Karachi, December 17 (Dawn): In an unusual case of music crossing disturbed borders, a video of a song sung by a Karachi three-wheeler driver put on Facebook last year drew the attention of Indians across the border and brought encomiums from none other than India’s nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar. Three wheeler driver Master Aslam’s rendering of […]
Antony Firingee is a 1967 Bengali-language biographical musical film directed by Sunil Bannerjee, and starring Uttam Kumar and Tanuja. It is a biopic based on the life of Anthony Firingee (Hensman Anthony), a Bengali folk poet of Portuguese origin. Antony Firingee fell in love with Nirupoma. She agreed to marry him after revealing her tragic […]
Lahore ,December 13 (AFP): With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice. Her art is reviled by many in religiously conservative Pakistan, where it is often linked with prostitution. “We constantly have to explain to people that dance is an art form, it’s […]
The music video features Pakistani singer Atif Aslam serenading Indian star Illena D’Cruuz with Pehla Dafa in Turkey.
“Tumi Na Hoi Rohite Kache” is a song from the 1957 Bengali film “Pothe Holo Deri” starring Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. The song, originally sung by Sandhya Mukherjee, is now rendered by Adriza Chakraborty Thakurta
Sajjad Ali (born 24 August 1966) is a Pakistani semi-classical singer, poet, actor, film director and film producer from Karachi, Pakistan. Indian composer A.R.Rahman has described Sajjad as the original crossover: “From the realm of the classical, he metamorphosed into one of the brightest lights of Pakistani pop.Always striking the right note, and never missing a […]
Karachi, December 5 (Dawn): The first song from Shaan Shahid’s upcoming film Arth – the Destinationis out and the ballad is quite beautiful. Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, ‘Sanwar De Khudaya’ is a song which speaks about heartbreak and losing your loved one. Featuring Shaan Shahid, Humaima Malick, Mohib Mirza and Uzma Hassan, the video […]
By Meera Srinivasan/The Hindu When Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam recently received the DSC Prize for South Asian literature, the honour shone the international spotlight on the country’s gruesome civil war yet again. Except that this time, it was a novel that drew attention to it. A Story of a Brief Marriage is Mr. Arudpragasam’s debut […]