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5 Feb

We dream just as big!

(Feb 2, 2011) Bombay Dreams leaves one wondering why the fantasy couldn’t have been adapted and spun for Karachi or Lahore? It so happened that I ended up at the Arts Council watching Shah Sharabeel’s version of Bombay Dreams in Karachi the very same evening that Islamabad Fashion Week jumpstarted at the other end of the country. It’s the first fashion week in Pakistan that I missed and incidentally it was also the first Shah Sharabeel musical I was witnessing. Between fashion and musicals, you’d think this country was being invaded by liberals and not conservatives. You’d think, in the words of Sweetie the eunuch, that this was all so very “sexciting!” Anyway, without going into a detailed review of the production –...
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29 Jan

Bombay Dreams in Karachi

Mahirah Khan and Feeha Jamshed dreaming of Bombay in Karachi? Sulking celebrities? Of course not! Of all the people you bump into at places, Mahirah and Feeha are two of the most pleasant. "Why not Karachi Dreams?" Mahirah laughed out from where she was seated in the Arts Council for Shah Sharabeel's Bombay Dreams and one has to agree. Look out for Instep Today for a detailed observation on that. Back to the girls, it may not be apparent in this picture, but Mahirah's 'look' set the tradition for style this year. Very sixties, she wore her trousers in drainpipe and her cotton top short. 2011 will be about streamlined, power dressing as opposed to the fuss and frill of the last...
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