First-ever Children’s Literature Festival in Islamabad By Sana Jamal Islamabad – Braving a burning sun and intense heat wave, hundreds of children arrived at the first-ever Islamabad Children’s Literary Festival to celebrate the wonders of literature. Tales of remarkable characters and traditions, playful puppets, ancient art of pottery Making as well as films, music and… Read More Kids discover Joys of Reading & Writing at Literary Fest
Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – A good number of people had a chance to learn about the ‘Renaissance Man’ of the Muslim world in an incredible surroundings that takes one back to the 11the century for it was the time of Omar Khayyam. The exquisite artworks by Irfan Qureshi, the delightful recital by Usman Qazi, and… Read More Khayyam’s anniversary – Celebrating Muslim heritage
Here is the complete list of winners for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011, presented at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Big Winners: The King’s Speech won 4 awards for :: Best Picture :: Director – Tom Hooper :: Best Actor – Colin Firth :: Original Screenplay – David Seidler Inception won 4 awards… Read More Oscars 2011: ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘Inception’ tie with 4 Oscars
Published in Pakistan Observer (19 Jan. 2011) “Saadat Hasan will die one day, but ‘Manto’ will never die.” This line written by Manto himself has borne out Manto’s belief as his writings reign the Urdu literary world making him one of the greatest storytellers of South Asia. Pakistan’s great literary icon, Saadat Hassan Manto’s 56th… Read More ‘Manto will never die’
The year 2011 has officially been declared the ‘Faiz Centenary Year’. Faiz Ahmed Faiz – the first Asian poet to receive the Lenin Peace Prize (awarded by the Soviet Union in 1963) was also nominated for the Nobel Prize shortly before his death in 1984. One of the poems of Faiz in the voice of Zia… Read More Nisar Main Teri Galiyon ke Aey Watan…
‘Toy Story 3’ tops the List of Highest-rated Films of 2010. 1.Toy Story 3 Toy Story 3 is a 3D computer-animated film and is the third in the installment of the ‘Toy Story’ series. This film is a worthy conclusion of a trilogy with beautiful animation, brilliant vocal performances and a superbly crafted script. The… Read More 2010 – the Year of the Animated Films
When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure. – Alice Hoffman “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. –… Read More Winter quotes..
Yeh Haseen Shaam Apni, Abhi Jis men Ghul Rahi Hai, Tere Pairahan Ki Khushbu Abhi Jis men Khil rahe Hain Mere Khwab Ke Shagoofey, Zara Dair Ka Hai Manzar..
One of my friend always use to say that true art or literature is timeless.. it remains true for all the times and people to come.. and I find the words below exactly the same. As they may have been written in 1934 but remain true for our nation in 2010 as well.. “Pity the… Read More Pity the Nation – Khalil Gibran (1934)
“The more secretive or unjust an organization is, the more leaks induce fear and paranoia in its leadership and planning coterie,” – Julian Assange: The man who knows too much.