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  • Stories behind the stories

    The reference is to the reports that the media feeds us with on a daily basis (in today’s context, on a minute-by-minute basis)...

    This makes it important for us to know the stories behind the stories...

  • COLUMN: STORIES WITHIN STORIES

    Today, in June, I remember not only Ginzburg’s, but the many other voices that guided me...

    But the writers of the American South — Eudora Welty, in particular, and Tennessee Williams — with their evocation of longing and loss in everyday settings, gave me examples I could follow, allowing me to travel freely into the territories of my own past in search of stories...

  • Mitha returns to Pakistan with stories of war and peace

    ISLAMABAD: World renowned classical dancer Tehreema Mitha is conventionally known to tell stories through dance, but her artwork reveals the quiet side of her character that is equally captivating and full of movement...

    Her exhibition, ‘Quilting Stories of War and Peace’ was inaugurated by Austrian Ambassador Dr Brigitta Blaha at Gallery 6 on Thursday...

  • Childhood cancer survivors narrate their stories

    According to Dr Shamvil Ashraf, director for medical services at the Indus Health Network, childhood cancer survival rate in Pakistan is very dismal, though it has reached up to 80 per cent in developed countries...

    “The reasons are late diagnosis that mainly results from lack of awareness and the fact that we have few good quality cancer treatment facilities in Pakistan...

  • Guru Nanak, Wali Qandhari and other stories about how Hasan Abdal got water

    Overshadowing the vast complex gurdwara of Panja Sahib, one of the most popular Sikh shrines, associated with Guru Nanak and located in the city of Hasan Abdal in Pakistan, is the tallest mound in the region, rising high above its other shorter cousins...

    This year as well, when Sikh and other devotees of Nanak come to Pakistan to participate in his birthday celebrations, Gurdwara Panja Sahib will be one of the places pilgrims will be...

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is an inspiring collection of short biographies of hundred extraordinary women from around the globe from Elizabeth I to current trailblazers such as Serena Williams...

    Written by Elena Favilli, an award-winning journalist and Francesca Cavallo, an award-winning writer and director, the book’s dedication conveys their message to the girls of today: “To the rebel girls of the world: Dream bigger, aim...

  • EXHIBITION: STORIES GALORE

    The title of Salman Toor’s latest exhibit at the Canvas Gallery, Short Stories, is a fitting encapsulation of the exquisite paintings on display that seem to be visual snippets of larger events, adequately self-contained as complete narratives...

    The fight then becomes something that is just incidentally there as part of the landscape, much like it is in our lives today...

  • Website review: Stories made easy

    Whether you are reading, listening or writing a story, it is altogether a great experience of creativity and learning because stories offer your imagination infinite ways to explore the world and learn through it...

    The site offers you to write stories or poetry by taking inspiration from the pictures and illustrations provided by the site it self...

  • Untold stories from prison

    KARACHI: World Day Against the Death Penalty on Tuesday was observed at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture with the performance of Intezar, an open-air interactive play organised by Justice Project Pakistan, Azad Theatre and Highlight Arts...

    The collective stories of several individuals that started from jail and ended at the gallows and the people associated with them in one way or the other raises several questions... ...

  • Food Stories: Qima

    Qima, on its own, or with a side of vegetables is a favouite street food also, and is popularly found in the menus of street dhabas and snack bars across Pakistan...

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  • Food Stories: The cutlet

    The sandwich-maker had just been introduced to Pakistan and I became a professional fridge thief; sneaking potato cutlets, frying them, whipping up sandwiches and devouring them...

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  • Living Colours: Stories for a better tomorrow

    Mustafa Hasnain and Yahya Ehsan, who run the Creative Frontiers multimedia agency, were friends and colleagues with whom I really connected when it came to our passion for Pakistan...

    The use of storytelling through visual mediums such as animation, comic books or television shows seemed a natural choice, and given Pakistan’s smartphone explosion, we decided to create the Paasban series as a free, digitally-published graphic...

  • Food Stories: Chai garam chai!

    These tea stalls were threatened by street tea-hawkers and street tea vendors who started to flavour the tea with spice, namely, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, cloves and chillie; and it was in the Cawnpore mill locale that this so-called spiced tea was found, known today as the famous masala chai or spice tea, much loved in the Americas and Europe...

    —Photos by Fawad AhmedExplore more food stories here...

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