Teen Talwar: A short history

Two of the most well-known monuments of Sindh’s immense capital, Karachi, are Teen Talwar and Do Talwar (three and two swords). Jutting out from the two main roundabouts on main Clifton Road, the swords are made of white marble.

Erected in 1973, they were sanctioned by the government of Z.A. Bhutto. Though the area (Clifton) . . . → Read More: Teen Talwar: A short history

USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep

Another proud moment for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Pakistani Cinema.

Academy and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Andy Schocken’s documentary “Song of Lahore” premiered in New York City [NYC] on the 3rd of November 2015. The premiere was hosted by legendary Academy Award winning Actress Meryl Streep at the Crosby Street Hotel in . . . → Read More: USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep

USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep

Academy and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Andy Schocken’s documentary “Song of Lahore” premiered in New York City [NYC] on the 3rd of November 2015. The premiere was hosted by legendary Academy Award winning Actress Meryl Streep at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York where a special performance by The Sachal . . . → Read More: USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep

Islamic fashion gets social media attention

Social media has made possible for users around the globe to contribute to the fashion industry, and is now serving as a platform to introduce Islamic fashion to the world.

The Islamic fashion industry is estimated to grow by 6% annually to reach $327 billion by 2020 and social media is helping the industry open . . . → Read More: Islamic fashion gets social media attention

Musical festival returns to Lahore

Continuing in its 57-year-old tradition, the All Pakistan Music Conference kicked off on Tuesday evening at the Lawrence Garden open air theatre.

Music lovers congregated at the venue to become a part of the historical festival that dates back to 1959. “Since 2008, we had shifted to Alhamra in view of the adverse security situation. . . . → Read More: Musical festival returns to Lahore

The beauty and the brains – Jackie Collin

Jackie Collins, who wrote the kind of novels that tweedy English professors typically ignore or sniff at — sex-filled, escapist, utterly unpretentious — but that millions of readers devour and teenagers used to read by flashlight under the covers at night, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 77.

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The youth of Lyari breaking free

If one needs to feel the pulse of Karachi, it has to be felt in a room filled with Lyari teenagers gathered for a photo exhibition after the first-ever summer photojournalism camp in Lyari arranged by the Mehrdar Art and Production (Map) institute.

“The seven-day camp was arranged free-of-charge for children who otherwise cannot . . . → Read More: The youth of Lyari breaking free

Sadequain’s Mysticism inspires the young and old alike

Mysticism Through Colours – a display of selected collection of Pakistan’s leading maestro Sadequain is serving as a treat of visual art to the youngsters and art lovers at NationalArtGallery.

Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has dedicated a gallery to the legendary artist to pay him tribute through promotion of his art with . . . → Read More: Sadequain’s Mysticism inspires the young and old alike

Celebrating literature

By I.A. Rehman

THANK goodness, February has become Pakistan’s month of celebrating literature and the people’s successes in expressing themselves in other media. This year’s Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) and Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) appeared to have come of age.

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Reclaiming our culture

On Friday, a few young men in Faisalabad celebrated what the media termed a “mini-Basant”. The celebration was organised despite the enduring government ban against the festival. Yet the festivity was marred, as it has been in many instances before, by loss of life. Ali Hasnain succumbed to bullet injuries sustained as a result of . . . → Read More: Reclaiming our culture