The man behind the storm.
Saadat Hasan Manto. The name rings a bell for most Pakistanis. It was not until I was introduced to Manto’s writing in grade 9 through ‘Pakistani Kahanian’ (a compilation of short stories in Urdu), that I fell in love with this language long taken for granted. Stories like Toba Tek . . . → Read More: Manto
Models walk the ramp sporting creations by designers participating in Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 in Lahore.
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TV Shows And Music Arts Have Left Cinema Far Behind
Pakistan’s entertainment industry has been on a continuous path of decline for the past few decades, barring some developments and hits every now and then. The strict censorship laws enforced under Zia-ul-Haq’s Islamization program dealt a deathly blow to the progressive and forward-looking artistic . . . → Read More: An Appraisal Of Pakistan’s Entertainment Industry
No matter how hard one tries, words cannot do justice to the way the greatest Sufi and folk singer of our time Abida Parveen engaged music lovers in a soul-stirring performance on Saturday evening.
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Bilal Asif’s passion to collect pencils has been channeled into fashioning jewelry out of lead and wooden sheaths.
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By Iesa Galloway
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for those under your care. A man is a shepherd, and he is responsible for those under his care. The woman is a shepherd in her husband’s household and she is responsible for those . . . → Read More: Halloween for Muslims?
On the heels of the success of two local new-age cinema projects, interest in Pakistani films has considerably increased. Upholding the rising fervour surrounding the revival of cinema in the country, the Pak-US Alumni Network (Lahore Chapter) organised a seminar on October 26 in the cultural capital. The event, which took place at the Pakistan . . . → Read More: Re-visiting Pakistani cinema with Syed Noor
If we consider themes of the mainstream feature films of 2013 — cricketing story Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, counter-terrorism inspired Waar and politicalChambaili — it becomes clear that film-makers are adamant on telling some version of a feel-good ‘patriotic’ story.
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