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Exhibition: A virtual journey into the Mughal era

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  ISLAMABAD: A fusion of old and new, historical and contemporary art can be witnessed at the Nomad Art Gallery showcasing Samina Ali’s latest work. The artist said her pieces are an ode to old Mughal miniature, coming under the umbrella of collage. With the richness of red, maroon, gold and green, the pieces consist of […]

Shafeeq revives Gandhara Art with chisel and hammer

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Shafeeq Ahmed exhibited his sculptures at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) here on Tuesday. Embassy of Japan Counsellor Toshikazu Isomura was the chi The News International – Islamabad

Puppet show: Infotainment for the new generation

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  ISLAMABAD:  When “Ameen Tokka” (the puppet) came on stage to inform the audience of first graders that the show’s first skit would be about cleanliness, a boy groaned “No!” The Pakistan National Council for the Arts (PNCA) puts on a puppet show every Monday aimed at educating young children on a variety of issues […]

Car lifting on rise in commercial market – International News Network

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Car lifting on rise in commercial market International News Network RAWALPINDI: Car lifting is on rise in Commercial Market Rawalpindi due to poor security arrangements, shopkeepers and visitors said Wednesday. Talking to Online they said the police do not have any effective system to curb car lifters. … Rawalpindi – Google News

Exhibit: What a difference an epiphany can make

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  ISLAMABAD:  Before you get to the focused art being presented at Rohtas Gallery by Karachi-born artist Sana Obaid, the room, dimly lit in red, lends the overall presentation an aura of mystery, setting the tone for what is to follow. Obaid’s work, titled ‘Epiphany’ as an ode to her shift from miniature to unconventional […]

A true story from Baltistan: Forced marriage culminates on tragic note

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  ISLAMABAD:  The National Drama Festival kicked off with a riveting Urdu play ‘Akhri Shikaar’ (last kill) based on a true story of love and loss from Skardu, Baltistan. Directed by Batin Farooqi, the play speaks to the image of the ‘voiceless’ woman whose opinions or choices in life are immaterial, as she is simply […]

Capital city to be the cultural face of country: DG PNCA

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital city should be the cultural face of the country to attract the world through soft expressions of art, said Tauqeer Nasir, Director General Pakistan National Council of the Arts here Thursday. Preservation and promotion of cultural heritage and traditional values maintain the identity of a nation and boosts the confidence of the […]

Centre stage: Wood works – Evoking a forgotten art

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  ISLAMABAD:  Wood art has taken a back seat in Pakistan when it comes to interest and awareness among the public. However, this might change after “It’s all about Wood” exhibition that opens on Friday (tomorrow). The event boasts of an assortment of abstract murals by Nazir Ahmed, Ahmed Iqbal and Mubashir Iqbal’s pyrography. According […]

Show your NOC: Alhamra turns away US hip hop group for not filing relevant papers

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  LAHORE: Days after the Touring American Hip Hop FEW Collective troupe had been detained for photographing ‘sensitive’ locations, they were made to face embarrassment in Lahore as their performance was shut down for failing to acquire required permissions to perform at the Alhamra Hall. The American consulate in Lahore had initially refuted rumours about the […]

Tableau competition at RAC

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Rawalpindi A tableau competition in connection with Iqbal Day among the school students of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad was held at the Islamabad-News

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