Not many people are able to read my books, so I write for TV too: Qaisra Shahraz

Courtesy Dawn News Qaisra Shahraz is a British Pakistani novelist and screenwriter. Her first novel, The Holy Woman, was published in 2001 and garnered critical acclaim. Ms Shahraz’ stories revolve around strong women who are made to conform to the patriarchal rules set down by Pakistani culture but still manage to live life on their…

Pulitzer Prizes mark 100th year with Monday´s awards

Courtesy The News International NEW YORK: The Pulitzer Prizes, established in 1917 with a bequest from trail-blazing publisher Joseph Pulitzer, are marking their 100th year on Monday with the announcement of the winners of what are regarded as the most prestigious awards in American journalism. The Pulitzers recognize excellence in categories that range from breaking…

Box Office: ‘Jungle Book’ opens to smashing $103.6 million

Courtesy The News International LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “The Jungle Book” dominated the weekend box office, grossing a massive $103.6 million, and extending the Walt Disney Company’s success in making live action versions of its classic animated features. That ranks as the second biggest April opening in history, behind only “Furious 7’s” $147.2 million launch.…

In Islamabad, six artists explore how our hyper-visual world affects us

Courtesy Dawn News Satrang Gallery on Thursday presented ‘Fragmented Epiphanies’, a collection of the works of six celebrated young artists: Inaam Zafar, Mohsin Shafi, Rabeya Jalil, Saba Khan, Sehr Jalil and Shameen Arshad. All six artists are exhibiting internationally and their work is inspired, unusual and original. The artists created works inspired by the visual…