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‘Youth deserve respect, right to information’

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Karachi: A group of around 20 young men and women staged a one-of-a-kind demonstration in front of the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday, catching many an eye due to its unique method of urging parents and guardians to guide them during their formative years. Sitting amidst colourful stuffed toys and holding placards, the youngsters said they […]

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Calligraphic forms

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KARACHI: It is amazing how the art of calligraphy has evolved over hundreds of years, always attracting artists’ attention with renewed spirit. To add to its charm, the room for experimentation with the form has also been quite a revelation, because it is no mean achievement to create extraordinary figures using content which is fixed […]

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Exhibition of Islamic calligraphy begins

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Karachi: The Arts Council has rendered yeoman service to society in spreading the arts, especially those with a religious flavour. These views were expressed by Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, the city commissioner, while inaugurating the Islamic calligraphy exhibition at the Arts Council on Wednesday evening. He lauded the works of the artists and said that they […]

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A journey worth taking

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KARACHI: A two-day exhibition of Shafqat Hussain Wadho’s paintings began at the Arts Council’s Ahmed Pervaiz Gallery on Thursday evening. It is evident from the artworks put on display that Shafqat Hussain is man who has deep affinity with nature. But nature to him is a broad term. It also involves moral and aesthetic values […]

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Anwar Maqsood’s Pawnay 14 August on hold

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‘A half-cooked play would have been a grave injustice to the legacy of Anwar Maqsood’ says Dawar Mehmood as he informs the scribe of the decision to postpone Pawnay 14 August that was supposed to begin today at the Arts Council. The last-minute development came after discussions among the Kopykats team and it was decided […]

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As long as there’s oppression,Jalib’s poetry will stay relevant

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By: Anil Datta Karachi: The late Habib Jalib was a committed socialist and the cause of those pining under the yoke of capitalism-generated misery was very close to his heart. This was the tribute paid to the late poet by Advocate Muslim Shamim on the occasion of the launch of the book, “Rodad-e-Wafa”, authored by […]

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A Pakistani artist’s gift to Gulzar

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Pakistani artist Shahid Rassam has embarked on an ambitious series of artworks to visualise the poetry of Ghalib and Gulzar Internationally known Pakistani artist Shahid Rassam is currently working on a major series of artworks based on the works of the great Urdu poets Ghalib and Gulzar. The series is a novel way of expressing […]

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Literature festival opens: talking book on polio launched

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KARACHI: Although there were several book launches, workshops, talks along with plenty of other happenings at the Teachers’ Literature Festival organised jointly by the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi and Oxford University Press (OUP) at the Arts Council on Thursday, one of the best features of the day, a talking book, the first of its kind in Pakistan, was […]

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Famous musical theatre ‘Grease’ begins from Jan 10

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KARACHI: Made for Stage Production with support from Theatrical Rights Worldwide announced to present Nida Butt’s production of Warren Casey’s and Jim Jacobs’ ‘Grease’- the musical. This was announced by Nida Butt, while addressing a press conference held at MAD School on Friday. Grease is remembered for its music, when rock and roll was the […]

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A study of faces and landscapes

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KARACHI: A three-day exhibition of contemporary artists’ works commenced at the Arts Council on Thursday evening. The painters whose exhibits are on display range from some of the known names in Pakistani art to the relatively less known. The more than 60 artworks are done in different media and almost all of them try to […]

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Anwar Maqsood’s Haaf Playt: Spicy but stale

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KARACHI: Old is not always gold and sometimes can verge on being outdated. When Anwar Maqsood, Pakistan’s premiere satirist, took his PTV classic Half Plate to the Arts Council stage as Haaf Playt, he reminded us that some classics are better left untouched. The change in spelling, possibly to avoid copyright infringement is, sadly, the […]

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‘I wrote Half Plate for Khalida Riyasat’

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KARACHI: A stage play titled ‘Haaf Plate’, based on the famous long drama that ran on PTV in the 1990s, will be staged from Dec 10 at the Arts Council, announced Anwar Maqsood, the writer of both the play and its adaptation, at a press conference on Saturday afternoon. He made it a point to […]

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Pursukoon Karachi events from 22nd

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KARACHI: Two dozen events have been planned for Nov 22, 23 and 24 at three venues — Arts Council, National Academy of Performing Arts and Cantt Station — as part of the Pursukoon Karachi project, an initiative of Koel Gallery, announced artist Noorjehan Bilgrami at a press conference at the Arts Council’s Manzar Akbar Hall […]

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A profusion of calligraphic works

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By: Anil Datta Karachi: The Arts Council on Wednesday evening was host to calligraphic masterpieces highlighting Quranic verses and Islamic themes. Apart from the large number of works depicting the names of Almighty Allah and the Holy Prophet (PBUH), in the most attractive of colours and stylised letters, there are 113 works by 58 artists […]

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