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‘It was neither a musical nor a thriller’

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KARACHI: The launch of a collection of essays titled The God of My Idolatry written by distinguished artist and man of letters Zia Mohyeddin was short, sweet and profound. The event that took place in the National Academy of Performing Arts Theatre on Sunday was marked by its brevity, and yet had both wit and […]

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Inspiring young minds: Know your history, speakers tell kids

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KARACHI: The book launch of ‘Mapping Migrations — Hijrat ki naqsh bandi’ drew crowds of students from multiple schools in Korangi and Baldia Town on Friday at the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) at Dawood Public School. The book, which has been jointly published by Bachon Se Tabdeeli and Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi, is an initiative aimed at the […]

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Jo Dil Nikle to Dumm Nikle launched

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KARACHI: A collection of Urdu short stories titled Jo Dil Nikle to Dumm Nikle written by Dr Shershah Syed was launched at the T2F on Thursday evening. Pointing out the salient features of the stories included in the book, distinguished scholar Karan Singh said they reminded him of an Urdu verse ‘Sarsari tum jahaan se […]

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Sindhi & Urdu versions of Entomology books launched

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Sindhi and Urdu versions of two books on Entomology translated by Dr Imran Khatri, have been launched by Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Dr Mujeeb Sahrai. Speaking to a launching ceremony held at his office on Wednesday, the vice chancellor said that agriculture is a main source of poor people to support their […]

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Sawdust castles launched

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KARACHI: A book titled Sawdust castles written by Omar Khan was launched at the Mohatta Palace Museum on Saturday evening. Mr Khan, who is a former banker, has penned his memoirs in the book. He divides his time between Lahore and Toronto. S. M. Shahid, who has edited the book, said he was introduced to […]

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Book launch

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Karachi: A collection of Urdu na’atia poetry by Syed Asif Hassan Zaidi is being launched today at the Ibraheem Jalees Hall of the Karachi Press Club at 530pm. Prominent poet Sahar Ansari will be presiding over the function. The News

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Common chords and borders

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LAHORE: The first thing that strikes you about Dr Virinder Singh Kalra’s latest book, Spiritual Music of Punjab, is the unique – and somewhat unusual – typeset of its title on the cover. While the name of the book appears in English, it is accompanied by the original title in Punjabi – Punjabi Mouseeqi dey […]

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Majmua’a Khutbaat on organ donation launched

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KARACHI: A book on social and religious aspects of organ donation titled Majmua’a Khutbaat was launched at the Karachi Press Club on Friday evening. Journalist Ghazi Salahuddin, who moderated the event, said last year on April 18 a seminar on organ donation and transplantation was held at the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, attended by religious […]

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Multifaceted learning: Non-Muslim students across Sindh to study ‘ethics’ from April 1

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KARACHI: The Sindh Text Book Board (STBB), Jamshoro has introduced a book on ethics for non-Muslim students from class seven. The book, which covers different religions and ethical values, will become part of coursework at government schools for minorities’ students from the new academic year of 2016-2017 starting from April 1 this year. The book, […]

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Urdu idioms and their cultural connotations

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AS young boys, my peers and I used to address the elders, especially strangers, as chacha (an Urdu word for uncle) to show respect. Any shopkeeper, hawker or passerby was a chacha. In case of women, we addressed them as khala (Urdu for aunt). Any woman in the neighborhood was our khala. But today the […]

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Lyari Ki Adhuri Kahani launched

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KARACHI: A book titled Lyari Ki Adhuri Kahani by Ramzan Baloch was launched at the Karachi Press Club on Friday evening. The unassuming author in his address to the attendees, which included a big number of media personnel, said his book did not have literary flair, nor did professionalism. But, he said, if his book […]

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Making headway: Book on development communication launched

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KARACHI: Journalist Dr Abdul Jabbar Khan’s book on `Development Communication’ was launched at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Thursday, which is the first book written in English on the topic by a Pakistani. A former president of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Tahir Khaliq, presided over the launching ceremony. The speakers included […]

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Book of poetry ‘Carnage in December’ launched

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PESHAWAR: A special ceremony was arranged here to pay tributes to the students and staff members who lost lives in the gruesome attack on the Army Public School on December 16, 2014. The function was arranged by the Gandhara Hindko Board at the Gandhara Hindko Academy. A book of English poetry titled “Carnage in December” […]

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Remnants of Partition : Vazira Zamindar endeavours to conceptualise ‘minority issue’

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KARACHI: Pakistan continues to be haunted by the constant overt, sometimes insidious, persecution of its minority communities. At times, the violence is condemned, other times it is celebrated. Historian Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar has embarked on a journey to understand the extraordinary violence unleashed against the minorities in both India and Pakistan. “Why is there so […]

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