash of Pakistanis.

  14. ayesha Says:

    dear ayesha,
    i love your shows but unfortunatly am not able to watch them reqularly because of my busy routine. is ther any webpage where i can watch all episodes of no reservations online? specially want to watch the shows of sana buch and faisal shah.
    looking forward to your reply.
    keep up the good work =)

    1. ayeshahalam Says:

      Hi Ayesha…thanks so much… its a pity No Reservations has come to an end… I believe they are up on YouTube…. 🙂

      1. ayesha Says:

        that is a pity! i was looking forward to the new season…. btw i dint find faisal shahs episode on you tube. anyways best luck for everything =)

  15. Dye Corduroy Says:

    Hey Aeysha… good work with the blog. Kudos.

    And in the vein of shameless self promotion, take some time to give my indie-rock band a spin. I tackle socio-political issues & the cataclysm of life as we know it in most of the urdu tracks.

    Dye Corduroy


    1. ayeshahalam Says:

      Will absolutely do so. Would u like to write on this blog too?

  16. Muhammad Ali Says:

    Hey, if u deal with filmmaking, i would like to share something with you that me and one of my cousin are film geeks. All we do is watch movies and discuss them for hours, break them in pieces. We do not have any formal film studies (engineer and economist :S) but we have studied quit a bit on our own. Only problem we have is whatever we have discussed and tried to make happen kind of seems impossible with our routine and careers + pakistan comes into the scene, where film industry is a curse.
    I am not exaggerating or lying totally true, the concept of Black Swan, we were discussing it for more than a year and we couldn’t give it proper time and our writing lacked as immature so couldn’t script it properly . And when movie came out he called me we were both just blown with the coincidence.
    SO, wat i am tryin to say is that we have discussed alot of potential ideas for a pakistani film over the years, we cannot do anythin abt it but if you are interested or anyone else i’ll be glad to tell you.

    1. ayeshahalam Says:

      Hey yes sounds good. My email addy is

    2. ayeshahalam Says:

      hey… waiting to hear from you…thought I had responded… but don’t see my reply here… Please email me at… lets talk

  17. ADIL ANSARI Says:

    pak govt. would hate u after this…. anyways welkum to INDIA

  18. has Says:

    Ayesha, I enjoyed your show on Dawn, what are you doing nowadays? I’m didn’t know you were into filmmaking, well what are you working on right now? would love to hear from you, let me know if I can be of any help if you do decide to make a film. Although I have no formal training, I do consider myself somewhat of a film buff.

    what are your favorite movies btw?

    1. ayeshahalam Says:

      thanks Sarmad….not really working on anything right now…maybe some day

  19. vital Says:

    can i ask u some thing?

    1. ayeshahalam Says:


  20. Raun Disco Says:

    Ayesha is a wonderful Artist. She is multi in every work. Writes too good and also one of the best TV personality I ever see from Pakistan. Simply Adore you Ayesha. I hope you will do something real now, the path you are on is highly delightful. Awakening and Enlightening…

    1. ayeshahalam Says:

      wow…thank you … very humbled…

  21. some thoughts with apologies to…….???
    Men Are Just Happier People

    BECAUSE —–

    Your last name stays put.

    The garage is all yours.

    Wedding plans take care of themselves.

    Chocolate is just another snack.

    You can be President.

    You can never be pregnant.

    You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.

    You can wear NO shirt to a water park.

    Car mechanics tell you the truth.

    The world is your urinal.

    You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.

    You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.

    Same work, more pay.

    Wrinkles add character..

    Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.

    People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them.

    New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet.

    One mood all the time.

    Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.

    You know stuff about tanks.

    A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

    You can open all your own jars.

    You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

    If someone forgets to invite you, He or she can still be your friend.

    Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.

    Three pairs of shoes are more than enough..

    You almost never have strap problems in public.

    You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes..

    Everything on your face stays its original color..

    The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.

    You only have to shave your face and neck.

    You can play with toys all your life.

    One wallet and one pair of shoes — one color for all seasons.

    You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look..

    You can ‘do’ your nails with a pocket knife.

    You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

    You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives ,
    On December 24th in just 25 minutes

    No wonder men are happier.


    · If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.

    · If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba, and Wildman.


    · When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it’s only for $32.50. None of them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back.

    · When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.


    · A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

    · A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need but it’s on sale.


    · A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel.

    · The average number of items in the typical woman’s bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items.


    · A woman has the last word in any argument.

    · Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.


    · A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

    · A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.


    · A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.

    · A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, but she does.


    · A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.

    · A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.


    · Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

    · Women somehow deteriorate during the night.


    · Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams.

    · A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.


    A married man should forget his mistakes. There’s no use in two people remembering the same thing!

    SO… send this to the women who have a sense of humor and who can handle it …. and the men who will enjoy reading it.

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