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Zia Mohyeddin reads Yousufi

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A legend paying tribute to another legend: this was the thought that materialised, beautifully at that, in the shape of distinguished artist Zia Mohyeddin reading excerpts from writer Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi’s selected works on Sunday afternoon at the Arts Council of Karachi. Despite the fact that it was a Sunday, the council’s auditorium was packed […]

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Radio days

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Pakistan was born in Lahore, in 1947, in the neo-colonial, palatial house belonging to Sir Fazl-e-Hussain, a Punjabi politician and a loyal subject of the British Colonists. The first image that comes to my mind is that of the silver-haired Rafi Peer, who had the looks of a Patrician. The actor, director and playwright, Rafi […]

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NAPA International Theatre Festival 2014: The Opening Act

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KARACHI: Zia Mohyeddin is an artiste who has remained in the limelight for so long that he has now started running away from it. And rightly so; after all, if he stays in public even for a moment, he never fails to attract a horde of people hailing from different generations. But the National Academy […]

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As things get too real, Karachi turns to theatrics

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KARACHI: The National Academy of Performing Arts Theatre Festival 2014 kicked off on Tuesday evening with a fitting speech by its president, Zia Mohyeddin. There were a few seats empty when he took to the podium but the crowd started trickling rapidly soon after he uttered his first words. By the time he finished, the […]

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Napa’s first English play from 21st

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KARACHI, Nov 12: The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) will present Samuel Beckett’s famous play ‘Waiting for Godot’ directed by Zia Mohyeddin from Nov 21 to Dec 8 (Thursday to Sunday) at the academy’s in-house theatre. This was announced by Mr Mohyeddin at a press conference on Tuesday evening. It was quite a pleasant […]

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Culture is cuisine

Zia Mohyeddin column Our cultural outlets are limited; the spectrum of cultural activity ranges form qawwali and pop concerts to organised sing-song at private gathering and the mujrahs performed at weddings. I have no statistics but if I were to hazard a guess I would say that you will find the largest gatherings at cinemas […]

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