Two-day International Literary Conference

July 29, 2015

The News — LAHORE: The two-day International Literary Conference on ‘Thematic Similarities between Pakistani and Chinese literature’ and a grand Mushaira organized by Academy of Letters in collaboration with Ministry of Broadcasting and Information and National Heritage, inaugurated in the provincial metropolis ۔۔۔

Urdu play ‘Birjees Qadar ka Kunba’ to be staged

July 28, 2015

Nyooz — After making a hit performance at the 25th Iftekhar Theatre Fest, Trikarshi group is back with its Urdu play ‘Birjees Qadar ka Kunba.’ Directed by a noted theatre director of the city KG Trivedi, the play would be staged for two days at Antarang Hall, Bharat Bhavan. The first show of the two day theatre fest would be held here on Tuesday and second would be held on Wednesday. Birjees Qadar Ka Kunba is a classic saga of repression, rebellion, love, rivalry between the siblings and also loyalty, intrigue, betrayal, the different faces of conceit as shown by the various characters at different times, the depravity and the divinity of lust, a struggle between the natural instincts of man and the boundaries imposed by society, the dominion and suppression of woman over woman, the likes of which have seldom been seen on stage yet. Featuring an all female cast, this play is much more than just a play about women. It is the depiction of human within, often being inhuman and sometimes act like an ۔۔۔

Javed, Shabana Present Life and Times of Kaifi

July 27, 2015

The New Indian Express — It was a story of poetry, politics, romance and grief. Noted lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar and veteran actress Shabana Azmi presented the life of revolutionary Urdu poet, Kaifi Azmi, through a theatrical collage, ‘Kaifi Aur Main’, at a jam-packed Rabindra Mandap in the Capital City on Sunday ۔۔۔

Urdu lessons in prison

July 26, 2015

The Hindu — Yakub Memon is imprisoned in Faansi (death row) Yard of Nagpur Central Jail. A month ago, G.N. Saibaba, a wheelchair-bound Professor of English, who was accused of having links to the Maoists, was in the same jail, but in the Anda cell, an egg-shaped labyrinth meant for convicted and under-trial terrorists. Last May, the two prisoners were introduced to each other in a meeting room, as they waited for their family ۔۔۔