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Last day of auditions for S Asia’s biggest music event

KARACHI: South Asia’s greatest music competition will be held shortly in Dubai with auditions for participants continuing in Karachi and Lahore, organised under the auspices of Geo TV in Pakistan and Sahara TV, India. Today (Wednesday) is the last day for the auditions. The 10-member team from Pakistan will be led by singer Atif Aslam […]

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Calligraphic exhibition opens

Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Viewers are treated to calligraphy as well as the spiritual aspect of the art at Ahmed Anver`s exhibition of Quranic calligraphy that opened at the Citi Art Gallery on Tuesday. The artist has not given individual names to the exhibits; all the pieces on view have one title: A Celebration of Eternal […]

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Nagori’s satirical art show opens

Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Last year on Jan 14 the world of art was saddened by the demise of a great artist A.R. Nagori. To mark his first death anniversary, an exhibition of some of his outstanding works loaded with political satire began at the Art Scene Gallery on Monday. The marked feature of exhibitson display […]

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Shazia Marri visits Mehdi Hassan

Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information Shazia Marri has said that Mehdi Hassan served music for 50 years and promoted Pakistan internationally, adding that the Pakistani nation was proud of the legendary singer. The provincial minister visited the ailing classical singer who is admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Monday on behalf of the […]

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Nagori’s satirical art show opens

Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Last year on Jan 14 the world of art was saddened by the demise of a great artist A.R. Nagori. To mark his first death anniversary, an exhibition of some of his outstanding works loaded with political satire began at the Art Scene Gallery on Monday. The marked feature of exhibitson display […]

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Sindh government to bear expenses of Mehdi Hassan’s treatment

Karachi: Business Recorder Logo Sindh Government will bear the expenses of the treatment of legendary singer of the country, Mehdi Hassan, who is under treat at a private hospital here. According to a statement issued here on Sunday, President Asif Ali Zardari has given special directives to provide better medical treatment facility to Mehdi Hassan. […]

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Women and colours

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: One of the goals of a portrait artist is, or should be, to convincingly interpret the language of the countenance. This means the viewer must have a sense of how life manifests itself in one particular part of the human body: the face. This has been going on for centuries, as […]

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‘Italy still not culturally integrated’

KARACHI: Despite the passage of 150 years since Italy became a unified geopolitical entity, cultural integration in the country is still not complete. Pietro Lauretta, cultural attaché at the Italian consulate in Karachi, said this on Friday while delivering a lecture on the ‘150th anniversary of the unification of Italy: celebrating and revisiting patriotic themes’. […]

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Culture and women

Sir: The culture of this land, unfortunately, does not allow women to come forward and pave their lives according to their own will. But then again, neither democracy nor economic growth has been a part of our culture. However, the changing dynamics of the world suggest that we incorporate these fundamental trends in our society […]

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“Culturally, men can also be victims of such crimes”

In practical terms, the justice system needs to be speedy, affordable and within the reach of the ordinary citizen. Jirgas or panchayats are speedy, accessible and cheap and, hence, widely depended on. In spite of the fact that the Sindh High Court, Sukkur Bench, termed jirgas and panchayats illegal in 2004, they continued to take […]

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The day the music died

Hajrah Mumtaz THE manner in which Pakistan and its citizens have suffered during this past decade is well-documented. But the climb back to normality would actually involve more than being able to step out without undue fear. It would involve restoring to Pakistan a vibrancy that was, not too long ago, almost within our grasp […]

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