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    Asian Mehndi Dances In Lahore

  • EID: THE CHANGING COLOURS OF MEHNDI

    The applying of mehndi, or henna, becomes imperative and salons all across the country burn the midnight oil on the night before Eid, catering to hundreds of women who turn up en masse for their requisite hand-candy...

    A good amount of traffic crowds around popular salons and the strong smell of mehndi resiliently permeates the air...

  • Traditional dances bring Malaysian culture to Lahore

    LAHORE: A colourful traditional dance performance from Malaysian dancers kept the audience glued to their seats at Alhamra Art Center, The Mall on Friday...

    The ‘Traditional Cultural Performance from Malaysia’ was organised by Lahore Arts Council in collaboration with the High Commission of Malaysia in Islamabad...

  • Dances that make the world go crazy!

    Waltz represents the gold standard in dances, thus considered as the ‘mother of present day dances’ and the ‘backbone dance’ of the ballrooms around the world...

    Their rolling folk dance was quite different from all other dances popular at that time...

  • La La Land dances away with record 14 Oscar nods

    LOS ANGELES: Romantic showbiz musical La La Land topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with a whopping 14 nods, tying the all-time record set by Titanic and All About Eve...

    The movie — a whimsical tribute to Hollywood’s Golden Age of musicals, set in modern-day Los Angeles — earned nods for best picture, best director for 32-year-old Damien Chazelle, and for its two stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
  • Putin dances at Austrian minister’s wedding

    VIENNA: Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm in arm with Austria’s Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West’s stance against Moscow...

    Putin arrived in a car carrying a bouquet of flowers and accompanied, local media said, by a troupe of Cossack singers booked to serenade the newlyweds — on a stopover on his way to meet German...
  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

  • Japan’s Urawa Reds beat Al-Hilal to become Asian kings

    SAITAMA: Brazilian sharp-shooter Rafael Silva smashed a late winner as Japan’s Urawa Reds beat 10-man Al-Hilal 1-0 on Saturday to win a second Asian Champions League title...

    Urawa officials filed a formal protest to the Asian Football Confederation after racist comments were posted on the player’s Instagram account...

  • 2,000 years of Asian Theatre at the Musee Guimet in Paris

    The exhibition covers 2,000 years of theatre and dance in the part of Asia that covers India, China, Japan and the former East Asian territories...

    ”One also learns here that the tradition of Indian films, unimaginable without songs and dances, was not really the result of a need to entertain large audiences but drew its origin from the religious ceremonies that thus recounted the creation of the world and the existence of...

  • Asian powers look for lift-off in World Cup qualifying

    SEOUL: World Cup regulars Iran, Australia and Japan need to bounce back from some mediocre performances if they are to keep pace with Asian rivals South Korea when qualifying for the 2018 World Cup resumes on Thursday...

    China’s desperation to improve on the international level, meanwhile, is playing havoc with Guangzhou Evergrande coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Asian Champions League aspirations...

  • Asian Development Bank fears downside risks

    ISLAMABAD: Calm has returned to Pakistan following the political uncertainty heightened by the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister, but still possible loss of momentum for making policy decisions may hamper prospects for economic growth in the country, said the Asian Development Bank in an update to its annual economic report published on Tuesday...

    The report feared that there are downside risks,...

  • How South Asian music helped my identity formation as a British-Pakistani

    I’ve noticed that over the years whilst I was growing up, the South Asian music which my family used to listen to, in a purer form, comprising South Asian instruments or at least sounds particular to that region, has changed to a more hybrid music which resonates with my identity and fuses Western and Eastern cultures both linguistically and musically...

    However, on the broader, cultural South Asian side, the closest we had to our...

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