Hala Syed

  • There is no city with less certainty than Karachi. Caught between chaos and relief, those of us who love this complex metropolitan are constantly reconciling ourselves with its confusion and harshness. Dramatic dance performance Conversations 2016: Love Letter to Karachi sets side by side love ...

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  • At first glance there might not seem to be much that connects Hamza Bangash’s last theater venture Baraf Pani with his current collaboration with Taskeen Suno. The first is a low-key romance intertwined with nostalgia while the latter is a serious look at the effects of mental illness on ...

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  • If you go watch Sarmad Sultan Khoosat’s Manto expecting a heartbreaking biopic you won’t be disappointed. But this is just where the film starts. The story of a literary genius, destroyed by the very society that necessitates his existence, is interesting and easily digestible. We know ...

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