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If you thought Pakistan has only a limited menu to offer, you were wrong! Renowned chefs from across the border dished out a cuisine that is robust and nuanced, infused with sensibility and made with the best local  ingredients  at the four-day Pakistan Lifestyle Expo in the Indian capital.

 
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Besides talented Urdu-speaking beautiful Punjabi men and women, who became the icons of mass audiences, a variety of Punjabi professionals were absorbed readily by the Bombay film industry

 
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Lahore, a centre for the arts and learning in the early 20th century, has been the custodian of a plural, vibrant culture for decades. Its walled city, unlike several other old settlements, has continued to survive despite the expansion of the city.

 
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The last time the self-appointed defenders of our culture became this agitated was when the Maoist government in 2009 replaced the Indian priest at Pashupatinath with a Nepali one. The priest’s sacking took geopolitical proportions, with many in Nepali and Indian media showing great vigour in opposing the move.

 
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I am writing this in the context of the regional meetings of SAARC writers in Lucknow from 16-19 March, 2012. Fine, young scholars and some old academics and poets have been taking part in this meeting. The theme of the seminar is environment, literature and arts, and Sunil Pokharel and I chose theatre and environment as our theme.

 
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As the capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s kingdom, Lahore continued to be a city known for its large numbers of courtesans and musicians, and there was much conviviality and entertainment prevalent at his court.

 
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The Oscar conferred on the Pakistani-Canadian documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (born 1978) for her documentary film, Saving Face  is a very well deserved honour indeed writes Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed

 
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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has done Pakistan proud and given its stubborn film buffs a glimmer of hope. Now that the excitement over winning an Oscar is receding it should be possible to discuss her success in a broader context.

 
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Oscar 2012 winner for best documentary short film, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is the first Pakistani to have won an Academy Award.

 
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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won Pakistan’s first Oscar for ‘Saving Face’, a short documentary about acid attacks on women and those who help them recover.Chinoy dedicated the award to the women of Pakistan. “All the women in Pakistan working for change, don’t give up on your dreams, this is for you,” 

 


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