The various narratives intricately built around the problem we refer to as ‘Balochistan: Pakistan’s other war’ need to be understood in light of our colonial past and this region’s history and geography. Contextual analysis of the current scenario is of utmost importance. How the British treated various ethnicities, and helped build sharper divides because of . . . → Read More: Understanding Baloch identity
The recently released Na Maloom Afraad could veritably be perceived as an insider’s roller-coaster ride through Karachi.
Director Nabeel Qureshi is very obviously a Karachi-dweller — he traverses the city, even as he regales with the story of three hapless no-gooders scheming to make a quick buck. Not that the movie won’t appeal to . . . → Read More: Na Maloom Afraad – A good comedy from Pakistan
Seasoned Pakistani actor Maqsood Hassan breathed his last on Wednesday at the age of 67.
The veteran radio and TV artist, whose career spanned nearly 50 years, died of a heart attack in Karachi.
Hassan was considered a great actor with burgeoning talents in the entertainment industry. He started his career from Radio . . . → Read More: Renowned artist / actor Maqsood Hassan passes away
(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
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
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?
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?
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
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