Her works are part of the permanent collections of some of the world’s most famous museums—the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Guggenheim. In 2005, The New York Times called her an “an artist on the verge of shaking things up.” The year before that, Newsweek counted her among the clutch of overachieving South Asians “transforming America’s cultural landscape.” Shahzia Sikander, arguably Pakistan’s most famous living modern artist, has been wowing the international art world with her multidisciplinary works inspired from Mughal-era miniature painting techniques and tropes. She’s been scoring accolades since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. Last year, the U.S. secretary of State awarded her the Inaugural Medal of Art. She’s previously won a MacArthur “Genius Grant.” While Pakistan hasn’t entirely ignored Sikander—she won the President’s National Pride of Honor award in 2005—she’s hardly a household name in her home country, and viewed by Pakistani critics as an outlier. (complete news)
Here is the complete and final score of The Taming of the Shrew, which saw 8 sold out performances across Britain, and was a stunning success at The Globe where we made Pakistan proud by being the ONLY country to NOT have a National Theatre Company and yet still put on such a brilliant performance, one which saw us garner rave reviews across the UK media.
The sequence of the music runs as it does according to the play’s twists and turns and we urge you to listen to the entire score in one go so you can truly appreciate the beauty and depth of the music. We loved performing and playing the music and want to thank all of you along with our amazing actors and the people who made this play possible. Thank you all for your tremendous support! Musicians: Mohd Ahsan Papu: Flute Amir Azhar: Steel String Acoustic Guitar, Rhabab, Mandolin Babar Khanna: Dholak and Doru Zohaib Hassan: Sarangi Rakae Jamil: Sitar Mekaal Hasan: Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
Capt. Moinuddin Quraishi: This rare photo from January 1957 shows Capt. Moinuddin Quraishi (right) talking to Syrian President Shukri al-Kuwatly on the flight deck of a PIA Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation. The VIP flight carrying Syrian President and his delegation was flown by this PIA Super Constellation under the command of Capt. Moinuddin Quraishi. Capt. Moinuddin was amongst the senior Captains of PIA who had the privilege of flying as the VIP pilot for a number of visiting dignitaries from overseas who were visiting the fledgling nation of Pakistan. VIP personalities flown by PIA airliners under the command of Capt. Moinuddin also include Celar Bayar, President of Turkey, and Chou En-lai, Prime Minister of China
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, with an over 10, 000 fellows and members, has conferred Imran Khan with an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his services to healthcare in Pakistan and overseas, particularly for his enormous contribution to cancer services in Pakistan through his efforts to establish the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.
The Series is an invigorating tale of South Asian youth, whether living in their home countries or anywhere in the world. The story epitomizes true potentials of the young generation of this region by depicting them as intrepid individuals who are eager and ready to take on the title of ‘a global citizen’. It’s the commonality of the people around the world that brings them together to inspire something unique, an amalgam of ambitions, emotions, laughter and camaraderie all in the defined boundaries of a peaceful coexistence. Set in Toronto, Mangoes — the Series encapsulates the pursuit to put across part of the story that needs to be told. The theme aims to inspire the viewers with heartwarming scenes and unique yet relatable characters.
LAHORE: True Brew Records hosted a musical evening featuring The Stooges Brass Band from the US, at the True Brew Studio on Sunday.
After a very successful performance in Alhamra on Saturday, music lovers rushed to the True Brew Studio to watch the band perform.
The US Mission in Pakistan brought the band from New Orleans, Louisiana, to play at events and participate in musical exchange programmes in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad.
The Stooges’ visit to Pakistan is aimed at strengthening cultural ties and increasing awareness of different American musical genres while also exposing Americans to the wide range of Pakistani musical traditions. Talking to Daily Times, the band members said that they were extremely excited to be in Pakistan and having the opportunity to share their music and learn more about Pakistan and its people firsthand.
The Stooges Brass Band has toured Asia, Europe, and South America. In October 2010, they won the title of ‘Red Bull Street Kings’ and were featured in a recent film on the Documentary Channel about the Red Bull Street Kings competition in New Orleans. Established in 2010, the True Brew Studio started off as a small recording house, however, two years into the business now, the place has been transformed into a proper studio with music and sound equipment, and serves as a venue for routine live performances by many various local and international talents.