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‘Burka Avenger’ wins US award

‘Burka Avenger’ wins US award

NEW YORK: Burka Avenger, a Pakistani animated series about female empowerment, was among the international programmes honoured on Wednesday at the annual Peabody Awards, the oldest and one of the top honours in broadcasting. Other winners were Danish political drama ...

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The ‘Burka’ Avenger

The ‘Burka’ Avenger

Over last few years, more than 1200 girls’ schools and colleges have been bombed out by Pakistani Taliban. It’s an act which fulfills their one-point agenda: keep females away from education. It’s obvious, no government can deploy army platoons to ...

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Examining The Avenger

Examining The Avenger

Pakistan gets to add a few positive points to its reputation because Burka Avenger is widely applauded for its attempt to break stereotypes and empower disenfranchised children. Sunday night marked the debut of Pakistan’s much talked about series Burka Avenger. ...

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The Burka Avenger versus liberal patriarchy

The Burka Avenger versus liberal patriarchy

The cartoon series, “Burka Avenger”, is the story of a teacher, Jiya, who wears a stylised burka costume when in her superhero form. Using her martial arts skills, the Burka Avenger fights evil, mainly to defend her students and the school she teaches at, from patriarchal goons who want to shut the school down. Not [...]

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What’s so wrong with a burka anyway?

What’s so wrong with a burka anyway?

What’s so wrong with a burka anyway?By: Ema Anis While there’s nothing specifically wrong with superheroes abroad, there is the fact that they are not really ‘Pakistani’ looking; their attire is completely out of place. We don’t wear swimsuits or knee-length skirts here, do we? No matter how hard I try, I just cannot imagine a Pakistani superwoman fighting the Taliban, [...]

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