“Thou art not a writer? Pick up a pen, flay Imran and so shalt thou become a writer”. It is really lamentable that our lettered people lack the stalwart common sense and the insight to draw a line between good and evil. Truly, without any scintilla of doubt, Imran holds their varicose nerve. Please, stop dinning false ideas into the ears of the populace. If you can’t support someone is his cause then don’t run amok in decrying his efforts. 1- Again [...]
Taken last month around Aldwych House in main London: A very traditional Pakistani bus against a backdrop of a very English red bus. Both the countries have very iconic buses which are unique to their specific locations and are much connected to their cultural identity worldwide, and to me this is what connects the two countries. While the appearances may differ, the essentials are still the same i.e. a means of transport for public.
The first artist in Pakistan to actually have an exhibition of modern paintings was a woman. Zubeida Agha developed an approach to painting that reflected her education and experience in both Pakistan and Europe. Today, Pakistan has an unusually high ratio of female artists due to the fact that the art industry has not traditionally been viewed as a lucrative business by men. In the past, creatively-inclined men in Pakistan have focused more on fields of advertising or illustration, leaving [...]
Pakistani Truck Art Just like the Billboard painting performed in Pakistan, there is another indigenous form of art performed in Pakistan and it is the Truck Art. With its all colorful floral patterns, depiction of human heroes with creative aspect ratios, calligraphy of poetic verses and driver’s words of wisdom, this form of art is truly a part of Pakistani transport tradition. Most of the artists have had no formal schooling in art, and their work is skilful albeit in a [...]
The Truck art of Pakistan is unique in world with a distinct style all of it’s own. A Typical truck on the road in Pakistan, either taking passengers from one place to another or transporting goods, have been decorated by their owners, putting in a lot of effort with an amazing level of detail. It was not long before truck owners followed suite with their own designs. Through the years the materials used have developed from wood and paint [...]