PESHAWAR: The shrine of Rahman Baba, the great spiritual poet of the Pukhtuns, is now serving as the centre of spirituality in the region, where his messages of peace and tolerance are being performed in the form of Qawwali.
“Qawwali is a form of devotional music which expresses mystical Sufi practices,” Karan Khan tells The Express . . . → Read More: Qawwals perform at Rahman Baba’s shrine: Peshawar
LAHORE: The 28th edition of the Lahore International Book Fair is set to open its doors to book lovers at the Lahore Expo Centre today (Wednesday)…and though the fair will feature 265 stalls, 40 of them set up by foreign publishers, several Indian publishers still await their visas.
LIBF Trust chairman Zubair Saeed told The Express Tribune that . . . → Read More: Lahore International Book Fair opens
Ever watched a film and felt this person deserves a waxwork at Madame Tussauds? Well, that is exactly how I felt for the late legendary actor Sultan Rain, a Pakistani legend.
The idea came to a fan while he was watching Maula Jat in London and a particular scene where Sultan Rahi visits Madame Tussauds. . . . → Read More: Sultan Rahi makes his way to Madam Tussauds
Certain readers may not consider it a ‘literary’ enough read but the constant scrapes Saba Imtiaz’s protagonist gets herself into definitely had Mohsin Sidiqui entertained.
Full disclaimer, well in advance: I know Saba Imtiaz well. Very well. And this review is not at all going to be influenced by the lingering embarrassment of having confused . . . → Read More: A laugh out loud novel by Pakistani author
Crafting intricate details in a medium as elusive as watercolours is no easy feat. However, a mastery of the art can be detected in the paintings of V. Ananda Ma and Athar Jamal, on display at the Nomad Gallery starting Tuesday. Titled “Washing of the Water – People Place Time of Pakistan 2014”, the . . . → Read More: Watercolor paintings exhibition opens in Islamabad
The annual Faiz Aman Mela was held on Sunday at the Bagh-i-Jinnah Open Air Theatre to mark the 103th birthday of Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
The poetry session was chaired by Dr Khalid Javed Jan, famous for his poem Mein Baghi Hoon Artists from across the country, including Arif Lohar, Waris Baig, and Abrarul Haq . . . → Read More: 103rd birthday of Faiz and Peace Festival
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – Pakistan officially inaugurated Earth Hour 2014 – the world’s largest grassroots environmental event.
The event’s ambassadors include actress Humaima Malik, director Faryal Ali Gauhar, actor and host Ahsan Khan, actor Sarmad Khosat and singer Zoe Viccaji. Last year’s event ambassador, Adnan Siddiqui, handed over a candle . . . → Read More: Pakistan to be part of Earth Hour