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  • Liven up your interiors

    The easiest way to dull the interior of your home is to use a single style of décor throughout...

    Similar style exudes monotony, kills inspiration and doesn’t let the house breathe at all
  • INTERIORS: TEN DECORATING MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

    After years of working with numerous clients, interior designers Michael Smith and Mary Cook have seen many of the same design mistakes over and over...

    The Los Angeles-based Smith, who was appointed by the Obamas to redecorate the residential quarters of the White House, is the author of five decorating books, including his latest, The Curated House
  • Who's the lucky duo playing Kishore Kumar, Mohd Rafi?

    Bollywood boys Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan may be vying for the chance to play musical legends Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi in Arif Ali's second film, Sitaarey, according to a DNA India report...

    Rumour has it that Sitaarey is based on the top two Bollywood singers back in the '70s, and it is no stretch of the imagination to suggest that the pair is none other than Kishore Kumar-Mohammad Rafi...

  • Remembering Rafi

    The convict was not interested in saying anything but when pressed, he expressed the desire to listen to the song from the film Baiju Bawra, O duniyan ke rakhwale, sun dard bhare mere naley, composed by Naushad Ali and sung by Mohammad Rafi...

    Following the recording of this song, Rafi rested his voice for a few days as after touching extremely high notes, his voice took some time to become normal...

  • Contempt plea filed against govt for not using Urdu as official language

    ISLAMABAD: A lawyer on whose petition the Supreme Court handed down a judgement requiring the federal and provincial governments to use Urdu as official language has now complained that the federal government was not implementing the apex court’s Sept 8 judgement...

    Written in Urdu language, the one-page contempt of court petition argued that Prime Minister Nawaz Shreef did constitute a committee comprising Information Minister Pervez...

  • ‘Heritage Now’ opens at Alhamra: Experts discuss role of museums, identity and language domination

    HERITAGE AND IDENTITY:In a session on Heritage and Identity, moderated by Risham Syed, Dr Tariq Rahman termed language a part of heritage which worked at various levels, saying the language of the power always locked out the language of the poor...

    Giving an example, he said Prakrit was once a widespread language in this region and Sanskrit, the language of those in power, overpowered it...

  • Pakistan registers protest against Bangladesh's 'undiplomatic language'

    The Foreign Office summoned the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Islamabad on Thursday to register its protest against "the use of undiplomatic language" by Dhaka following a video controversy...

    "In order to register our protest on the use of undiplomatic language in a note verbale, on an incident of obscure origin, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Islamabad was summoned by the director general South Asia and Saarc to the...

  • ‘Language is the carrier of cultures’

    KARACHI: How can you have just development when you have a structure that is fundamentally unjust? This was the question that Dr Mwangi wa Githinji tried to find an answer to in his keynote address at a conference organised by Habib University on Saturday...

    Expanding on dispossessing history, he pointed out factors such as rewriting history, creating racial hierarchies, religious control and language...

  • Footprints: Language under stress

    The renowned poet and writer was born in Lyari but did not fall in love with the language till he started teaching Islamic Studies at the University of Balochistan...

    He wanted people to understand and appreciate this language that no one seemed to be interested in anymore...

  • Language of lines

    KARACHI: In his remarkable essay ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’ T...

    He insinuates that artists employ language that has developed over many a century...

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