Archive for July, 2011

Art Moments: Zaheda Hina Remembers Attiya Fayzee

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Thursday, 28th July 2011 | 6:00 pm

Art Moments: Zaheda Hina Remembers Attiya FayzeeT2F is delighted to announce Art Moments, a monthly event designed to discuss and discover important moments in Pakistan’s art history through interviews. Curated by Niilofur Farrukh, Art Moments aims to contribute to the documentation of Pakistani art history through forgotten narratives.

The inaugural session of Art Moments features Zaheda Hina, who will share her research on Attiya Fayzee, an outstanding South Asian intellectual. At the time of Partition, Attiya Fayzee moved from Mumbai at the request of Jinnah and set up Aiwan-e-Riffat in Karachi where she and her husband, the renowned painter, Fayzee Rahamin, hosted local artists and writers. Well known for her vibrant and opinionated personality, she is also remembered for her scathing critique of Zubeida Agha, the pioneer modernist’s first art exhibition in Karachi.

Zaheda Hina is an eminent writer and journalist with four anthologies of short stories, a novel, and numerous collections of articles to her credit. Zaheda is a peace activist and an ardent supporter of human, democratic and women’s rights. Through her writing, she has strongly condemned the nuclear blasts in India and Pakistan and has campaigned tirelessly for peace in South Asia.

Date: Thursday, 28th July, 2011
Time: 6:00 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.


Changing Hands: Bargain Books & DVDs Bazaar

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 24th July 2011 | 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Spend the weekend at T2F browsing through our motley collection of bargain books, magazines and DVDs.

From quirky fiction to collector’s finds, from historical tomes to children’s books, T2F’s Bargain Books & DVDs Bazaar has something for everyone. Prices start at Rs. 25.

A number of wonderful individuals support PeaceNiche by donating books and DVDs. Thank you all so much for your generosity. If you have used or new books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs that you’d like to donate, please bring them over. We’ll take everything! All proceeds are used to fund T2F’s literary programs.

Bargain Books

Date: Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 24th July, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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LitLab: T2F’s Literary Open Mic

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Saturday, 23rd July 2011 | 6:00 pm

Come to T2F’s literary open mic this Saturday and share your poetry, prose, play, or any other piece of creative writing. You can read your own work, including work-in-progress, or a published piece by someone else that you really like.

Each person gets 9 minutes at the mic. Sign up as soon as you arrive at T2F. Everyone is welcome to come and listen …

LitLab: Literary Open Mic

Date: Saturday, 23rd July, 2011
Time: 6:00 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.


Science Ka Adda: Ghost In Your Genes [Film Screening]

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Thursday, 21st July 2011 | 7:00 pm

If genes don’t tell the whole story of who we are, then what does?

Ghost In Your GenesScientists have long puzzled over the different fates of identical twins: both have the same genes, yet only one may develop a serious disease like cancer or autism. What’s going on? Does something else besides genes determine who we are?

The “something else” turns out to be a network of chemical switches that sit on our DNA, turning genes off and on. The switches, collectively called the epigenome, appear to play a major role in everything from how our cells keep their identity to whether we contract critical illnesses. Epigenetic switches may even help mould our personalities – or so it appears to researchers studying a group of epigenetically modified rats.

Join us at T2F for a scientific detective story that explores the provocative idea that there may be more to inheritance than genes alone.

“We’re in the midst of probably the biggest revolution in biology, which is going to forever transform the way we understand genetics, environment, the way the two interact, and what causes disease,” says Mark Mehler, Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “It’s another level of biology, which for the first time really is up to the task of explaining the biological complexity of life.”

Date: Thursday, 21st July, 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.


{Personal Histories} Saim Saeed: An Indian Tour Guide with a Pakistani Passport

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Tuesday, 12th July 2011 | 7:00 pm

Saim SaeedIn 2007, Saim Saeed and his classmate, aged 16, were the only two Pakistani students in India, and only the second and third to have ever been so. They were selected to attend a residential school and were in India for the better part of two years.

Putting himself at great risk (and giving his parents more than their fair share of headaches), Saim sidestepped all the visa restrictions imposed on him to travel far and wide in a country much maligned, but hardly visited by Pakistanis. Through his travels, his own identity was called into question by Indians and Pakistanis, including his family.

In his talk, Saim will regale us with his colorful experiences with the Indian troops, salesmen, tour guides, tourists, policemen and fellow passengers. He will also talk about how his experiences in India have informed his thinking about nationalism, identity, and the Indo-Pak conflict.

Saim is currently studying Political Science and Philosophy at Bard College in New York. While he someday hopes to hold public office in Pakistan, he is more than happy to pursue journalism and social activism as possible careers. Without any credible academic accreditations to speak of yet, he wishes to apologize for not filling this section more substantially.

Date: Tuesday, 12th July, 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.