Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday Lecture Series:Understanding the Real Impact of our Colonial History on our Present' - Talha Ali Kushvaha

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a series of lectures by Talha Ali Kushvaha on 
Pakistan - Perspectives on the Past, Present & Future

First Lecture of the Series
‘Understanding the Real Impact of 
our Colonial History on our Present' 
Talha Ali Kushvaha 

Sunday, 30 November 2014 
at 4:00 pm

31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Other lectures in this series: 
Second Lecture of the Series
Music and Mind Control 
Sunday 7 December 

Third Lecture of the Series
Free Masons, the Occult and 
the Battle for the World
 Sunday, 28 December

Talha Ali Kushvaha studied Economics at London School of Economics and Multimedia at the National College of Arts. A researcher and appraisal specialist, his areas of interest are Communication, History, Culture, Media & Music. He has taught communication, sound design, and history; and is currently a visiting faculty member at National College of Arts. He is a saxophonist, song/script writer and voice-over artist. He lives and works in Lahore.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Halqa-e-Khat:Talk & Demo by Ahmed Ali Bhutta - Fri 28 Nov

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to its monthly open sitting

with Khattat Irfan Ahmed Qureshi

Khattat Ahmad Ali Bhutta
will present a Talk & Demonstration on:
'Ustad Tajuddin Zareen Raqam 
(1906-1955) Aur Lahori Nastaliq'

                                        Friday, 28th November 2014
       5:30 pm

Khattat Ahmed Ali Bhutta's teacher is Hafiz Muhammad Yousuf Sadeedi. He is from Faisalabad, and his expertise is in Nastaaliq, Naskh, Thuluth, Kufic scripts. He has participated in several calligraphy competitions and has been a part of the Hast-o-Neest calligraphy exhibition Darya Ba Hubab Andar at Koel Gallery, Karachi.

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Shahrazade Wisdom: Film Title: Bab'Aziz (Tunisia): FRI, 21 NOV - 7 pm

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts invites you to

Shahrazade Wisdom Tales

Film Title: 
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul

on Friday, 21 November 2014
at 7:00 pm
@ Hastoneest Gulberg

2005 Film
The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years...A fairytale-like story of longing and belonging, filmed in the enchanting sandscapes of Tunisia and Iran.
DIRECTOR: Nacer Khemir, Tunisia
Running Time: 98 minutes

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Stories for Children: Cinderella SAT, 29 NOV - 4 pm

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites all children to

کہانیوں کے رنگ
پیارے کوثر میاں کے سنگ
The Colorful World of Stories
with Pyarey Kauser Mian



Saturday 29 November 2014
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

از کوچہء رندان Urdu Poetry Sitting Wed 19 Nov

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

از کوچہء رندان
Az Koo cha-e-Rindaan 
Urdu Poetry sitting 
with Qasim Jafri Sahib 

Session on
Anwar Shaoor

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 
5:15 to 6:15 pm

31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore

Anwer Shaoor born as Anwaar Hussain in Uttar Pradesh`s Farrukhabad town, he migrated with his parents to Pakistan from India in 1947, when he was four. He started writing poetry at the age of 11 and contributed his poems to children`s magazines and newspaper sections from Karachi to Delhi.

His first regular job was with Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu, which he got courtesy Jamiluddin Aali in 1964.There he served complete 30 years to retire in 2000. Anwar Shaoor has to his credit four collections of poetry including Me Raqsam, Mashq-i-Sukhan and Andokhta.

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Study Circle on Traditional Psychology - Wed, 12 Nov

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts invites you to an open forum

with Raheel Ahmed & Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

The study circle will examine the book:
Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul by Titus Burckhardt

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
7:00 to 8:00 pm

31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore

Queries: 0300 849 3170

Sunday, November 9, 2014

'A Planet in Peril & A Sense of the Sacred' - Dr. Akmal Hussain - Sunday, 16 Nov

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to the concluding lecture in the series on
Capitalism & the Crisis of Civilization

“…This Economic and Social system is associated with inculcating a particular relationship between human beings  which is very different from the traditional relationship that we have seen over hundreds, thousands of years ..It systematically develops, as Erich Fromm has argued, aggressiveness in acquisition, competition…so this aggressiveness is combined with greed…celebrated by economists, as greed is what keeps the market functioning.”
Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain

‘A Planet in Peril & A Sense of the Sacred’
Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain

Sunday, 16 November 2014
at 4:00 pm

31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Dr. Akmal Hussain is an economist, author and social activist. He is currently Professor of Economics, Forman Christian College University, and Member, Governing Board, South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS), and Senior Fellow, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE).

Dr. Hussain has helped build organizations for overcoming poverty at the village, district, provincial and national levels in Pakistan. These include the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) at the national level and Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP) at the provincial level. Apart from a large number of papers, reports and newspaper articles, Dr. Hussain has authored three books on development policy and has co-authored 27 other books on issues of poverty, peace and development, which have been internationally published. Dr. Akmal Hussain has a B.A. Honours Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and Ph.D. in Economics from Sussex University, U.K.