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Saying ‘thank you’ to translators on International Translation Day

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Translation is a thankless job: if you translate well, the credit goes to the original writer and you get a bit of praise, if at all. And if translation does not go well, as often is the case, a debate entails that questions the very utility of translation business and the “value and pleasure of […]


Talib Hussain Dard – a unique voice of Punjab

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The stage is set in a village near Jhang for a wedding function, with people awaiting their beloved singer Ustad Talib Hussain Dard who would sing for them traditional dhoray,mahiyeh and gawan. While villagers anticipate a great night ahead, Dard reaches the stage and starts with adhora, a four-liner genre of local poetry, and a mahiyah, a couplet, in his […]


TonyMoly brings Korean beauty to Pakistan

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Lahore: Korean Beauty has become somewhat of a mammoth entity with tons of players. While the market is dominated by many individual products, TonyMoly still manages to stand out under this umbrella. Overtime K Beauty has proved itself to be more than just a passing fad and its real staying power is evident in the […]


Noor Bukhari, Wali Hamid Ali Khan to begin divorce proceedings

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LAHORE  : Lollywood actor and model Noor Bukhari will soon be parting ways from her husband, singer Wali Hamid Ali Khan, as the estranged couple is expected to appear in court in Lahore on Wednesday. Noor and Wali had been granted a ‘relaxation period’ by their respective lawyers until September 20 in case they decided to reconsider […]


Classic play ‘Kala Mainda Bhes’ graces theatres in Lahore

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LAHORE  : Classic play Kala Mainda Bhes that was staged in Lahore five years ago is being performed once again at the Ajoka theatre from September 18th to 20th. Themed around inadequate access to fresh drinking water in the Thar dessert and other regions of Sindh and Punjab, the play delves into basic survival struggles faced by inhabitants […]


Riz Ahmed becomes first Asian actor to bag an Emmy award

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Nominated for two awards at the Emmys, British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed has made history by becoming the first South Asian man to win an Emmy Award for acting. He picked up the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Nasir ‘Naz’ Khan in The Night Of at […]


Saawan premieres in Karachi amidst much appreciation

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Karachi: Breaking away from commercial, masala films, Farhan Alam’s multi award-winning venture, Saawan finally saw the light of the day in Pakistan on September 15. After multiple screenings in the festival circuit worldwide including the Madrid International Film Festival and the recent Salento International Film festival, the film premiered in Karachi a day before its […]


‘Raqs Revival’ takes off at PNCA with classical, contemporary performances

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ISLAMABAD: The National Dance Festival titled ‘Raqs Revival’ kicked off at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Friday late evening with soul inspiring classical and contemporary performances. As many as 19 selected performing groups from across the country participated on the first day. The outstanding performances included the ever thrilling Sheema Kirmani, Zarri […]


Mehreen Jabbar reflects on Lala Begum win

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The year 2017 did not have the most auspicious start when it comes to Pakistani cinema but the future certainly looks bright. On one end, there are commercial films like Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Na Maloom Afraad 2 that are running successfully in cinemas even after two weeks of release, picking up mostly good reviews. […]


Heidelberg Project-inspired Munaqqash unveiled at National Museum

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KARACHI: The National Museum of Pakistan saw much activity on Thursday with the unveiling of a project spearheaded by IAmKarachi to make art more accessible. Titled Munaqqash (painted or coloured), the project is inspired by the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, an outdoor art installation that has been working to improve and transform lives from 1986. […]


Marriyum inaugurates Asia Film Festival

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday inaugurated the first ever Asia Peace Film Festival in Pakistan, which is being participated by about 50 countries to screen about 940 films. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the festival, being held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts under the […]


Lollywood experiences major boost after Punjab Nahi Jaungi’s triumph

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LAHORE : After the massive success of the recent Eid releases, seven new Pakistani films are all set to hit screens this year and gruelling work has commenced in local film studios to make this possible. Local distributors are avoiding the release of new films in October due to the holy month of Muharram. Therefore, Sayed […]


Who will win the battle: Kashmir or Badnaam?

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KARACHI: The journey which started seven weeks ago, with about 100 bands finally came down to the final two last Sunday. The Pepsi Battle of the Bands jury selected Badnaam and Kashmir as the top two bands of Pakistani music. With the winner to be decided through public voting, the two bands clashed in the latest episode of Battle of […]


Saawan examines the children in our midst

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The one common thing that all good films share, irrespective of the genre, is a good script. Without a strong script, not even a star-studded cast can rescue the prospect of a film. Therefore, the role of writers is not to be diminished when talking about a film. One such example is a soon to […]