This is the historic visit of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah in 1953 at de”montmorency college of dentistry. Picture taken in the prosthodontic Laboratory. L to R Dr Zia ul Hassan, principal Dr Hassan Raza Shah, Dr A R Sheikh, Health Minister, ? Dr Abbas Haider. This description is given by Prof. B A Yazdanie was also present at the time.
Fit for a Queen: Reama Malik channels a bygone era
GOLD by Reama Malik was introduced back in 1987, with the aim to do just that. By blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary designs, Malik has quickly made a name for herself as a bespoke jewellery designer in Lahore.
“Back in the ‘70s, jewellery used to be one-of-a-kind, because it was all hand-made,” says Malik. “However, during the ’80s and ’90s, electronic machines came into the picture and [the availability of] hand-made jewellery diminished.” Malik observed this trend in the industry, and decided to revive a dying art by providing custom hand-made jewellery to discerning customers. (complete)
A Restless Wind (by Shahrukh Husain)
A Restless Wind describes the position of rajas of the princely states of India amidst the flux of a transforming nation. Intertwining memory with contemporary events, it evokes a beautiful past and a troubled present, providing a vivid and intense read. (more on book / Author)
Natasha Saigol: From the salons to the skies
Saigol started her career as an apprentice to Tariq Amin and trained as a hairdresser under his guidance. After working with Amin, Saigol sought further training to supplement her skill set, and in turn discovered Amna Raja’s professional training class. “Generally, people here are extremely sceptical about training other professionals, and that seems to be the problem,” reveals Saigol. “But Amna was very open to working with me and allowed me to pick her brains, which was the best decision I made.” (complete)
Foreign palette: Lost in transition
What is the definition of home and belonging for a generation that is growing up global? How do we associate the term ‘homeland’ with migration, exile, diaspora and multi-cultural existence? How valid are notions of loyalty to state, nationality, language, culture and tradition for citizens who are at home in the entire world?
These are the questions that have been raised in the current VM Gallery exhibition in Karachi, ‘Homelands — A 20th Century Story of Home, Away and All the Places in Between’. The show is curated by Latika Gupta, who explores this evolving phenomenon through art productions selected from the British Council Contemporary Art Collection. All the participating artists are British but their focus is not confined just to Britain because as Andrea Rose, director visual arts points out, “The ‘Britishness’ itself is now an increasingly fluid concept, with the capital city, London, home to 300 different nationalities.” (more)
Zeb Bangesh, Mohsin Hamid, Rashid Rana & @NJLahori on the Irtiqa’s #Art & Societal Development. Wonderful discussion on sexuality, nationalism, identity and pluralism. #log #photos #Pakistan #Lahore #social #culture #history (at Ali Institute of Education, via umalik)
SHEHLA CHATOOR SOIGNE SPRING/SUMMER 2013
Directed and Edited by Nadir Firoz Khan
Styled by Maha Burney
DOP: Kamran Khan
Make up and Hair by Natasha
Models: Amna Ilyas & Amna Babar
Client: Shehla Chatoor
A New Ms. Marvel Takes Flight
The new Ms. Marvel is a 16-year-old Muslim girl (of Pakistani heritage) from Jersey City named Kamala Khan. In true teen hero tradition, Kamala struggles with her parents’ high expectations and her desire to carve out her own identity even as her newfound powers open up a completely different world.
University College of Medicine and Dentistry at The University of Lahore (UOL)
Higher education in medicine in Pakistan
Pakistan’s women police fight criminals, militants and scorn
When Shazadi Gillani, the highest ranking female police officer in Pakistan’s most conservative province, wanted to join the force she had to defy her father, forego marriage and pay for her own basic training.
During the next 19 years, Inspector Gillani and her faithful sidekick Rizwana Zafar, brought up as a boy after becoming her frustrated father’s ninth daughter, have battled bandits, earthquakes and militants. (complete)