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LLF begins on a positive, sunny note

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LAHORE: The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) commenced earlier than usual this year, thanks to last-minute changes in the event. It was a sunny day, the first in a while. The event had been shifted to Avari Hotel, adjacent to the Alhamra Arts Council where due to ‘security reasons’ the organisers had not been able to […]

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National, regional languages on the (LLF) cards

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LAHORE: The Lahore Literary Festival 2016 has come up with a diversified schedule for its upcoming edition starting on Feb 19. There will be 16 sessions on the national and regional languages and literature, making it an attraction for the audiences from Urdu and Punjabi readers. The LLF will miss Intizar Husain who was a […]

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I am a journalist, I suppose

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So, recently I have been telling people I am a journalist. I have sort of been forced to. I have started working for a newspaper, mostly because it is the only job that I could get in Lahore. Perhaps that is just an excuse I use to justify it, perhaps I am secretly grateful for […]

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High time to reorient editorial approach of media

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LAHORE: The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) ended with spreading literary freshness among the literature lovers; in true spirit bring diversity of knowledge, full of colours and sense of festivity to Lahore. Media experts, journalists and speakers at a session on ‘Future of TV news: Journalism or Mirch Masala?’ said that TV news channels with driving […]

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War on culture

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On the evening of February 23, I attended the jam-packed session on “War on Culture” at the Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), expertly moderated by Mishal Husain and featuring the best of the best speakers. As the speakers began commenting on how culture is being attacked everywhere — in Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria, let alone […]

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Literary Festival begins in Lahore

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LAHORE, Feb 22: The first Lahore Literary Festival was under way with Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif declaring it open at a ceremony at Alhamra, The Mall, on Friday. The prelude provided a sampling of what the festival is going to offer. The highlight of the ceremony was the life-time achievements given to three shining lights […]

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