Sara Haider, who appeared on Coke Studio, just graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The singer spoke at her graduation and was awarded the prestigious Charles Jehlinger Award for developing the most “as a person as well as an artist." Robert Redford, Grace Kelly, Danny Devito and Anne Hathaway graduated from the same school.
Last month, Christian Louboutin announced the release of a shoe that was inspired by Pakistan's traditional Peshawari chappal. The shoe is called the 'Imran' and has sparked criticism for cultural appropriation from Pakistanis. The cobblers that typically make these shoes get paid much less than designer prices.
Pashto folk singer Hashmat Sahar asked singers who are abroad to return and spread a message of peace among people through art. After returning from a concert in Australia, Sahar said, “My own land and people are everything for me and my family. The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including artists have suffered a lot but leaving our country would serve no purpose."
Since Netflix's 2016 debut in Africa, they have been acquiring more and more content from the region for their streaming service. They have also been producing original content from the continent, such as a new animated superhero show set in a futuristic version of Lusaka, Zambia's capital. The show will focus on four teenage girls.
A night of classical music featuring some of Pakistan’s greatest classical musicians was held at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Saturday as part of the ongoing National Music Festival. The performances were captivating throughout. The festival boasts some of the best classical, pop, ghazal, qawwali and Sufi music in the country.
An all-star enviormental music video, that aims to create awareness for climate change and protecting the earth, featured the likes of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Snoop Dog. It has gone viral on social media. "What started as a silly joke of an idea along the way became the most important thing I'll ever do," said Lil Dicky, aka David Burd.
The flower fields in the Netherlands are set to bloom and will paint the countryside beautifully, creating an instant tourist attraction. The flowers attract foreign visitors every year and are a boom to the local economy. The number of tourists has only gone up in recent years and 17 million people are expected to visit this Easter.
April's full moon, also known as the pink moon is set to appear on Friday. The moon will not actually be pink and is instead named after the color of an early spring flower by Native Americans, who used it to keep track of their harvesting schedule. The moon will appear larger than average as it will be closer to the Earth.
The creation and spread of Artificial Intelligence technology could lead to the displacement of millions of jobs which would hurt the development of underdeveloped countries. AI will likely replace low-income jobs with robots and will only really create jobs in the developed world. Outsourcing is likely to stop as most factories will move back to the West.
Political momentum against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be building as a right-wing pro-energy political party won in the oil-producing province of Alberta. Trudeau has been plagued by a number of scandals recently that have resulted in the resignation of two Cabinet members and his top advisor. The federal election is going to take place in October.