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  • EMI Pakistan sends legal notice, bars use of 'Bhar Do Jholi' in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    While many were talking about Adnan Sami Khan's comeback in Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the not-so-liked rendition of 'Bhar Do Jholi', it turned out that the singer, filmmakers, distributors as well as music distributors had never acquired the rights to use the popular qawali...

    'Bhar Do Jholi' is the kalaam of Purnam Allahabadi and was first sung by the late Sabri Brothers, Haji Ghulam Fareed Sabri and Haji Maqbool Sabri...

  • Review: In Mera Naam Yousuf Hai, even a kidnapping can't hide sexism

    Proposals, meetings, rejections, confessions and a kidnapping — the last few action-packed episodes of Mera Naam Yousuf Hai had it all, complete with a love-soaked soundtrack, the terrifying innards of a police thaana and well-timed comic relief...

    Read also: Review: Mera Naam Yousuf Hai is a one-sided love story so farWe're led to believe Zulaikha is coming into her own...

  • Lok Virsa celebrates Ba’hai faith

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa and the Ba’hai community on Friday marked the 200th birth anniversay of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Ba’hai faith, with colourful musical performances that carried messages of love and tolerance...

    A youth group from the Ba’hai community also performed Hum Sab Aik Hain...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Sarfraz Musawir represents the contemporary generation of cityscape painters in Pakistan, who with his distinctive illustrative skills, has documented the sights and sound of this marvellous city; in a recent exhibition at the Gallery 6 Islamabad, under the title of “Jin’nay Lahore Nai Vekhya” meaning ‘One, who has not visited Lahore’...

  • Spotlight: Sirf Bandhi Hai Kamar: Where the question is the answer

    This is the basic peripheral theme of the latest video, Sirf Bandhi Hai Kamar, by Shehzad Roy, a name all too familiar in the local music scene...

    There is no necessity for them to think, as is required in the real world, out of the box,” laments Roy, who launched the video titled Sirf Bandhi Hai Kamar, his latest musical venture, in the hope that it will raise the question of why we are not open to discussion...

  • Saeed Hai lauds Davis Cup win

    KARACHI: Former champion and chairman selection committee Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Khwaja Saeed Hai on Friday congratulated the Pakistan tennis team for winning their Davis Cup semifinal against Indonesia in the Asia Oceania Group II tie played at Jakarta early this week...

    In a congratulatory message to the team, Hai lauded role of captain Hameed-ul-Haq and praised the fine show put up by Aqeel Khan, Samir Iftikhar and young...

  • Reel on hai

    Surrounded by greenery in the middle of the little lawn at the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) head office’s somewhat circular parking stands the very first prototype of Karachi Biennale’s public project ‘Reel on Hai...

    Sharing more about their ‘Reel on Hai’ project with Dawn, Nasheed Imran, member of Karachi Biennale Trust’s public outreach committee, said they were thinking about community interaction while getting rid of eyesores when...

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