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2nd TLISM Festival

Sheema Kermani along with her troupe of Tehrik-e-Niswan will be showcasing various theatre and dance performances in 2nd TLISM Festival for Peace and Disarmament from 19-28 March at the Arts Council, Karachi.. It is a tribute to her Ustad Mr Ghanshyam who is coming to Pakistan after 27 years. I have seen some of the performances which have been scheduled and I must recommend them to all – especially Song of Mohenjodaro and Insha ka Intezaar. Details of the festival can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail.

Karachiwala-a subcontinent within a city

About the forth-coming book Karachiwala to be launched in Karachi on Wednesday 24th February 2010 at the Arts Council
Author: Rumana Husain

Karachiwala: a subcontinent within a city, describes the diversity and change within Karachi, as a microcosm not only of Pakistan but of the entire South Asian region. A selection of interviews converges into a unique celebration of the people and their chosen city.
Karachiwala offers a window-view of the city. It presents Karachi’s social and physical diversity through the personal stories of over sixty citizens focusing on individuals, families or groups, and through them elaborates upon the lifestyle, language, values and interests of each community. Whether ethnic, professional, religious, or social, each has a unique story. Karachiwala reveals how these different communities together create the cosmopolitan character of the city, and give it its vitality and resilience amidst its social disparities and tensions.

Spread over 330 pages, Karachiwala contains more than 600 illustrations. Photographs, family trees, maps, diagrams, and foldouts add rich layers of graphic detail, interconnecting the heavily researched text to the dynamics of a growing city. The book also features brief essays specially written by five eminent citizens, elaborating on their own experience of living in this ever-changing metropolis.

Royal Valentine Evening

Win Hearts, Give blood

Sometimes children bring such sanity of things that leaves adults speechless. I felt the same, when I went to the KGS organized blood donation camp “Lifeline” today. Win hearts, give blood, save lives. (more…)

Djuice Red Bull Street Style

Red bull psoter2010

YES!+ @ Art of Living

YES!+ (Youth Empowerment Seminar) is an Art of Living Workshop specially designed and power packed for the youth. It is an innovative fun packed life skills training program that empowers the youth with a strong healthy body with high energy levels and a relaxed stress free mind. It expands their horizon, inspiring them to take responsibility for their life and their community. This 30 hour intense program also includes practical sessions that help one combat fatigue, monotony and tension. Attendance at all sessions is essential.

Regular practice of the techniques and knowledge of this course ensures a strong healthy body and a relaxed stress free mind.

24th – 28th Jan 2010 at 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Venue: Base Rock Café,
16- C, 6th Commercial Lane, Phase 6, Ittehad Commercial
DHA Karachi

Course Contribution +Life Time Membership
Rs: 4,000 only!
For students, 50% discount.
Assistance is available, if fee is a challenge.

Contacts for registrations:
Hashaam: 0302-855 2344
Mahesh: 0307-232 7185

Art of Living works for well-being of people and is a not-for-profit organization.

Yeh Bhi Ek Kahanee Hai

The students of LUMS, NCA, NAPA, Lyceum and SZABIST have combined their efforts to bring you the play “Yeh Bhi Ek Kahanee Hai” on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Arts Council Karachi. The play starts at 6:30pm. This is in Collaboration with “JAAG TAALIB E ILM” a student organization promoting peace. The script is attempt to show the other side of the story i.e. the point of view of the so called ‘terrorists’.

Tickets available NOW at Aghas and Shahbaz Subway at price of Rs. 250.

PS: The director claims this play as “A theater performance the like of which Karachi has never seen” which slightly puts me off but you can give it a try for sure.

Football world cup fever hits karachi – Virtually


Karachi will host its first ever FIFA Youth Gaming Tournament on 20th December 2009, where teams from different educational institutes will participate in an intense gaming activity to prove their football-gaming skills. The twelve hours long event will be based on knock-out format. The winning teams will play the first round, second round, semi finals and the final match.

The FIFA football game is a very popular among the youth and will be played in two categories individual and a team of two, on PlayStation3 with pre-defined rules & regulations for the competition to avoid any issues later. Students from all participating institutes and gaming lovers from the age group 14-28 will be attending the event to cheer their favorite teams to victory and participate in the variety of other activities organized for the audience.

“The prime motive of organizing the event is to engage our youth in constructive and competitive environment and to provide them an opportunity to feel the FIFA spirit before the upcoming FIFA Worldcup 2010” stated Mr. Irfan Basit, brand manager Mountain Dew, the main sponsors of the event.

The event is expected to attract youngsters and football lovers alike and will provide a unique experience to watch and enjoy football in Pakistan.

The Dine-Up 2009

On the 9th of December 2009  Google and CIO Pakistan once again organized yet another amazing event, a Dine up with Dell where around 65 of the key blogger from Karachi were brought together under one roof to talk, discuss and play as silly as we want but only to address and discuss much saner and slightly more serious issues.

The event was held a few days ahead from the first anniversary of the first ever large scale bloggers meetup in Karachi, and although the event was announced almost only 48 hours before but like Farhan says in his blog, it is really hard to miss any event which CIO and Google organizes, so even on such short notice a lot (almost around 65) key bloggers showed up at the event. Also present at the event were Naveen Naqvi, poppy Agha and Sania Saeed.

At the event we discussed a lot of things including “take back the tech” campaign to the pros and cons of the new media revolution and how we can further benefit form the internet communication technology. The event also supported A noble cause for Thalassemia Awareness ( , all bloggers were urged to place a link or add a badge or ribbon to help and support the cause. You can find more details of the event at Farhan’s blog here

Such events help address the issues bloggers and people associated with the new media technology faces on a day to day basis and provide a platform to discuss and realize our responsibility and our role in reshaping and better representing our country in the world.

The Dictator’s Wife


The Dictator’s Wife returns to Karachi, an original play by Mohammed Hanif, critically acclaimed author of ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’.

Devised and performed by Nimra Bucha

Arts Council, Karachi. 10/11 December. 8pm.
Tickets available at Espresso, Liberty Books and at the venue on the night.

what people are saying…

  • “Bucha comes across as a crazy mix of Eva Peron and Imelda Marcos… energetic, vivid, and compelling” (The Friday Times)
  • “a riveting act.” (THE NEWS)
  • “A modern day lady Macbeth with an eclectic mix of Desperate Housewife.
  • An evening of pure mischief and delectable humour” (INSTEP)
  • “Nimra Bucha’s performance has impressive range. She is coquettish and shrewish, romantic and arrogant, bored and impatient…The punch lines are brimming with sarcasm” (DAWN)

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