Faisal Kapadia is a Entrepreneur, Writer, Blogger based in Karachi, Pakistan. His personal blog is at faisalkapadia.com. In print he is a feature writer for The Friday Times & Express Tribune. His twitter id is @faisalkapadia.
Latest posts by Faisal Kapadia
A guide to Pakistan's 2018 general elections
A handy guide to the parties, the issues and what's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming general elections.
Remembering Pakistan's Empowering Human Rights Activist Asma Jahangir
"Even in her death, she did not conform to the established code. Resistance, thy name is Asma."
Iconic Pakistani Sufi Singer Amjad Sabri Is Murdered in Broad Daylight
"If you're looking for a reason as to why he died. You won't find one, if someone asks you 'Why', just say 'Because...Pakistan'."
Pakistani Women Are Reclaiming Public Spaces, One Teacup at a Time
Pakistani women wage a campaign to carve out their own safe space in a realm where they've not typically been welcome.
Calls to #StopEvictions as Pakistani Authorities Bulldoze Slums
"Hey CDA: The children’s library in #Islamabad has been occupied by a religious seminary 4 yrs. Would you evict those illegal occupants too?"
As Karachi Succumbs to a Record-Breaking Heatwave, Social Media to the Rescue
As a heatwave grips parts of Pakistan, dilapidated government hospitals struggle to cope with the influx of heatstroke patients. A tweet from Faisal Kapadia helps ease the situation in Karachi.
Meet the Woman Who's Shaking Up Pakistan's Social Gaming Industry
Global Voices' Faisal Kapadia speaks to Mariam Adil, the young entrepreneur who's making waves in Pakistan's gaming industry.
Tens of Thousands of Pakistanis Breach Security Barrier Around Prime Minister's House Asking Him to Step Down
Popular cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Pakistani-Canadian Sufi scholar-turned-politician Tahirul Qadri allege that the May 2013 general election was rigged.
Islamabad on Lockdown as Politicians Launch Massive Anti-Government Marches on Pakistan's Independence Day
The Pakistani government is taking extraordinary measures to prevent two opposition parties led by populist politicians from launching massive anti-government marches to the capital on August 14.
The Pakistani Blogger Who Couldn't Walk But Inspired Others to Run
Sarmad Tariq never let his paralysis stop him from traveling the world as a motivational speaker and marathon athlete. He died April 30 at age 38 in Pakistan.
Five Urdu Bloggers From Pakistan Everyone Should Know
Tens of thousands of Pakistanis are conversing on the Internet in Urdu. Our Urdu Editor introduces you to five of them in this post.
Film Documents America's “Invisible” Drone War in Pakistan
"We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region."
Pakistani Web Rallies Against Proposed Ban on Whatsapp, Viber and Skype
Pakistan's online community has not taken kindly to the Sindh provincial government's talk of banning the messaging apps temporarily in the interest of security.
Pakistani Mother, Daughters Gunned Down for Dancing in Rain
A mother and her two teenage daughters were shot dead after five masked men broke into their house in the small town of Chilas in Pakistan, in what appears to be an honor killing. A mobile video of the sisters dancing in the rain had been circulating locally, which was seen as an affront to the family's honor.
Watchdog Social Media Monitor Pakistan's Historic Elections
As Pakistan nears its first democratic transition of power with the country's historic elections only days away, social media is empowering Pakistanis to take a more active role in the vote. We take a look at two new platforms that are monitoring elections and raising awareness through social media: Pak Votes and Pak Voter.
Rare, Live Glimpse into Pakistan's Progressive Fashion Industry
Unknown to most of the world, fashion plays a huge role in Pakistani life. Fashion Pakistan Week is being live-steamed on April 9-10 from Karachi and will offer a rare glimpse into a blossoming and professional industry that illustrates cultural norms in Pakistan aren't as rigid or conservative as most believe.
Pakistan's Darkest Night On Social Media
A massive power breakdown rocked Pakistan at 11:45 pm on Sunday, 24 February 2013, plunging 70 percent of the country into darkness for 14 hours. People turned to humor on social media to make life easy during the blackout.
Pakistan: Riots Aftermath – Project Cleanup for Peace
On September 21, 2012 peaceful protests in Pakistan against the film insulting prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) turned violent and properties were burnt and people lost their lives. Contrary to the tide some youths started a facebook event called “"Project cleanup for peace“, which gathered more than 2500 volunteers to cleanup the mess on the streets in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
The Pain of Being Physically or Mentally Challenged in Pakistan
Being a physically or mentally disabled person in Pakistan is a very painful existence because society finds it exceedingly hard to accept people who are a bit different, and who need a little special care. In this post, differently abled people from Pakistan talk about their experiences.
Pakistan: Shia Target Killings Continue
On August 16, 2012, gunmen stopped a passenger bus in Mansehra, pulled 20 Shia Muslims off and killed them in cold blood. This is the third incident of targeted killing against the Shia community in Pakistan in the last 6 months. A netizen comments: "Imagine if the first target killing incident in #Pakistan was dealt with judiciously, we would not have been mourning #gilgit today!"
South Asia: First Pakistan-India Social Media Summit Wraps
The first ever Pakistan-India social media summit took place in Karachi during 13-14 June, 2012. This social media summit managed to include not just people from India but also a sizable contingent from Lahore, as well as Karachi. Faisal Kapadia reports.