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The face that launched a thousand tweets
By Mary Jane Baxter
9012_9_24_2014_1.gifFashion has always been political. It can't help it. It reflects what's taking place in the world at any given point in time. So when Vogue decides to re-launch its website using a Palestinian-American model for the reproduction of an iconic photograph which previously featured Israeli model Michaela Bercu, it means something, especially at a time when the conflict in Gaza has been raging once again. ....

Fawad-fever scorches Lahore
By Mariam Mushtaq
9013_9_24_2014_1.gifThat Fawad Khan is a good actor no one doubted for a minute. We were pretty certain that the release of Khoobsurat would cement his status as an actor worth watching out for, but what we werenít prepared for was the kind of hysterical adulation he would get from his fans in Pakistan. ....

ďThis is by far Aliís best performance everĒ
9014_9_24_2014_1.gifAli Zafar is living the Bollywood Dream. Heís partied and performed with Shah Rukh Khan, heís built a casual camaraderie with Salman Khan and even Amitabh Bachchan has shown him respect, which goes a very long way. Five films old in Bollywood, Ali is all set to see the release his sixth, Kill Dil, on November 14. The trailers are out and by the looks of things he has found a comfort zone that we may have seen in his music videos but never on screen. He seems to have found his true calling as an action hero of sorts. ....

Saad Haroon shows the world Pakistanís funny side
9015_9_24_2014_1.gifThe votes are in and itís official: Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon in well on his way to becoming the Funniest Person in the World!

Last week, Instep reported that Haroon had made it through the initial round of the Funniest Person In The World Competition, launched by Laugh Factory, a US-based comedy club that is working to promote global peace by pitting comedians from various nations against each other on a single platform. ....

Markhor launches Kickstarter campaign for handmade, customisable menís shoe line
9016_9_24_2014_1.gifWho would have thought that the shoe-making craft in Pakistan dates back 1800 years? The art of cutting, stitching and designing shoes by hand still thrives in places like Okara, but craftspeople are under-resourced and little appreciated and thus the practice borders on extinction.

Luckily, a group of conscientious people in Lahore have founded a handmade footwear company called Markhor, which aims to preserve the craft and have it known world over. ....

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