Emmanuel Derville, “Pakistan’s Islamic Take On ‘Millionaire’ Game Show Is Nightly Sign of The Times,” Time Magazine, 08/26/2011 (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2090633,00.html).

This article is about how a TV show in Pakistan, an Islamic version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, has become very popular and successful.  Overall, the article has a positive attitude toward the religions in Pakistan (particularly, Islam).  The article argues that the simple popularity of this TV show is a direct link to the increased fascination of religion in Pakistan.  However, the author does not give credible, if any, evidence for this.  The fact that the show is successful does not mean that Pakistanis are now more interested in religion than they were before. The correlation between the two ideas is interesting, but it is not clear if it is actually true or the author’s opinion.

Another aspect that is missing from this article is older generations’ views on this television show.  The author simply talks about how the show is popular among young Pakistanis.  Why is it that the author can generalize the popularity of the show among young people to an overall increased awareness or fascination of religion among all Pakistanis?  There are missing pieces of evidence and issues in this article, but nonetheless it is an interesting idea.

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