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Border-less Love

In 1991, Rishi Kapoor fell head over heels for Zeba Bahktiar in the movie Henna. In 2004 Shahrukh Khan swept Preiti Zinta off her feet in Veer Zaara. Along the way came other inspiring real-life couples like Mohsin Khan and Reena Roy; Zaheer Abbas and Sam Abbas; Sonya Jehan and […]

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International Fashion Showcase, Pakistan Chapter – London

Last month, The British Council and British Fashion Council collaborated for a second time on the International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week of February 2013, where 27 countries displayed the works of over a hundred burgeoning designers that best represent their respective country’s cultural and fashion ethos. Making its […]

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Moomal Sheikh: the girl with the golden name

The only consolation an ageing actor can provide his fans is perhaps in the form of his progeny—a child in whom they can trace the many shades of the star people once cherished and adored. And even though Javed Sheikh is anything but past his prime, it’s comforting to see […]

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The Not-so-reluctant Meesha Shafi

Who doesn’t know Meesha Shafi? The woman who brought back Arif Lohar and red mohawks; gave local women the confidence to wear wife-beaters and showed young mothers everywhere that getting married and having children does not render one’s career inutile—that it is only if you go chasing after your dreams […]

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Anatol Lieven @ KLF 2011

Anatol Lieven is a professor in the War Studies Department at King’s College London as well as a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. His areas of expertise include US strategy and political culture; Islamist terrorism and insurgency; contemporary warfare; the countries of the former Soviet […]

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William Dalrymple @ KLF 2011

William Dalrymple is the author of seven acclaimed works of history and travel, including City of Djinns, which won the Young British Writer of the Year Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; the best-selling From the Holy Mountain; The Age of Kali, which won the French Prix D’Astrolable; […]

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Vikram Seth @ KLF 2011

Vikram Seth is an acclaimed Indian poet, novelist and travel writer. He has published six volumes of poetry and is the author of three novels: The Golden Gate, A Suitable Boy, and An Equal Music. His most recent work The Rivered Earth is a collection of four libretti written to […]

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Shobhaa Dé @ KLF 2011

Shobhaa Dé is one of India’s best-selling authors. All her seventeen books have topped the charts and created records. Four of her titles are course material at the University of London. Her work features extensively in Comparative Literature courses at Universities abroad and within India. Considered something of a literary […]

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Mohsin Hamid @ KLF 2011

Mohsin Hamid is a novelist best known for his second novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which explored contemporary identity issues and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and is presently being made into a movie. His earlier Moth Smoke exposed the decadence of the elite of Lahore. He also contributes […]

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