Archive for September, 2015

T2F hosts a talk about Manto

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Sunday, 13th September 2015 | 1:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a talk about Manto.

Directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and written by Shahid Mehmood Nadeem, Manto is a Pakistani biographical drama film based on the life of Pakistani short-story writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The screenplay is adapted from Manto’s short stories particularly Thanda Gosht, Madari, License, Hatak and Peshawar Se Lahore.

The program features screening of clips from the film, followed by an interactive session with the cast and crew of Manto including Sarmad Khoosat, Sania Saeed and Nimra Bucha.

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Date: Sunday, 13th September 2015
Time:
1.00 pm
Entry:
Free! (Please support us by donating to Sabeen Mahmud Foundation)
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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First Response Initiative of Pakistan: Orientation

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Sunday, 13th September 2015 | 5:00 pm

Join us on the 13th of September for an orientation session with First Response Initiative of Pakistan (FRIP).

First Response Initiative of Pakistan (FRIP) is a registered non-government, organization of medical students and doctors trained in emergency first response and dedicated to saving lives.

Founded in 2010 by a small, tightly-knit group of like-minded medical students of the Dow Medical College in Karachi, FRIP has now grown to having over 200 active members qualified to teach basic life-saving skills free of cost to those who need them.

To begin with, a first responder is the first person at a scene of an accident or injury. How a first responder reacts to an emergency situation can greatly influence the victims’ chances of survival. By having enough members of our population trained in first response, we can reduce the burden of trauma in Pakistan by thousands of lives and millions of rupees every year.

FRIP’s primary mission is to train and certify every medical student in Karachi in ‘First Response’ so that they can help in, and respond to, emergency situations in Pakistan. In addition, FRIP’s secondary mission is to help every medical student train his/her fellow beings so that eventually a substantial proportion of the population is aware of how to appropriately respond in traumatic situations.

We encourage parents, teachers, students, young professionals and caretakers to attend this event.

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Date: Sunday, 13th September 2015
Time:
5.00 pm
Entry:
Rs. 100 (All proceeds from the event will be donated to Sabeen Mahmud Foundation)
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Song of Splendor: An Evening with Ustad Mehmood Ali Khan

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Saturday, 12th September 2015 | 7:30

Join us on the 12th of September for a mehfil of classical and semi-classical music at T2F.

Ustad Mehmood Ali Khan is the son of Ustad Qudratullah Khan and the brother of the late Ustad Zafar Ali Khan. He belongs to the Gwalior Gharana of music, a tradition that traces its roots back to Mian Tansen, a legendary musical maestro in the court of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. With great agility and immense creativity, Mehmood Ali Khan’s vocal renditions are an evidence of a tradition in good hands.

Ustad Mehmood Ali Khan will be accompanied on tabla by the great maestro, Ustad Khurshid Hussain.

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Date: Saturday, 12th September 2015
Time:
7:30 pm
Entry:
Rs. 400
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Meet the Author: Readings and Conversation with Aamer Hussein

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Tuesday, 8th September 2015 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F for an evening of readings and conversation with Aamer Hussein. The author will discuss his work and read from his latest fiction, 37 Bridges and Other Stories. The conversation will be moderated by Asif Farrukhi.

Aamer Hussein was born in Karachi, where he lived until 1968. He moved to London, aged fifteen, in 1970. He graduated with a degree in Persian, Urdu and History from SOAS in 1980. Aamer’s stories began to appear in journals and anthologies in the late eighties. His first collection, Mirror to the Sun (1993), was published to acclaim from fellow writers such as Hanan Al-Shaykh, Amit Chaudhuri and Shena Mackay, and he was awarded a writing grant for his second book from the Society of Authors in 1994.

Aamer has since written several critically acclaimed works: three collections of stories, This Other Salt, Turquoise, and Insomnia, a novella, Another Gulmohar Tree (nominated for a Commonwealth regional prize), and a novel, The Cloud Messenger. His stories have been widely anthologised and have appeared in the Critical Quarterly, New Statesman, Granta, Moth, Traffika and others. His fiction has been translated into Italian, French, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese and Urdu among other languages.

In 2004, Aamer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature for his achievement in the genre of the short story. Also a critic, he is Professorial Writing Fellow in the department of English of Southampton University, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of English Studies (London University). He has been on the jury of the Commonwealth Prize, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Impac Prize, and the VS Pritchett Prize for the Short Story.

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Date: Tuesday, 8th September 2015
Time:
7:00 pm
Entry
Free! (Please support us by donating to Sabeen Mahmud Foundation)
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
Address | Map