Nadeem F. Paracha

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Nadeem F. Paracha, (born February 6, 1967) is a controversial Pakistani journalist, social critic and short story writer. He also writes as Nadeem Farooq Paracha or simply as “NFP”

I believe it is an act of delusion to look for (or more so), discover a so-called "educated" preacher/evangelist. Thus, no evangelist/preacher can be better than the other. But I agree, they can be worse.

Attributed

  • Art should not be an excuse to fulfil material bourgeois desires.
    • On being asked why is he always attacking pop artists who are sponsored by multinationals.
  • Either I'm just too paranoid or this is just my way of now playing the sardonic court jester instead of the "angry young man" who once actually believed in the logic and persuasive power of cohesive literary narratives as a means to bring about change.
    • Explaining a questioner on chowk.com about his absurdist writing style which he used in Acidity.
  • I believe it is an act of delusion to look for (or more so), discover a so-called "educated" preacher/evangelist. Thus, no evangelist/preacher can be better than the other. But I agree, they can be worse.
    • Replying to a question on chowk.com.
  • I'd rather fight for a tree than die for a God.
    • Speaking at a Youth Conference in Karachi.
  • Multinationals known more for making and selling soft drinks, soap and stuff, will only be interested in acquiring the modeling services of a pop/rock act to promote their brands within the youth market. They put chunks of money and PR activity on the sponsored acts and do little or nothing as far as the development of the aesthetic and economic sides of the scene are concerned. And sooner or later, it is an inevitable conclusion that the sponsors start to dictate the creative content and course of the sponsored act’s art.
    • Talking about commercialism in Pakistani pop scene on a music forum.
I'd rather fight for a tree than die for a God.
  • My neighbour's dog told me to write this.
    • On being asked by an irritated reader what made him write a bad review of a religious naat album by former pop star turned Islamic preacher, Junaid Jamshed.
  • Thank you for a desperate lesson in anal retentive economics, Ahmed. In future I promise to be a bit more sympathetic to the mindless drones of yuppies.
    • Answering a reader on The News International forum who explained him how the capitalist economics he is always attacking is "best" and that he (Paracha) should stop attacking people who agree with capitalism and are called yuppies.
  • Yes ... and I shot Kennedy too, apart from asking Ali Azmat and Salman Ahmed to pick up my laundry bills.
    • Answering a question about him taking money for his drug habit from pop stars on a Junoon website.

About Paracha

  • NFP is the man who really made music a proxy for social commentary and urged it to reflect the real context in which it is developed.
  • Nadeem Farooq Paracha has been predicting the end of Junoon since the last ten years..two words: Dream on!
    • Salman Ahmed of Junoon in an interview given to a popular Pakistani weekly, Sunday Times.
  • He should stop enforcing his views on musicians. I am not following his agenda.
  • A certain so-called famous music critic!
    • Former Awaz member and solo artist, Faakhir alluding to NFP when asked by a weekly whom he would like to kill the most.
  • All musicians want their work to be reviwed by NFP. If I were a musician, I would want it too.
    • Omer Tariq, former Editor of bandbaja.org.
  • When Duur was released, Nadeem Farooq Paracha of your newspaper totally ripped our album apart. His review came out a few days after the album was released so it was very upsetting for us.
    • Strings in an interview in The News International, saying in spite of the bad review, the album became the band's largest selling work.
  • One has all the right to express oneself. Like Nadeem Farooq Paracha wrote this really bad review of my album in The News. No problem.
    • Ali Zafar on being a good sport even when NFP gave him a bad review.
  • Baba hai music ka.
    • Translation: He is the daddy of critics.
    • Irfan Kiani, brother and manager of Hadiqa Kiani

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