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Faiz Amn Mela



The Faiz Amn Mela will take place on Feb 17, 2013, at the Open Air Theatre, Bagh-e-Jinnah
(Lawrence Gardens) Lahore, from 1-6 pm. The event includes a mushaira with Faiz poetry sung
by Jawad Ahmad, Adeel Burki, Laal Band, Toheed Malik, Nida Faiz and others. Entry is free
and open to the public.

"All are invited with families, to get together for a message of peace and prosperity," say
the organizers, Faiz Amn Mela Committee along with Awami Workers Party.

Indo-Pak Short Films Fest

The Third Annual National Students' Short-Film Making competition at the School of Planning
and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi goes pan-subcontinental, jointly organised this year for
the first time by students of SPA and students of the National Collge of Arts, Lahore.

This Indo-Pak students short-film making competition "Beta Movement", a part of SPA Delhi's
annual college fest, is open only to students. Films may range between 3 o 20 minutes.

The last date film submissions is Feb 20, 2013. For details see the Facebook page:

http://on.fb.me/Yn2sNb

Sangam Uni's AKA talk show


Students at Sangam University, Bhilwara, Rajasthan organised a talk show on the India
Pakistan relationship on Feb 9, with a focus on Aman ki Asha - Hope for Peace - at the La
Union Dance Drama Music Triveni festival at their university.

"One of the most important item in La Union was the talk show on Indo Pak relations which
should see beyond the thorny Kashmir issue and nagging terrorism related ones," said B.R.

Natarajan, Vice Chancellor Sangam University.

"The focus must shift to cultural exchanges, sporting events for cricket and hockey, food
fests, music fests, film fests etc leading to conducive environment for better trade and
commerce. Youth of both nations must lead the change."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013




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Binding Music After a sabbatical of five years and some inner restructuring, the Mekaal Hasan Band is all set to release its new album with a female lead vocalist.

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What this Nobel Peace Prize means to us Some comments from Aman ki Asha supporters on the joint award of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to an Indian and Pakistani

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