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If actual drawing room conversations were recorded, the result wouldn’t be too far off from what we deliver through this podcast. Join the ”drawingroomers” as they discuss everything under the sun and provide an honest opinion as Pakistani expats living in North America, the likes of which is hardly heard in the current podcast/media space. (Languages: English/Urdu)
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Zaib draws a comparison between two really interesting and different challenger brands All Elite Wrestling (AEW) & Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) under the leadership of their dominant bosses Tony & Imran Khan. Zaib argues that having a challenger brand comes with its responsibilities and the brand has to walk a really tightrope when it comes to mai…
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Zaib comes back to the podcast to talk through (and about) Jurgen Klopp’s reign as Liverpool FC Manager. He goes season by season to provide a glimpse into the transformation Liverpool as a club went under his leadership. Additionally, and more importantly, Zaib tackles the questions around whether Jurgen is a certified legend in the Premier League…
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Zaib, Sahir & Farrukh get together to try and shed some light on a pretty historic moment in Pakistan's political history in which a political party (#pti) that was largely sidelined through unprecedented measures utilized cliche mottos & technology to stage a fightback that would give most 'underdog stories' stiff competition! The guys also share …
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Reeling from the shockwaves that were sent through the football world last week when #jurgenklopp announced he's leaving #liverpool at the end of the season, Zaib is back with the podcast to talk about the definition of success! Why is it that a man who has won 1 Premier League title, 1 Champions League, 1 FA Cup, and an EFL trophy is being spoken …
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This weekend marked the 4th anniversary of the events that transpired at the Capitol Hill in Washington DC on January 6th, 2020. Last year, on May 9th, wide protests broke out in Pakistan at the arrest of former Prime Minister #imrankhan which resulted in several state-owned properties (predominantly managed by the armed forces) being damaged, atta…
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Very rarely has the Full Quorum of "experts" gathered to talk about a subject they're, perhaps, equally good and extremely well versed in! Zaib, Zain, Navaid, and Sahir gather to talk about one of their favorite movies and a cult classic in "Andaz Apna Apna"! A special episode that dives into the 1994 film that completes it's 30 years in 2024 so wh…
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Back with the 2nd Part to dive into the (more) difficult conversation around the happenings in and around the #israelpalestineconflict This is the part that mainly concerns and comes from the perspective of Muslims that doesn't happen much (unfortunately). Zaib & Sarosh dive into the ethical, moral, and philosophical stance on the conflict, engagem…
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Zaib welcomes back Sarosh to the Podcast to tackle a rather controversial but critical conversation around the happenings in the Middle East concerning the outrageous events on and post-Oct 7 (in the most recent episode at least) In the 1st part of this 2-parter conversation on Palestine & Israel, Zaib & Sarosh try and tackle difficult conversation…
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Zaib is back talking about #U2 and this time reviewing the groundbreaking #U2UV live at the #sphere in #lasvegas Zaib covers the build-up to the concert, the negativity surrounding it, and the magnificent structure that is The Sphere! Also, tops it off with a rather BOLD claim about ranking arguably U2's best work against their recent ones! Check o…
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With so much happening around the wrestling business over the last week or so or months, for that matter, especially around someone like CM Punk, how could and how long the podcast resist?! Zaib is back with another episode talking about #CMPunk and the fallout from his firing from #AEW in September this year and his sensational return to a #WWE sc…
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After a LOOOOONG gap, the boys are back (along with the pod itself!) We dive into the spillovers from the #iccworldcup2023 which concluded last week focusing on #pakistan ofcourse. The guys talk about what seems to be the problem with #pakistancricketteam and their ability to handle pressure in key moments. The guys also talk in detail about our bo…
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Zaib welcomes to the Podcast Empowerment Coach, Zarina Tariq (@coachingwithz) who is an Internationally Certified Coach, Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Practitioner, to talk about her experiences around the life and mental health of an expatriate particular from a So…
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Zaib tries to comprehend his thoughts pertaining to the happenings during the last couple of weeks surrounding the unfortunate migrant ship capsizing off the coast of Greece & the 'catastrophic implosion' of Oceangate's Titan off the coast of Canada/US. Reeling from an opinion shared on an #instagram story about the relationship between the rich an…
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Zaib dives (somewhat) deep into the idea, need, and triggers of the concept of Protest and the related violence. The episode also covers the ethical and moral standards around protesting and the idea of who should be making the rules of engagement when it comes to protests. #pakistan #protest #pti #may9th #imrankhanpti #politics…
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Zaib welcomes Aizaz back to the Podcast after a huge gap to talk about our experiences and expectations as the firstborns in their respective families. We delve into the complexities faced by the eldest child and sibling and explore the unique challenges and expectations placed upon the firstborn, from shouldering responsibilities to setting exampl…
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Zaib welcomes back the OG stirrer of storms, Sarosh Jafri, to talk about the importance of history and its restoration in the context of the 100th year marking the demolition and desecration of Al-Baqi Cemetery. Both try and wrap their heads around why the site itself is so important and how could anyone argue for their desecration and destruction …
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A Podcast of 2 Halves - First up, Zaib has his say on the Sh*tposting that he sees on his socials about Babar Azam, strike rates, "aggressive" cricket & "failures". Does Babar's strike rate/run rate causes Pakistan games? Does aggressive cricket = titles? As #Giannis Antetokounmpo recently put it, is losing always an equal to failure? Hear what Zai…
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Forgoing the "immense quality" of a tiny office desk production, Zaib gets off his high horse to record in a hotel room with a laptop camera (like that makes a huge difference) to get an episode out. In this one Zaib talks about the political and economic spectrum of ideas (or lack thereof) in Pakistan and how it is set to muddying the water and re…
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A new U2 record comes up and (hopefully) the podcasting wheel starts to churn out some eps in the weeks to come (fingers crossed!) Zaib & Zain dive into U2's latest offering, a reimagining of their cult and unequivocal hits, namely "Songs of Surrender". The guys share their thoughts on the album, the need for it, whether it goes against the band's …
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Zaib summons Sarosh back to the podcast to talk about philosophy and that it is constantly at odds with "people of science". Zaib also explores the idea of relative morality and how it plays a role in the idea of identity in the modern world. Yet another deep and meaningful discussion! #philosophy #relativemorality #science #identity…
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This one is from the archives that never made the cut for 2022 for various reasons. Originally recorded around the time Australia was touring Pakistan in early 2022, Zaib rehashes an old EP for, you know, content's sake! Because here we are... having a similar discussion about why are there empty stadiums for the New Zealand tour of Pakistan. Zaib …
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Happy New Year and we're kicking off 2023 with a solid discussion with the member of the Show's favorite band! Shahrukh Aslam (Bayaan) ‘Tayraaks’ his way back to the podcast to talk about songwriting and what it means in the context of a band having something to say! We talk about songwriting transcending genres, a Bayaan song structure, and his sc…
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Zaib & Zain (finally) get together and record a long overdue discussion reviewing a (fairly) new band Inhaler and their new(ish) album which came out in mid-2021. The quartet is another Dublin-based band that the pair follow and there is an obvious U2 connection to this one as well. Check out this full review of their debut studio album "It won't a…
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December 18th, 2022 will forever be etched in history as THE most significant day in not just Football history but human athletic history! #worldcup2022qatar ends in the most EPIC manner by showcasing to the world just why this sport is number 1 through 10 in the world. Zaib walks through (himself mostly) on how he was feeling, reeling from the aft…
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In this ep, Zaib shares his thoughts on the understanding of 'podcasting' in Pakistan based on a recent podcast he listened to between Muzammil Hasan & Shahzad Ghais. Zaib talks about what he considers the format to be and how those views are based on some of his own podcasting influences. 2 in 2... decent! #thoughtbehindthings #Shehzadghias #muzam…
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In an attempt to bring two differing POVs together, Zaib welcomes an old passionate cricket fan from the dusky checkered office shirt days of the early audit years! On comes Affan Zafar (@azeeee90), media (inside joke), & cricket enthusiast, and Kareena fan-turned-auditor joining in for a good discussion about Pakistan Cricket's showing in the T20 …
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Zaib welcomes back Sarosh to the podcast to talk about an epidemic that is False Equivalency and how it is used as part of the modern-day narrative building. The discussion argues how false equivalency and neutrality (a nod to EP 84) are basically used as get-out-of-jail cards to avoid taking difficult decisions amidst moral, ethical, and social co…
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Zaib vents his frustration about the ongoing discourse around political civility (or lack thereof, arguably) and how it is "ruining" political discussions. Zaib tries to bust the idea of everyone falling in line with one another and loving each other until the cows come home to make love. Zaib explores the idea that not every political debate and c…
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In light of the release of EP 98 discussing the debate around the release of the movie, 'Lady of Heaven', Mustafa & Zaib got into a back and forth on the viability of such a discussion along with taking offense to certain comments made on that particular episode. Therefore, Zaib decided to talk it out on the podcast to provide the audience who list…
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For this very special episode, the 100th, Zaib welcomes a personality that was brought up in Episode 9 way back in 2020 while discussing Bayaan (winner of Pepsi Battle of the Bands) and their new record "Suno" and the seemingly innocuous turn the album took with a song titled "Diara". The guest for this special episode is none other than someone wh…
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This episode is the reason why this podcast came into existence. Not particularly because of the topics discussed but the level of discourse, that was usually the case with Zaib, Sahir & Farrukh's unrecorded drawing-room discussion, is brought to FULL light in this engaging, detailed, and a rather controversial episode. Zaib, Sahir & Farrukh talk a…
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Zaib & Sarosh talk about the recent religious movie released called "The Lady of Heaven" depicting the life, especially the final days, of Fatima (AS) daughter of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). The film focuses on the controversial turn of events leading up to Fatima's (AS) untimely departure (e.g., event of the door) and sheds a "negative" light on a pr…
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After a whirlwind end and an emotional end to the 21-22 season, Zaib collects his thoughts to review a momentous 10-11 months of football from the Might Reds! Recorded under the shadow of a #championsleague final defeat to Real Madrid, Zaib offers a passionate, emotional yet somewhat objective analysis of the season, Liverpool's performance, and ho…
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Zaib welcomes back Sarosh Jafri to the podcast to talk about one of the most Iconic Muslim heroes of the 20th century Malik el-Shabazz, famously known as Malcolm X, to better understand this mindboggling personality, as an immigrant. It was the birth anniversary of the great Martyr recently (May 19) therefore the guys got together to talk in detail…
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It's been a while since we did a football ep, innit? Zaib welcomes back Awais to the podcast to talk through a variety of football-related topics. From the implosions taking place at Manchester United, team and club structure at odds with one another to the football ownership and the role of billionaires (and states) in the sport especially when it…
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Zaib and Sahir recently went back to Pakistan after 3 and 12 years respectively and had a sudden moment of reconsideration after living in Karachi for an extended period of time. Was migration needed? If it was needed at the time, is it needed now? Can we have it all back home? The fancy lifestyle, the domestic help/staff, the money, and the social…
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Zaib, Sahir & Farrukh sit together to blast out a session to talk through their feelings around the inevitable ouster of Imran Khan, now former Prime Minister of Pakistan. The session was almost like a therapy session where the guys talk about their feelings about this development, and how they are trying to make sense of it especially given the fa…
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Zaib and Farrukh welcome back Faraz Darvesh (Host/Analyst, Naya Daur Media) to the Podcast to talk about the fast-developing political situation in Pakistan in light of the No-Confidence vote against the (now ex) Prime Minister Imran Khan and talk about the reasons why we got to this place 3 and half years after the last election cycle in 2018. We …
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The guys (Zaib, Zain & Navaid) review the massive cultural 'big bang' in the Pakistani music scene that was #cokestudio season 14 under the supreme orchestration of Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan (Xulfi). They review the season by talking about how the previous iterations of the famous Pakistani music representation lost their charm and how the new season re…
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Zaib welcomes back Sarosh to the Podcast to talk about the impact on NATO's position in the region as a result of the recent Russia/Ukraine crisis. They discuss how NATO's presence in the region is moving towards neutralization amid other powers stepping up. The guys also talk about the idea of Pax Americana and how it has pretty much died its own …
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The boys (Zaib, Zain & Navaid) get together to pay tributes to the Australian and world cricket legend, Shane Warne who sadly passed away this weekend. The guys share their first memories of Warnie, talk about his record against Pakistan, the famous 2005 Ashes series, and many more cricketing memories of the great man. Check out this celebration of…
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Zaib and Zain get together to talk about the ongoing #Ukraine & #Russia conflict and focus on the media reporting aspect of the war & conflict The guys share their thoughts about the integrity of the several players in this conflict, media coverage and several other components of this rather developing situation. They also discuss profiteering medi…
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Zaib does a first ever impromptu episode (aka imprompisode [copywrite pending]) to address the evolving situation in light of the recent Russia/Ukraine conflict and the Prime Minister of Pakistan's presence in Moscow whilst all of this unfolds! Zaib takes inspiration from a famous Jose Mourinho press conference about heritage during his time at Man…
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Zaib returns to the podcast after a hiatus of a couple of months and talks about the unnecessary social media buffoonery that surrounds ex #Pakistan #Cricket Captain #SarfarazAhmed. Zaib talks about the reasons for Sarfaraz's dismissal as Captain of the national team and then playing second fiddle to national sweetheart #Rizwan. Check out the new e…
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Zaib & Zain convene their WhatsApp discussion to talk about neutrality, predominantly in the political arena and adopted by media (both Western & Pakistani) in the context of how ideas are presented. We talk about #Trump, #Democrats & #Republicans, #Jan6 fiasco, #Umarsharif & #Davechappelle (see how weird it got?) Check out this very intriguing & i…
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Navaid and guest/co-host Ali Sattar are back with another episode of The Drawing Room Experts discussing the recently released, awe-inspiring, sci-fi epic Dune directed by the amazingly talented Denis Villeneuve. The discussion covers the history, themes, symbolisms, Islamic influences, epic music and sound design, cinematography, and the overall i…
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