The session ‘Gender Matters’ was held towards the end of the festival and therefore not given the attention by the audience this issue deserves.
The session was labelled as a sort of deliberation on the issue of gender inequality. At the onset of the session, moderator Salman Asif, linguist and l… http://pakedu.net/articles/festival-challenging-patriarchy-islamabad-literature-festival-ilf-haneen-rafi/ Continue reading
Zehra Nigah is a keeper of memories. Known for having shot to prominence during the 1950s as an enigmatic poet who swept away the competition at mushairas with her style of delivery, Nigah still remains notoriously humble.
Her session titled ‘Shaam ka Pehla Tara’ was a walk down memory lane to th… http://pakedu.net/articles/festival-where-dreams-become-reality-islamabad-literature-festival-ilf-haneen-rafi/ Continue reading
The recent influx of print magazines comes at a strange time for Pakistan, when print media all over the world feels threatened by the digital age of information and opinion sharing. Nevertheless, after Newsweek in 2010 and Hello! Pakistan in 2012, last month also saw the launch of OK! Pakistan,… http://pakedu.net/articles/festival-the-world-of-glossies-islamabad-literature-festival-ilf-haseeb-asif/ Continue reading
THE 2ND ISLAMABAD LITERATURE FESTIVAL HAD WRITERS, ARTISTS, PERFORMERS, AND JOURNALISTS COME TOGETHER TO OFFER A DISTINCT CULTURAL HUE TO THE CITY. FROM POPULAR PERFORMANCES BY DASTANGOS, TO SHORT FILMS BEING SCREENED ON POET AHMED FARAZ, THE FESTIVAL HAD SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND NOT ALL THAT… http://pakedu.net/articles/festival-art-artists-at-the-islamabad-literature-festival-ilf/ Continue reading
The author of 14 books, Pran Nevile was the only nonagenarian among those who participated in the Islamabad Literature Festival. He was also upset that his book on Lahore was no longer available in Pakistan. “Even though it has been sold out for more than four years, I just don’t know why my pub… http://pakedu.net/news-updates/festival-nostalgic-meanderings-islamabad-literature-festival-ilf/ Continue reading
The poetry sessions at the ILF attracted a small but dedicated crowd of poetry lovers. At times despite a language barrier, they were more than willing to partake in what the panellists had to offer. The session, ‘Poetry from a Troubled Land’ was a delight to attend and included renowned Pashto p… http://pakedu.net/articles/festival-poetry-of-resistance-islamabad-literature-festival-ilf-highlighted-by-rahman/ Continue reading
PESHAWAR: Textbooks of around 15 publishers are being taught in private schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa contrary to the provincial government’s repeated claims of bringing uniformity in the government and private schools’ education system, it is learnt.
Even the Elementary and Secondary Education (… http://pakedu.net/pakistani-education-news/uniform-school-education-in-kp-still-a-far-cry-elementary-and-secondary-education-ese-department/ Continue reading