Lesson planning workshop
The purpose of this session is to provide teachers with an opportunity to go through the entire process of lesson plan preparation, from the brainstorming stage to devising a completed lesson plan. Join Karachi Gymkhana on August 11. To register, contact: 03176005356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Express Education & Career Expo
Get ready to represent your Institute in Pakistan's largest event at the Faletti's Hotel, Egerton Road, Lahore from August 9-10.
Trip to the north
Get ready for a 4-day adventurous trip to Dudipatsar Lake, Naran. Pack your bags and bring your friends. The trek starts on Thursday, 10 August 2017. For details call 0321 4106223.
Glued to the Screen
This show is set in 1979 and revolves around two fictional FBI agents who set about interviewing serial killers that have already been caught in an effort to get to the bottom of their current, unsolved cases.
The source book for the show, Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, follows the work of John E. Douglas, a special agent in the FBI, who notoriously pursued some of America's worst killers, developing a lot of the profiling techniques that are still used today. In fact, the characters of Jack Crawford in The Silence Of The Lambs and Will Graham on Hannibal are both based on Douglas.
Indian all-rounder cricketer Irfan Pathan posted a picture with his wife Safa Baig on Facebook which created a heating debate among his fans. The photo portrays the couple, as they are sitting in a car happily. The caption reads: “This girl is trouble” alongside the hashtags #love and #wifey.
This cute couple post soon started receiving negative comments on how Baig, who is a model by profession, is ‘exposing’ her arms in the picture, deeming it ‘unislamic’. The backlash, however, did not end there. People also seemed to raise concern about the fact that Baig was wearing nail polish. This proceeded to turn into a frenzy of arguments on the post, regarding how a woman should and should not dress in public. To shut his critics up, the star cricketer tweeted: Kuch to log kahenge logo ka kaam hai kehna but always #love#travel. In all this hatred, however, there were also some people who defended Pathan’s wife and called out the people who were posting hate comments.
The Right Note
Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat's chemistry in Punjab Nahi Jaungi seems undeniable, and the film’s latest song just proves this even more. Shafqat Amanat Ali’s vocal does complete justice to Tere Naal. The song features the pair in the budding-love, butterflies-in-my-stomach stages and the video shows lots of bright colours being complimented by a soft tune. The teaser for the song also features Frere Hall in one of the segments – the wooden and brick corridor and tall, narrow doors, all of it. Go check it out before they release yet another beautiful song.
The Burhani Women’s Association organised a two-day fun festival ‘The Bohra Bazaar’at the Frere Hall in Karachi recently.The festival’s objective was to hone and develop skills in women, promote entrepreneurship, create network and provide an opportunity to exhibit and market their ware.
The event was a resounding success and featured crafts from the cottage industry.
The special women pavilion had stalls displaying innovative products ranging from services to consumer items to homemade items of arts, crafts, clothing, handicraft and homemade delicacies. There was also an invigorating youth corner to keep the young adults engaged in fun-filled activities.
‘Pakistanis and Indians share more than just the colour of their skins’
Adnan Siddiqui is one of the most prominent faces in the local entertainment industry and since his Bollywood debut, he's made quite an impression across the border too. In a recent interview, the actor shared about his film Mom's response in his hometown and the political relation between India and Pakistan. However, just like Mahira and Fawad couldn't promote their Bollywood films Raees and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, respectively, Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Aly, too found themselves unable to promote their film. "Obviously, it is a sad feeling when you are not able to promote a project you have spent tiring days and nights working on. But then you are relieved that the promotion lies in more than capable hands, for the likes of Sridevi and Nawaazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna."
Adnan believes, like many artistes, that art can bring about peace between India and Pakistan.
"No matter how hard people try, our cultural ties will come out strong. We share more than just the colour of our skins, we share history, we share values, we share customs and it is just a matter of time we will start sharing our artists, directors, writers, technicians on a large scale, too. I honestly believe we can find peace in art."
Mahira gets an unexpected compliment from Ranbir Kapoor
It’s no surprise that our very own Mahira Khan has fans all over the world but who knew Ranbir Kapoor is just as smitten by her as the rest are? In a recently released video of the Bollywood heartthrob, he was asked to share a list of which actresses he finds pretty, as part of an interview. He named Mahira, along with fellow Bollywood queens Katrina Kaif and Shraddha Kapoor. “Mahira Khan from Pakistan is very pretty,” Ranbir said in the video, before moving on to include Hollywood’s Wonder Woman Gal Gadot in the mix. Can’t really blame Ranbir for taking a fancy to Mahira, especially considering the actor’s recent public appearances. The Humsafar beauty has been looking better than ever off late, making a name for both, herself and Pakistan. Way to
Armeena is swept off her feet!
Armeena Khan is officially engaged. The Janaan star and her fiancé, who she refers to as her ‘British Bae’ are a happily engaged couple now. Khan, 30, who is known for stellar performances in many Pakistani dramas, shared an adorable picture of her accepting the proposal on Instagram. The Pakistani-Canadian actress posted the picture of herself and her ‘British Bae’ on a beach in Cuba, who’s down on one knee, and captioned it: “…and he got down on his knee…I said “yes!!!”
She went on to express her utmost delight in another post, and wrote, “I am so, so happy today. Nothing and no one can bring me down. I will reveal his name and everything to you guys in due course. Back to England now as we speak. Thank you guys for so much love, I am so overwhelmed.” Keeping the identity of her fiancé hidden, Armeena promised to ‘reveal’ his identity and everything we need to know about him pretty soon. Last month, Khan unveiled the first glimpse of her fiancé when she dedicated her 500th post to him, expressing her gratitude for all his support.