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  • Jaan Pakistan: ‘It’s not just about cooking stoves’

    Today, Jaan Pakistan, an award-winning social startup, researching and manufacturing affordable energy solutions, is turning this ambition into a reality...

    Jaan Pakistan’s primary research initiative is to indigenise well-established renewable energy and to spread these technologies across Pakistan’s off-grid communities...

  • From Umrao Jaan to Jaanisaar

    As the ace director, famed for creating Bollywood classics like the Rekha-starrer Umrao Jaan, explains, “I don’t just make a movie, I live it...

    His Umrao Jaan, of course, is a cult classic...

  • Shahzad Roy’s Jind Jaan: a tease of a teaser

    Pop star sensation Shahzad Roy will soon be releasing the music video of his second song of this year!For the uninitiated, it’s called Jind Jaan and features the uber-sexy Iman Ali and Shahzad R as its main protagonists in the story...

    This can be safely claimed because the teaser of the video (directed by Saqib Khan) released last week makes the viewers want to see the entire Jind Jaan with all their jind and jaan!Published in Dawn,...

  • 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...

  • Sab golmaal hai — a powerful comedy play

    Film and TV artist Sarwat Gillani’s latest theatre offering Sab Golmaal Hai is one of the best comedy plays staged recently in Karachi...

    All the proceeds of this charity theatre play will go to the Special Olympics Pakistan that has been patronising athletes with special needs and also brought us Kiski topi kis ke sar a couple of years back for the same reason...

  • 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’...

  • 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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