Film Producer Weinstein Indicted on Rape Charges

May 31, 2018 (DESPARDES) — Film producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted Wednesday in New York on first- and third-degree rape and criminal sex act charges, furthering the first criminal case to arise from a slate of sexual misconduct allegations against the former movie mogul. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the indictment brought Weinstein […]

71-Year-Old Mother Rides Bike Across Northern Pakistan With Son

May 24, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A 71-year-old mother, against all odds, is on a cross-country bike ride with son in northern parts of Pakistan — while setting a great example for mothers as well as youngsters. Considered paradise on earth, the northern part of the country is rich in natural beauty and resources — during […]

Three-Month Summer Art Camp For Children To Start In Islamabad From June 26

May 22, 2019 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A three-month long summer art camp for children would be held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in the capital Islamabad from June 26 to August 9. Summer art camps are a regular feature of PNCA’s programs arranged to facilitate art lovers, students and amateur artists for boosting […]

2nd Book On Sikh Legacy in Pakistan Launched in Chicago

May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A book that tracks Sikhism’s cultural footprint in Pakistan was launched in Chicago at a ceremony at which Pakistani Consul General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi was the chief guest. Authored by Amardeep Singh, a Singapore national, the book “The Quest Continues: Lost Heritages The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan” also underlines the […]

Pakistan’s Red Carpet Debut at Cannes Film Festival, Courtesy Mahira Khan

A picture of Mahira with Indian actress Sonam Kapoor also went viral on social media May 15, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Mahira Khan debuted on the Red Carpet at 71st Cannes Film Festival being held in Cannes, France, Monday evening, adding yet another feather to her cap. Stars from around the world have walked the red […]

Attractive Stories Make Films Successful: Veteran Actor Nadeem Baig

May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Veteran film actor and director Nadeem Baig has urged the film producers and directors to find new writers for attractive stories to make Pakistan-made films successful. Talking to media persons in Lahore on Monday, Nadeem said that when a lot of film writers were serving in film industry over one […]

Finland’s ‘Female-Only’ Island Slated to Open Amid Controversy

SuperShes are activists, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, philosophers, scientists, and more. Their work has torn down ceilings and broken barriers. May 11, 2018 — Despite an ongoing investigation by the Nordic nation’s equality ombudsman’s office into whether a woman-only business classifies as illegal discrimination, the “Supershe” island oasis is scheduled to open “as planned.” Advertised […]

Can’t Believe This Was Riyadh Last Night: Pop Singer Asim Azhar

May 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistani singer and actor Asim Azhar held a live open air concert to a jamp-packed youth crowd on May 4 in Saudi capital Riyadh, before heading for Umrah with his mother. It was Azhar’s first ever live performance in the Kingdom. Can’t believe this was Riyadh last night..❤️ nothing but […]

‘From Here to There’ Art Show of 33 Emerging Painters Draw Huge Crowd

May 6, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — ArtKaam Gallery recently held a group show of 33 emerging artists from all over Pakistan drawing a huge crowd of art lovers and enthusiasts from the city. The works on display by these Pakistani painters ranged from the figurative to the abstract including calligraphic art. Curator Mehreen Hashmi said, “Transition […]

Meet Syeda Anfas Who’s Running ‘Footpath Schools’ in Karachi, and Loving It

IRSHAD SALIM (May 6, 2018) –Syeda Anfas’ pegged tents under Karachi’s flyovers are attracting the underprivileged street children to become civic and literate at the very least if not educated– that would be crossing the line as it’s state and government responsibility to provide free education up to Grade 10 under the Constitution and the […]

British Pakistani Actor Riz Ahmed Teaming With BBC for TV Drama ‘Englistan’

The series will tell the story of three generations of a British-Pakistani family over four tumultuous decades. May 1, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The British-Pakistani actor and rapper who penned a much-shared 3000-words essay in 2016 about being typecast as a terrorist is back in the news with ‘Englistan’. Riz Ahmed, the British star of Rogue […]

Brooklyn-based Inventor Creates Contraption to Serve Himself Dessert (Video)

April 20, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Joseph Herscher who calls himself “inventor of useless machines” has created an intricate contraption to serve himself a piece of cake in his Brooklyn apartment. Herscher dubs his latest kinetic artwork, the “cake server”. The project took three months to complete with 90 percent of the time spent on testing […]

Jennifer Lopez to debut new song at 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards

April 19, 2018 — Jennifer Lopez will debut a new song at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards this month. Billboard reported as such Thursday after Telemundo announced the 48-year-old singer will perform at the annual awards show. Telemundo said in a press release that Lopez will give a “special performance” at the ceremony April […]

Blackmail Is So Black That It’s Witty! Verdict: 3/5

OMAIR ALAVI: What would you or a friend of yours do if they found out that their wife was having an affair during the time he was working in his office? Would you not confront that guy first and later the wife for being unfaithful? Or you would want to compete with that other guy […]

Annual Qarlasht Festival Kicks Off in Chitral–Pakistan’s Northernmost Tourist Resort (PICS)

In order to encourage youth to take part in healthy activities the DC Chitral personally undertook rock climbing. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A four-day festival kicked off on Thursday in Chitral, the northernmost part of Pakistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Chitral, the largest district of KP, shares border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the east, with Kunar, Badakshan and […]