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In theatre—Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar—dead men tell tales

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KARACHI: The third presentation of the Napa — I am Karachi Theatre Series, Slaver: Aaj Ki Taza Qabr/Khabar, held at the PACC on Thursday, had the makings of a superior dramatisation. With supernatural elements woven into the corroding social fabric of a city in despair, the play unfortunately fell through on many fronts. It begins […]

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Faiz’s struggle against capitalism showcased through performing arts

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LAHORE: Speakers, poets, singers and intellectuals at the Faiz Amn Mela (Faiz Peace Festival) said that Faiz Ahmed Faiz had always struggled and fought against the capitalist-ruling-elite class of the country through his poetry, was against war hysteria and promoted peace thoughts pinning to the left wing ideology. Faiz Amn Mela was organised on Sunday […]

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Art for our sake

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LAST month, I managed to shake off my all-consuming lethargy for long enough to go see a concert at the FTC in Karachi. I did it because the proceeds were going to a good cause, and having promoted the cause itself by word of mouth, I would feel like a hypocrite if I didn’t show […]

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Karachi Literature Festival – expectations and aspirations

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PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: While efforts have been made in the past few years to project the soft image of Pakistan to the rest of the world by virtue of its music, films and theatre, one event has gradually but surely assumed the importance of a truly international affair whose warmth and vibrancy have captured the […]

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A lilting blend of classic and popular music

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KARACHI: Not many classical musicians can, wittingly or unwittingly, make their type of music accessible to the masses. There’s nothing wrong with that because their primary duty is to compose music. But if their compositions have even a modicum of mass appeal, one should consider it doubly delightful. That’s the kind of flavour that music […]

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Indian author calls to put literature, music and movies online

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HYDERABAD: Writers and intellectuals received the renowned Indian Sindhi artiste, drama director, musician, movie maker and song writer Asha Chand, while she came to visit Hyderabad, the hometown of her ancestors. Asha Chand is the daughter of late Sundri Uttamchandani (mother), the award-winning Sindhi fiction writer and late Assandas Jethanand Uttamchandani, popularly known as Shri […]

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Conservation lab itself a museum piece

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ISLAMABAD: Research and restoration laboratories are integral to good museums all over the world to preserve the archaeological finds in their area, but the one in our world-famous Taxila Museum itself needs to be saved from human neglect. “Not the vagaries of time but human neglect has turned the Archaeological Conservation and Research Laboratory (ACRL) […]

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Group show at Canvas

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An exhibition of works by five artists opened at the Canvas art gallery on Tuesday at 5pm. The participating artists are Anum Ather Jamal, Fatima Munir, Hamida Khatri, Nilofer Kamruddin Kotadia and Rameez Rehman. The show, The Fantastic Frostings, will continue till March 14, from 11am to 8pm on a daily basis. Source: Dawn

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Portraits aplenty

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KARACHI: Putting artworks of more than four dozen artists on display has its advantages and disadvantages. The big plus is that the viewer gets a wide variety of artists to know about and to understand how different techniques are employed to reflect on life. The negative aspect of it all is that since the number […]

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Summer art

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KARACHI: Artworks by no fewer than 22 known artists are on display at the Koel Art Gallery. The exhibition titled ‘Summerscape 2013’ began at the Koel Art Gallery on Tuesday. Since it’s that time of year when art activities slow down, as even gallery owners and curators need a break, the show will last till […]

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Kam Sukhan opens at IVS gallery

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KARACHI: Capturing a moment to impart timelessness to it requires skill that does not solely depend on technical prowess but also relies heavily on the capturer’s aesthetic life view. The allusion is to the art of photography. Witnessing an exhibition of nine noted women photographers’ work titled ‘Kam Sukhan’ that began at the Indus Valley […]

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Here and Now’ goes on display at Lahore Art Gallery

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LAHORE: Exhibition of five contemporary artists titled ‘Here and Now’ inaugurated on Monday at Lahore Art Gallery. Many artists and art lovers were present on the occasion. The exhibition included art works by Mohammad Ali Talpur, Hasnat Mehmood, Muhammad Zeeshan, Adeela Suleman and Nausheen Saeed. The artists are known worldwide and in Pakistan for specific […]

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Those promising, budding artists

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KARACHI: Lots of changes have taken place in each and every realm, each and every sphere over the ages which have been heralded as improvement, improvisation or advancement. Whether that really is so or is just a case of our preoccupation with the peculiar could be anybody’s guess. Art is no exception. While there was […]

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Flowers, birds and marbles

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KARACHI: They are young and ebullient. It is only two years back that they passed out from the Arts Council Institute of Arts and Crafts. What drives them in life is their creative urge to interpret nature as they see it. And it is precisely for this reason that an exhibition of their artworks attracted […]

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