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Happy Chirp
Why Our Inner Voice Is Important? Ft. Sonya Rehman | S5EP02

Happy Chirp

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 94:50


Tonight's guest is Sonya Rehman, an arts and culture journalist who has been writing for Forbes, News International, and more. She's also the founder of Lahore with Love and has recently written her first kids' book “Wolfie.” We have discussed the stigmas in our society, self-love, body positivity, the importance of self-awareness, and the ways to achieve it. Catch this and so much more in tonight's episode. Don't forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healingmatters.pk/ Sonya's Instagram: https://instagram.com/sonja.rehman?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Follow our socials for more updates: • Humna's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/humnaraza • Happy chirp's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/happychirpofficial

The Pakistan Experience
(REUPLOAD) Finding Mumtaz in Joyland - Rasti Farooq - Actor - #TPE 236

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 129:21


Some people were having issues playing the audio version of this podcast and the Nabil Gabol podcast. Reuploading this one to see if this works - if it does, will also reupload the Nabil Gabol podcast. Do let us know. Thanks! Rasti Farooq is an actor, writer and producer. She played Mumtaz in Joyland, the first Pakistani film to be shortlisted for the Oscars. She has also starred in several short films, theatre plays and cineplays, and has co-written and produced award winning animated short films, Swipe and Shehr-e-Tabassum at the Lahore based animation studio, Puffball. Rasti comes on the podcast to discuss writing, acting, Joyland, the guilt of being an artist in Pakistan, LUMS, fan theories about Joyland, the internet's reaction to the movie, theatre and finding joy in her art. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 The guilt of being an artist in Pakistan 9:00 Rasti's Journey 24:00 Shehzad's Journey 29:30 Art/Film/Drama ka kya point hota hay? 37:00 Problematic Movies 45:00 Online reaction to Joyland 1:00:00 Discussing Joyland and the guilt of Joy 1:05:00 LUMS 1:11:30 School Plays and Theatre in Lahore 1:22:00 Being cast in Joyland 1:25:00 Discussing Mumtaz and the Acting Process 1:32:00 *Film Spoilers* 1:47:00 Audience Questions

WPKN Community Radio
A house in Lahore - Author Hazel Kahn with Richard Hill & Kevin Gallagher

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 55:57


A House in Lahore -- Growing Up Jewish in Pakistan, is a just-released memoire by Hazel Kahan, WPKN's host of Tidings and North Fork Works. Hazel discusses the many facets of her remarkable story with her colleagues Richard Hill and Kevin Gallagher. Hazel remembers how as a young girl, world events impacted her families lives and her perception of the history of the countries she grew up in.

The Pakistan Experience
Finding Mumtaz in Joyland - Rasti Farooq - Actor - #TPE 236

The Pakistan Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 129:29


Rasti Farooq is an actor, writer and producer. She played Mumtaz in Joyland, the first Pakistani film to be shortlisted for the Oscars. She has also starred in several short films, theatre plays and cineplays, and has co-written and produced award winning animated short films, Swipe and Shehr-e-Tabassum at the Lahore based animation studio, Puffball. Rasti comes on the podcast to discuss writing, acting, Joyland, the guilt of being an artist in Pakistan, LUMS, fan theories about Joyland, the internet's reaction to the movie, theatre and finding joy in her art. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1 https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperience https://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 The guilt of being an artist in Pakistan 9:00 Rasti's Journey 24:00 Shehzad's Journey 29:30 Art/Film/Drama ka kya point hota hay? 37:00 Problematic Movies 45:00 Online reaction to Joyland 1:00:00 Discussing Joyland and the guilt of Joy 1:05:00 LUMS 1:11:30 School Plays and Theatre in Lahore 1:22:00 Being cast in Joyland 1:25:00 Discussing Mumtaz and the Acting Process 1:32:00 *Film Spoilers* 1:47:00 Audience Questions

Naeem Sikandar Podcast
EP126 The Merging of Art and Spirituality | Art As A Path to Self-Discovery and Personal Growth | Naeem Sikandar Podcast

Naeem Sikandar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 95:37


In this candid and enlightening conversation with Jamal Shah, we delve into his journey as a gifted artist and performer, from his early days as a visual artist and musician in Quetta to his migration to Lahore and entry into the drama industry. Jamal shares his memorable learning experiences at the National College of Arts, and how he came to understand and articulate the true meaning and power of art. We also discuss the importance of self-awareness in becoming an informed decision-maker and agent of change, and how anyone who strives to make the world a better place can be considered an artist. Jamal reflects on the interconnectivity between art and Islam, and the ongoing debate over halal and haram music. He also offers his insights on the current state of the Pakistani film industry and offers some advice for aspiring artists and a review of the industry. Finally, Jamal shares some exciting updates about his upcoming projects, Don't miss this fascinating conversation with Jamal Shah.

Reportage International
Lahore, la capitale culturelle du Pakistan suffoque sous un épais nuage de pollution

Reportage International

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 2:41


Fermeture temporaire des écoles pendant quelques jours, fermetures des commerces et des restaurants après 22 heures ; à Lahore, la capitale provinciale du Pakistan, des mesures ont été prises par les autorités locales en raison des niveaux alarmants de « smog », un  épais nuage de pollution toxique. Dans certains quartiers, l'indice de qualité de l'air atteint 400, un seuil considéré comme une menace pour la santé publique, selon les experts. De notre correspondante à Islamabad, Les rues de Lahore sont plongées dans un épais nuage de pollution : le smog composé de gaz et de particules. Dans sa maison à Lahore, Rafay Alam, l'avocat spécialiste de l'environnement et militant écologiste nous présente un objet devenu indispensable dans son quotidien : « Il s'agit d'un appareil de mesure de la qualité de l'air. En ce moment, la qualité de l'air à l'intérieur est bonne, elle est inférieure à 50. » Mais à l'extérieur, dans son jardin, rapidement les chiffres grimpent sur l'écran de l'appareil. « On est passé de 35 à 90. C'est trois fois plus mauvais dehors en ce moment. Quand on est au-dessus de 50, c'est mauvais pour nous. », s'inquiète l'avocat. L'air est suffocant, la gorge et les yeux piquent. Une situation qui se répète tous les hivers : de Kaboul en Afghanistan à Calcutta en Inde, en passant par le Punjab entre autres, au Pakistan. La géographie de la région explique que le smog perdure de longs mois explique Rafay Alam. « C'est en partie parce que la région est encerclée par les chaînes de montagnes de l'Hindou Kouch, de l'Himalaya et de Karakoram. Donc la pollution est comme bloquée et ne peut pas s'échapper. Que peut-on faire si ce n'est attendre qu'il pleuve. » Cinq appareils pour 18 millions d'habitants Le brûlage des résidus de récolte et la pollution industrielle sont des facteurs importants, le secteur des transports, serait responsable à lui seul de plus de 40% de la pollution atmosphérique au Pakistan. Dans La province du Punjab, habitée par 18 millions de personnes, il n'y a que cinq appareils de mesure de la qualité de l'air. Les autorités locales ne prennent pas le sujet au sérieux, selon le militant écologiste. « Nous avons les exemples de Los Angeles, mais aussi Londres, Stockholm, et plus récemment Pékin. Dans toutes ces villes, il y avait une prise de conscience. Parce que régler la qualité de l'air ne se fait pas du jour au lendemain, cela prend des années, poursuit Rafay Alam. Parce que vous devez régler la qualité de vos carburants, changer vos modes de transport, comment vous pensez la ville.  Et cela prend du temps. Et donc dans toutes ces villes où la qualité de l'air a été contrôlée, il y avait une vision commune qui était partagée. C'est ce qui nous fait défaut, car nous ne reconnaissons pas l'existence de ce problème », ajoute le militant. Dans la périphérie de Lahore, Les cheminées des briqueteries crachent leur fumée noire toxique dans l'air déjà pollué.  Sur un chantier, Maksoud Ali dirige les autres ouvriers qui s'attellent à transposer les briques sorties des fours sous terre sur des charrettes tractées par des ânes. « Il y a beaucoup de fumée et de pollution ici. On fait attention à la direction dans laquelle va la fumée et on travaille dans un endroit qui se trouve du côté opposé au vent. Quand nous tombons malades, nous prenons des médicaments prescrits par le médecin et nous pouvons travailler quelques mois de plus. Nous ne gagnons pas assez dans les autres usines. Ici, au moins, nous sommes payés chaque semaine » assure-t-il. Comme des millions d'autres travailleurs journaliers dans le secteur industriel et agricole, il survit avec sa famille grâce aux quelques dizaines d'euros qu'il gagne chaque mois ici, même si leur santé en pâtit.

En direct du monde
A Lahore, au Pakistan, un nuage de pollution menace la santé publique

En direct du monde

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 2:44


durée : 00:02:44 - En direct du monde - La capitale culturelle du Pakistan est plongée depuis plusieurs semaines dans un épais brouillard toxique de gaz et de particules. Les vacances scolaires ont été prolongées et commerces doivent fermer avant 22 heures.

Sustainable Asia
S15E4: Delhi and Kathmandu | Signs of Progress

Sustainable Asia

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 27:33


Chermaine and Khoa move southeast and talk to a leading advocate in New Delhi who has successfully engaged the government there. Delhi's air pollution is still one of the worst in the world, and we find out that instead of blowing north to Lahore…the pollution travels towards the pristine Himalayan mountains of Nepal and settles in the city of Kathmandu. Luckily, there is a new mayor there that might finally make a difference. Guests (in order of appearance): Anumita Roychowdhury, Center for Science and Environment IndiaKunda Dixit, Nepali Times Bhupendra Das, Nepal Energy and Environmental Development ServicesSign up to find out when new Sustainable Asia seasons are launched.Review us on listennotes!Check out the other research from the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Hong Kong, India, and Southeast Asia.Production credits:Producer and Co-Host: Khoa TranCo-Host: Chermaine LeeSound Engineer: Avery ChoiAssociate Producer: Jack LeeLead Writer and Executive Producer: Marcy Trent LongIntro/outro music: Alex MauboussinMusic and Soundscape Credits:Blue Dot Sessions: TaoudellaFreesound: PeopleBaleh Shah music compilation Economics Time India Nepal Health EmergencyNepali Times survey on bad air quality

Always Take Notes
#150: Mohsin Hamid, novelist

Always Take Notes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 55:14


Simon and Rachel speak to the novelist Mohsin Hamid. Born in Lahore, he grew up mostly in Pakistan but spent part of his childhood in California and returned to America to attend Princeton University. He worked in New York and London as a management consultant before returning to Lahore to pursue writing full-time. Mohsin's first novel, "Moth Smoke" (2000), was published in 14 languages and won a Betty Trask Award. His second novel, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" (2007), recounted a Pakistani man's abandonment of his life in New York in the aftermath of 9/11. Published in over 30 languages, it became a million-copy international bestseller and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A film adaptation followed in 2013 starring Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson. Mohsin's other novels include "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" in 2013, "Exit West" (2017) and most recently "The Last White Man." We spoke to Mohsin about the moving from Pakistan to America and from the corporate to the literary world, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" and the shadow of 9/11, and his new book "The Last White Man". You can find us online at alwaystakenotes.com, on Twitter @takenotesalways and on Instagram @alwaystakenotes. Our crowdfunding page is patreon.com/alwaystakenotes. Always Take Notes is presented by Simon Akam and Rachel Lloyd, and produced by Artemis Irvine. Our music is by Jessica Dannheisser and our logo was designed by James Edgar.

Mooroo Podcast
Shahbaz Taseer

Mooroo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 93:14


Pre-order his book for Pakistan: https://readings.com.pk/pages/BookDetails.aspx?BookID=1591969 Order his book for Global: https://www.amazon.com/Lost-World-Shahbaz-Taseer-ebook/dp/B08R2KV78N Follow him here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShahbazTaseer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taseershahbaz Shahbaz Taseer is a Pakistani businessman, and the son of the former Governor of Punjab (Pakistan) Salman Taseer. In August 2011, following his father's assassination, he was kidnapped by militants in Lahore while he was driving to his office from home. Taseer was held in captivity for around four and a half years and was recovered from Kuchlak, Balochistan on 8 March 2016. Taseer's kidnapping was referred as one of the most high-profile kidnappings in Pakistan by The Guardian. BBC's HARDtalk interviewed Taseer about his days in captivity. In an interview, he mentioned that he was held by Uzbek militants, before eventually being passed to the Taliban. 00:00:00 Who is Shahbaz Taseer 00:01:28 Childhood in Lahore 00:03:40 Salman Taseer Solidary Confinement During Zia-ul-Haqs Regime 00:07:04 Canning at Aitchison College 00:07:35 How 911 effected Shahbaz's college decisions 00:09:56 Why was Shahbaz arrested at San Francisco (SFO) airport 00:17:08 Salman Taseers Assassination 00:22:30 Salman Taseer as a Father 00:27:32 Aftermath of Salman Taseer Assassination 00:29:39 Ownership of the Pakistani Legacy 00:30:12 Asma Jehangirs Legacy 00:31:05 Amna Taseer and her role as a family head 00:33:18 Being Kidnapped from Cavalry Grounds Lahore 00:37:31 Kidnappers Demands 00:37:40 Loneliness of being captured 00:42:10 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 00:43:32 Therapy Helps? 00:47:57 Shahbaz Taseer Vs Shabby T vs Ahmed vs Jee Bhai (Multiple personalities) 00:54:38 Torture Videos of Shahbaz 00:57:17 Groups of Taliban 01:04:50 The Rescue Operation 01:09:54 Suicide in Islam 01:10:42 Command over Speech in Mufti's 01:13:47 Pep talk for Suicide Bombers at IMU 01:14:09 Is suicide permitted in Islam 01:21:17 Ehl-e-Kitaab

ISLAMIMARKAZ Official
Imam Ali as ka Imam Hasan as ke liye Wasiat Nama - Momineen ke liye Dastoor ul Amal | Maktoob #31 16 Dec 2022 Lahore.

ISLAMIMARKAZ Official

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 59:14


Imam Ali as ka Imam Hasan as ke liye Wasiat Nama - Momineen ke liye Dastoor ul Amal | Maktoob #3116 Dec 2022Lahore.

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio
Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Dr. Arif Ahmad

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 66:00


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Dr. Arif Ahmad is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and practices cardiology and electrophysiology in southern Wisconsin. He is a mid-Westerner with pride for where he came from – Pakistan, his faith – Muslim, and most of all, for the county he now calls home – America. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, he has lived in New York City, Milwaukee, and Iron Mountain, MI, and now resides in Madison, WI. He also has a farm 20 minutes from his home.  Dr. Arif Ahmad lived his first 30 years of life in Pakistan. After coming to America in the 1990s, he has been in the United States for almost 30 years. Through his experiences and optimistic outlook, he shares an encouraging vision for America in his debut book, A Piece of Me: An Arrangement of Words To Inspire Reflection. Written over a decade the 2010s, his book offers provocative thoughts on a wide variety of topical areas, including unity, diversity, news media, faith, and health. It became a best-seller on Amazon and earned the 2022 Bronze Medal Award in the Poetry/ Verse category for the Global Book Awards. Though it is his debut book, his writings have been published in the Associated Press and CNN.com. What we can learn from the Muslim-American experienceHow he uses award-winning poetry to get his points acrossExploring our nation through the eyes of a well-educated Pakistani immigrantHow can we shape society for the future right nowWhy we should feel optimism — but what we can do to bridge our cultural divide Which moments of the past decade are defining America.

Dildar Pakistan
JINNAH_QRARDADE LAHORE_PART_23

Dildar Pakistan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 6:03


"Quid-E-Azam"  We know Quid-e-Azam as a father of our nation and only know so much about our leader therefore we decided to share information about Mohammad Ali Jinnah's life through the research and pen of Professor Hameed Ullah Shah Hashmi. This podcast is also available from google, apple, spotify, youtube etc Contact: dildarpakistan@hotmail.com

Sustainable Asia
S15E3: Lahore | Fighting for Clean Air

Sustainable Asia

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 34:12


The next stop on the Chermaine and Khoa's tour of Asia's megacities is Lahore. This episode goes in depth to explore the political and social causes of air pollution, sheds light on what people can do in their everyday lives to improve the air quality in Lahore, and calls upon the youth of Pakistan's capital to raise awareness to protect their own future.Guests (in order of appearance): Rafay Alam, Environmental Lawyer and Yale World FellowAbid Omar, Pakistan Air Quality InitiativeAyesha Nasir, Lahore ScarryAmmi Mothers GroupSign up to find out when new Sustainable Asia seasons are launched.Review us on listennotes!Check out the other research from the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Hong Kong, India, and Southeast Asia.Production credits:Producer and Co-Host: Chermaine LeeCo-Host: Khoa TranSound Engineer: Zoe LawAssociate Producer: Jack LeeExecutive Producer: Marcy Trent LongIntro/outro music: Alex Mauboussin Music from Blue Dot Sessions: Harper's Desk, Tionesta, Slow Dial, Bauxite, and The Zeppelin

Thought Behind Things
294 | Lahore's Greatest Showman Ft. Jahanzaib Shafique

Thought Behind Things

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 79:52


Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In tonight's conversation with our special guest, Jahanzaib Shafique. What was his early life & education like? What was managing his first event like? How did he manage the public? What was the start of his event management career like? How did becoming popular affect his personality? What was his experience at LUMS like? What was his first paid work like? How did he find JbnJaws? What events did they use to cover? How did they deal with the crisis? Why they did not manage wedding events? Why they did not manage wedding events? Screw-ups & Learnings? What was the need to diversify? Introducing Cartel Media & PR? What are the challenges for event management companies in Pakistan? How to solve them? Is there any innovation in this industry over the last 5 years? How does he see Pakistan in 2050? Catch this and much more in tonight's episode. Do not forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way Connect with us: • https://www.instagram.com/thoughtbehindthings • https://www.instagram.com/muzamilhasan Jahanzaib's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahanzaib.jb/ Jahanzaib's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayshafiq/ One8nine Media: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6akyz6EpkwyzBmKh0L2rSQ Support our podcast: https://anchor.fm/syed-muzamil-hasan-zaidi3/support You can also audio stream our podcast on the following platforms: • Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3z1cE7F • Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/2S84VEd • Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3cgIkfI --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/syed-muzamil-hasan-zaidi3/support

WPKN Community Radio
A House in Lahore -- an interview with author Hazel Kahan

WPKN Community Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 43:34


A House in Lahore -- Growing Up Jewish in Pakistan, is a just-released memoire by Hazel Kahan, WPKN's host of Tidings and North Fork Works. She discusses the many facets of her remarkable story with host Richard Hill.

Learn Urdu | UrduPod101.com
Advanced Audio Blog Season 2 S2 #4 - Top 10 Interesting Places to Visit in Pakistan: Lahore Fort/ Shahi Qila

Learn Urdu | UrduPod101.com

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 3:04


The Cultural Frontline
Joyland: Why the Pakistani film caused controversy

The Cultural Frontline

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 23:39


The film Joyland is set in Lahore and tells the story of Haider, a married man who falls in love with the transgender dancer Biba. It's the first Pakistani film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and it won the Jury Prize as well as the Queer Palm prize. It has also been selected as the Pakistani entry for Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards. Despite having a standing ovation at Cannes, the film has had a more controversial reaction in Pakistan itself. Originally cleared for release, that decision was then overturned. However the film is now out in cinemas in Pakistan, although remains banned in the Punjab. Tina Daheley speaks to Joyland's writer and director Saim Sadiq and film critic Kamran Jawaid. Brazilian director and screenwriter Gabriel Martins took inspiration from his own childhood experience when he made his new film Mars One. It tells the story of a working-class Black Brazilian family adjusting to life after the election of President Jair Bolsanaro. Like Joyland, it has also been selected as its country's submission for Best International Feature Film at the next Academy Awards. Lone Scherfig is a Danish film-maker best known for her romantic comedies including An Education and One Day. She talks about the film that changed her - Austrian director Michael Haneke's 2009 German-language film The White Ribbon. It is a movie with a troubling message about the history of Europe and one that inspires her to ask big, important questions in her own work. (Photo: A still from Joyland. Credit: Studio Soho)

Angels Don't Lie with Jeanne Street
Let's Come Forward: Empowering and Transforming Lives

Angels Don't Lie with Jeanne Street

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 44:39


Are you looking to gain reassurance, healing vibrations and validation from your passed loved ones and Angels in Heaven? Join me for Heaven Now: Group Angel and Medium readings.  Next Thursday, December 8th - in person at The Angel Cooperative in Ridgefield, CT.  December 17th & January 11th- Virtual. https://jeannestreet.com/events/ — Welcome back to another episode of Angels Don't Lie! Mother of two boys, Taqdees Razzaq started her business WowMeem in 2019 by selling authentic branded clothing from Pakistan on Facebook. Today, WowMeem has supported many fundraisers and has helped build an orphanage in Uganda and a school in a rural area of Pakistan.  Her new initiative @letscomeforward, serves to help other entrepreneurs with their own dreams. Let's Come Forward initiated the "Empower and Transform Lives" project in August 2022, currently located in Lahore, Pakistan. This movement was designed to help local communities rise and enable women's entrepreneurship opportunities. With groceries bought from local grocery stores, bakeries, meat shops and farmers' markets and rickshaw drivers hired to deliver the food, this project helps those who live in extreme poverty by supporting local businesses and distributing daily meals. Family dynamics that would not allow them to work outside their homes, this project has also hired two well-educated women to work as the lead cooks. “In the last month, we were able to provide over 150 meals. You can feed a family of five for as little as $7.50. Our goal next month is to provide lunch to a local school with 125 Students who cannot afford to eat lunch daily. The cost of only $1 can pay for lunch for one student. We are hand in hand spreading goodness rapidly. We cannot change the world, but with little effort, we can change someone's world. Your contribution could be the difference between a family going to bed hungry or eating a nutritious meal. Your support is making a difference in the lives of many.” WowMeem: Website: www.wowmeem.com IG: @wow.meem Let's Come Forward: IG: @letscomeforward Make donations to: https://letscomeforward.com/serve.html — I hope that you enjoy this heart-filled episode! You are Loved! Blessings,  Xx Jeanne — Join Soul Shine sessions: Channeled healing, guidance and messages in a virtual group setting that meets twice a month. https://jeannestreet-trainings.com/product/soul-shine/ – Schedule your One-on-One Angel Coaching Sessions: https://jeannestreet.com/spiritual-services/angel-coaching  – Attend one of my other upcoming events.... https://jeannestreet.com/events/  – Access my Books Believe . . . Angels Don't Lie: A Heavenly View of God's Plan for your Well-Being … https://jeannestreet.com/believe/   The Goddess You: Principles for Living in Soul Alignment https://jeannestreet.com/the-goddess-you-book/ — Connect with me on social! Facebook … https://www.facebook.com/Jeannestreetmedium/ Instagram …https://www.instagram.com/jeannestreetmedium/ — www.Jeannestreet.com

Diversify In Path
Episode with Kamran Mirza MD PhD

Diversify In Path

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 55:46


Kamran Mirza is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical Education, and Applied Health Sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health in Maywood, Illinois. He serves as the Assistant Dean for Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Stritch School of Medicine, Vice-Chair of Education and Academic Affairs in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Program Director of the Hematopathology fellowship, founding Program Director of the M.S. in Medical Laboratory Science, Assistant Course Director for the M2 Mechanisms of Human Disease Course, the Director of medical student  pathology education in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and a Health Equity advocate for Stritch School of Medicine.Dr. Mirza graduated with academic distinction and as recipient of the "Rivaz Gold Medal" for overall excellence from Aitchison College in Lahore, Pakistan in 1998. He completed medical school at the prestigious, independent, research University - Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan in 2003. He completed his Ph.D. thesis work under Professor Asrar B. Malik, PhD, at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. He continued his training at the University of Chicago, where he completed an AP /CP Pathology residency.   He continued his training at the University of Chicago and received fellowship training in hematopathology (under the supervision of Dr. James Vardiman) and thoracic pathology (under the supervision of Dr. Aliya Husain). Given his passion for medical education, he completed a fellowship in Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching & Scholarship (MERITS) at the University of Chicago.An award winning educator and mentor, Dr. Mirza has been the recipient of several dozen local, regional and national teaching awards. He is the recipient of the 2022 Association of Pathology Chairs Michele Raible Award for Distinguished Education. He received the 2021 American Society for Clinical Pathology's H. P. Smith Award for Distinguished Pathology Educator, the 2021 College of American Pathologists Pathology Advancement Award, the 2020 CAP Resident Advocate Award, and the 2019 ASCP Mentorship Award. He received both the regional and national M. Brownell Anderson Award for New and Emerging Educators by the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), the Midwest education group within the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in 2020. The American Society of Clinical Pathology recognized him as a Top 5 Forty Under Forty honoree in 2017 and he was a recent faculty inductee to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society via Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Mirza has been recognized in The Pathologist magazine's Power List 100 consecutively for the past 5 years and he is one of the top 10 most followed Pathologists on Twitter. Dr. Mirza spearheaded the creation of PathElective.com, a free, modular website that has provided pathology education to over 100,000 users across the world in the past year alone. In efforts of advancing pathology, he has also co-founded the ASCP's Virtual Pathology Grand Rounds, the PathPod podcast, the International Collaborative of Pathologists, www.hemereports.com, and the Digital Communications Fellowship in Pathology in partnership with the Pathologist magazine. He is the Chair-Elect for the CGEA and a member of the APC UMEDs council. He serves on the advisory board for "Inside the Match" and "Match to Path" platforms and has been honored with several teaching and education awards at the medical student and resident level and continues to explore novel ways to impart pathology pedagogy across the world. Dr. Mirza's educational research focuses on molecular pathogenesis of myeloid malignancies, novel pedagogical tools in medical education, the advancement of interprofessional education, and use of social media for pathology education.

In Focus by The Hindu
What kind of Army Chief will Asim Munir make in Pakistan? | In Focus podcast

In Focus by The Hindu

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 21:59


Asim Munir is Pakistan's new Army Chief. He was appointed on the 24th of November, putting at rest endless speculation of who would be chief and whether Qamar Jawed Bajwa might get yet another extension. There were also doubts that Pakistan's President Arif Alvi, an Imran Khan appointee, may not sign off on General Munir's appointment. But, mercifully, for Pakistan, that did not happen. The President signed off on the appointment but after flying to Lahore to meet Imran Khan. So, what kind of chief will General Munir make? Will he interfere in the country's politics? Will he try and fix the popular Imran Khan whose massive public meetings continue to signal his imminent return to power? 

Tabadlab Presents...
Pakistonomy - Episode 133 - Karachi's Water Crisis

Tabadlab Presents...

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 54:00


In this episode, Uzair talks to Dr. Erum Haider about her research on Karachi's water crisis. We talk about how people in the city get access to water, how this is a regressive system, and what are the political implications of this crisis. Dr. Erum Haider is an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Environmental Studies at the College of Wooster. Dr. Haider received her PhD from Georgetown University, Department of Government in 2020. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Mahbub ul Haq Research Center in Lahore, Pakistan and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, DC. Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 1:30 How do citizens get their water? 10:10 Regressive impact of water pricing 16:10 Political impact of the crisis 23:10 Is this leading to a grassroots movement? 32:20 Can Karachi force Sindh government to change? 43:10 How to change these structures? 49:10 Reading recommendations You can read the blogpost about the reserach here - https://www.theigc.org/blog/line-tanker-tube-well-water-and-the-politics-of-hybrid-service-delivery-in-karachi/ Reading recommendations: - Pakistan's Political Parties: Surviving between Dictatorship and Democracy by Mariam Mufti, Sahar Shafqat, and Niloufer Siddiqui - In Search of Lost Glory: Sindhi Nationalism in Pakistan by Asma Faiz - The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

The Great Women Artists
Sonal Khullar on Amrita Sher-Gil

The Great Women Artists

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 48:46


THIS WEEK on the GWA Podcast, we interview Sonal Khullar on one of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century, AMRITA SHER-GIL! Amrita Sher-Gil (1913–41) was India's foremost artist in the early twentieth century. Her paintings give prominence to real people at real moments, and exude pathos and strength. “I can only paint in India, Europe belongs to Picasso, Matisse, Braque and the rest. But India belongs only to me.” Born in Budapest and raised in Shimla, northern India, between 1929 and 1932 Sher-Gil attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as the first Indian student to do so, where she was able to study from nude models. Acclaimed for her Expressionistic figurative painting, she exhibited at the Paris Salon. Soon enough, she was drawn back to India: "I began to be haunted by an intense longing to return to India, feeling in some strange inexplicable way that there lay my destiny as a painter." Abandoning her European style, Sher-Gil's figurative work transformed into studies of saturated colour with fluorescent fabrics and glittering textures. The subject of solo exhibitions, and a recipient of multiple prizes, Sher-Gil showed her work in Delhi and Bombay. But soon after set- tling in Lahore with her new husband, she was overcome with illness and died at the age of twenty-eight. Her acute sensibility is evident in her paintings, which capture not just the electricity of colour, and the merging of global styles, but also the world of her sitters, no matter what their status. Dr Sonal Khullar received her BA from Wellesley College, and her MA and PhD from the University of California Berkeley in art history, and has taught in the History of Art and Gender Studies departments of the University of Washington, and since 2020, at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research, specialising in work from the 18th century onwards, focuses on conflict, collaboration and globalisation in contemporary art from South Asia, and has looked at postcolonial art worlds, feminist geography, and the anthropology of art. LINKS: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/obituaries/amrita-shergil-dead.html?smid=tw-nytobits&smtyp=cur http://amrita-sher-gil.com https://artsandculture.google.com/story/amrita-sher-gil-artworks-from-the-collection-of-national-gallery-of-modern-art-national-gallery-of-modern-art-ngma-new-delhi/twWRBeSmWwQA8A?hl=en https://web.archive.org/web/20210121160223/https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/amrita-sher-gil/amrita-sher-gil-room-1-early-years-paris Follow us: Katy Hessel: @thegreatwomenartists / @katy.hessel Research assistant: Viva Ruggi Sound editing by Nada Smiljanic Artwork by @thisisaliceskinner Music by Ben Wetherfield https://www.thegreatwomenartists.com/ -- THIS EPISODE IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY CHRISTIES: www.christies.com

Happy Chirp
Dear Sister: Shadi's Then Vs. Now | S4EP45 | Happy Chirp

Happy Chirp

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 56:14


Sisters, tonight we are talking about the shadi season. How the change in trends have been there over time? What do Sanya and Alishba love about the wedding season? Why are people okay with spending a lot on weddings? Maintaining social statuses? Specific options Vs. customization? Alishba's views on weddings then & now? How the wedding invites are now advanced? How was Humna's wedding? Why is there a trend now of having many wedding events? How the wedding venues have changed? How social media sets a wedding trend? How are the weddings in Lahore, Karachi & Islamabad? Trends of wedding songs? Bride lookbook? Among recent trends, what would Humna choose if she'd go back in time? Why did she hate being a bride? How important it is to absorb change post-wedding? What is the one trend that Humna likes about today's wedding? Catch this and so much more in tonight's episode. Don't forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way! Sanya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanyafarooqi/ Alishba's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alishba.zia/ Follow our socials for more updates: • Humna's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/humnaraza • Happy chirp's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/happychirpofficial/

Overland Trail Guides Podcast
Exploring Pakistan by Motorcycle

Overland Trail Guides Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 63:44


For this week's episode, we welcome John Liotti of Big Thumpers back to the show.  This past summer, John had the opportunity spend 3 weeks in Pakistan, most of which was spent exploring the highways and backroads with a local guide.  The group traveled 1,600 miles through Pakistant visiting locations such as  the Silk Road, Islamabad, Lahore, the Hindu Kush, KarakoramTune in to hear about his time traveling through Pakistan, along with a couple of near death experiences.Different Agenda Motorcyle ToursMoin Khan grew up in Pakistan and received his bachelors from San Francisco State University.  Today Moin leads motorcycle tours through his homecountry, visiting both well known locations, as well as out of the way villages and tracks that only locals know about.  If you're interested in a tour, you can find A Different Agenda on Facebook, but they also work closely with the Recylcery Garage in Santa Cruz, CA.  

Newshour
Pakistan: Imran Khan survives shooting

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 49:18


The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, is in a stable condition in hospital in Lahore, after being shot in the lower leg at an anti-government rally. His party and the country's president have called it an assassination attempt. One person died in the attack and several were wounded. Police have arrested the alleged gunman. In a video circulating online, he's heard to confess that he tried to kill Mr Khan. The former prime minister -- who was removed from power in April -- has been leading a week-long protest march on Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, to demand snap elections. We hear from his spokesman. Also today: Newshour's Razia Iqbal is in Atlanta, Georgia, exploring the prospects for US mid-term elections which could swing the balance of power against President Biden. (Photo: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is helped after he was shot in the shin in Wazirabad, Pakistan November 3, 2022. Credit: Urdu Media via Reuters)

Daily News Brief by TRT World

*) Pakistan's ex-PM Khan recovers in hospital after assassination attempt Pakistani former prime minister Imran Khan was recovering in hospital after an assassination attempt that left him with a gunshot wound to the leg. His doctor Faisal Sultan said Khan "was stable and he was doing fine" at Shaukat Khanum hospital in the eastern city of Lahore. The attack on his convoy killed one man and wounded at least 10 others. Khan's party said it would hold country-wide protests on Friday as tensions remained high in the South Asian nation. *) Millions without power after Russian strikes — Zelenskyy Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that Russia's campaign against Ukraine's energy network has left around 4.5 million people without power. The two sides' forces continued to battle without significant change on the ground on the eastern and southern Ukraine fronts, with preparations building for a fight over the southern hub of Kherson. Shipments of Ukraine grain to global markets meanwhile resumed after Moscow returned to the Turkiye-brokered grain export deal. *) NATO chief hails Türkiye's support to Ukraine, role in fight against terror NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has hailed Türkiye's support to Ukraine, Ankara support during the conflict has reduced "some of the effects of brutal war." After his meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Istanbul, he said Türkiye as a highly valued NATO ally is making important contributions to the alliance's shared security. Cavusoglu for his part said the Black Sea grain export deal needs to be renewed in 20 days and affirmed Türkiye's continued efforts to ensure that the deal remains uninterrupted. *) Millions of people on the verge of hunger in South Sudan Almost eight million people in South Sudan, or two thirds of the population in the deeply-troubled country, are at risk of hunger. United Nations has warned in a report that around 7.76 million people are likely to face acute food insecurity during the April-July 2023 lean season. It said 1.4 million children will be malnourished in the east African country during that period. And finally… *) Swiatek downs Garcia at WTA Finals World number one Iga Swiatek beats Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 to clinch a semi-final spot at the WTA Finals. France's Garcia can still advance with a victory on Saturday against Daria Kasatkina, who eliminated Coco Gauff from semi-final contention with over fourth-ranked American. Swiatek, who hasn't dropped a set in two round-robin matches, said she's feeling no pressure as she caps a year that has so far featured eight titles.

In Focus by The Hindu
The attempt to kill Imran Khan and its implications for Pakistan | In Focus podcast

In Focus by The Hindu

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 18:36


Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the shin even as one of his party workers was killed as a gunman opened fire at a container carrying the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's senior leadership. Imran, who has been leading a long march demanding fresh elections and an end to the Army's political role, underwent surgery in Lahore but is said to be fine. A senior PTI leader, Asad Umar, directly blamed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and a Major-General in the ISI Directorate, Faisal Naseer, for the assassination bid. So, what happens now in Pakistan? Will Sharif junior's government survive or will Pakistan have fresh elections?

RTÉ - Game On Podcast
Ireland v South Africa, World Cup injuries & Imran Khan

RTÉ - Game On Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 49:48


Cian Tracey and Ian Keatley look forward to Ireland v South Africa; international cricket commentator Andrew Leonard is in Lahore to update us on the situation there after Imran Khan was injured in a shooting; Keith Treacy is here to chat soccer, and Shep has the latest on Tom Brady's career post-divorce! Game On.

3 Things
Sounds from a digital blackout, Imran Khan vs Pak army, and MLA Azam Khan

3 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 27:48


First, Indian Express' Alifiya Khan joins host Shashank Bhargava to talk about a unique initiative that some villages in Maharashtra have adopted for their children.Next, Indian Express' National Editor of Strategic Affairs, Nirupama Subramanian tells us why Imran Khan has embarked on a long march from Lahore to Islamabad (11:36).And in the end, Indian Express' Asad Rehman talks about UP MLA Azam Khan being disqualified from this position (21:30).

Let's Talk Pakistan
Why have Lahore's Public Spaces Disappeared and What Can We Do about this?

Let's Talk Pakistan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 39:18


Hello and Welcome to Let's Talk Pakistan! This episode is the second in a new biweekly series, "Humanity, Social Justice, & Lahore", where host Hassaan Ul Haq and Hashid Sarfaraz are discussing accessibility in Lahore.Hashid Sarfaraz is a Senior Project Officer-Urban Planning and Architecture, and he will be with us for the rest of the series, giving us an informed perspective on the topics at hand.In this episode we touched upon several topics (in no order):What are Public Spaces and what would be some examples in Lahore and abroad (e.g. Al-Azhar Park) today?What are the reasons for the disappearance of Public Spaces?What is happening to Parks, Libraries, and Bazaars in Pakistan?Gentrification of Public Spaces (Case in Point: Empress Market Karachi)Why are public spaces so unsafe for kids and women?How can we bring some change?Please enjoy and share the podcast with friends and family. If you want to check out the rest of the audio podcasts, visit Let's Talk Pakistan on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcast.

Forward Thinking Founders
855 - Katelyn Donnelly, Founder and MD of Avalanche VC

Forward Thinking Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 25:42


Katelyn's BioKatelyn is an investor and entrepreneur. Katelyn is the founder and Managing Director of Avalanche VC, an early-stage venture firm investing early in companies enabling decentralization and empowerment, focusing on how people earn, learn, and own.  She is also a founder and board member of Delivery Associates, the leading public sector advisory firm implementing technology and large-scale reform worldwide. Constantly curious, she has invested in and advised funds, companies, and entrepreneurs who are building companies behind trends that are obviously the future. She has lived and worked globally, including in London, San Francisco, Lagos, and Lahore. Katelyn grew up in Minneapolis and now can frequently be found in New York City and Seattle.Previously, she co-founded and served as the Managing Director of Pearson Ventures (prior PALF), a $65M venture fund that invests in global EdTech companies. At Pearson, Katelyn served on the board of SPARK schools, APEC schools, Avanti, HarukaEDU, and Omega Schools. She also co-founded the Global Schools Forum, a trade organization for private schools in emerging markets. Katelyn also led the strategy and implementation of Pearson's global efficacy agenda and was on the founding team of the FT125 Club, a division of the Financial Times. Katelyn is a member of Duke University's Learning Innovation Advisory Council, helping Duke imagine the future of learning both on-campus and online.Katelyn started as a consultant at McKinsey in San Francisco, serving technology companies and large financial institutions. She worked on credit market sustainability with the World Economic Forum and presented at the Annual Meeting in Davos in 2011. ★ Support this podcast ★

Global News Podcast
Imran Khan leads procession to demand early elections

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 31:11 Very Popular


The former Pakistani leader wants to march with supporters from Lahore to Islamabad. Also: Germany's president warns of hard years ahead, and how bumblebees enjoy themselves.

Postcards From Nowhere
Udta Punjab, Falcons and Mahabharat War Formations

Postcards From Nowhere

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 9:03


In 1634, on Baisakhi day, a Sikh hunting party set their hawk or Baaz upon the royal Baaz of the Mughals. The Sikh Baaz prevailed, and the Mughal Baaz was captured. Angered by this action, Emperor Shah Jahan from Lahore sent 7,000 soldiers under Mukhlis Khan to attack. The outcome of the war shaped the history of the Sikhs. In 2016, the Bollywood film Udta Punjab took a penetrating look at the drug problem of Punjab, where seven out of every ten college going students are into substance abuse. But how are these two possibly connected? This week, we travel backwards in time from modern-day Punjab and Nagaland to the times of Mahabharat and uncover the role of indigenous knowledge in possibly slowing down or even halting the extinction of birds central to Indian religions.Till then Check out the other episodes of "Ireland Untravelled"Lost Treasures, Dynamite and the Irish Nation : https://ivm.today/3okwxm5Gaelic and the stunning decline of the Irish Language : https://ivm.today/3zmhE9iTrinity Long Room and the Soul of the Irish Nation : https://ivm.today/3PnZkSEU2, Body Snatching and the Irish Way of Death : https://ivm.today/3IQ6fl3Bombay, Paris and the improbable victory for LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland : https://ivm.today/3AJLa9BIrish roads that go nowhere, Houses no one lives in : https://ivm.today/3PGG95XTitanic, Mosul and the Global shame of Western Museums : https://ivm.today/3R9uBceThree Irish Women, Emigration and India's National Anthem : https://ivm.today/3KfZdqzYou can check previous episodes of 'Podcasts from Nowhere' on IVM Podcasts websitehttps://ivm.today/3xuayw9You can reach out to our host Utsav on Instagram: @whywetravel42(https://www.instagram.com/whywetravel42)You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daily News Brief by TRT World
October 26, 2022

Daily News Brief by TRT World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 2:13


*) Russia and Ukraine gird for 'heaviest of battles' in Kherson A senior Ukrainian official predicted "the heaviest of battles" to come for the partially Russian-occupied strategic southern province of Kherson. The adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said Russians are replenishing and strengthening their grouping in Kherson. He said this means that nobody is preparing to withdraw their forces. On the contrary, the heaviest of battles is going to take place for Kherson, he added. *) Powerful earthquake injures dozens in northern Philippines A strong earthquake has rocked a large swathe of the northern Philippines, injuring at least 26 people. Officials said the 6.4 magnitude quake also forced the closure of an international airport and the evacuation of patients in a hospital. The US Tsunami Warning System said no warning or advisory was issued. *) Pakistan's Khan announces 'long march' on Islamabad to press for snap polls Former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has announced that he would begin a protest march from the eastern city of Lahore to the capital Islamabad on Friday to call for early elections. Smaller protests by Khan's supporters took place last week after Pakistan's election body found Khan guilty of unlawfully selling gifts from foreign dignitaries, removing him from his parliamentary seat. Since being removed from office by a no-confidence vote in the legislature in April, Khan has held protests across the country calling for snap elections *) Ethiopia, Tigray rebels begin long-awaited peace talks in South Africa Peace talks between an Ethiopian government delegation and Tigrayan rebel forces have started in South Africa to end the two-year-old conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Spokesperson for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, told reporters that the talks, which began in Pretoria, have been convened to find a peaceful and sustainable solution to the devastating conflict. The talks started on Tuesday and will end on Sunday. And finally… *) 'World's dirtiest man' dies in Iran aged 94 An Iranian man nicknamed the "dirtiest man in the world" for not taking a shower for decades has died at the age of 94. According to the state media, Amou Haji, who did not wash for more than half a century and was single, died in the village of Dejgah in the southern province of Fars. Haji had avoided showering over fears of "getting sick", the agency quoted a local official as saying.

Private Passions
Arifa Akbar

Private Passions

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 40:09


Arifa Akbar tells Michael Berkeley about her nocturnal life as a theatre critic and her desire to tell the story of her sister's death from tuberculosis. Arifa Akbar almost never has a quiet night in; as chief theatre critic of the Guardian she is out reviewing a production almost every evening. She also sits on the boards of the Orwell Foundation and of English PEN, and judges prizes including the UK Theatre Awards and the Women's Prize for Fiction. In conversation with Michael Berkeley, she discusses the book she wrote about the death of her older sister, Fauzia, from tuberculosis, in which she explores Fauzia's troubled life and why the medical profession failed to diagnose her illness until it was too late. Arifa chooses music from Bollywood films which remind her of her childhood, which was split between a prosperous and lively extended family in Lahore and poverty and social isolation in London. And she reveals how, after the death of her sister, she began to explore the tubercular heroines of nineteenth-century opera. Initially repelled by the glamorization of these women dying awful deaths, she has now come to love the music of Verdi and Puccini. Producer: Jane Greenwood A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 3

Midday
'The Last White Man': Mohsin Hamid's fantasy on race, empathy

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 32:14


It's Midday on Books.  A little later in the hour, Tom speaks with Dan Fesperman, a former journalist with the Baltimore Sun who for many years has had a successful career as an author of thrillers, and he's written a new one that's terrific. But we begin with one of the most original and compelling voices on the literary scene today. Mohsin Hamid has written five novels and a collection of essays. Two of his previous novels, Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, were New York Times best sellers and finalists for the Booker Prize. His latest book explores the dynamics of race, and the notion of transformation. It is spare and powerful; ingenious, touching, and completely engrossing. It's called The Last White Man.  Mohsin Hamid joined us on Zoom from Lahore, Pakistan. His conversation with Tom was recorded last week, so we're not able to take any calls or on-line comments today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Switch Hit Podcast
Lahore we go...

Switch Hit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 59:32 Very Popular


Alan, Miller and Matt discuss England's tour of Pakistan and look ahead to Australia.

The Cricket Podcast
What Is Touring Pakistan Really Like? - With Matt Roller

The Cricket Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 29:05 Very Popular


On this episode of The Cricket Podcast the boys spoke with Matt Roller from ESPN Cricinfo. Matt has just returned from Paksitan where he reported on England's 7 match series. We chat with him about what it was like witnessing the historic tour, his favourite moments on the trip, and what he made of the cricket. Which team is shaping up best for the World Cup? How was the atmosphere? And, of course, Lahore v Karachi - who has the best food? Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code CRICKETPOD at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod Our Twitter and Instagram: @thecricketpod Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecricketpod Our channel membership: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1njF-8tUuQVbTZVyUaoBcQ/join Our website: www.thecricketpod.com

Soundcheck
Red Baraat Parties With New Sounds at Brooklyn Bowl

Soundcheck

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 49:47


The party band, Red Baraat, is from Brooklyn, but their music grows out of the hard-partying tradition of Punjabi wedding bands. They're a big band full of brass instruments and drums, rock guitar, jazzy improvisations, occasionally some rap, (both the dhol and drumset keep the groove going), who bring the festivities with them wherever they go. Hear their set, live from the New Sounds 40th Anniversary Party from Brooklyn Bowl, and an interview with drummer and composer Sunny Jain, who leads the band on dhol, the double-sided drum, one which is definitely an “outside” instrument. Hear Jain play his new, bigger, responsive Sufi dhol from Lahore, Pakistan, which suffered a strap malfunction during their set, and the band barely missed a beat. - Caryn Havlik Set list: “Chaal Baby” “Kala Mukra” “Zindabad” “Gaadi of Truth” “Shruggy Ji” “Ishq Tera Tadpave” “Thumbs Up”

Science Salon
300. Saleem Ali — Earthly Order: How Natural Laws Define Human Life

Science Salon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 128:56 Very Popular


Shermer and Ali discuss: • the search for structure in nature • order and randomness • economic laws • natural laws • natural orders: molecular, quantum, crystals, carbonic, nuclear, magnetic • hydrological, organismic, Gaia and Medea • reductionism and holism • Islamic economics • the origin of wealth • Is there an optimal economic order? • how mining rights work in the U.S. and elsewhere • the voter's paradox • Pareto optimality and why we can't achieve it • resource nationalism • the resource curse • why India and Pakistan have not used their nukes on each other • social orders • population and sustainability: neo-Malthusianism • How many people can the Earth hold? • why we need nuclear power for sustainability • internationalism and globalism • Trekonomics. Saleem H. Ali was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts but grew up in Lahore, Pakistan until his college years, receiving his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Tufts University, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in environmental policy and planning at Yale and MIT, respectively. He currently holds the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professorship in Geography and Spatial Sciences at the University of Delaware and is Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland (Australia). Dr. Ali's laurels include being a National Geographic Explorer (having travelled for research to over 150 countries); being chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and serving on the seven-member science panel of the Global Environment Facility (the world's largest multilateral trust fund for the environment held in trusteeship by the World Bank). His earlier books include Treasures of the Earth: Need Greed and a Sustainable Future. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Geographical Society in the United Kingdom and also serves on the boards of Adventure Scientists and Mediators Beyond Borders International. Along with his wife Maria and sons Shahmir and Shahroze, the family are citizens of Australia, Pakistan and the United States.

Business Matters
Hurricane Ian leaves trail of destruction in its wake

Business Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 49:48


Mehmal Sarfraz, Co-founder The Current PK, in Lahore, and Hayley Woodin, executive editor of Business in Vancouver, join Will Bain for global economic discussion. We're in Puerto Rico and the US to hear about the devastation that Hurricane Ian is leaving, as thousands of people are without power. Our panel discuss former UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres' suggestion that Pakistan should receive climate reparations. We also hear from the Los Angeles Times' Middle East Editor, Nabih Bulos, on Afghanistan's problem with its cash - the notes are disintegrating. Image: Caden Simmons, a local resident, walks with a U.S. flag on a flooded street after he recovered it from flood waters, as Hurricane Ian bears down on Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., September 30, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

ESPNcricinfo Stump Mic Podcast
From London to Lahore: A look at England's first Pakistan tour since 2005

ESPNcricinfo Stump Mic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 48:24


How historic is England's visit to Pakistan? Or is it just another series? Do Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan need to worry about their strike rates? Is pace really all that matters? All this and more on the latest ESPNcricinfo Stump Mic as Kaustubh Kumar gets down to discuss it all with Osman Samiuddin, Danyal Rasool and Matt Roller. Show notes: 'Fast, just fast: Rauf stirs Karachi's primal instincts' - Danyal Rasool: https://es.pn/3BIh45z Matt Roller on Mark Wood: https://es.pn/3UUImyy 'In Gaddafi's shadow' - Danyal Rasool: https://es.pn/3E6UqXw 'Bazid Khan: In the UAE, if you get 140, you're still not out of the game' - Danyal Rasool: https://es.pn/3flnVu4 Harry Brook: 'Pakistan almost feels like home' - https://es.pn/3E4hS7y Haris Rauf's bouncer to Harry Brook: https://es.pn/3CmIrne 'How the PSL helped bring about England's return to Pakistan' - Matt Roller: https://es.pn/3Lqt4x1 'Fakhar, Babar, and Rizwan: How can Pakistan fit three into two?' - Danyal Rasool: https://es.pn/3LWgiXk 'England's visit to cricket city' - Matt Roller: https://es.pn/3xO3fS4

layovers ✈︎ air travel and commercial aviation
119 KHI — Flying in and around Pakistan, Queen NOTAMs, Japan rush, United x Emirates, ticket inflation, Virgin plusgrade, Argo escape

layovers ✈︎ air travel and commercial aviation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 125:43 Very Popular


Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, three cities, three cultures, and three airports that correspond them well — Paul flies in and around Pakistan (flying out was not a given on one of those trips!). The retro liveries of PIA and QR. Japan opens up on October 11th, ticket prices skyrocket, also as the USD rises against pretty much every other currency, making flying more expensive to many. The NOTAMs for the Queen passing (LGW went full radio silent!). United and Emirates integrate, and Virgin finally joins SkyTeam. Alex gets plusgraded to Upper Class (just after a status match, HOW DOES HE DO IT?!)

Writing Break
Tips for Writing Act 2 of a Novel

Writing Break

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 13:13 Transcription Available


We grapple with the second checkpoint in Act 2 of a three-act novel: the Struggle. Plus, I tell you about giveaways and events taking place during Banned Books Week. https://alabooksandauthors.com/read-an-excerpt/ (Read an Excerpt - The Night in Her Hair) - Featured Author https://thelastwordbks.com/ (The Last Word, Lahore, Pakistan) - Featured Bookstore https://www.bookofthemonth.com/best-books-of-the-year (Best Books of the Year - Book of the Month Club) https://thebookerprizes.com/the-booker-library/prize-years/2022 (The Booker Prize 2022 | The Booker Prizes) https://www.nationalbook.org/2022-national-book-awards-longlist-for-fiction/ (2022 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction - National Book Foundation) https://www.mackidsschoolandlibrary.com/banned-books/ (Read and Share Banned Books – MacKids School & Library) https://penguinrandomhousesecondaryeducation.com/2022/09/07/dks-banned-books/ (DK's Banned Books Profiles the Most Controversial Texts Throughout History - Penguin Random House Secondary Education) https://sites.prh.com/bannedbooksdk (DK Banned Books Sweeps) - GIVEAWAY https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/90335-children-s-publishers-rally-to-promote-banned-books-week.html (Children's Publishers Rally to Promote Banned Books Week) https://techcrunch.com/2022/09/08/spotify-begin-testing-audiobooks-very-soon/ (Spotify exec says the company will begin testing audiobooks 'very soon' • TechCrunch) https://bannedbooksweek.org/dont-miss-these-banned-books-week-coalition-facebook-live-events/ (Don't Miss These Banned Books Week Coalition Facebook Live Events! | Banned Books Week) https://forms.aweber.com/form/64/1857023764.htm (Free Style Sheet Templates) https://medium.com/@rosemi (Free Writing Tips) Music licensed from Storyblocks: “More Jam Please” by Raighes Factory “Warm Summer” by Valentina Gribanova “A Dramatic Twist” by Neil Cross (conspiracy theory music) "Hip Hop" by Oleksii Abramovych “Only One” by Humans Win “Summertime Love” by Humans Win

Finding Founders
Inheriting Pakistan's Athleisure Empire, Rejecting it, And Starting Fresh - #126: Ammar Belal | One432

Finding Founders

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 22:50


Originally from Pakistan, Ammar Belal grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. His father ran one of the biggest textile manufacturers in the country, but his parents wanted him to have a global perspective. Cycling through Boston, Geneva, and Lahore throughout his childhood, Ammar always lived an unconventional life. When he finished school he was slated to inherit his father's empire, but 9/11 changed the trajectory of the business completely. He was witnessing a failing company. Ammar diverged from the set path and decided to pursue fashion, starting Bespoke Denim and then ABCD athleisure. He then started the first luxury menswear in Pakistan to great success, expanding to 5 retail outlets throughout the cities and winning national design awards for his work. Still, Ammar found himself unfulfilled and pivoted once again. This time, he found himself at Parsons School of Design as one of 18 applicants accepted to the renowned MFA program. Inspired by sustainable social-impact brands, he started ONE432, a trailblazing company known for its inspiring business model-one that donates 50% of its proceeds to funding female artisans and education in Pakistan. Subscribe to our Newsletter! https://findingfounders.co/subscribe Website: findingfounders.co Follow Sam: https://www.instagram.com/samueldonner/ Follow Finding Founders IG: https://www.instagram.com/findingfounderspodcast/

Writers and Company from CBC Radio
Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid on trauma after 9/11, migration and belonging

Writers and Company from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 53:30


Writers&Company starts its new season from Lahore, Pakistan. Mohsin Hamid was named "one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers" by the New York Times, and with his fifth novel, The Last White Man, he lives up to his reputation. He speaks with Eleanor Wachtel about his writing and his exploration of themes of identity, anxiety and dislocation in the post-9/11 world.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Pakistan flooding claims 1,060 lives, Pastor Matt Chandler placed on sabbatical, Google and Yelp will only guide women to abortion mills

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022


It's Tuesday, August 30th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus.  (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Pakistan flooding claims 1,060 lives Severe flooding in Pakistan has resulted in over 1,060 deaths, and brought on at least $10 billion in damage, amounting to 4% of the nation's Gross Domestic Product, reports the Manila Times. Plus, 300,000 homes have been destroyed, and the lives of 33 million people have been impacted.  The average salary in Pakistan is $350 per month.  One-third of the country is underwater during this intense monsoon season. Pakistani Christian brothers facing death penalty In other news from Pakistan, persecution against Christians is heating up there.   The High Court of Lahore recently upheld the death sentences of two Christian brothers charged with blasphemy against Islam, reports International Christian Concern. Tragically, somebody had created a website containing illegal information, and attached the Christians names and contact numbers to it resulting in these serious charges and convictions. Pakistan is the eighth worst country in the world for Christian persecution.  Nahum 1:7-8 says, “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood, He will make an utter end of its place, and darkness will pursue His enemies.” Fed Chair promises higher interest rates Fed Chairman Jerome Powell made headlines over the weekend by promising higher interest rates and more monetary tightening. In a speech given at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Powell made this promise. POWELL: “We are taking forceful and rapid steps to moderate demand so that it comes into better alignment with supply and to keep inflation expectations anchored. We will keep at it until we're confident the job is done.” He admitted that fed policies would introduce “pain to households and businesses,” but not following through, would cause “far greater pain.” The fallout on the global equities market The global equities market was impacted. Japan's Topix Index dropped 1.8%.  Euro Stox dropped about a percent. And the U.S. Nasdaq dropped 4.8% from last Thursday's numbers — still 25% off from last November's high.  Democrats criticize Biden over college debt cancellation Democrats are criticizing the president's $500 billion give away to college graduates which cancels some of their college debt. Fox News reports that Democrat Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Michael Bennet of Colorado, and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, along with Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, have already voiced concerns.  California bans gasoline-powered car sales by 2035 Yesterday, the California Air Resources Board voted to ban all gasoline-powered car sales by 2035, reports NPR.   California accounts for about 40% of all electric cars in the U.S., and about 16% of new car sales are non-gasoline powered.                                                                              On Monday, Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom called it “a groundbreaking, world-leading plan” that “will lead the revolution towards our zero-emission transportation future.”  NEWSOME: “If you want to reduce asthma, if you want to mitigate the rise of sea level, if you want to mitigate the loss of ice sheets around the globe, then this is a policy for other states to follow.” Google and Yelp will only guide women to abortion mills Two social media giants are jumping into the fray over abortion. First, Google has committed to only featuring abortion clinics for women seeking information on abortion.  This is intended to draw women towards abortion, and away from crisis pregnancy centers.   Second, Yelp has already announced that it will provide similar guidance to pregnant women.   The policy change comes after a letter was sent by 20+ Congressional Democrats urging Google's president to eliminate search results that might point users to “abortion alternatives.” Google's “doodles” for religious holidays were discontinued years ago, while the company still celebrates homosexual pride month and other perversions.  Isaiah 3:8-9 warns that “their tongue and their doings are against the Lord to provoke the eyes of His glory. The look on their countenance witnesses against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom; They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves.” Pastor Matt Chandler placed on sabbatical On Sunday, the Village Church's Matt Chandler was placed on sabbatical, after it surfaced that he was engaged in inappropriate social media conversations with a woman, not his wife, reports Christian Headlines. The church elders noted in a public statement that the pastor's interactions “failed to meet the 1 Timothy standard for elders being above reproach in this instance.” During the church service in Flower Mound, Texas, which was videostreamed, Chandler explained that the elders concluded that the messages were neither romantic nor sexual. CHANDLER: “They looked into the conversation between me and this other woman, and they had some concerns. Those concerns were not that our messaging was romantic or sexual. It was that our conversations were unguarded and unwise. “And because I don't ever want there to be secrets between us, the concerns were really about frequency and familiarity. We believe in brother-sister relationships here. And yet there was a frequency that moved past that. And there was a familiarity that played itself out in course and foolish joking. It's unbefitting of someone in my position as a lead pastor. As an elder, I'm held to a higher standard and fell short of that higher standard.” Chandler had an emotional response to the discipline of the elders which takes him our of the pulpit for an unforeseen time. CHANDLER: “If I'm honest, I'm just really embarrassed. I feel dumb. I feel like I'm embarrassing my wife and kids, putting a ton of pressure on our staff. But the Word of God holds me to a certain standard, and I fell short.” Chandler is president of the Acts 29 network of 800 churches.   Steve Timmis, the previous Acts 29 CEO, was removed amid accusations of abuse in 2020, and former president and founder Mark Driscoll was removed in 2013 amid varying scandalous accusations.  Court: Christian hospitals cannot be forced into abortions, transgender surgeries This just in. The Fifth Circuit Court has blocked the US Department of Health and Human Services requirement that “religious” medical facilities provide gender transition surgeries and abortions. The department's guidelines, issued in March, were targeting “federally-funded” medical entities. Bus driver and monitor save two kids from flood And finally, a courageous and creative bus driver, and her helper, are credited with saving the lives of two youngsters in the Dallas area, caught in flood waters.   Simone Edmond and her bus monitor, Tekendria Valentine, tied two bus seatbelts together and formed a human chain — to rescue the two children who were clinging to trees in the raging torrent, reports NBC News.   Listen to the gratefulness of one child after the rescue. CHILD: “Thank you so much. I want to give you a hug. Thank you so much!” Edmond told Fox News 4, “It had to be God to send us that way and to make us think because we knew they needed help.” Indeed!  Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, August 30th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

The Documentary Podcast
Extreme heat

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 24:18


As temperature records are broken around the world. People around world share with host James Reynolds how to negotiate the warm weather and how the heat is affecting their lives. “It's 37 degrees here right now,” says Allison in Doha, Qatar, “but we're at 59% humidity so it's feeling like 52 degrees outside. If you can imagine just stepping outside into a sauna, that's basically what it's like.” Allison discusses her experiences with Julia in Brittany, France, and Alia, a doctor in Lahore, Pakistan.

SpyCast
SPY@20 – “The Spy of the Century” – Curators Alexis and Andrew on Kim Philby

SpyCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 75:52


Summary Alexis Albion (LinkedIn) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss Kim Philby using some of his personal belongings as prompts. This episode on the Soviet mole inside MI6 coincides with SPY's 20th Anniversary. What You'll Learn Intelligence Why Philby has been called “The Spy of the Century” Philby the man, the ideologue, the spy, and the traitor Philby's corrosive effect on Cold War British and American intelligence The cultural blind spot that allowed him to hide in plain sight then ride a storm of suspicion  Reflections Psychological complexity and contradiction Social stratification And much, much more… Episode Notes The Cambridge Five are some of the most notable and notorious traitors in British history, and among them one man stands out in a way that has led some to call him, “The Spy of the Century,” MI6 officer Kim Philby. How did a quintessential Englishman who came from the “right” stock and went to the “right” schools become a Soviet mole? How did a genial chum come to haunt the corridors of British and American intelligence like a ghastly apparition?  Dr. Alexis Albion is this week's guest and the Curator of Special Projects at the International Spy Museum. She was formerly on the 9/11 Commission Report, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of State. In this is a first of a kind podcast, Alexis and Andrew sat down with some of Philby's personal belongings drawn from our world-leading collection of artifacts on espionage and intelligence.  And… Harold Adrian Russell Philby acquired the nickname “Kim” from the main character in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim, an orphan-boy-cum-spy in British India. Kim and Philby also have the Punjab in common, the novel begins in Lahore and Philby was born in Ambala, although the historic region was partitioned between Pakistan and India in 1947. The drive between Lahore and Ambala is roughly similar to that between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Quote of the Week "So why is he The Spy of the Century? Maybe the fact that he's not identified with any particular event or set of information [e.g., unlike Julius Rosenberg], but he's identified with this idea of betraying his Englishness is perhaps why he's been such a lasting figure because he almost is a touchpoint for the history of the 20th century and England. Great Britain's demise is a great power." Resources *Andrew's Recommendation* My Five Cambridge Friends, Y. Modin (FS&G, 1994) A one-time KGB handler of the Cambridge 5 reflects on each of them as spies and as individuals *SpyCasts* Stalin's Englishman: Guy Burgess – with Andrew Lownie (2016) The British the Joint Intelligence Committee – with Mike Goodman (2014) The Real History of MI6 – with Keith Jeffrey (2010) The Cambridge 5 – with Nigel West (2009) *Beginner Resources* Facts About Kim Philby, J. Hayes, Factinate (n.d.) Reading Material Culture [i.e., objects] (2020] India's Partition in Pictures, BBC (n.d.) Books Spies & Traitors, M. Holzman (Pegasus, 2021) A Spy Among Friends, B. McIntyre (Crown, 2015) Kim, Rudyard Kipling (1901) Articles The Punjab Partition, S. Sultan, LSE (2018) Philby & Mistrust, M. Gladwell, New Yorker (2014) Documentary Why Was India Split into Two Countries, H. Roy, TED-Ed, YouTube (n.d.) MI6 Agent Turned Russian Spy, Philby, Timeline, YouTube (n.d.) Primary Sources Philby, I Spied for Russia from 1933 (1967) My Silent War, K. Philby (1967) The Disappearance of Kim Philby (1963)  Kim Philby (Peach): File 1 (1951-52) Constituent Assembly of India (1946) Primary Source Collections Indian Independence & Partition, UK National Archives *Wildcard Resource* Surnames & Social Mobility in England, 1230-2012 So, you thought social mobility in England has changed significantly since the Norman Conquest almost 1000 years ago – well, yes, and NO!