2) Final resting place of the late poet. The inscriptions read:
The one with the ripped collar who just passed this street,
He is the wandering mad everyone calls Jalib.
Now the apathetic people of society can stay in peace,
For those who used to awaken people from slumber are asleep.
“Bum Phatta” by Ali Azmat, Directed by Jami
Vocalist: Ali Azmat
Album: Klashinfolk (2008)
Stylist: Ehtesham @ E Styles
Wardrobe: Munib Nawaz
Make Up: Kamal Ahmad
Producer: Rehan Noorani (Azad Film Co.) (via shariques)
Flashback: Diary of a vagabond (by Samar Mahmood)
Mustansar Hussain Tarar is a man of many shades and a wandering soul who has travelled far and wide. His restless nature made him a man without boundaries. From writing to journalism to acting to anchoring, he tried his hand at everything that came his way. He is also a high-altitude adventurer and explorer. But he likes to introduce himself as a vagabond and a risk-taker.
“I’m not a writer, a columnist, an actor or an anchor. I’m just a vagabond. I do not travel for the sake of writing a travelogue. Rather I travel because of my adventurous and exploring nature. It was because of my mental or physical need that I travelled to so many countries around the globe.
“It all started in 1958 when I was in England for my studies. I was selected by a British delegation for a youth festival in the Moscow University. This provided me with a unique opportunity to go to the Soviet Union, though on a fake passport thanks to the Russians. (Complete article)
Here’s a bit more about the play.
The Shahensha-e-Ghazal and great singing legend of Pakistan, Mehdi Hassan passed away in Karachi on Wednesday after a long period of ailment. Considered one of the most successful ghazal singers of Pakistan, Mehdi Hassan was trained in classical music by his father Ustad Azeem Khan and his uncle Ustad Ismail Khan who were both well respected classical musicians.
Hassan tried different styles of music and there was a time in Pakistan’s film industry when a production was considered incomplete without his voice.
Khabaram Raseeda HD, Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad, Coke Studio, Season 5, Episode 2
16 magical minutes
‘Thirty seven plays in 37 languages. Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is a polyglot’s paradise this summer as thirty seven theatre troupes from around the world will adapt and interpret one of Shakespeare’s plays for a performance in their national language as part of Globe to Globe, kicking off on April 21 in London. Taking part in this celebration of the Bard’s 448th birthday is a Pakistani theatre company, Theatre Wallay, staging The Taming of the Shrew. Starring Nadia Jamil and Omair Rana, directed by Haissam Hussain and featuring music by Mekaal Hasan, the play will be performed in Urdu on May 25 and 26, 2012.’ - from Sanam Maher’s write-up in HERALD [February 16, 2012]
For more information check these pages out:
Also a little message from Osman Khalid Butt (who’ll play Hortensio):
This is it, people. Five months of rigorous rehearsals have led to this moment. Am leaving for England tomorrow on a 4-city tour of The Taming of the Shrew - in Urdu, including a performance at the prestigious Globe in London [as part of the Cultural Olympiad!] Please pray that the team makes Pakistan proud! And a special shout-out to ALL the actors and crew members of the production. Fingers, toes, everything crossed! [For more information on just what we’re up to, click here: http://globetoglobe.shakespearesglobe.com/]
dear universe, please bestow me with a cute, sweet, smart, chill Pakistani guy
Personally I am not sure if this is the best thing to do (i.e. reblogging this) since it might just unleash the SHARKS, but hey anyway there we go…
“ Among those who donated their time and translation skills to make right-to-left languages a reality on Twitter: a Saudi blogger, Egyptian college students, a journalist at the BBC, IT professionals in Iran and Pakistan, an Israeli schoolteacher, the co-founders of the grassroots #LetsTweetInArabic campaign, academics specializing in linguistics, and teenagers in Lebanon.”
A point to note is that some of the people working on this project, lived in countries where Twitter is officially banned (contd)