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  • Exhibition: Ode to the soil

    The high turnover of art shows, at least in Karachi, makes it difficult to revisit and spend time with a collection, and mull over the sensitivity, quality and nature of it...

    Artists’ works are exhibited for a short duration of a week or less, with galleries lined up with back-to-back shows
  • Napa festival concludes with an ode to nature

    KARACHI: The International Theatre and Music Festival organised by the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) came to a close on Tuesday evening with an unusually charming musical treat...

    A group of Austrian musicians joined hands with Napa’s members of faculty from the music department to create an atmosphere that was a little different to what music lovers in Karachi are accustomed to hearing at events arranged by the academy
  • Heartache of the subcontinent — An ode to Qawwali

    —Naziri NishapuriWhat is the culture of Pakistan? Is it the same old people's culture of the subcontinent, or is it the culture of the state of Pakistan?If Pakistan does have a distinct culture, what sway does Qawwali hold in this distinct milieu?How would you fit a musical tradition — which is heavily influenced by syncretic mysticism and stretches back to 700 years — in a culture, which is supposed to be pure of all the heresies of the past...

  • Heritage: An ode to Prado

    En route to Andalusia I had just a day to spare for the Prado in Madrid — a disservice to one of Spain’s most prestigious museums and perhaps the largest gallery of classical paintings in the world...

    Nonetheless, on that sunny October morning my brief Prado acquaintance, buoyed by that delightful sense of anticipation and discovery peculiar to encountering museum paintings in the flesh, was bracing and memorable
  • Ode to joy for victorious Hamilton

    SILVERSTONE: Lewis Hamilton jumped for joy on Sunday after steering his way through the capricious extremes of an English summer’s afternoon, with the aid of two well-timed pit-stops, to secure a third win on home soil in a dramatic British Grand Prix...

    In front of a jubilant and wildly-enthusiastic crowd of more than 140,000, his well-judged win enabled him to increase his lead in this year’s drivers’ world championship as he led...
  • Ode to the moon

    KARACHI: Poets and writers have used the moon as a powerful metaphor for beauty...

    It has also been employed as a symbol of romantic forlornness
  • Ode on melancholy

    KARACHI: Melancholy and blues, in a manner of speaking, are synonyms, denoting a state of affairs that’s enveloped in innate sadness...

    Renowned artist Dr Syed Ali Wasif puts the two together in a latest exhibition of his works, which opened at the Citi Art Gallery on Saturday, adding in his note on the show that the feeling eventually leads to a ‘state of helplessness’
  • An ode to love

    Not only is it an ode to Hollywood musicals of a bygone era, it is a love letter to the city of Los Angeles, to the finer points of jazz music and to the zeal that drives the heart of every dreamer...

  • An ode to love and a bygone era

    ISLAMABAD: OLOMOPOLO Media and Qissa Khwaan came together to bring Likhay Jo Khatt Tujhey - An Ode to Love, a dramatic rendition of fictional and original letters from Urdu literature, to the Aiwan-i-Quaid in F-9 Park on Saturday night...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

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