Pakistani Opera singer Sara Peter, sings Bhitai

London trained Saira Peter sings Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s famous Sufi poetry in Opera style.  She believes that Sufi singing is  another form of Opera.  In her album she translated Bhitai’s Sufi poetry in English and performed in Opera style.  Peter believes that Opera singing and Sufi singing of Bhitai is always about unconditional love,Read More

The best plane seats in economy class and how to get them

Airline seating started off as an afterthought. Wicker armchairs were commonly used to seat passengers on aircraft in the 1920s. Aircraft interiors went through a purple patch in the 1930s, a time when Britain’s Imperial Airways stitched together far flung corners of the Empire. Photos from the time show chaps lounging in overstuffed armchairs butRead More

ہندوستان کی تاریخی فلمیں

امام اعظم aہندوستانی فلموں کی اپنی شاندار روایت رہی ہے۔ یہ روایت ہماری زبان اردو کا قیمتی اثاثہ ہے۔ کیونکہ یہ فلمیں اپنی عوامی مقبولیت کے باعث جہاں ہماری زبان کے فروغ کا ذریعہ بنتی رہی ہیں وہیں ہمارے بڑے ادبی سرمائے کی تخلیق کا ذریعہ بھی بنی ہیں۔ فلموں میں شامل بیشتر اردو کلامRead More

The musical journey of Atif Aslam

The story of Atif Aslam is an inspiring one. Atif was middle-class boy who came out of nowhere, blew onto the scene with one song (‘Aadat’) credited to a band called Jal which no one had really heard of and miraculously never looked back. As the ‘Aadat’ phenomenon grew (it was the era where JunoonRead More