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Coke fest kicks off with a bang

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LAHORE – Season 3 of the nation’s biggest food and music festival, Coke fest, kicked off the other day. Attendees also witnessed chefs working their magic through cooking demonstrations and enjoyed live music performances by Rizwan Butt, Waqar Ehsin and Abrar-ul-Haq. Coke fest offered a variety of cuisines with flavors and delicacies to cater to a […]

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Another stroke on the wall: Non-profit grabs brush to paint over hate graffiti across Karachi

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KARACHI: Determined to reclaim Karachi wall by wall, a non-profit organisation has started painting over hate speech sprayed across the city and replacing it with words of love and peace. Abdoz Arts, a non-profit organisation, is the brainchild of three undergraduate students Umer Asim, Humble Tariq and Wahaj Ali Khan. The three young men and […]

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Journalists should develop culture, set precedence, meeting told

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QUETTA: A provincial meeting, titled “Education Governance”, was held at the Quetta Press Club on Monday which underscored the importance of government and Media Partnership to Enhance Accountability. The meeting aimed at bringing major education stakeholders on the same platform to discuss the current state of education governance in the province. The meeting was organised […]

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Of ajrak and sufis: Sindh comes to life in the capital

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The lawns of the National Press Club (NPC) were illuminated with colourful lights to celebrate Sindhi culture in particular and the diversity of Pakistani culture in general on Saturday night. The event, organised by NPC and Indus Consortium Performers of Pakistan National Council of the Arts and students of the federal Urdu university, exhibited customs, […]

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Art on vehicles

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WAITING at a bus stand we see many things that attract attention. The colourful art on buses, trucks and auto rickshaws has become part of Pakistani culture and serves as a unique identity of our country. These moving (pun unintended) specimens of art play an important role in relieving the daily monotony in our lives. […]

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Pakistani culture — the two narratives

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What is our culture? Is it the one that Muhammad Bin Qasim brought with him or that of Mohenjodaro and Harappa? This has been debated a lot and written about since partition. And in contemporary times, Bollywood films and most recently Turkish dramas have been blamed for “damaging” our culture. This was what speakers at […]

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Digital media and its impacts

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Sir: The media is a source of entertainment, news, sports and education. Whatever media portrays, affects and changes lives. Digital media affects human perception, understanding, feelings and cultural values. Everyone can easily access the media these days. It is true that media plays a powerful role in society and has changed it beyond the reach […]

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Exhibition of Pakistani truck art held in Ottawa

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The High Commission for Pakistan, Ottawa organised a truck art exhibition on Parliament Hill featuring the prominent Pakistani truck artist Haider Ali. The event was attended by a large cross section of people from Ottawa such as senators, MPs, prominent business leaders, media representatives, important government functionaries and the Pakistani origin community in Ottawa. The […]

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Media mash

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Media in any country has a significant role to play in the country’s success. Media has a strong influence on people’s attitude and behavior. And if I am talking about Pakistan then the role of Pakistani media has been in question for a long time. It’s a long debate that either our media are playing […]

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A different shade: The fading colours of Kalash

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BUMBURET: The centuries-old pagan Kalash tribe of Chitral valley bears testimony to the cultural diversity of Pakistan. Once considered to be the rulers of the vale, the indigenous tribe has unfortunately reduced to 6,000 people living in Bumburet, Rumbur and Brir valleys. “During the past few decades, a large number of Kalash people converted to […]

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