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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Student Athlete nominated at NAMIC awards

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Head of SOC Films, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s collaborative venture, called Student Athlete is an HBO sports documentary that released in October 2018. It examines the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. The documentary has been nominated at the annual NAMIC Vision Awards 2019 alongside Dwayne […]


Folk dancers show rich culture to crown prince

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ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday was given an unprecedented warm welcome on his first official visit to Pakistan and on his way to the PM House he had a quick glimpse of the rich local cultural traditions. The route from the Nur Khan Air Base to the PM House, the official residence […]


Pinky Memsaab to be screened at 21st UK Asian Film Festival

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After having its premiere in Dallas, United States, last month, Pinky Memsaab has another feather in its cap; the film is all set to screen at the upcoming 21st UK Asian Film Festival. The film will be showcased at the festival – scheduled to take place from March 27 till April 7, 2019 – in […]


Qalandar Momand remembered

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Peshawar: Poets and writers gathered on Monday to mark the 16th death anniversary of noted poet, critic and journalist, Qalandar Momand who was born in 1930 and passed away on 2003. Scholars presented research papers on various aspects of life and services of Qalandar Momand who had contributed to more than one discipline of the […]


Death anniversary of poet Habibur Rahman observed

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Peshawar – Poets, writers and scholars gathered on Monday to mark 16th death anniversary of noted poet, critic and journalist, Sahibzada Habibur Rahman alias Qalandar Momand (1930-2003). Scholars presented research papers on various aspects of life and services of Qalandar Momand who had contributed to more than one discipline of Pashto language and literature. Organisers […]


PNCA to hold cartoons workshop

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ISLAMABAD-Pakistan National Council of the Arts will hold the first ever 2-week cartoon workshop for media, students, cartoonists and artists having a background of drawing to provide them training of political cartooning here from February 12. The workshop will be conducted by renowned cartoonist Shujaat Ali till February 21 at the National Art Gallery. It […]


How this calligraphy artist finally met PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD:Pakistanis living overseas always have a desire to somehow contribute to the nation. Some do this by investing back home or offering their services pro bono. Some others use their talents to do something unique. This is what Pakistani-origin Briton Sonia Nisa did as she made a calligraphic portrait depicting Prime Minister Imran Khan while […]


A festival for literature

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The first edition of the much anticipated Adab Festival ended on a high note, proving that a city the size of Karachi can partake of many more such festivals Most cities welcome spring with flowers. Karachi welcomes it with literature festivals. Till now, it was the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) that heralded spring in the […]


Flashback: Fifty Years Without Madhubala

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February 23 this year will mark the 50th death anniversary of a truly iconic star of the Urdu/Hindi cinema. Venus of the Indian screen, as she was called, Madhubala died merely nine days after her 36th birthday. Her innumerable admirers were spared of watching the ravages of time affect her beauty. In this she was […]


Courageous young leaders of Children’s Literature Festival ‘19

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The challenges of learning are immense in Pakistan where about 50% children in grade 5 cannot manage grade 2 level competencies (ASER; LEAPs); this repeated and stuck narrative has to change through open platforms that provide alternative possibilities where children /adolescents are enabled to share creative modes of learning and expression. These do not have […]


‘Puppetry Festival aims to promote pluralism in society’

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KARACHI: The ongoing second Pakistan String Puppetry Festival organised by Thespianz Theatre is taking place in 11 neighbourhoods of Karachi and will continue till July 31. This was said by Faisal Malik of the theatre group at a press conference at a hotel here on Friday. Mr Malik said the 11 neighbourhoods (Sakhi Hasan, Gulzar-i-Hijri, […]


‘Voice of Punjab’ to promote young talent and improve music industry

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LAHORE: The Punjab Information and Culture Ministry has organised a musical talent show titled Voice of Punjab (VOP). The event was previously postponed earlier due to the Sahiwal tragedy but will now be held on March 2, 2019. The ministry has engaged numerous renowned singers for the programme, the winner of which will be awarded Rs500,000. The runner […]


10th Karachi Literature Festival from March 1

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KARACHI: The 10th edition of the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) will be held on March 1, 2 and 3 at Beach Luxury Hotel in which more than 220 Pakistani and 15 international speakers will take part. This was announced by Managing Director Oxford University Press Arshad Saeed Husain at a press conference at the Arts […]


We shouldn’t lead Hadia to think she’s the next Abida Parveen: Xulfi

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Nescafé Basement started off with a bang as two tracks from its fifth installment were revealed last week. Promising to showcase the young, raw talent of Pakistan, Xulfi brought forward 73 artists of different genres. One of them was eight-year-old Hadia Hashmi. The fifth grader was lauded and loved by everyone for her strong vocals. So […]