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Balu Mahi promotional tour begins

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Starring Osman Khalid Butt and Ainy Jaffri, Haissam Hussain’s romantic comedy Balu Mahi is one of the most awaited films of 2017. The film’s trailer and the recently released soundtrack are getting mixed reviews from viewers. With almost three weeks left before the film’s release (February 10, 2017), team Balu Mahi, including the cast and […]


Are ‘stags’ the real problem with concerts in Pakistan?

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In a country where eve-teasing happens to be pervasive, it takes a special someone to raise their voice against the scourge. A concert on Saturday evening saw Aslam halt his performance midway, having noticed someone harassing a girl in the front row. In a video that went viral, the singer can be seen pausing mid-song and […]


Not to be mistaken

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KARACHI: Slapstick comedies make actors push the envelope in unconventional ways. They have to rely more on their movement, footwork and reacting to the situations not a microsecond late when reactions are needed. Though it would be difficult to categorise Bye Mishtake, the third play put up at the National Academy of Performing Arts’ (Napa) […]


NAPA’s Young Directors Theatre & Music Showcase begins tomorrow

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The lack of spaces and finances is a major hurdle for theatre artists who wish to present their work to a larger audience. Considering the dearth of halls to perform in and the struggle budding artists have to face in terms of sponsorship, NAPA has introduced a revenue sharing model to support them. With this […]


Mahira Khan, Ayesha Omar, best dressed according to NCCA

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Our government loves surprising the citizens of Pakistan. Usually, we don’t tend to see eye to eye, like Tahir Shah so eloquently penned it, with what our government is doing and it seems as though the National Council of Culture and Arts has continued with this grand tradition. What we’re talking about is a list […]


Karachi Eat 2017 is on the way

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Gluttony may well be one of the seven deadly sins we love to avoid but it is time to embrace this sin cheerfully as the annual food festival, namely Karachi Eat 2017 gears up to fill up your senses. With close to 95 stalls and dozens of brands offering both sweet and savoury delights, the […]


Sufi music festival next month

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LAHORE: Three-day Mystic Music Sufi Festival by Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop will start on Feb 10 at the Alhamra Cultural Complex, Qadhafi Stadium, the creative director of the festival, Saadan Pirzada, told Dawn on Sunday. He said the cultural festival would feature an incredible line-up of devotional musicians and dancers from across Pakistan. This year, […]


US and Pakistani groups perform at a musical concert

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Scores of music lovers thronged the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) to enjoy a concert featuring Sangat, an ensemble of musicians from the University of Texas (UT), Austin, and NAPA on Friday night. The concert showcased the success of a three-year university partnership between the two schools, supported by a Rs 100 million US […]


To the moon and back

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KARACHI: One was expecting that the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) students’ presentation of Italian songs and poems on the moon on Thursday evening would be a tad dissimilar from what they were able to pull off in September last year, and they lived up to expectation. This time round their performance at the […]