Pakistan’s growing and inspiring rap culture

For all those decrying the death of creativity in Pakistani music, the rise and rise of Pakistani rap is an eye-opener. While  Pakistani rap started with Fakhar-e-alam, once the comic Ahmad Ali Butt (White boy from L-town) was the only rapper of note in the Indus Music (IM) . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s growing and inspiring rap culture

Greece’s economic woes breathe new life into the arts

The young man climbed a 30-foot scaffold on a building in central Athens and dipped a brush into a tray of gray paint. With rapid flicks of his wrist, he outlined a haunting image: a baby with two faces, looking simultaneously into an abyss and toward the sky, its vacant eyes . . . → Read More: Greece’s economic woes breathe new life into the arts

Manto’s mansion might fall prey to commercialism

His pen created masterpieces that changed the face of Urdu literature. Many of the thoughts that must have brewed in his mind in the last seven years of his life were here, in this modest house a few hundred yards off Mall road in the neighbourhood of Lakshmi Mansion. This is where he penned . . . → Read More: Manto’s mansion might fall prey to commercialism

Visual effects artist from Pakistan wins third Oscar

KARACHI: Richard Parker swims in the Life of Pi ocean. Afterwards, the 10 million hair on the Bengal tiger’s body are wiped down, his fur gradually morphing from dripping wet to dry.

In Frozen, we watch the little girl Elsa create snowfall and her enchanting ice world emerge. The line between fantasy and reality blurs, so real are . . . → Read More: Visual effects artist from Pakistan wins third Oscar

Pakistan warmly welcomes Sikh pilgrims

LAHORE: As many as 2,300 Sikh pilgrims arrived in Lahore on Thursday to celebrate the Baisakhi festival.

“Pakistanis are wonderful hosts. This is my second trip to Pakistan and I am happy to see that the government has provided pilgrims even more facilities than last year,” Sukhwinder Singh, a 60-year-old pilgrim from India, said.

The . . . → Read More: Pakistan warmly welcomes Sikh pilgrims

Mumbai hosts “Made In Pakistan Expo 2014″

The event will showcase Pakistan’s key strengths in textile, fashion fabrics, dresses, party wear & formal wear, food stuff, spices, etc.

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Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) in collaboration with EVECON a subsidiary of South Asian Resources Group (SARG) are organizing Made in Pakistan Solo Exhibition . . . → Read More: Mumbai hosts “Made In Pakistan Expo 2014″

Fans celebrate Nazia Hassan’s 49th birthday

Music fans across the globe celebrated 49th birthday of Pakistani pop-queen Nazia Hassan on Thursday. She may have left us almost fourteen years back but she is still alive in the hearts of her fans and her songs are still loved by the music lovers.

The iconic pop star kicked off her singing career during 70s, as a . . . → Read More: Fans celebrate Nazia Hassan’s 49th birthday

Putin and wife are officially over

First Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, and now Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin. The Kremlin has announced that the couple’s divorce has been finalized after they jointly announced on television last June that they would be breaking up. Putin is rumored to be having an affair with former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva, who was a torchbearer at the . . . → Read More: Putin and wife are officially over

Jon Cryer to write a memoir

‘Two And A Half Men’ star Jon Cryer has landed a deal to write a tell-all memoir.

The 48-year-old actor has promised to tell fans everything about his breakthrough role as Duckie in 1986 movie ‘Pretty in Pink’ to his portrayal of Alan Harper in hit sitcom Two And A Half Men’, including his time . . . → Read More: Jon Cryer to write a memoir

Here’s looking at you, kids: Cap’n Crunch on the cereal box

By Venessa Wong

Cereal marketers have worked out a sophisticated way to get children to pay attention to kids’ cereal in the grocery aisle: the old “loooook into my eeeeyes”method.

In a study of 65 cereals at 10 grocery stores, researchers at Cornell University found that cereals marketed to kids are often placed at a lower shelf . . . → Read More: Here’s looking at you, kids: Cap’n Crunch on the cereal box