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Just your average Pakistani response to 15 news stories

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NOTE: Most of these responses are inspired by real comments

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Life in chiaroscuro

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Jahanzaib Haque explores a world of light and dark with Stephan Andrew.

(Published in the Nov-Dec 2009 issue of Aurora)

There is one thing that even a layman can see in the pictures of young, up and coming, photographer, Stephan Andrew: life is not easy.

A recent solo exhibition titled, ‘Trial by Existence’ held at the Photospace Gallery in Karachi, gave the public a chance to experience and engage with Andrew’s work, focused as it is on the theme of every day reality and fleshed out by characters and objects depicting the vast spectrum of existence that defines Pakistani living. Read the rest of this entry »

Life, the universe and Rohail Hyatt

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(Published in Aurora, September-October 2009 issue)

By Jahanzaib Haque

Where to begin talking about Pakistan’s leading music producer, Rohail Hyatt?

Rohail Hyatt

From pop star fame in Vital Signs, to one-time CEO of Pyramid Productions; from writing the musical score for Shoaib Mansoor’s film Khuda Ke Liye, to producing names like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and of course, creating the musical phenomenon that is Coke Studio; Hyatt is an enigma – and I am duly warned that he is ‘media shy’.

But as I sit back in Hyatt’s studio surrounded by flat screen monitors, recording equipment, musical instruments and organic trinkets, I am greeted with warmth, courtesy and the odd sensation of visiting an old friend.

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Lost in Space…

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A gift.
A gift.

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Serving Erotica

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A series on the female form.

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