A B Khan

  • LAHORE-The Legend of Maula Jatt passes with summa cum laude as the cine-goers are all gaga on the movie, giving little breathing space to the critics to ink down their thoughts. Hands down, the high quality of the cinematography, slick editing and professional execution of the engrossed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-“October 6, Armed Forces Day, in Egypt is like 23rd March in Pakistan. Apart from holding a grand parade, we also celebrate the day with a national holiday. It is the most event filled day of our yearly calendar. The morning starts with a parade followed by television channels ...

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  • Come October, Islamabad is at its best behaviour. The autumn leaves changing their shade, the evening breeze creating sunset chill, the rain playing hide and seek and the social diary filled with events, one can’t ask for more. The diplomatic community in the capital is recovering fast ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Sheesh Mahal at Serena Hotel Islamabad set the mood of the night for the music aficionados who were in full attendance to savour the mystical rhythmic notes with Imran Aziz Mian on the invitation of Mr Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena HotelsGoing with the last name, Imran Aziz Mian is ...

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  • Usama bin Murad’s creative whimsies seem to invite art lovers with aesthetics eyes to walk right into an exhibition pregnant with pieces of wooden furniture on display. The gallery nestled in a lush green surrounding at Chak Shahzad farms blended well with the pieces put on show. The rustic ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - His Excellency Chakkrid Krachaiwong, Ambassador of Thailand in Islamabad, acted wisely by celebrating, the National Day of Thailand falling on 5th December, birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great and Thailand’s Father’s Day all on the same day ...

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  • Kudos to Mr. Adam M Tugio, the ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to be the first one to come forward and organise a national day reception after more than two years of hibernation on national day receptions by diplomatic community of Islamabad. It was the 76th anniversary of the independence ...

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  • There cannot be two opinions on the fact that if one receives an invite these days, the excitement is beyond explanation. The social call on is a statement which has been swapped by meet-ups on social media in the shape of webinar or face time or zoom meetings, the new normal social call on so to ...

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  • The first set of books which I held in my hand to read were collection of Brothers Grimm:  Hansel and Gretel, The Frog Prince, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats and of course Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to name a few. As I grew older and became a bibliophile; ...

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  • My list of friends on Facebook is not a long one but that is by choice so to speak. Keeping only  the nearest and dearest ones abreast of personal life and vice versa keeps the close-knit circle in special category as one does not want all and sundry to know what was served for lunch, where ...

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  • Nowruz, an Iranian new year and also, the first day called ‘Farvardin’ in the Persian calendar has been celebrated by the Persian kings and royalties for centuries on spring equinox. The kings would sit on the royal throne, and the astronomer of the court would come forward, kiss the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-When I was as an undergraduate student at a US university, a fellow student asked me to give a call to my mother and sister as the International Women’s Day was falling the next week. He also told me that I should be nice to them, be respectful and tell them how much I love them and ...

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  • It is being believed with the support of statistical data that the biggest migration of human beings in a limited time period on the mother earth takes place during the Chinese new year. The largest populated country in the world, China, becomes the Mecca of family reunion. All means of ...

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  • Paolo Collavii was 16 years old when he stepped into the world of gastronomy and embarked on his culinary career on a cruise ship kitchen as a trainee cook. Dropped out by the military school while in his teens, the young maestro joined the cruise ship kitchen to earn a living and knowing little ...

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  • A seminar was organised by the Embassy of Indonesia, Islamabad titled: Discussion on FAMTRIP, Wonderful Indonesia. The Charge de Affairs and Minister Counsellor Mr. Andi Ahmad Bastari of the Indonesian embassy welcomed the participants and guests before opening the seminar for discussion. The main ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Wearing a slickly tailored double-breasted Italian suit, with a combination of blue silk tie on a white crisply starched shirt, the newly arrived Italian ambassador to Pakistan, His Excellency Andreas Ferrarese no doubt looked dapper, making a fashion statement in the very first meet up. ...

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  • Memes, Facebook, Twitter, and Zoom are the new pills which now every Pakistani needs to administer to him or herself with a 1+1+1 prescription per day whether it’s a formal, smart or smart casual lockdown as per the diplomatic dress codes. These pills interestingly also provide antidote for ...

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  • In Chinese culture and tradition, the New Year celebrations feature dragon and lion dances. Also known as Lunar New Year, it is now considered as one of the top five most celebrated festivals in the world. To make full use of the festivity, Chinese government announces longest public holidays in ...

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  • Pakistan’s gastronomy is so rich in itself that it is hard to peek into other national cuisines and develop a taste. Fast foods as well as Chinese food fall into the category of “acquired taste” and not every average Pakistani is prone to these food diets. Roti, Daal and Chawal is ...

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  • AGENCIES-Indonesia is one such country where a tourist becomes a millionaire instantly on arrival as soon as one walks out of the money changer kiosk. Indonesian currency known as Indo Rupee is Rs14,000 for an exchange of $1. Having said that , the country’s claim to fame is not only as one ...

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  • General Manager of Marriott hotel Islamabad, Mr. Maurizio Romani took full advantage of the light November chill in the capital and infused two completely different cultures at the pool side Marque, inviting guests to witness what was baptised as “Beyond Borders”, a theatrical ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Margala Hotel, Islamabad was the epicentre for literary minds as the 6th Islamabad Literature Festival with the title “The focus is tomorrow: Reflecting on the past” got underway.It is two and half day bonanza, where the denizens of the capital can rub shoulders with ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Tuxedos, bow ties and men in black dominated a gathering at a fund raiser gala dinner on the invitation of Aziz Bolani, CEO- South and Central Asia Serena Hotels and Stefano Pontecorvo, Ambassador of Republic of Italy. The raison d’etre was to witness a performance by an ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - From the pristine beaches of Brazil to the hills of Islamabad, Marriott hotel Islamabad brought the flavours of Brazilian cuisine to savour the crème de la crème taste buds. From soups to salads and curry to BBQ, it was a mouthful night out. “Brazil’s diverse ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Nestled in the food court of Giga Mall, DHA-2 Islamabad, are two small tea outlets belonging to two different genres; one a kiosk, Coco Republic and second a ‘dhaba’ called Tandoor Chai. This is where the east meets the west.Coco Republic’s menu is pregnant with all ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -    It seems the word Food Coma is a term coined only for the month of Ramazan. The eateries go bazaar in competing with one another on the number of dishes on the offer to draw customer’s attention right from the very first day of Ramazan moon sighting. ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-When an ordinary person becomes a celebrity or enters stardom, he or she is granted a different status overnight; someone larger than life that will now be inaccessible to many and an idol of millions. The fans and admirers play a pivotal role for this award and strive day and night to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Luqman Ali Afzal is first Pakistani businessman awarded Pride of Performance by President on entrepreneurship this March. At 40, he has achieved what many strive for in the experimenting hospitality industry of Pakistan.“I won the bid for Monal restaurant at Pir-Sohawa in 2006 and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Keeping the yearly tradition alive, General Manager Islamabad Marriott Hotel Mr Maurizio Romani invited the crème de la crème of the capital to celebrate Chinese New Year or Spring Festival as it is also called at Dynasty Restaurant at Marriott Islamabad. The Chinese ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - This success of this year’s Islamabad Eat festival can be gauged by the increase in the number of food stalls. “We had 55 stalls last year during the festival’s debut in the city and this year we have 70 kiosks” informed Ms Cyra, one of the ...

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