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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Media Watch Desi: Women Artists & Speakers

Where is Geo TV host of Meray Mutabiq, Shahid Masood?

Today we will not present any pontifications on who will be the PM, or on article 58 2 b. In the next few days we will have the answer to who will be the new PM. We will know where Iftikhar Chaudhry goes after he is freed. We will know what the coalition does to alleviate the hardships of the people. In the next few days we will know without pundits helps which way the wind is blowing

Art Critic Niilofer Furrukh traces the history of Art in Pakistan and the contribution of feisty artists.

Breaking the glass ceiling by Niilofur Farruk

THE glass ceiling in the corporate world that deprives women of top jobs exists in all fields but in the visual arts it was challenged in Pakistan soon after 1947. In this field where a high premium is put on creativity, nepotism can have no feet. Only a passion to develop talent and a vision to sustain it brings triumph.

Two very important women artists who were instrumental in shaping the blueprint of Pakistan’s art world were Zubeida Agha and Anna Molka Ahmed. Zubeida Agha, with her 1949 show just two years after independence, boldly brought modern art experiments into the public space. The fact that she was lambasted by the art critics of the day did not in any way deter her and she went on to study art in the UK and then returned to become a potent force.

Pakistan Elects First Female Speaker

Dr. Fehmida Mirza's election as the Speaker of the NA is splashed all over. If she uses this office judiciously then a lot can be achieved for the rights of women.


Blogger Salman said...

Apparently, Shahid Masood is some where in the U.S, pursuing some degree in internationa politics. All other hosts are back. I dont think he'd stay away long either.

March 19, 2008 4:43 AM  

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