OAKS, Mashmool hold storytelling night full of cultural richness, artistic brilliance at Kinnaird College

04:12 PM | 19 Nov, 2023
OAKS, Mashmool hold storytelling night full of cultural richness, artistic brilliance at Kinnaird College

The Old Associates of Kinnaird Society (OAKS), in collaboration with Mashmool, unfolded an extraordinary evening of cultural richness and artistic brilliance at Hladia Hall, Kinnaird College, Lahore, On Saturday, November 18th, 2023.

The event, "Zambeel Dramatic Readings," ingeniously merged literature, performance and immersive storytelling, casting a spell of unforgettable experiences upon the captivated audience.

The event commenced with an opening note by the Principal of Kinnaird College Prof. Dr. Rukhsana David and Ms. Amna Omar, President OAKS. 

Notable attendees included Justice (r) Nasira Iqbal, Former Governor Shahid Hamid, Director of the Walled City, Mr. Kamran Lashari, Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, Ms. Shafaq Lashari, the founder of Suno Kahani Meri Zubani, Ms. Sadia Sarmad. Ms. Soraya Anwar.

The event’s title, “Lady Changez Khan and Pom Pom Darling,” paid homage to the affectionate Quratulain Hyderhad bestowed up on each other. Attendees were immersed in spellbinding Urdu texts, each artfully dramatized to heighten the sensory experience. The event's innovative approach drew inspiration from the timeless tradition of storytelling and the contemporary allure of radio plays. Through the expert use of immersive soundscapes and riveting recitations, the audience was transported through time and space, transcending geographical boundaries.

Two stellar performances graced the evening:

Ghoonghat by Ismat Chughtai

Asma Mundrawala skillfully brought Chughtai's exploration of pride and arrogance overshadowing personal relationships to life. The narrative, both humorous and profoundly reflective, delved into the superficiality of traditions and customs.

Nazaara Darmiyaan Hai by Quratulain Hyder

Performed by Saife Hasan, Shama Askari, and Asma Mundrawala 

The performance unfolded Hyder's tale of love and betrayal in Bombay, offering a nuanced exploration of the characters' lives through the lens of the housemaid Tara Bai.

Artistic highlights of the evening included exceptional performances by Saife Hasan, Shama Askari, and Asma Mundrawala, whose talent breathed life into these literary masterpieces. Zara Zafar Salman's sitar interlude added a melodic dimension, while a poignant poem by accomplished actress Samiya Mumtaz, written by Zara Mumtaz for her daughter Mahwish Mumtaz Farooqi, contributed an extra layer of emotion and artistry.

The event promised and delivered a cultural fusion that proved to be a feast for the senses, an exquisite showcase of the magic inherent in literature and performance. OAKS and Mashmool extend their heartfelt gratitude to all attendees for their invaluable contribution to the success of this memorable and enriching cultural experience.

The OAKS is a prestigious organization dedicated to fostering a sense of community among Kinnaird College alumni. Their mission is to strengthen the bonds among their members and celebrate the achievements of their alma mater. Mashmool (meaning "Included" in Urdu) is an initiative of The Zara Mumtaz & Mahvash Mumtaz Faruqi Foundation. It encourages dialogue, debate, innovation, and inspiration while celebrating and promoting history, culture, and traditions. Mashmool provides an inclusive platform for the dissemination of ideas and creative expression in various fields.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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