The conference room turned out to be too cramped;we were thrilled. Najia [Sabahat Khan] and I had been expecting a few people to show up — five to six at most — having done minimal advertising for the event. But with continuous knocks and peeks through the door,people kept filing in. One man barged in . . . →Read More:The First Writers’ Meetup at T2F
The Ajoka theatre group kicked off its celebration of Saadat Hassan Manto’s 101st birth anniversary here on Wednesday with readings from his work by famous writers and clips from a television show on his life.
The evening began at the Alhamra on The Mall with the presentation of an upcoming drama and movie,Mai Manto, . . . →Read More:Ajoka commemorates Manto’s Anniversary
Whimsical yet riveting,infusing the works of East meets West,the latest exhibition to open at Satrang Gallery,“What remains are children’s lullabies” features the works of six artists who manage to transcend boundaries and speak through the language of art alone.
American artists Chloe Boden and Marian Barber add their unique own dimension and . . . →Read More:East meets West at Satrang Art Gallery
By Jonathan Jones
Research proves how much the master’s works have faded since the 1880s,plus Oz art goes walkabout,rubber ducks and Fourth Plinth cock-ups – all in your favourite weekly art roundup.
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Barbara Minishi follows the campaign of presidential candidate Martha Karua for her project on Kenyan women,which aims to represent a wide range of women all wearing the same red dress,as a symbol of unity and national identity.
She is now one of Kenya’s top fashion photographers,but Minishi struggled to make a name . . . →Read More:Barbara Manish and Kenyan women
Celebrities and models exhibit collections by Nadya Mistry,Mifrah and Deepak Perwani.
Legendary singer Shamshad Begum,one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry and voice behind hit songs like ‘Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon’,‘Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar’and ‘Kajra Mohabbat Wala’,has died at her Mumbai residence. She was 94.
“She was not keeping well for past few months and was admitted to . . . →Read More:Shamshad Begum passes away after long illness
Ayad Akhtar’s debut play,which tackles racism,Islamophobia and sexism,receives prestigious new-writing award.
Ayad Akhtar’s play Disgraced,which will receive its UK premiere at the Bush theatre next month,has won the 2013 Pulitzer prize for drama.
. . . →Read More:Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgrace” wins Pulitzer prize for drama