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  • ‘My East is Your West’: Crossing over borders and continents through art

    LAHORE: Spatial dimensions seem to amuse Rashid Rana so much that his latest art project ‘Transpositions’ revolves around time and space and while concepts of physics are infused in it...

    Rana crosses the physical boundaries with the help of technology and unites two countries, Italy and Pakistan, and helps create a platform where the ordinary people can perform and are seen by people from the other country...

  • ‘Sir Syed initiated dialogue between East and West’

    KARACHI: Scholars shed light on Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s educational, cultural, social and political achievements on Monday, eulogising him as a great visionary whose services would continue to bear fruit for the Muslims for centuries to come...

    They were speaking at the inaugural session of a three-day international conference organised by the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi, to mark the birth bicentennial celebrations of the...

  • East, West and music

    KARACHI: It is not easy to describe the difference between Eastern forms of music and their Western counterparts...

    Both differ in tonality, in melodic structures and scale progressions...

  • East, West and CPEC

    It dismisses the perception that the ongoing arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is being used by the West to pressure Pakistan into backtracking from sealed deals with the superpower of the East under a grand bilateral partnership framework...

    Early last week, a media report hinted at simmering discontent in China over Pakistan’s demands for transparency in CPEC contracts and a quiet campaign to malign Beijing... ...

  • Journalists attacked by University of Agriculture Faisalabad guards

    Multiple journalists were injured after guards employed by the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) attacked them for covering a student-related incident, media outlets reported Tuesday...

    SAMAA TV reported that its reporters, cameraman and driver were "severely beaten up by security guards at Faisalabad’s Agriculture University"...

  • Travel: A gem of the Far East

    It had attracted, and also surprised, me and my husband on our first visit there almost four decades back when we had a chance to explore this island state...

    It was our first stop on our honeymoon to the Far East, which was then uncharted by most Pakistanis...

  • Fancy a noodle burger? East meets West in Indonesian fusion food

    JAKARTA: From a restaurant serving burgers and pizzas made with local noodles to a social media star giving street food a touch of haute cuisine, a new wave of innovative chefs are putting a modern twist on Indonesia’s traditional fare...

    It uses the country’s favourite instant noodles, Indomie — cheap blocks of fodder in colourful packaging that are sold at almost every grocery store and supermarket — to make Western dishes...

  • Living in the West, writing of the East

    MIGRATION is the oldest constant in human history, and the transfusion of blood, languages, and cultures has had a rainbow effect on the global spectrum of the human race...

    Pundits like this scribe, who have been in the West for quite a while, would vouch that much of the Pakistani diaspora’s cultural assets have been replanted, or reinvested, in mainly religion and literature...

  • Blair and Bush and the West see only policies, not people

    There are “elements of truth” – whatever that means – in the view that his and George W Bush’s 2003 Iraqi adventure might have caused the rise of ISIS (the self-styled Islamic State)...

    No doubt the dark shadow of the Chilcot report brought his midget apology, although Chilcot may well hide the truth and thus cast only sunlight on the man...

  • REVIEW:East Asia’s rich and famous

    THE lifestyles of the rich and famous in the West have been extensively portrayed in Hollywood films, literature and on television...

    But contemporary East Asia is largely under-represented in popular fiction and film and is scantily known, if at all, outside the region...

  • In parts of Asia and Middle East, female genital mutilation a hidden ritual

    A global drive to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom commonly associated with Africa, will fail unless efforts are extended to tackle the hidden ritual in parts of Asia and the Middle East, campaigners have warned...

    Activists attending a major conference on FGM opening in Rome on Monday called for UN agencies and governments to start focusing attention beyond Africa...

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