Lessons for journalists from a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer

Beena Sarwar

Notes from the Nieman Pulitzer 100 event in Cambridge MA, “POWER: Accountability and Abuse,” presented by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University 

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Sep. 9, 2016

Cambridge, MA: The thousand-seater Sanders Theatre filled up fast in anticipation of the Wynton Marsalis concert that was kicking off the Nieman Pulitzer 100 event, a few days before my first journalism class at Princeton University. No photography or videos of the performance were allowed but I figured the rule didn’t apply before they started playing so I sneaked a quick photo. Continue reading

RPTW International Dance Festival Islamabad 2014

Two day International Dance Festival Islamabad 2014, Dec 15th-16th, 2014, at Pakistan National Council of Arts, 7:00 p.m. onwards, organised by the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop.

RPTW International Dance Fest 2014

Flyer for Day 1, Dec 15, 2014

Facebook Event Page here and Artists’ details at this link. Free Invites (on first come first serve basis) can be collected through 0300-0770661-60 | 042-35322290-93. Continue reading

Chance encounters of a connected kind

My article published in Dialogue section of The News on Sunday, Sept 26, 2009

Musings

Chance encounters of a connected kind

Beena Sarwar

Dr Sarwar, Karachi, Jan 2007. Photo by Anwar Sen Roy

Dr Sarwar, Karachi, Jan 2007. Photo by Anwar Sen Roy

There is something about unexpectedly bumping into unexpected people and making meaningful connections on various levels.

The common thread running through two strings of such encounters I had recently was my late father, Dr M. Sarwar — his being who he was, and his passing on, led to these moments and the associations they evoked.

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