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Painter, printmaker, architect, professor and sculptor – the father of contemporary Pakistani art, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq remains alive in the memories of those whose lives he touched in his eccentric but gentle ways.
The Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture commemorated his 10th death anniversary on January 20. Friends, family, students and colleagues gathered on the campus lawn, around the sculpture bequeathed by the artist, symbolising his vision for the school. Behind the sculpture, a large unfinished portrait of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, which has been hanging in Ardeshir Cowasjee’s house since Akhlaq’s death, stood facing the gathering.
Some of the boldest posters included one showing the swastika transforming into the Star of David – let’s not even try to imagine the reaction a Jew would have upon viewing it. Next, a poster on mass consumerism highlighted the Jewish monopoly over the global corporate culture, with the names of the corporations creating the lines of the Star of David.
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On January 16, The Second Floor organised a promotional event for the anthology And the World Changed, in collaboration with the Oxford University Press. With authors Kamila Shamsie, Muneeza Shamsie, Fahmida Riaz, Sehba Sarwar, Bina Shah and Nayyara Rehman present for their readings, the small T2F platform was jam-packed with a keen audience.
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Tweet International General Insurance (IGI) Financial Services launched their 2009 calendar at an event hosted at the IGI Head Office at the Forum in Karachi on December 24.
The event was inaugurated by Raeda Latif, head of marketing for IGI Financial Services, and was followed by an address by Riffat Alvi, a prominent artist and art director [...]
Tweet Lahore’s celebrities, car enthusiasts and media gathered on November 22 at Lake City, en masse for the much awaited launch of the Jaguar XF in Pakistan by Premium Motors. Guests were treated to a first-of-a kind opportunity to test-drive models of the luxury 4×4 Land Rover as well as the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, [...]
TweetContinuing the growth of its brand in the rest of Asia, Nike recently launched its fourth outlet at the Mall of Lahore on November 28. Prominent among the Pakistani cricketing stars present at the inauguration was Shoaib Akhtar, who performed the ribbon cutting ceremony. He was accompanied by various members of the Pakistan cricket team, [...]
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Once the audience was equipped with the necessary information to truly understand and appreciate Hazrat Amir Khusrau’s brilliance, a selected cast of performers, led by Nahid Siddiqui, who interpreted the poetry of Khusrau in a transcendent display of mime and intricate footwork, set about the task of bringing the evening alive to highlight the achievements of the great man.