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This super-fun mobile game is making it easier to talk about periods

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Here’s proof that a childhood spent playing video games isn’t exactly wasted. While Mariam Adil spent hours playing Sim City, Need for Speed and Grand Theft Auto, she became aware of the fact that “games leave an impression on our brains that transcends the boundaries of the virtual world”. Fast forward a decade or so, Mariam Adil, now an Operations ... Read More »

Clinton slams unrealistic Sanders ‘promises’ in debate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets guests after participating in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016. ─ AFP WASHINGTON: Two days after her New Hampshire defeat, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton sought to regain the upper hand against her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in Thursday's debate, denouncing the senator's proposals ... Read More »

Bajia’s admirers pay tribute: ‘We can say that we have lost our mother’

Actor Rubina Ashraf consoles Anwar Maqsood at Baji's funeral prayers – Photo: Dawn KARACHI: Dis­tinguished playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia, who passed away on Feb 10, was laid to rest in the Gizri graveyard, DHA Phase IV, on Thursday afternoon. Bajia’s funeral prayers were offered after Zuhar prayers at 38D, Miran Mohammad Shah Road, Mohammad Ali Society. Apart from her family ... Read More »

Lahore’s Taxali Gate to enjoy a kite-less Basant festival

Prof Salima Hashmi compares the banning of Basant to a loss of cultural identity: “It was the only unifying, secular festival, where people from all ages, all sects and religions, and all socioeconomic classes became equal. LAHORE: A celebration of ‘Basant’ is expected to fill the Taxali Gate area with colours and festivities on Saturday (Feb 13). Even though there ... Read More »

Women to take centre stage at LLF 2016

South African journalist Zukiswa Wanner and Arghanistan history buff Nancy Hatch Dupree LAHORE: Some interesting new panelists will be expected to attend the Lahore Literary Festival this year. There will be a mixture of foreign and local delegates, including a large number of women panelists, who will speak on a variety of issues. South African journalist and novelist Zukiswa Wanner ... Read More »

Day 3: Revisiting our roots— South Asian fiction and politics in focus at the Karachi Literature Festival

Day 3 at the Karachi Literature Festival is jam-packed with sessions on Kashmir, English fiction and old writers. Photo: Dawn While the first two days at the Karachi Literature Festival were filled with book launches, tributes, and sessions on the performing arts, day 3 promises a change in pace. Literature lovers might find themselves rushing from one session to another— ... Read More »

Day 2: The performing arts take center stage at Karachi Literature Festival

While day 1 at The Karachi Literature Festival struck a balance between being somber and festive with tributes to Intizar Husain running alongside spirited and optimistic discussions, day 2 promises to focus heavily on the performing arts. On day 2, you can expect a long session with Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, a screening of the movie Manto, a discussion ... Read More »

Day 1: What’s happening at Karachi Literature Festival 2016

Asif Farrukhi delivers his welcome speech at the opening ceremony of the Karachi Literature Festival – Photo: Dawn This year's Karachi Literature Festival begins today – and it's opened with a minute of silence for literary giant Intizar Hussain, who passed away on February 2. "He was Pakistan's greatest literary treasure," said OUP Managing Director and KLF founder/director Ameena Saiyid, ... Read More »

Day 1: What’s happening at Karachi Literature Festival 2016

Asif Farrukhi delivers his welcome speech at the opening ceremony of the Karachi Literature Festival – Photo: Dawn This year's Karachi Literature Festival begins today – and it's opened with a minute of silence for literary giant Intizar Hussain, who passed away on February 2. "He was Pakistan's greatest literary treasure," said OUP Managing Director and KLF founder/director Ameena Saiyid, ... Read More »