This year’s ‘Coke Studio’ failed to strike a chord with its humongous fan following. ‘Coke Studio’ is a platform that gave a new life to the music scene of Pakistan. Fans all over the world used to wait for the new seasons every year but last season was just a disappointment and produced more hits on controversies than on content. To counter it, ‘Nescafe Basement’ is here and is giving us back-to-back hits and immense new talent that is making the country proud. Actor Gohar Rasheed is also following the music platform and praised it. The actor went on to praise the merit which has been considered in the selection of all the artistes in the ‘Nescafe Basement’ and then took a small dig at the larger platform ‘Coke Studio’ in a subtle way: “#Nescafebasement has proven to be the best talent showcasing platform in #Pakistan because when you prefer talent and merit over social media followers, it always has an impact. Period,” he Tweeted. “Public serves the message that fizzy drinks are bad for health anyways,” he maintained. Well, what do you think? Do you prefer fizzy drinks or a cup of coffee this season? Published in Daily Times, February 13th 2019.