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Cheekh – Episode 1 Review: What A Beginning Of A Star Studded Drama By Big Bang Entertainment!

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Cheekh has been the most hyped drama of recent times mainly because of the wonderful cast and crew. A drama by Big Bang Entertainment which is  produced by Fahad Mustafa and Dr. Ali Kazmi and directed by Badar Mehmood. The serial is written by the accomplished writer Zanjabeel Asim Shah.

The talk-of-the-town lead of the drama is immensely talented Saba Qamar (as Mannat) and extremely handsome Bilal Abbas Khan (as Wajih); other prominent cast of this star studded drama serial includes the versatile Aijaz Aslam (as Yawar), the stunning Ushna Shah (as Nayab), the handsome Emmad Irfani (as Shayan), the beautiful Azekah Daniel (as Haya), the vetran actor Noor-ul-Hassan (as Ramzan / Nayab’s Father) and Saima Qureshi (as Shamsa/Nayab’s step mother).

The initial scenes of the drama portray three best friends Mannat, Nayab and Haya.  Mannat is an outspoken and strong headed girl and very close to her two best friends Haya and Nayab.

Haya belongs to an affluent family and is the youngest sibling of Yawar, Shayan and Wajih, whereas Mannat is married to her brother. Mannat wants Nayab to get married to Wajih so that she can get rid of her step mother, and also because Wajih seems to like her.

The story starts with Haya’s engagement preparations for which Mannat and Haya bring along Nayab with them everywhere. The three best friends share an emotional bonding with each other. A friend of Wajih comes drunk in the engagement, Wajih asks him to go inside to avoid his interaction with Yawar as Yawar is strict about his family values. While Mannat was  busy talking to someone else, Nayab goes inside the house thinking about the old man’s proposal that her parents are considering for her, and after a while an incident takes place and everyone witnesses Nayab falling on ground from top floor with a soul-stirring scream. Apparently, Cheekh is not going to be a typical love story but rather something out-of-the-box but you have to wait till next episode to watch what would have actually happened to poor Nayab. So how many of you watched the very first episode of Cheekh and how did you like it? Please do share your thoughts!

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House of Reshma: A Tribal Odyssey

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Pastel hues and dusky tones, with its flamboyance, jazzy color palette and impressionistic craft, House of Reshma’s unstitched khaddar collection “A Tribal Odyssey” is a Hamlet of sass, vibrance and snazz!

As a small token of our infinite gratefulness to women all over the world, House of Reshma presents its first collection, the first in a series to come. 
Every cut, every color has been tailor-made keeping the women of today in mind. The House of Reshma aims to do its tiny part in the lives of women everywhere by providing our very own durable and comfortable clothes that women can carry, wear and flaunt easily. Clothes that can always strike that balance between being fashionable and being practical. 

With a myriad of colors, The House of Reshma stands firm on designing womenswear that is not only a sight for sore eyes but it is also easy on the pockets, and which stands out from the rest with unmatched quality and customer service.

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Architecture Design Art Awards were held in Karachi

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The first Architecture Design Art (ADA) Awards 2018-19 were held at the Sindh governor House Karachi. The awards were focused on excellence and innovation within the field of design, arts and architecture. The president of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, also attended the occasion as the chief guest.     

The ceremony was hosted by RJ Khalid Malik while a special presentation by the stand-up comedian Shafaat Ali, the mesmerizing dance performance by Sohai Abro and a powerful act by the new sensation of our music scene, Khumariyaan were also the highlight of the night to change the mood of the event from continuous awards presentation.

The first ADA Awards were a recognition to the bunch of prominent and upcoming architectures, designers and artist of Pakistan who have performed with excellence and innovation in their crafts while keeping the social responsibility, environmental requirements and economic viability up at the same time while doing their work. Total 30 awards were given, 10 in the categories of Architecture and Design each and nine in the category of Art. A Lifetime Achievement Awards was also given to the legendary name in the field art and design, Salima Hashmi. The winners received the awards by the prominent personalities of the country like famous media personality, Javed Jabbar, President Hum Network, Sultana Siddiqi, art critique Marjorie Hussain, architecture and social scientist Arif Hasan, former chief of CPLC, Jamil Yousuf, veteran actor Javed Sheikh, and model and makeup artist Nadia Hussain.  

The jury for these awards included experts from both Pakistan and across the world representing countries such as UK, Turkey, Italy, Singapore, France, Lebanon and Iran. The jury members went through hundreds of submissions in 2 days to select the winners for each category. Categories are chaired by Shahid Sayeed Khan, Saima Zaidi, and Sameera Raja in the fields of Architecture, Design and Art respectively.

Maria Aslam, founding member of ADA magazine and creator of ADA Awards said on the occasion, ‘I am delighted to by the resounding success of our first ADA Awards and the efforts made by all the participant to submit such excellent work. I am humbled by the international jury that have lent their support and time to our cause. We are confident that this is just the beginning of a new journey to showcase the talent of Pakistan to the world,’

The ADA awards 1028-18 were officially launched in August last year by ADA magazine for professionals in Pakistan practicing in the fields of architecture, design and art. Launched in 2008, ADA is the only bi-monthly dedicated to architecture, design and art.

The awards were supported by the Agha Khan Award for Architecture, which is considered the most prestigious and coveted award in the field of architecture in the world.

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In the Spotlight: Zara Sajid

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Independent Art Curator and Art Consultant, curating Contemporary Art across borders

Zara Sajid is an independent art curator working actively towards promoting conceptually strong and socially impactful contemporary art in Pakistan as well as internationally.

She has represented Pakistani artists at exhibitions in London, Delhi, Dubai, Islamabad and Lahore during the last 6 years. Zara is conducting workshops for transgender self taught artists in an attempt to rehabilitate them financially as well as emotionally. 

A graduate of NCA Lahore, she has completed a course in Critical thinking in Contemporary art practice from the Chelsea College of art, London. She worked with @myartworldpk for several years before going out on her own as an independent curator.

For collaborations and inquiries you can reach her at [email protected] or @zcurated on instagram.
Zara at Sidrat’s solo show “The Silent chants”

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