The debate around the Single National Curriculum has taken over our timelines, and what we’re wondering is how this will affect all those big fancy private schools. And if Sindh doesn’t implement, will parents move from Karachi to Lahore for the sake of their kids’ education? Could this be the end to the city wars? It would be a sad way to end it. Ariba Shahid brings you all this and more in this week’s social media roundup.
Art is art
Geo reporting that “to revive cinema in Pakistan” the federal cabinet has “allowed the screening of films from any country other than India.” Aside from such actions being entirely meaningless, does this mean that Israeli films can now be screened in cinemas?
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) September 7, 2021
There has been great debate on art being treated as art. And a lot has been said on the fact that India is no longer our friend, of course they made that abundantly clear when they sent Abhinandan here. Well, that aside, does the Pakistani movie industry really face competition from international movies? Or are they so terrible that no one really wants to watch them? But also to add to Hassan Zaidi’s tweet, Israel isn’t exactly famous for good movies – just genocide and crocodile tears. The only recent movie star they’ve produced is Gal Gadot, and even she is a war criminal. Overall, very confusing tweet that isn’t here nor there.
Inflationary spiral right here. https://t.co/a0gsyMnpug
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) September 9, 2021
Why is the duck on the menu so expensive? Because duck prices have gone up. It’s that simple. Literally that simple. I don’t know why economists talk so much. It would be fascinating to see how the person that came up with this disclaimer would explain the effects of menu costs that the increased prices of lobster would have. Priceless podcast content.
How to make money 101
If these online “investment/trading” gurus were actually making $200k per month, trust time they wouldn’t be sitting on Instagram trying to sell you a course. They’re all scams! All of them!
— Thucydides (@DThucydides) September 8, 2021
Honestly, if someone was making that much money they wouldn’t care about you registering for a course and paying $20. So how about you stop trying to get shortcuts to money and try doing it the old fashioned way by trial and error.
One of the best parts of building @GetChikoo has been discovering new local businesses every week.
Yesterday we brought online Alf’s Pizza (https://t.co/eH3dbCbEoK) and I am happy to report that it will be a regular in our delivery rotation.
The Philly Cheesesteak is a must! pic.twitter.com/rX469eAfID
— Raza Matin (@raza_matin) September 10, 2021
Onboarding is difficult but it’s worthwhile if you discover amazing pizza through the process. This also makes me wonder if professional food tasters exist in Pakistan. If yes, please link me to them. Sorry boss, that may be an offer I cant say no to.
I make it a point to address every email to a woman as “Dear Ms” … if she a Mrs that’s her personal problem
— bis (@itsokaybis) September 10, 2021
The use of Dear is questionable. It’s best to just call women Ms instead of Miss or Mrs. Why assume someone’s relationship status. Honestly, just keep it simple. If it’s Mr for all men, it’s Ms for all women. Those should just be the rules.
Uncles all over the world are using LinkedIn as Facebook. This is a problem.
— ظلِ الہٰی (@XilleIlahi) September 10, 2021
Remember when boomers infested Facebook and you stopped using facebook and ended up on twitter? Well they’ve taken over linkedin and now we’re looking for jobs and connections on twitter. It’s just how it is.
Waisay to be honest tum laugon ko kya lagta hai? SNC se pahlay yeh government schools mai Foucault aur Camus parha rahay tha?
— Kanye East (@FuckedUpYogis) September 10, 2021
Honestly the debate on the SNC has taken over our timelines. Very few people have actually bothered reading up about it and are commenting on random snippets. Besides, how worse can it get for a country that already has so many ghost schools?
Calling Mr Hanif
Thank you for your response. Sometimes as a citizen and customer I feel I AM the technical fault https://t.co/Xx4jY589wz
— Mohammed Hanif (@mohammedhanif) September 11, 2021
We’re waiting for KE to come up with a Mohammed Hanif line in response to him. They might think of one before he gets his power back. Who knows?
We have museums on wheels (buses, trucks from 50s), Museums in the Air (PIA), Museum on Rail Tracks (Pakistan Railways). Kaalay engines from 20th century still operational? https://t.co/Ert0lAYYV7
— Motasim Bajwa (@motasim) September 11, 2021
Museums that cost us a fortune to maintain. Our country is that obsessed with relics from the past.