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Music dissemination in the age of social media

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The dynamics of the music dissemination process have been completely altered by rapid technological advancements, and the open-access to various social media outlets which has ensued in the last two decades. The results are manifold and various dimensions call for a serious investigation which can by no means be exhaustive. On the positive front, artists […]


Artistes from 10 countries perform on final day of Tamasha Fest

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Lahore: The three-day Tamasha Festival concluded with a spectacular ‘Next Generation Showcase Performance’ by a team of foreign and local artistes at the rooftop of the Institute for Art and Culture on Sunday, said a press release. Twelve international theatre activists from 10 countries collaborated with eight Pakistani artistes and prepared three brief performances, focusing […]


7UP Foodies Festival

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LAHORE (PR)   Thanks to 7UP, Lahore spent three days of April 2019 in a food coma, and there were no regrets!It was none other than 7UP that brought the city together for the love of food, music and fun at the 7UP Foodies Festival. Around 120 eateries were present at the event for everyone […]


Alia Bhatt says Sanam Saeed’s Zindagi Gulzar Hai character helped her prep for latest film Kalank

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Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has revealed that she looked to Sanam’s character Kashaf for inspiration when preparing for her latest film, a pre-partition drama called Kalank. In a recent interview, she claimed that her role as a dancer in Kalank has several parallels with Kashaf: Alia told PTI, “Abhishek asked me to watch Zindagi Gulzar Hai. The character of the […]


I Am Karachi’s vertical garden project launched

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KARACHI: In a concrete jungle such as this city where patches of green are becoming scarce, I Am Karachi (IAK) thought of an innovative way of going green by growing the Vertical Gardens of Karachi. One of these vertical gardens, on one of the massive pillars of the KPT Interchange at Qayyumabad, was inaugurated on […]


UK theatre group performs at British Council

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KARACHI: It was three days of arts, education and entertainment (April 5 to 7) at the British Council Karachi Library when the all-female UK-based theatre group ‘Struts and Frets’ held day-long workshops for theatre enthusiasts as well as produced and performed a bespoke theatrical adaptation of Sherlock Holmes’ A Scandal in Bohemia. “We were absolutely […]


Pinky Memsaab bags the Best Picture trophy at the UKAFF

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Shazia Ali Khan’s debut feature film, Pinky Memsaab, may not have had a fair chance in Pakistan but the film has been consistently doing well across the globe. It was removed from cinemas across Pakistan just after a few shows, but it managed to make a mark on various international platforms. The latest addition to […]


‘Pinky Memsaab’ wins best picture at UK Asian Film Festival

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LAHORE-Pakistani film Pinky Memsaab has won big at the recent UK Asian Film Festival. At the 10-day event, the movie bagged Best Picture (Audience Choice) award. The Hajra Yamin – starrer made their way to the British Asian Film Festival, which also marked their world premiere. The cast and crew attended the premiere, including director […]


PAAPAM to organise auto show on April 12

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Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) is going to organize Pakistan Auto Show (PAPS), 2019 from April 12 to 14 at Expo Center, Karachi with the largest ever participation of international exhibitors. As many as 107 foreign exhibitors from China, Thailand, Malaysia, Holland and others are participating in the event, which is […]


G-B Cultural Show lives up to its hype

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ISLAMABAD: Monday’s Gilgit-Baltistan Cultural Show lived up to its hype as a large number of people were seen dancing to the tunes of folk songs and music. Musicians, singers and artists mesmerised the audience with their remarkable songs and performances. The show was jointly organised by the Gilgit-Baltistan Journalist Forum and National Press Club Islamabad. G-B […]


Dream Home Expo concludes on high note

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Islamabad: The three-day Dream Home Expo ended on a high note here at the Pak-China Friendship Centre with the organisers insisting that the event catered for both real estate developers and the people on the lookout for home or investment opportunities. Held for the fifth consecutive year under the auspices of Jang Media Group and […]


Bhitai compared with Shakespeare as ‘both mirrored society’

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KARACHI: Language and culture in the context of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry became the main focus of the second and final day of ‘Sindh, Sindhu and Shah Latif’, the national conference organised by the Siraj Institute of Sindh Studies (SISS) in collaboration with the Endowment Fund Trust at the Mohatta Palace Museum on Sunday. […]


Plan ready to promote social, cultural activities, says minister

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JHELUM: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that since Pakistan has recovered from terrorism, the government has now devised a plan to promote social and cultural activities across the country by arranging cultural shows and events. “Now we do not get news of blasts on a daily basis and terrorists challenging […]


Europe Day’ celebrated with pomp and fanfare in Islamabad

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The European Union and its member states in Pakistan once again celebrated Europe Day in a unique manner with pomp and fanfare A ‘Eurovillage’ was set up at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad, on Friday aimed at promoting European culture and values. The general public were provided with multiple displays of Europe […]