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Abida Parveen: ‘I’m not a man or a woman, I’m a vehicle for passion’

Abida Parveen: ‘I’m not a man or a woman, I’m a vehicle for passion’

Abida Parveen, the great Sufi singer, on sexism, Pakistani politics and why TV talent shows and devotional Islam aren’t mutually exclusive A meeting with Abida Parveen, the warning comes, should be treated like a visit from the pope: as a rare, celestial experience in which you shouldn’t ask too many questions or expect much in the way of answers. Parveen […]

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Zeb and Haniya interview

Zeb and Haniya interview

Zeb Bangash talks about the future of Zeb and Haniya, exploring a solo career and working with A.R. Rahman “Haniya is my sister. I have to support every decision she makes…” Share ! Zeb Bangash and Haniya Aslam have made it to the soundtrack of Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming film, Highway. So, what’s the catch? The majestic and selective A.R. Rahman […]

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Arif Lohar on his language and his legacy

Arif Lohar on his language and his legacy

There is a sense of electricity that resonates around Arif Lohar. In his office, there is an enlarged portrait of his father Alam Lohar, the renowned folk-singer who passed away when Arif was only beginning his journey into the grassroots of Punjab, as a travelling folk artist. His legacy constantly shadows his own work, but despite this, he can gather […]

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Main Hoon Shahid Afridi

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, I liked the film because it had a perfect blend of Pakistaniyat in it. It was a story about a village boy who plays like Shahid Afridi, dreams big and achieves the impossible with the help of his coach and friends. Unlike Humayun Saeed’s three previous film efforts (in Pakistan that is, he did work in […]

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