Archive for June, 2011

Zehra Nigah Remembers Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Tuesday, 21st June 2011 | 7:00 pm

Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistan’s most revered radical poet, spent some of his exile years in Zehra Nigah’s London home. Join us at T2F as Zehra Apa, one of Pakistan’s most prominent and loved poets, reads and remembers Faiz Sahab.

Zehra ApaZehra Nigah burst onto the literary horizon as a child prodigy in the 1950s and has consistently been hailed as the one voice worth listening to on the mushaeraa circuit.

Zehra Nigah has published three volumes of poetry, Shaam ka Pehla Taara, Waraq, and Firaq. She says she has never felt the urge to be prolific, to write when there is nothing to say. Yet every word that emerges from her pen, every syllable that she speaks, carries the spark of a luminous intelligence. (Some excerpts from the Hindu Literary Review)

Faiz Centenary

Date: Tuesday, 21st June, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Art Lootmaar II

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Saturday, 18th June – Sunday, 19th June 2011 | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Faraar, a project of PeaceNiche, is a playground for creative expression. We invested in track lighting and made sure we painted the walls neutral white. But that’s about as close as we’re going to get to being an ‘art gallery’. One of our favorite thinkers, Marshall McLuhan, said “art is anything you can get away with“, and we’ve taken that to heart.

We’re excited to present our second Art Lootmaar; a weekend bazaar featuring artists and designers, coming together to ‘show and sell’ in a quirky, fun and inclusive community space.

Art Lootmaar II

FEATURED ARTIST

We are thrilled to announce the participation of Haider Ali, arguably Pakistan’s finest truck artist. He started painting trucks when he was just 12, working alongside his father after school. He has made it his personal mission to bring truck art into the mainstream and give it the recognition it deserves. Haider Ali’s work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum, USA and he was recently in Luton, UK where he taught young Lutonians how to decorate a vintage Bedford truck.

Haider Ali will conduct a live painting demonstration on Saturday, 19th June at 6:30 pm.

Our lineup includes the works of:

– Anam Haleem
Art Lootmaar Logo– Annie Kamran
– Ayesha Durrani
– Ayesha Khalid
– Babar Moghal
– Fiza Khatri
– Ghazal Pirzada
– Haider Ali
– Kaghaz Kay Karnamay
– Mahin Hasan
– Samina Raza
– Zohaib Siddiqui
– Early Morning Art Class Students’ Portfolio

Join us this weekend at our second Art Lootmaar. Discover emerging creative talent and hang out with fun people 🙂

We accept cash, cheques, and credit cards.

Dates: Saturday, 18th June – Sunday, 19th June 2011
Time: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Samandar Ki Chori: Readings by Asif Farrukhi

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Wednesday, 15th June 2011 | 7:00 pm

Asif FarrukhiWith the first flicker of dawn, the city by the sea awakens to a startling realization … the sea has been stolen! This bizzarre situation is the focus of Asif Farrukhi’s short story, Samandar Ki Chori.

Fiction writer and critic, Asif Farrukhi is the author of several books in Urdu, including collections of short fiction and essays in literary criticism. He has published translations of Pakistan’s writers in English and of international writing in Urdu. He contributes regularly to a range of English-language periodicals from Karachi and is the founder-editor of Duniyazad, a literary book series. His latest publication, Samandar Ki Chori, is a selection of short fiction works, edited by Irfan Javed, and published by Sang-e-Meel, Lahore. Asif Farrukhi is a public health physician and lives in Karachi.

Date: Wednesday, 15th June, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Teaching History at the Limit of Time: A Talk by Dr. Nauman Naqvi

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Tuesday, 14th June 2011 | 7:00 pm

Nauman NaqviDr. Nauman Naqvi presents the demands on teaching history in a context where time is out of joint: on the one hand, the idea of progress has fallen apart, and on the other, time is running out. Placing himself firmly in the historical and temporal problematic of anachronism – whereby the Third World exists always in another time – Dr. Naqvi doubles the urgency of the experience of time by taking into account the present apocalyptic acceleration in techno-capitalist consumerist production. He argues that such an experience of time challenges everything about how history, and indeed, the other humanities and social sciences are taught in the academy today.

Dr. Nauman Naqvi is the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts at Connecticut College. He has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University, and has also taught at Columbia University, where he received his PhD in anthropology. Before he returned to the academy, Nauman Naqvi was a producer in the Urdu section of the BBC World Service, and also worked in senior editorial positions at SDPI and Newsline.

Date: Tuesday, 14th June, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.