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  • IIFA 2015: Soch band nominated in Best Music Directors category

    You'd think the pop/rock band Soch would be on to their next big thing by now, but the song that shot them to fame is still picking up honours!Their song 'Awari', which was included in the soundtrack of Mohit Suri's Ek Villian, has been nominated at International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2015 in the Best Music Direction category...

    This is the fourth nomination for the band in India; Soch has previously been nominated at...

  • Best, worst performers in 2015

    7 per cent while the MSCI Pakistan is down 16pc for 2015...

    The return is in sharp contrast to the handsome 33pc on average dished out by the capital market in last three years...

  • 2015: Best offbeat sports moments of the year

    Here are some of the best:When things started to go wrong during a Brazilian amateur football game, the referee took drastic action...

    He went for his gun!Players and staff of the Amantes da Bola and Brumahdinho teams brawled with referee Gabriel Murta getting kicked and slapped during the melee...

  • Slew of performances on World Dance Day

    LAHORE: Pakistan National Council of Arts in collaboration with Lahore Arts Council is gearing up to celebrate International Dance Day at Alhamra Art Centre on April 29...

    Arrangements are being made to celebrate the day from stitching up new costumes for the dancers to designing a breathtaking set studded with pleasing-to-eye decorative motifs...

  • Lots of singing and dance at Chitral festival

    Charsu (the central dancing place) of Bumburate reverberated with the songs for more than five hours on the last day...

    Hundreds of Kalash people, including boys and girls, danced in their traditional attires, marking the conclusion of the festival...

  • Prince Harry performs Maori dance in New Zealand

    PALMERSTON NORTH: Britain’s Prince Harry performed a fearsome Maori war dance, or haka, and mingled with tattooed ex-convicts on his trip to New Zealand on Wednesday...

    Red-faced and sweating with exertion, the fifth in line to the throne participated in a chest-thumping, foot-stomping haka alongside about 30 soldiers at the Linton army camp north of Wellington...

  • Living Colours: The dance of the Amazon

    It may have originated in the jungles of Africa and South America, but the martial art of Capoeira is quickly catching on in the parks and lawns of the capital...

    It’s also different in the sense that it includes a diversity of elements within its ritual, music and songs, for example, that guide the interaction of the players in the roda (the ring)...

  • Dance festival just around the corner

    LAHORE: The Institute of Performing Arts in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council is organising a five-day dance festival in May...

    LAC Executive Director Atta Muhammad Khan and ace dancers Nighat Chaudhry and Wahab Shah announced this at a press conference at the Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, on Tuesday...

  • Dance Day festival on 17th

    LAHORE: A ‘Dance Day Manao’ or celebrate the dance day will be held on May 17 at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, where performances of eminent classical, folk, sufi and modern dancers of Pakistan will be showcased...

    This rich dance show featuring all genres of dance is being held by Lahore Arts Council in collaboration with the Institute of Performing Arts...

  • Khyber food festival opens with Khattak dance

    KARACHI: The aroma of mutton roast, yakhni pulao, dumpukht lamb and chapli kebabs sizzling on the tawa beckoned as the waiters in Chitrali caps or pakol and black and silver waistcoats or koti over crisp white shalwar kameez served hot roti in a changair, cool lassi or hot kahwa at the four-day Khyber Food Festival that commenced at Marco Polo restaurant at Pearl Continental Karachi here on Thursday...

    The red table napkins instantly...

  • One million dance lovers gather at Japanese festival

    TOKUSHIMA: Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country’s largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors...

    The annual “Awa Odori”, which originates from a Japanese Buddhist custom of honouring the spirits of ancestors, sees the otherwise sleepy city of Tokushima turn into a stage for four days...

  • Striking Balochi dance performed

    HOW many of us know that in the 1960s there used to be a very efficient Balochi literary circle at the University of Karachi? Answer: not many...

    The annual Balochi Diwan, for example, always drew large crowds...

  • Two-day dance festival kicks off

    KARACHI: The two-day Karachi Dance Festival 2017 started with a bang with the stage completely conquered by dancers doing Sindhi, Baloch and Punjabi folk dances, including the luddi and bhangra and with the whirling dervishes doing their thing along with classical dance such as Kathak, Thumri, Bharatnatyam, Odissi and contemporary style ballet, hip-hop, rock, tap and disco dancers all dancing away at the Arts Council of Pakistan here on...

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