From Bland To Brand – Branding Checklist

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Do you want to Create your own Brand Story? or want a Brand Revamp that will help you flourish?!

It’s not just about tweaking your current logo or theme but its about those small details that makes your brand unique.

Sheviews in collaboration with T2F presents it’s 3rd #Shecoach Workshop “From Bland To Brand” – A guide for getting your brand in line! This workshop will focus on branding strategies on how to market your business in front of an audience by creating or recreating your identity, on 7th July from 3pm – 6pm at Faraar Gallery, T2F.

About SheViews:

Sheviews is a platform where women under one roof & agenda work together. Main motto is to encourage, help, support & empower women to achieve their goals.

Instructor:

Anum M. Merchant

MBA Gold Medalist | HR Professional | Sheviews Founder/CEO

Speaker:

Madiha Asim

Graphic Designer

– Register yourself at:

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Date: Saturday, 7th July 2018

Time: 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Registration Fee: Rs. 1750

*This workshop is for females only!*

Maa Dharti Project: Chapter 1

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Maa Dharti Project

Chapter 1: Karachi Monsoon 2018 Tree Plantation

(One Step towards Repair)

Culture is incomplete without Eco-culture. Today more and more people are finally realising the impact of climate change and global warming. On an average 137 species of animals are going extinct every day due to deforestation. Pakistan has the 4th highest rate of water-use in the world, but according to evaluation reports we could ‘run dry’ by 2025! The time to act is now!

In acceptance of our role as a central socio-cultural platform of Karachi, T2F in collaboration with Tofiq Pasha’s World (The Mali) is pleased to announce the commencement of the Maa Dharti Project – a series of seminars and initiatives culminating in strategies and mini-projects aimed at repairing the ecosystem of the city. Some of the subjects covered in the seminars will include: tree-plantation; water-management; recycling and disposal of garbage; breathing quality-air; vegetable and rooftop gardens; urban forests; safeguarding mangroves; and Eco-awareness.

The title of the first seminar of The Maa Dharti Project is, “Karachi Monsoon 2018 Tree Plantation – One Step towards Repair”, and will be conducted by Tofiq Pasha Mooraj (The Mali), at the Faraar Gallery, T2F on 26th June from 6:30 to 8pm.

About the Instructor:

Tofiq Pasha Mooraj has 30 years of experience in horticulture, floriculture, landscaping, tree-plantation, food development, water management and irrigation.  He is a member of Pakistan Water Partnership (PWP), Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Indus Delta Area Water Partnership, a governor of the Hisaar Foundation, an active supporter of Women and Water Network Pakistan and a long-term campaigner of Eco-awareness and environment-protection. He has hosted three TV shows – “Bagh Baani”, “Kitchen Garden” and ”Go Camping with Pasha” – and been involved in making several documentaries on Water both for the corporate sector and private media. Tofiq Pasha has conducted lectures and orientation sessions for several organizations, societies and educational institutions and is a regular guest on various television and radio programs on the environment. He has lived almost his entire life on a 6.5 acre farm in the mega city that is Karachi.

Date: Tuesday, 26th June 2018

Time: 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Entry: Free; It’s Your Donations that keep us going!

Happy Sabeen Day!

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In loving memory of our founder and mentor, Sabeen Mahmud, join us at T2F on 20th June from 6pm to 10 pm to celebrate Sabeen’s birthday and all that her life stood for – amidst heartfelt anecdotes and impromptu musical performances and jam sessions with several underground and mainstream musicians from Pakistan’s music industry!

Though physically Sabeen has been removed from our midst, her presence is very much alive within the human connections that she cultivated with so much love and care. We invite you all to join us in celebrating her life, her mission and her realization of a beautiful world.

Date: Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Time: 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)

Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Abdullah Niazi, Waqas Niazi Qavvaal & Brothers

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Join us for a Qavvaali Mehfil, by Abdullah Niazi, Waqas Niazi Qavvaal & Brothers, on Saturday, June 09 (doors open at 9:30 PM), for the final performance of our Ramzan Qavvaali Series at T2F!

Abdullah Manzoor Niazi Qavvaal belongs to the Qavvaal Bachchon Ka Gharana of Delhi. He is the eldest son of Ustad Manzoor Niazi of the Manzoor Niazi Qavvaal party. He led the Qavvaal Group formed with his brothers after the demise of his father, and in 2015, he branched out with his sons Waqas, Fahad and Saad supporting him. His performance style is steeped in Amir Khusro’s Kalaam (verses) from the classical Chishtiya Qavvali tradition. Abdullah Niazi carries the qavvaali performance with a command and virtuosity rarely found in contemporary Qavvaals capturing Khusro’s poetry and its musical emotionality in all its subtlety and intensity. As an accomplished Qavval, Abdullah Niazi is able to perform all the various styles of Pakistani/North Indian Classical music including Thumri, Kafi, Ghazal, Tarana ets. He has performed in South Africa, USA, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, UAE, India, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Muscat & other countries. Abdullah Niazi also received the International Mystic music Sufi Festival Award in 2007 and the ARY QTV Award in 2010.

Date: Saturday, 9th June 2018

Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

Faith and Feminism in Pakistan; Religious Agency or Secular Autonomy? Talk by Afiya S. Zia

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Afiya S. Zia’s recent book covers the deeply contested themes that have challenged women’s movements in Pakistan in recent years. The ‘war on terror’, Muslim women’s  agency and piety, allegations against liberal/secular feminisms, and the role of capitalism and it’s collusion with religion and the development industry in sapping women’s secular autonomy are some themes covered in this book. Afiya documents Pakistani working women’s resistance to such challenges and discusses candidly the limits of current politics while pointing to future possibilities for progressive movements.

Join us at T2F for a discussion with experts Afiya Zia, Maleeha Zia and Farieha Aziz who talk about ‘Faith and Feminism in Pakistan; Religious Agency or Secular Autonomy?’ on Sunday, 10th June at 8pm!

About the Instructor

Afiya Shehrbano Zia is a feminist researcher with a doctoral degree in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. She is author of Sex Crime in the Islamic Context (1994, ASR) and has contributed essays to several edited volumes including, Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia (SUNY Press, 2015) and, Voicing Demands (Zed Books, 2014). Her peer-re-viewed essays have been carried in Feminist Review and the International Feminist Journal of Politics. She has taught at Habib University, Karachi and is an active member of the women’s Action Forum.

Date: Sunday, 10th June 2018

Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)

Entry: Free; Your donations will help us bring you more programs like this.

Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Saami Brothers

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Join us for a Qavvaali Mehfil, by Saami Brothers, on Saturday, June 02 (doors open at 9:30 PM), for the Week-Three  performance of our Ramzan Qavvaali Series at T2F!

The Saami Brothers were trained in classical music and the art of qavvaali under the rigorous tutelage of Munshi Raziuddin Khan and their father, Ustad Naseeruddin Saami. Keeping the flame of the Qavvaal Baccha Gharana alive, the Saami Brothers are well versed in a number of languages, and weave various genres of eastern classical music beautifully into their qavvaali performances.

Date: Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Taj Muhammad Shad Muhammad Niazi

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Join us for a Qavvaali Mehfil, by Taj Muhammad Shad Muhammad Niazi, on Saturday, May 26 (doors open at 9:30 PM), for the Week-Two performance of our Ramzan Qavvali Series at T2F!

Hailing from the Qavvaali branch of the Classical Atrauli Gharana of Khyaal Gayeki, Taj and Shaad Mohammed Niazi are amongst the finest contemporary practitioners of Hazrat Amir Khusrau’s kalaam and that of other Sufi poets. The progeny of Moin Niazi, and recipient of the Pride of Performance award, the Niazi troupe has performed widely across the subcontinent, from Pakpattan to Dhaka.

Date: Saturday, 26th May 2018

Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

Babey Lok: Sufi Poetry of Punjab with Arieb Azhar

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Join us for a night of Sufi poetry of Punjab, ‘Babey Lok’ with Arieb Azhar accompanied by Waqas Hussain on Sitar, on Thursday, May 24 at 09:30 PM.

Though it can be heard from the lips of every folk balladeer in Punjab and has been featured on every season of Coke Studio, how much do we really know about the Punjabi Sufi poetry of Pakistan?

Starting from Baba Fareed Ganj Shakar of the 12th Century, continuing with Guru Nanak, Shah Hussain, Sultan Bahu, Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Khwaja Ghulam Fareed till Mian Muhammad Baksh of the 19th Century, Arieb Azhar introduces and explores the Sufi poetry of Pakistan that has remained as a moral compass and guiding light for the common folk of Punjab through the centuries.

Between reading, translating and interpreting a collection of verses, Arieb Azhar will also perform a selection of Sufi Kalaam on the guitar accompanied by young virtuoso sitar player Waqas Hussain from the illustrious Senia Gharana of music.

Date: Thursday, 24th May 2018

Time: 09:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

Ramzan Qavvaali Series: Subhan Ahmed Nizami

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Join us for a Qavvaali Mehfil, by Subhan Ahmed Nizami, on Saturday, May 19 (doors open at 9:30 PM), for the Week-One performance of our Ramzan Qavvali Series at T2F!

Subhan Ahmed Nizami is a descendant of the prestigious “Qavvaal Bachon Ka Gharana”, which is the original family/household of Qavvali music, founded in Delhi by the students of the Sufi saint Hazrat Amir Khusro in the 14th century. Some years after the family migrated to Pakistan, the Manzoor Nizami qavvaali group was formed, featuring cousins Munshi Raziuddin, Ustad Bahauddin Khan, Ustad Manzoor Niazi and Subhan’s grandfather, Ustad Iftikhar Ahmed Nizami.

As the families grew and reached almost 50 members, each Ustad formed his own qavvaali troupe, adding to the wealth of the gharana’s heritage. Ustad Iftikhar Ahmed Nizami, the eldest cousin and the great-great grandson of Ustad Tanrus Khan, was extremely versatile and was blessed with a beautiful voice. His Radio Pakistan performances were highly sought after concerts that people would go out of their way to attend. His son, Ustad Afaq Ahmed Nizami was the family librarian, a specialist of Farsi kalaam, and an exemplary practitioner of classical music.

After his father, Ustad Afaq Ahmed Nizami’s passing in 1999, Subhan Ahmed Nizami, barely 18, formed his own qavvaali group to continue the legacy of his forefathers. In addition to performing in Pakistan, Subhan Ahmed Nizami’s qavvali troupe has taught the art of qavvaali to French students of ethnomusicologist, Martina Catella and performed to sold-out audiences at international festivals.

Date: Saturday, 19th May 2018

Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F

Entry: Rs. 500/- First come, first served at the door

Book Launch: Our Asma Jahangir

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Asma Jahangir was a human rights activist and lawyer who fought her entire career for vulnerable and marginalized individuals and communities. From defending a freed bonded labour untouchable (Dalit) peasant from Thar to a Christian victim of fake blasphemy charges in the remote areas of southern Punjab, she changed the lives of millions of voiceless individuals. She was a hope for the families of missing people in Balochistan and disappeared victims of Sindh. She opposed all kinds of state oppression at the national, regional, and international level.

Come join us for the launch of the book ‘Our Asma Jahangir’. This book brings together the writings of several people from all over the world and is a tribute to the great Asma Jahangir’s life and achievements. Her contemporary comrades, legislators, friends, admirers, followers, and students have written pieces in attempt to eulogize her crucial contribution to human rights advocacy, peace, interfaith harmony, and social justice.

We will have a panel discussion which include speakers: Justice Majjida Rizvi, Uzma Noorani, Kaiser Bengali, Mohd Ali Shah, Munner Memon, and Javed Qazi.

Date: Friday, May 11th

Time: 05:30 – 07:00 PM

Place: Faraar Gallery, T2F
Entry: Free, but donations are requested so we can continue to bring you programs like this