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Manzir: Remembering Faiz the Poet, the Artist

Manzir: Remembering Faiz the Poet, the Artist “Rah Guzar, sayey, shajar, manzil door, halqa-e-baam, Baam par seena-e-mahtab khulaa, ahistaa”.. These verses reveals the mastery of Faiz in manzir-kashi, the narrative use by poets and authors to depict a scene. It is one of his Moscow poems, penned in 1964, which remain rich in...

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Nusrat Hussain Interview: New Album “Kaho” Release

Nusrat Hussain rose to fame as part of Pakistan’s biggest rock band Junoon as they released their debut album. He featured on its cover with caption ‘Pilot’s dream come true’ and it was fascinating to see a Pilot-Musician combination. He left a strong mark with his soft vocals on the evergreen song Khwaab. Nusrat left...

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Surr Mangay – Instrumental by Khumaariyan, The Sound of KP

Surr Mangay – Instrumental by Khumaariyan, The Sound of KP   In the recent sounds to emerge from the beautiful KP province, Zeb and Haniya certainly remain the Queens. However, there is a great addition to such roll, as Khumaariyan [Intoxication] truly brought a novel and sensational instruments to the scene. They...

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A Cultural Revolution? By Zia Ahmed

Globalization brings different things to different people. Ruin to Argentina, call centers and McDonald’s to India, Maquiladoras to Mexico. To us in Pakistan, it has brought TV channels. Folks, the cable-TV revolution has come to Pakistan! And I don’t mean just the 13 channels of sh\\*t on the TV to...

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Famous Quote by Shahenshah-e-Qawwali Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

  Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan belonged to the famous Qawwal family who migrated from of Jalandher, Indian Punjab. His voice was shrill from childhood, which he overcame with hardwork and transformed it into his strength through persistent learning. Khan Sahib was never shy of correcting himself and once corrected himself by starting Qawwali...

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Another Victim of the State – By F.Khan

Another Victim of the State There is no end to the insecurity the ruling elite constantly feels in the Land of the Pure. This vendetta against Junoon is a scintillating example of the rulers unquenching quest to become control freaks. First of all, the State has never supported the new...

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Movie Reviews: Bend it like Beckham and The Warrior

British cinema’s interest in desi culture continues. Two contrasting films made by English-Indian directors have recently been released to commercial and critical acclaim in the UK. ”Bend it like Beckham’, directed by Gurinder Chadha, who is originally from Southall, has become the most successful British film of the year. The...

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Mughal e Azam – Movie review By A. Naqshbandi

Mughal e Azam is perfect entertainment, artfully done. Everything about it oozes class: from the professional cast to the spectacular sets (I think at the time it was the most expensive Indian film ever), the matchless acting and great plot. The plot is based on the famous Urdu play Anarkali...

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Goodbye, Allah Rakhi – By Ras Siddiqui

In memory of Noor Jahan Our best-known Pakistani nightingale is gone. Her journey from birth (real name Allah Rakhi as reported by the BBC) in Kasur British India in 1926 to her death in Karachi, Pakistan in the year 2000 has ended. And this one admirer amongst many has a few...