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[4 Jul 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Royal Treat

Galleria 919 owner Hussain Tariq is not interested in displaying run-of-the mill pieces. His show Ila’zemar, in June, boasted collector’s items: some were 80-100 years old and likely belonged to European royals.

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[8 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | ]

The most touching speech was by a young student and member of WAF, Wardha Ishaque, who said that the youth of today are being deprived of all that their parents enjoyed in the ’70s, for instance, cinema and the arts, literature and poetry, and how demeaning it is when girls are forbidden from sitting with their male colleagues in schools.

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[8 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Jumping on the Bandwagon

Fashion photographer Munna Mushtaq launched Dulhan, a bridal magazine, in May. Talking to Newsline, Munna said, “Karachi didn’t have a bridal magazine as yet. Whenever my friends wanted to check out the current wedding scene, they used to pick up magazines like Damas.

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[8 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | ]

In this day and age of bad eating habits, and with the rising cost of medical bills, a comprehensive health insurance package seems like a most obvious investment. AsiaCare, a health and life insurance company, was officially launched on May 21 with a press conference followed by a question-and-answer session.

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[8 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | ]

On May 14, Proctor and Gamble Pakistan launched its first Social Commitment Report amidst friends, stakeholders and media members. The report outlined the initiatives undertaken by P&G Pakistan, keeping in mind the global cause of improving the health, education and life skills development among children.

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[4 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Couture for a Cause

Nickie and Nina collaborated with the Swiss Pakistan Society to stage a spectacular fundraiser fashion show at the Kempinski Hotel in Geneva on May 16. The money raised through the event was donated to the Pine Hill Academy School for hearing-impaired children.

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[4 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Home Improvement

Najmi Bilgrami unveiled a show titled Interior Concepts at Karachi’s Imperial Gardens on June 22. Architects Zayd Bilgrami, Sarah and Ahsan Najmi had put together a number of room displays, complete with flooring, lighting and furniture in a variety of materials and styles.

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[8 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

Several women journalists and activists attending the open-house session of South Asian Women in the Media expressed growing concern at the manner in which they were being ordered to cover their heads, stop working and stay at home via text messages on their mobiles.

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[8 May 2009 | Comments Off | ]

TweetAfter performing several times at The Second Floor (T2F) when it needed help, Tina Sani once again came to the rescue: “My passion is music and so, I have decided to sing for T2F,” she wrote in her invitation letter to the fundraiser titled Har Taan Hae Deepak, held at the Indus Valley School of [...]

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[8 May 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Lighting does more than just serve to bring you out of the darkness. The way lights are set in any place can alter the entire ambience and make you look at it with an entirely different perspective.