Archive for March, 2009

Spellbound by Mysticism

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Karachi: 30th March 2009

Carrying on the legacy of their famous ancestors, the Qavval Bacchon ka Gharana and their father, the incomparable Munshi Razi, the duo of Brothers Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad along with their ensemble provided a night of mystical nirvana to an enthralled audience.


Abid Hussain Reports for The News

A Breath of Fresh Kashmiri Air

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Karachi: March 2009

bash.jpgDespite the hostilities, it speaks for the changing times that Peer was able to recently visit Pakistan, staying with Saad Haroon, a satirist he had met in New York (got the visa because a Pakistani diplomat liked his book). Friends hooked him up with Sabeen Mahmud who runs The Second Floor …

Beena Sarwar Reports for Hard News

A Message from Tina Sani

Monday, March 16th, 2009


Tina Sani Live in Concert

T2F: Renaissance – Qavvaali featuring Fareed Ayaz

Monday, March 16th, 2009


fareedandabu.jpgJoin us for an evening of devotional music as we pay tribute to legendary Sufi poets and thinkers, ranging from Hazrat Amir Khusrau to Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi. Fareed Ayaz and Brothers belong to the 705 year old “Qavvaal Bachon Ka Gharana” of Delhi. They are the sons of the legendary Munshi Raziuddin and are internationally acclaimed as being amongst the finest qavvaals of the sub-continent.

This event is part of the T2F: Renaissance Fundraising Series. We are grateful to Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammad, IVS, Jang Group, Geo Television Network, and Radio 1 FM 91 for their support.

Date: Saturday, 28th March 2009
Time: 9:00 pm
Venue: Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture [Map]
Minimum Donation: Rs. 500

Passes are available at T2F and will also be available at IVS on the day of the performance

Desi Apple User Group Meetup

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Join us at T2F for the launch of the Desi Apple User Group
Friday, 13th March 2009 | 7:00 pm

daug.gifThe Desi Apple User Group [DAUG] is a community based in Karachi, for people who use Apple products or are thinking of switching.

At DAUG Meetups, you’ll get to hang out with savvy Apple users, check out new products, sign up for workshops, and share useful tips and tricks to get the most out of your Mac, iPod or iPhone.

There used to be a joke, back in the day, that Apple used to make cool new products just so they could launch a t-shirt. In keeping with the tradition, we will have funky DAUG t-shirts available so be sure to bring Rs. 300 to buy a tee.

Note: Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

Date: Friday 13th March, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
Address | Map

Alive and Kicking: The March Music Series

Friday, March 6th, 2009

A huge shout-out to Omar Bilal Akhtar of Aunty Disco Project for volunteering to organize this series of music fundraisers. A big, fat thank you also, to all the bands for their energy, enthusiasm, and support. You’re all amazing 🙂

7 on 3rd
March 6 2009 | 8:00 pm

Rachel’s Plan B
March 12 2009 | 8:00 pm

NO IDEA – Unplugged
March 14 2009 | 8:00 pm

March 18 2009 | 8:00 pm

March 20 2009 | 8:00 pm

Open Mic Night
March 23 2009 | 8:00 pm

OBA’s Good Time Rock n Roll Band
March 27 2009 | 8:00 pm

Minimum Donation for Each Event: Rs. 250

Please subscribe to T2F’s Google Calendar for the latest schedules

From Surgeon to Social Entrepreneur …

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

A Doctor’s Quest for Social Transformation in Pakistan
Sunday, 8th March 2009 | 6:00 pm

Naya Jeevan is a California-based, not-for-profit, social enterprise dedicated to rejuvenating the lives of low-income families throughout the emerging world by providing them with affordable access to catastrophic healthcare.

nayajeevan.gifNaya Jeevan was awarded 1st prize ($75,000) in the social entrepreneurship track of New York University Stern School of Business’ 2008 Business plan competition. In addition, Naya Jeevan has recently been selected as a 2009 Draper Richards fellow which is accompanied by a $100,000/year award for 3 years.

While markets continue to collapse and unemployment rates continue to rise, the real sufferers of this global economic downturn are lower-income workers and their spouses/children who are barely surviving within developing countries such as Pakistan. Living hand-to-mouth amidst rampant inflation and burgeoning medical expenses, they eke out an almost impossible existence. Any catastrophic medical event that is likely to occur (heart attack, trauma, infectious diseases such as malaria, TB, dengue fever etc) is guaranteed to throw them off the economic precipice into the abyss of generational poverty.

Join us at T2F for a conversation with Asher Hasan, CEO of Naya Jeevan and discover how his organization is making a sustainable difference in the lives of low-income families.

This event is brought to you by TiE Karachi.

Date: Sunday 8th March, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
Address | Map