iFaqeer

This is an effort to help folks — well me, first of all — plan our lives, vacations and visits to Pakistan better. It is very much an open document. Please leave information the comments: events, dates, anything you think should be here. [Of course, I will be curating what actually appears.]

Literary Festivals & Events:
BLF
KLF
LLF

Urs and Spiritual/Musical Events:
Urs at Sehwan
Data ka Urs
Abdullah Shah Ghazi

Glamour/Showbiz Events:
Lux Awards

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Tech:
OPEN (and link to calendar for OPEN Pakistan)
TiE (and link to calendar for TiE Pakistan)
92Disrupt

Links to Venue Calendars:
T2F
TDF
Chailogue

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Writers, editors and especially my fellow technical writers in India now study and work with Indian English, they hold conferences on the subject. It is an awe-inspiring development.

In that topic, here’s a very edifying piece by #ShekharGupta in #ThePrintIndia providing an update on the politics and evolution of English and its role in the home of the largest English-speaking group in the world:

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Ibne Safi Street, Nazimabad №2, Karachi, Pakistan. December 2019

Pakistan as it is today; components:

The street sign honoring a visionary literary great who once lived there.

A hyper-nationalistic mural.

An electric pole repainted in the colors of the street power du jour.

Photo credit: iFaqeer; Kamran Khimani

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iFaqeer

iFaqeer

Rhetor—Citizen—Fakir // Pakistani-American. Californian. Karachiite. Awadhi by culture. Nigerian by birth // Currently working on Chronicles of the Camps