Archive for April, 2012

Aao Manto Sunein: 3 Radio Plays

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Saturday, 5th May, 2012 | 7:00 pm

To mark Saadat Hasan Manto’s birth centenary, Zambeel Dramatic Readings present the first of two projects this year as a tribute to one of the greatest literary figures of the subcontinent.

In 1940, Manto wrote a series of radio plays under the title “Aao”. Each play presents a delightful banter between husband and wife, Kishore and Lajwanti, and their friend Narayan. Light-hearted and animated, these lesser-known plays represent the writer in a different light.

Aao Manto Sunein

Join us at T2F this Saturday for dramatic renditions of 3 light-hearted radio plays, penned by Manto and presented by Zambeel Dramatic Readings

1. Aao Chori Karein
2. Aao Kahani Likhein
3. Aao Taash Khaylein

Readings: Mahvash Faruqi, Saife Hasan, Asma Mundrawala and Ehteshamuddin
Direction: Asma Mundrawala


Date: Saturday, 5th May, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 200
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


First Fridays @ T2F: Open Jam Session for Musicians

Monday, April 30th, 2012

4th May, 2012 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F on the first Friday of every month for an impromptu, acoustic jam session.

FF@T2F is a platform for emerging musicians to perform, improvise and experiment in an informal setting. If you love to make music, come and play. If you love listening to music, come and listen.

First Fridays

You don’t need to pre-register. Just show up with your instruments, your ears, and an open mind.

CityFM89 is the Exclusive Radio Media Partner for First Fridays at T2F

Date: Friday, 4th May, 2012
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 Moments: In Conversation with Asma Ibrahim

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Thursday, 3rd May 2012 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F for an evening of conversation with Asma Ibrahim, curator of Pakistan’s only gallery dedicated to Sadequain.

Asma IbrahimAsma Ibrahim is the curator of the Sadequain Gallery at the State Bank of Pakistan Museum, Karachi. At our eighth Art Moments talk, she will share the vision of the only museum dedicated to the eminent artist. The gallery houses four of Sadequain’s rare murals and a number of of his lesser-known metal works. Besides re-locating these works, the additional challenges faced by the gallery have been conservation and the installation of this critical collection.

Asma Ibrahim will talk about Sadequain’s murals, not previously available for public viewing, and will also show rare images of Sadequain at work on State Bank commissions which played a significant role in establishing his early career.

Art Moments is a monthly event designed to discuss and discover important moments in Pakistan’s art history through talks and interviews. Curated by Niilofur Farrukh, Art Moments aims to contribute to the documentation of Pakistani art history through forgotten narratives.


Date: Thursday, 3rd May, 2012
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.


Ghalib Made Easy: Interactive Sessions with Musharraf Ali Farooqi [05]

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F every Wednesday for interactive sessions on Mirza Ghalib’s poetry, conducted by author and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi.

Ghalib Made Easy by @MicroMAFThe poetry of Mirza Ghalib (27 December 1797 – 15 February 1869) has been considered complex, abstract and difficult to comprehend. Even for Ghalib’s contemporaries, his language and imagery presented a challenge.

A modern reader – someone reading Ghalib systematically, perhaps for the first time – may feel justified in thinking that the challenge is even greater today. Thanks to the scholars who continued to decipher and interpret Ghalib’s poetry, we now have at least 19 major interpretations which allow us to understand Ghalib’s poetry and appreciate his poetic imagination.

In each Ghalib Made Easy session, author, novelist and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi will explain two ghazals in simple Urdu. Designed as a conversation, participants are encouraged to discuss and comment on the ghazals being studied.


Ghalib Made Easy sessions will be held every Wednesday at T2F from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. No previous knowledge of Urdu poetry or Ghalib is necessary. Each session is self-contained and participants can join at any time. Copies of Divan-e-Ghalib will be available for purchase at T2F for Rs. 150.


Date: Wednesday, 2nd May, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 200
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Kahaani Time with Sania Saeed

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Sunday, 29th April 2012 | 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

The ToffeeTV team returns to T2F this Sunday with Urdu storytelling, interactive art, and a sing-along session.

This week’s Kahaani Time features the inimitable Sania Saeed and a guest storyteller, Huzefa Ali. Talea Zafar will conduct an animation demonstration, and if we have time, we’ll wrap things up with a few sing-along ToffeeTV songs.

The ToffeeTV people are collecting storybooks to give to schools who cannot afford to buy new ones and request each of you to bring along a book, or two, that you would like to donate. Please contribute!

Who should attend?

Young children, preferably under the age of 12. Children should come with their parents, grandparents, older siblings, or guardians. Please do not send unaccompanied young children to the venue. This is meant to be a comfortable, enjoyable, interactive family gathering.

Kahaani Time

Date: Sunday, 29th April, 2012
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs.50 [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.


A Curious Approach to Trigonometry

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Saturday, 28th April 2012 | 7:00 pm

Put yourself in the shoes of a medieval astronomer as tabla maestro and math teacher, Yousuf Kerai takes us on an intriguing and stimulating mathematical journey.

Yousuf KeraiDid you ever struggle with “cos” and “tan” in math class? Did you ever wonder why or how your calculator spat out strange values when you entered a number and pressed the “sin” button? Believe it or not, the story began in ancient Greece when a few men looked up at the stars. Simultaneous star-gazing and tabular work occurred in India as well, and the works of these two cultures were taken forward by the mathematicians of the Medieval Islamic period.

The 12th-century mathematician, Ibn Yahya al-Maghribi al-Samaw’al, now better known for his algebra, wrote the extensive treatise, Exposure of the Errors of the Astronomers. This fascinating under-studied work, containing criticisms of a number of astronomers, provides an interesting study of debates over the proper practice of medieval astronomy. In particular, al-Samaw’al stresses consistency and purity of method. One of his objections is to the methods that had been used to determine the geometrically unattainable sine of one degree in Ptolemy’s Almagest as well as in later Muslim works. To avoid this seemingly unavoidable problem, al-Samaw’al presents an alternate trigonometric table.

Yousuf Kerai will present al-Samaw’al’s work by first providing a brief trigonometry lesson through the medieval context and then elucidating al-Samaw’al’s suggestions. In addition, the role of such historical contexts within the high school classroom will also be discussed.

Yousuf has promised that, unlike math class at school, you will not be bored. Bring along some blank sheets of paper, a pencil, an eraser, a clipboard, and an open mind 🙂

Date: Saturday, 28th April, 2012
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.


Ghalib Made Easy: Interactive Sessions with Musharraf Ali Farooqi [04]

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Wednesday, 25th April 2012 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F every Wednesday for interactive sessions on Mirza Ghalib’s poetry, conducted by author and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi.

Ghalib Made Easy by @MicroMAFThe poetry of Mirza Ghalib (27 December 1797 – 15 February 1869) has been considered complex, abstract and difficult to comprehend. Even for Ghalib’s contemporaries, his language and imagery presented a challenge.

A modern reader – someone reading Ghalib systematically, perhaps for the first time – may feel justified in thinking that the challenge is even greater today. Thanks to the scholars who continued to decipher and interpret Ghalib’s poetry, we now have at least 19 major interpretations which allow us to understand Ghalib’s poetry and appreciate his poetic imagination.

In each Ghalib Made Easy session, author, novelist and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi will explain two ghazals in simple Urdu. Designed as a conversation, participants are encouraged to discuss and comment on the ghazals being studied.


Ghalib Made Easy sessions will be held every Wednesday at T2F from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. No previous knowledge of Urdu poetry or Ghalib is necessary. Each session is self-contained and participants can join at any time. Copies of Divan-e-Ghalib will be available for purchase at T2F for Rs. 150.


Date: Wednesday, 25th April, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 200
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Bridge Classes with Tahir Masood

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Bridge Classes

Bridge is an indoor card game played by four players, divided into two teams. Although played with cards, bridge has a minimal element of luck and is purely based on skill.

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
First Class: Saturday, 28th April 2012
Course Duration: 4 weeks / 8 classes
Fee: Rs. 15,000
Skill Levels: Beginner and Intermediate
Registration: E-mail rabeea@peaceniche.org to register

Beginners: A beginner will be taught the 3 basics of the game – Bidding, Play, and Defense. After the completion of the course, beginners will be able to play bridge without assistance.

Intermediate: An intermediate player will gain a sharper understanding of the basics and will be able to apply conditional skills while playing to achieve better results.

About the Instructor

Tahir MasoodTahir Masood is considered to be the top bridge player in the country and has represented Pakistan at national and international tournaments since he first started playing for Pakistan in 1985. Tahir earned the distinction of winning three international tournaments in the same year, and was also the youngest Life Master, the highest ranking in Pakistan.

An integral part of the Pakistan Bridge Team since 1985, Tahir is well-known within the national and international bridge fraternity and has conducted several workshops for bridge enthusiasts over the years. In 1980, Tahir authored the first book on the ACOL bidding system – a ‘must read’ for all beginners and intermediate players.


Children of Tomorrow: Bridging the Illiteracy Gap

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Saturday, 21st April 2012 | 6:30 pm

Join the Children of Tomorrow team this Saturday for an informal conversation on the state of education in developing countries and how they are attempting to bridge the illiteracy gap.

Children of TomorrowThe mission of Children of Tomorrow is to enhance the cognitive and educational development of children in the developing world through the use of technology in the classroom.

The founders believe that educating children, girls in particular, can dramatically improve the socio-economic conditions of their families and communities. They equip fully operating schools in these areas with hardware and software which boosts teaching and learning processes, thereby improving study efficiency and attendance levels.

Executive Director, Lauren Yanks and CEO and Co-Founder, Tauheed Khan will talk about their initiatives, research, and experiences of using Information and Communication Technologies to create an impact on education in developing countries.

Date: Saturday, 21st April, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Ghalib Made Easy: Interactive Sessions with Musharraf Ali Farooqi [03]

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F every Wednesday for interactive sessions on Mirza Ghalib’s poetry, conducted by author and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi.

Ghalib Made Easy by @MicroMAFThe poetry of Mirza Ghalib (27 December 1797 – 15 February 1869) has been considered complex, abstract and difficult to comprehend. Even for Ghalib’s contemporaries, his language and imagery presented a challenge.

A modern reader – someone reading Ghalib systematically, perhaps for the first time – may feel justified in thinking that the challenge is even greater today. Thanks to the scholars who continued to decipher and interpret Ghalib’s poetry, we now have at least 19 major interpretations which allow us to understand Ghalib’s poetry and appreciate his poetic imagination.

In each Ghalib Made Easy session, author, novelist and translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi will explain two ghazals in simple Urdu. Designed as a conversation, participants are encouraged to discuss and comment on the ghazals being studied.


Ghalib Made Easy sessions will be held every Wednesday at T2F from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. No previous knowledge of Urdu poetry or Ghalib is necessary. Each session is self-contained and participants can join at any time. Copies of Divan-e-Ghalib will be available for purchase at T2F for Rs. 150.


Date: Wednesday, 18th April, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 200
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
Address | Map

Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.