Bollywoods love of Pakistani actors

(By Nandhini) Bollywood is full of actors from our neighbouring country Pakistan. It is not about boundaries any more. Talent is recognised and taken into Bollywood from around the world. Be it Katrina Kaif from London or Humaima Malick from Pakistan, it is only about talent.

Bollywood has seen a lot of Pakistani actors, especially. . . . → Read More: Bollywoods love of Pakistani actors

Zindagi channel will help Indians understand Pakistani way of life better

In a recent interview with Press Trust of India, Zindagi Gulzar Hai author Umera Ahmed said she was hopeful India’s Zindagi channel will help dispel misconceptions about Pakistan.

The author further added that Pakistani television is dominated by women both off-screen and on-screen.

“Our image is shown as a regressive country, which does not treat its women well. . . . → Read More: Zindagi channel will help Indians understand Pakistani way of life better

When did America start Arabian dating?

In 1898, the U.S. Department of Agriculture created a special department of men called Agriculture Explorers to travel the globe searching for new food crops to bring back for farmers to grow in the U.S.

“These agricultural explorers were kind of like the Indiana Joneses of the plant world,” says Sarah Seekatz, . . . → Read More: When did America start Arabian dating?

George Bush’s paintings, an attempt to redeem himself?

Pablo Picasso once said,

“Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees but what he feels; what he tells himself about what he has seen.”

The 46th ex-governor of Texas as well as the 43rd former president of the United States (from 2001 to 2009) and now an artist, George W Bush has . . . → Read More: George Bush’s paintings, an attempt to redeem himself?

Sown to dust

By Dr Syed Nomanul Haq

Some years ago, in a newspaper piece, Sheldon Pollock had aptly quoted Bhartarihari, the great Indian poet who was so affectionately rendered into Urdu and Persian by Pakistan’s national poet, Muhammad Iqbal. “One shouldn’t wait until the house is burning to dig a well,” so said the Sanskrit elder, . . . → Read More: Sown to dust

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

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

Expressing the untold narratives

Narratives Untold, featuring the latest collection of art work by Madiha Mehreen and Muneeb Aqib, opened at Gallery 39K on Friday. Their works have previously been exhibited as part of The Door at Gallery 39K and the Young Artists Exhibition at Alhamra Art Gallery in 2013.

These recent graduates of Hazara University, Mansehra, make . . . → Read More: Expressing the untold narratives

The dirty old man of Delhi

Always game for a good joke, the author Khushwant Singh wrote his obituary in 1943, which later appeared in a collection of short stories.

In the story titled “Posthumous,” he wrote, “We regret to announce the sudden death of Sardar Khushwant Singh at 6 p.m. last evening. He leaves behind a young widow, two infant children and . . . → Read More: The dirty old man of Delhi