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  • 4 Indian actresses who stood up for themselves

    Kalki KoechlinHaving starred in a film like Margarita With a Straw, Kalki Koechlin spoke up about an issue deemed taboo in all circles of society: sexual abuse...

    She believes that no one should hide such events out of shame or fear:“I believe in being myself every step of the way and not hiding my true self from society, whether that means getting a divorce because me and my husband didn’t want to pretend for other people, or...

  • WIDE ANGLE: IN THE PANTHEON OF GREAT ACTRESSES

    The name conjures many images and associations: the tumble of red curls and pert, blue-eyed face of the star as a young newcomer to the screen; the marriage to Tom Cruise and ensuing escape from Scientology; the lithe physique and dewy features that she wears easily to this day...

    Written and directed by Werner Herzog with an uncharacteristically blunt and stodgily sentimental hand, Queen of the Desert isn’t a great film...

  • Producer set to direct his first Pashto film

    PESHAWAR: A co-producer of Pashto films has announced directing his first Pashto movie to highlight different aspects of the Pakhtun society in a positive manner...

    Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, Shahid Usman said that shooting of the film, ‘Tezab’ would be started soon...

  • Pashto film actor dies

    PESHAWAR: Noted Pashto film actor Umar Daraz Khalil died at the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, on Friday after suffering a brain haemorrhage attack at his residence in Abbottabad a few days ago...

    He had launched his film career in 1971 from Pashto film ‘Dara Khyber’...

  • Censor board prohibits Face Film Festival from screening another film

    ISLAMABAD: Another film that was to be screened at the Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (Face) Film Festival 2016 was banned by the censor board for being ‘anti-state’...

    The festival was not allowed to screen Besieged in Quetta, a film by independent filmmaker Asef Ali Mohammad which shed light on the plight of the city’s Hazara population...

  • Israeli film pulled from Oslo film festival

    NEW YORK: A film by an Israeli filmmaker was pulled from an Oslo film festival on Thursday because it dealt with Israeli subject matter, but did not address the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the sufferings inflicted by Israel...

  • Pashto writer Dr Rajwali dies of cardiac arrest

    NOWSHERA: Renowned research scholar, poet, critic and former director of Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar Dr Rajwali Shah Khattak died of cardiac arrest late on Monday night...

    According to his family sources, Dr Rajwali Shah Khattak was on his way back from Swat along with his family members when he suffered a fatal heart attack following a severe pain in chest in Malakand, Dargai...

  • Blind rabab player sees bright future for Pashto music

    PESHAWAR: Pashto music has a great future due to the people’s undying love for it, claims visually-impaired rabab player Mohibullah...

    In the meantime, Mohibullah mastered rabab playing as he learnt basics of music from a trio of instrumentalists, including Gul Rahim Ustad, Nisar Malang and Ahmad Ali...

  • Shifting of popular Pashto singer to Kabul saddens his fans

    PESHAWAR: Close relatives and friends of senior Pashto folk singer Gulzar Alam have confirmed that he along with his family members had left Peshawar for Kabul via Torkham almost two months ago owing to his poor financial condition and alleged philistine attitude of culture department...

    Rahmat Shah Sail, a senior progressive Pashto poet, said that although the decision of the popular singer saddened him yet it seemed genuine due to...

  • New poetry book termed addition to progressive Pashto thought

    PESHAWAR: Poets, writers and intellectuals gathered here on Friday to appreciate a new poetry collection ‘Su Jawanda Mazal’ (the journey through lives) recently published and authored by a noted progressive Pashto poet Rashid Khattak...

    Pohantoon Adabi Stori (PAS), a literary organisation comprising young university students, conducted the launching ceremony at the Maulana Abdul Qadir Hall of Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar... ...

  • Pashto fiction magazine launched to encourage women writers

    He said that his quarterly Pashto fiction magazine ‘Tasweer’ would also publish translated version of short stories from different other languages to enrich Pashto literature...

    Spreading over 68 pages, the magazine contains 11 short stories including Pashto rendition of one short story ‘The Last Night of the World’ penned down by American science fiction legend Ray Bradbury and two short stories from Urdu fiction one each written by...

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