Archive for September, 2008

Hotel Mohenjodaro: A Play By Ajoka Theatre

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Dedicated to the victims of terrorism in Pakistan, this play is brought to you by Ajoka Theatre, in collaboration with PeaceNiche/T2F
Wednesday, 15th Oct 2008 | 8:00 pm

ajoka.gifGhulam Abbas, the great Urdu short story writer, wrote “Hotel Mohenjodaro” in 1968. The story appears to be an account of a TV reporter from a troubled tribal area, or from the scene of a devastating suicide bombing. The retrogressive and intolerant ideology of religious fundamentalists, propagating an orthodox, rigid interpretation of Islam, the acquiescence of the establishment and the disastrous consequences of following the logic of a theocratic state, are so evident now. The mindset hasn’t changed: primitive thinking, deep-rooted prejudices, an irrational worldview, and a burning desire to destroy civilization and to self-annihilate …

The total take over by the turban-brigades of the story doesn’t seem unimaginable anymore. The havoc wreaked over the last few years, in the name of Jihad and Talibanization, is pushing us over the precipice and before we know it, we will be hurtling down into the abyss.

Adapted and Directed by Shahid Nadeem

We are delighted to welcome Ajoka Theatre to Karachi after a long gap of 10 years. Visit the Ajoka Theatre website:

Date: Sunday 30th March, 2008
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Collect Your Free Pass From T2F (passes will have to be presented at the entrance)
Venue: Karachi Arts Council Auditorium

T2F Opening Hours

Ramzan Hours: Iftar to Midnight
Regular Hours: Noon to Midnight
Closed on Mondays

Sabeen Mahmud Interviewed by The News

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Aroosa Masroor interviews PeaceNiche/T2F Founder for The News – a daily newspaper published by The Jang Group.

The News (PDF – 192K)

T2F on Blogs, YouTube, Flickr, and WikiTravel

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Posts about T2F on Windmills of My Mind

Jehan Ara, President of PASHA on T2F
In the Line of Wire

Faisal Khan comments on Free Wifi and Coffee at T2F
Faisal Khan’s Blog

An Excerpt from WikiTravel – Karachi
The Second Floor is a wireless coffeehouse, featuring a bookshop and a space for creative expression and intelligent discourse. Apart from excellent coffee, T2F also has a range of excellent sandwiches, snacks and dessert. There are regular events such as poetry readings, book signings, workshops, talks, debates, film screenings, unplugged music sessions, gallery openings, exhibitions and stand-up comedy. Numerous well-known politicians, artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and thinkers of all ages frequent the place to speak, work or simply hang out.

T2F on YouTube

T2F on Flickr