Archive for November, 2009

Tale of goat’s murder.

DSC_KMBJ09Every year around this time of the year, sacrificial animals mostly goats, sheep and cows travel from the rural areas of the country to make their way to the urban homes to be sacrificed in the name of Allah on the eve of Eid and with the opening of this whole new seasonal consumer market sellers stoup down to all sorts of cheep tactics the sell their live stalks for higher profits.

Stories of horns of goats glued with super glue, artificially fixed teeth of cows and goats, and those of their sewed ears are all too common but this year a friend of ours bought home a good, healthy beautiful looking which after arriving to his started acting a bit sick and was taken to a veterinarian doctor in Gulshan-E-Iqbal block 2. The doctor for some odd reason diagnosed the goat with phenomena and gave the poor animal a couple of injections.

Only half an hour later the goat seemed like it was almost about to die, and was slaughtered immediately, after which when the butcher opened up the animals stomach he discovered it filled with raw gram flour paste which was probably feed to the animal to make it look more fat and healthy.

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Best Eid Gift for Halima and Family

A bajaur agency family was united courtesy a news report run recently on GEO channel.  Halima kidnapped few months back and seen begging on Karachi streets was taken to Edhi Home.  GEO ran a news report on children in refuge in Edhi Home read more

Qurbani Khaal Collection Banners

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4 eid holidays starting from tomorrow

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Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced Eid-ul-Azha holidays from November 27 to 30.

Eid-ul-Adha Preparation

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Sasti Qurbani

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Beach Clean-up Day

International Children Day

20th November is celebrated as International Children Day. Some of the stuff relating to Karachi on this day.

1. To celebrate this Unicorn Gallery has organized an exhibition on 20 and 21 November featuring photographs taken around Karachi by Street kids. Kids have taken photos for the first time, trained under Arif Mehmood. Timings of the gallery are 11 am – 8 pm. Reasonably priced, beautiful photos. Proceeds go directly to the kids.

For more: www.initiator.org and www.unicorngallery.net

2. Some of my independent work regarding children photography in the form of slideshow: Fairies and Angels

3. The Nation Story

KATHA brings “Kahaniyan” A Theatrical Play

kathaR1It was only a few months back when Katha joint hands with The Rotary Club and made a came-back with a fundraiser theatrical play “Main Adakara Banun Gi” which was such huge success not only because the performance was doubtlessly brilliant but also the cause attached to the fundraiser was also an equal match.

This time again KATHA along with The Rotary Club is bringing yet another fundraiser theatrical show “Kahaniyan”, a set of three one act plays directed by Shahid Shafat with Sania Saeed being the lead role in all three acts. Other performers include Ehteshamuddin, Saleem Meraj, and Akber Khan.

The play is a series of three comedy plays, based on short stories : .

Khan Ka Ishq: Adapted from Auntie by Henry James is a comical and pathetic tale of a middle-aged woman, desperately guarding her faded youth for the sake of love.

Lottery by Anton Chekhov, is a story of a husband and wife who are ecstatic at the fact that the wife has won a lottery that will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams.

Subha : an adaptation of “Sunny Morning” originally written by Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero. a romentic comedy of two old people meeting each other randomly in a park, they thought they were strangers but is that really so… (more…)

World Diabetes Day

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On 14th pharmaceutical companies hand together to celebrate world diabetes day in Karachi. Famous monuments of city were illuminated with blue light to celebrate “Go Blue” campaign. The motive of campaign was to aware locals about diabetes.
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