Dolmen Celebrates the Journey of Love and Togetherness

Donned as a mall with a heart by its valued customers, Dolmen Malls is committed to enrich customer experience through unparalleled hospitality, service, value based offers, discounts, festivals and more.

Draped in a carousel of festivities, Dolmen Malls is celebrating the journey of love and togetherness through numerous activities throughout February and March. Offers and discounts leading up to 70% on renowned local and international brands are being offered daily to shoppers while multiple new lawn collections are being unveiled along with activities from leading fashion, beauty and food brands

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The sea facing mall in Clifton exudes the nation’s fervor towards cricket making ‘Dolmen Loves Cricket’, highlight of the month. Howzaat deals in the food court in all three malls, décor and the match screening in Dolmen Mall Clifton are making the atmosphere livelier as the season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) gains momentum. Cricket fans are relishing live cricketing moments in the food court, participating in sporting discussions and attaining opportunities to have cricketing celebrity encounters.

“We take pride in giving our customers a reason to revel the joys of love, togetherness and their fervor for food, sports, and shopping. For us, our customers are more important than anything else. This is their mall and they tell us what they would like to see – we make it happen,” said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing, Dolmen Group.

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Additionally, within the realm of Dolmen Cares, the mall’s community engagement initiative, Dolmen Mall announced a one-year collaboration with Cricket Junoonis, the official fan club of Pakistan Cricket (endorsed by PCB), to celebrate the love of the sport. Junooni fans and families enrolled through Dolmen Mall will benefit for the entire year with numerous discounts, prizes, trips, and more. For the current season of PSL, the partnership will provide 15 lucky draw customers from Dolmen malls Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi a chance to go to Dubai on an all-expense paid trip for the PSL playoffs and become stars of the Dolmen Junooni travelogue that will be televised on leading national televisions.

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Karachi Literature Festival 2017 a huge success

Karachi Literature Festival 2017 comes to an end, after having a successful inauguration and closing ceremonies of event.  8th Karachi Literature Festival earned a huge response from Karachiates.

Around 20 books were launched during these three days in Karachi Literature Festival along with several sessions on different topics. 2017 witnessed first literature festival in City (Karachi) organized from 10 to 12 February 2017 at Beach Luxury Hotel. In which famous personalities from different countries related to literature and fun attended the event. American and Indian diplomats also attended the event along with other guests at the opening ceremony. Event was attended by around 2 lac people of Karachi; they participated in 75 different sessions.

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Mustafa Qureshi, Bushra Ansari, Nadeem Baig, and Shabnam (Who came from Bangladesh) are amongst, who had different sessions during the event. Furthermore Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Zia Muhiuyudin, Ayesha Jalal, Munazza Shamsi and many other names included in the list of presenters and panelists.

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Little Baby is having some books from Kids-Corner at Karachi Literature Festival 2017.

I should mention one of the interesting session, which happened on second day of the event, It was a Mushaira (Poetry session). This was a great thing to promote poetry among common man, and these types of initiative definitely will help to achieve it.

Book lovers had too many things to watch and buy during Karachi Literature Festival, I believe they bought many books during the event. Many publications were available on discounted prices. Publications from around the world with many different languages were available for books lovers under one roof.

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On third day of the event, a musical concert was organized which includes mesmerizing dance performances by Sohaee Ali Abro and Shaima Sayyad, and a concert by Saif Samejo. Live performances of above artists add more colors to success of Karachi Literature Festival.

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Woven Stories by Ahsan Amin (EWC-Interiors)

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We have some wonderful persons in our country, who are die-hard fans of promoting art of our country. We are also blessed with very rich culture of artists and experts in every aspect of life. But specifically I am going to tell you about an art, which is now making its presence at international level through some dedicated persons like Ahsan Amin. As technology evolves rapidly these art works needs to be enabled with latest technologies and man like Ahsan are doing same for our community.

Let me introduce Ahsan Amin. A man who started his journey from an early age to a surfeit of handicrafts made and assembled across all of the provinces of Pakistan by his family’s business, Ahsan understood that design, unfortunately, was led by the international market. After completing his undergraduate studies in Canada, most of which was spent in testing the foreign market for Pakistani handicrafts and developing of contacts, Ahsan returned to his homeland of Karachi with a mission. He was going to take his father’s business model of exporting to foreign clients, and completely revamp the production process by collaborating across the seven seas.

What was started almost three decades ago has now grown into a great company known to many as East West Connections, which not only aims to serve customers all over the world but also to provide artisans from all over the world, especially Pakistan, with a platform where their creations can be truly admired by a greater audience that they could ever imagine. At East West Connections they offer a whole array of products ranging from rustic to contemporary to quench all your decor needs.

They (EWC interiors) strive to not only serve their clients and customers but also to provide the real artists, the fabricators of these awe inspiring products living in destitute areas of Pakistan, with an incentive to not only better themselves but everyone around them. And that is truly a greatest achievement for a Pakistani company.

They have been serving the customers of America, South America, Europe France, East Asia, Japan, Africa specifically Kenya, meaning their products are universal and recognised by the Artisan’s Community of the five Continents. I believe it is a great service to our country’s image building and revamping our rich artistic culture too.

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Woven fabric is a textile formed by weaving. It is produced on a loom, and made of many threads woven on a warp and a weft. ECW has a wide variety and range in woven crafts. Ahsan Amin has a brilliant collection of rugs and other items related to woven for your home décor.

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They (ECW) are organizing exhibition on regular basis. Recently Ahsan had collaborated with another famous personality- Tariq Luni, an internationally, recognized award winning sculptor, to display their works under the exhibition “Woven Stories” which was on display at the recently inaugurated Slingshot Studios between 3rd-5th February. Together, they had shown some of their most exclusive art pieces. Before this exhibition none of the pieces on display have ever been showcased by them before. One of the rugs on display took nearly two years for the artisans to complete. They are organizing these types of exhibitions on regular basis; if you had missed this time you should visit next time, but why not to visit their Facebook page & Instagram. You can also visit them at their store follow this link.

HTC appoints Muller & Phipps as National Distributor for Pakistan

 

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HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the launch of new range of smartphones for Pakistan market, namely, HTC One A9, Desire 728 Dual SIM (LTE), Desire 626 Dual SIM (LTE), Desire 626G and Desire 526G+. HTC also announced the appointment of Muller & Phipps as the national distributor for Pakistan.

I and millions of Pakistanis were very much excited to have this Re-launch of HTC. Before this launch HTC Pakistan announced their launch through social media, which makes HTC users more interested in having this launch. No doubt HTC was one of pioneers in Android devices. We Pakistanis are very much happy & joyous to know that we can buy original HTC mobiles in Pakistan. One of the great advantage of HTC is they are partnering with M&P. M&P are having an experience over 100 years in distribution & marketing. It will be an awesome combo. Customers will have luxury to avail M&P collection or service points throughout in Pakistan. Muller and Phipps have 26 collection centers in Pakistan. Which is also another advantage to the customers they also can send their mobiles through OCS because M&P is partner with them.

“We are pleased to launch our range of smartphones in Pakistan market. All the HTC devices are stunning, intuitive and advanced in technology. Our new HTC Desire models deliver the best of both worlds, combining fresh youthful design with powerful processing capabilities. HTC wants to empower the masses and put a good phone in everyone’s hands, without compromising on features and specifications.” said Mr. Faisal Siddiqui, President, HTC South Asia.

 

 

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About HTC 

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com

About Muller & Phipps

Muller & Phipps is one of leading distribution &services company in Pakistan.It’s a Part of the Getz Group, which is an international marketing and distribution company having presence across 80 locations in 36 countries.Muller & Phipps has a diversified Business Portfolio, covering industries like Pharmaceutical, Hospital Care, Consumer Products and Telecommunication and Handsets Business. M&P entered into Telecom/Mobile Business in 2011 and by now they are one of the most preferred Telecom Distributors in Pakistan. M&P began with a simple mission; help people get what they need, when they need it.

Event was attended by some renowned personalities and celebrities of Pakistan. Nadia Hussain and Sunita Marshal unveiled the HTC sets in Pakistan. Along with HTC & Muller and Phipps officials. While Hira Hussain hosted the launch show. Event was organized & Managed by Strings Media 

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All the smartphone models will be available with leading mobile operators and major retailers in Pakistan from next week onwards. The successful launch of HTC Pakistan was conceptualized, planned and executed by String Media and Oktopus Experience.

I am Karachi day adds colors to Karachi

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I Am Karachi presented, the first ever I AM KARACHI Awards to honor the contribution of the city’s dedicated and unrecognized heroes at Frere Hall on the occasion of the second official I AM Karachi Day on March 26th 2016.

The inaugural I AM KARACHI AWARDS have established themselves as the only civic responsibility and diversity awards exclusively for residents of the city. I AM KARACHI Awards recognize visionary individuals who have shown inspirational resilience, hope, pride and determination.

The award function was headlined by a spell binding rock-symphonic version of the national anthem by Sounds of Kolachi with the talented youth of Karachi. Award winning pop stars Sara Haider, Zoe Viccaji and traditional singers were also showcased at the event.

President of IAMKARACHI Jameel Yusuf S.St, described IAM KARACHI DAY as a “celebration of the success of the city’s resilient spirit” and announced that the awards will be given out throughout the course of the year.

I AM KARACHI DAY ceremonies were hosted by Karachi icons Deepak Perwani and Atiya Khan who discussed the necessity of a diverse culture in a mega-city like Karachi. This was followed by Vice President of Society for I AM KARACHI, Mr. Amin Hashwani who announced the official launch ofa city wide I AM KARACHI Sports Festival that will begin next month. Founding member Ms. Rumana Hussain also announced the launch of a new wave of I AM KARACHI ‘Walls of Peace’ – where young artists cover hateful graffiti with their artistic creations to reclaim public space.

In an unprecedented display of support academics, business leaders and celebrities attended the function to show their love to the city and those honored. Awards were distributed by notable figures including: Ronak Lakhani, Zubaida Mustafa, Talat Hussain, Ishrat Hussain and Fuzon.

The event was a grand equalizer with citizens from all areas and strata uniting to mark the occasion, as could be seen in a visualization activity where residents of Karachi could mark their homes on a giant map.

Commissioner Karachi Asif Hyder Shah praised spirit of citizenship and said only if the citizens of Karachi will stand united, only then there is there hope for a prosperous Sindh and eventually a flourishing Pakistan.

The celebration follows a ‘Karachi Matters Week’ drive to boost citizen participation conducted across the city. Partners of IAK and volunteer groups had conducted over thirty workshops, art projects, and social innovation activities to encourage thoughtful dialogue for a unified social outlook in various neighborhoods.

IAMKARACHIDAY is a celebration of the city and part of a larger city-wide movement that aims to inculcate hope, pride and ownership in the citizens of Karachi by reclaiming public spaces through sports, arts, culture and dialogues.

The event was managed and executed by Polaris with PR & Social Media by Mindmap Communications.

HOPE AWARD – KAIFI Khalil

Kaifi’s story is one of overcoming adversity through hope and passion. Hailing from Lyari, Kaifi used his passion for music to block out the negativity surrounding him. He grew up taking care of himself and found solace in music.Along the way he was introduced to Nida Butt and Hamza Jaffri’s MAD School, where he received formal musical training free of cost from renowned musicians.

OWNERSHIP AWARD – SOHAIL Khan

Sohail Khan is a young change maker from Bengali Para in Korangi who founded a school in his neighborhood after noticing a lack of access to quality education for children in the area. Upon realizing that most people in his area were sending their children to work for daily wages he took matters into his own hands. His school now enrolls over 100 children from Bengali Para. He runs the institution along with continuing his own studies.

INCLUSIVITY AWARD – IMRAN Ghanchi

Having contracted polio as a young boy, Imran felt his exclusion acutely. He was unable to study past elementary school because there were no provisions to make movement easier for disabled students. In 2007 Imran bought a rickshaw and made modifications to it in order to be able to drive it commercially. His work led him to get in touch with the Network of Organizations Working with People with Disabilities, where he is now part of The Rickshaw Project as a supervisor. With The Rickshaw Project Imran became part of a team that trained individuals with disabilities as rickshaw drivers, helping them apply for commercial licenses.

RESILIENCE AWARD – MAHIRA

Mahira is well known throughout Lyari for her courage and resilience. She began to provide tuitions to girls in her community, tutoring them until they were ready to enroll in formal schools. She spent four years of savings, to set up a tuition center for girls and then went on to her next goal: a café for women in an area where community spaces for women were mostly unheard of. Her efforts resulted in her receiving threats from various gangs and political parties in Lyari, but Mahira refused to cow down in the face of intimidation. She not only created a community space for women, but also ensured that it thrives. In 2013,Mahira founded Woman is a Nation, an organization which focuses on women’s education with the larger aim of providing civic knowledge, skills and opportunities for women to become positive influencers in their community.

DIVERSITY AWARD – ATIF bin ARIF

The man behind Super Savari Express is Atif bin Arif, who noticed the city’s residents had become woefully unaware of the rich and diverse cultural heritage it possesses. He began the guided tour which aims to display the city’s diversity, stopping at temples, churches, and mosques belonging to minority groups in the city, as well as other historical sites and cultural institutions. Gaining access to these, however, was not easy. In this climate of fear and insecurity, Atif had to knock on various doors to in order to get the necessary permissions required for the citizens of Karachi to experience their own city.

PRIDE AWARD — SABINA Khatri

She isn’t just a teacher for the children who attend the Kiran School in Lyari, but also a mentor and a parent figure for these children, championing their potential to be high achievers. Established in 2006, the Kiran School enrolls bright young minds from Lyari, preparing them for admission to prestigious schools in the city. Her work is not limited to just educating the children. While the mornings are reserved for children, in the evenings Sabina conducts classes for their mothers, going through material their children will be taught so that they are able to help with homework. Her philosophy is that if the children of Lyari are able to gain access to better opportunities and education, they will be able to improve their own circumstances.

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2nd Anniversary Celebration & Cricket League by Big Bang Entertainment

BB-Ent-CL-2Anniv (3).pngBig Bang celebrated its 2nd Anniversary by arranging an entertaining and thrilling event, “Big BANG CRICKET LEAGUE “Star studded by a lot of successful stars working on different projects of Big bang entertainment.

The thrilling event was played at the Kokan Ground Karachi between the teams of successful ongoing projects.

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The teams compete passionately for the title of “Big Bang Champion” which was finally awarded to the most deserving team of “MARA YAAR MILADAY” after a head to head fight with team “DIL HAARI” which stood as the runner up.

The man of the series was awarded to the flawless FAHAD MUSTAFA for scoring 180 runs in 3 matches, along with 21 sixes from which 5 were in a single over.

Those who star studded the event include ;Fahad Mustafa,Dr.Ali Kazmi, Muneeb Butt, Aiman Khan, Minal Khan,Fahad Sheikh,Faysal Quraishi, Asim Azhar, Yasir Shoro, Arij Fatima, Sania Saeed, Agha Ali, Danish Taimoor,Faryal Mehmood, Naveed Raza, Yasir Mazhar, Jarjees Seja – JJ (CEO ARY) and many others.
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Big Bang entertainment, the largest and successful production house with a lot of successful projects like Bay-Qasoor and Nazo etc. Shinning in Television industry, Big Bang is a promising organization which is committed to its aim of upbringing talents and revolutionizing entertainment.

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Cinepax Cinemas hosted a special screening of #KUNGFUPanda3 at Ocean Mall

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Cinepax Cinemas hosted a special screening of #KUNGFUPanda3 at Ocean Mall for Special Olympics Pakistan Team members and & their families. Some of the players and families are seen here with the actress Sarwat Gillani, the brand ambassador of  Special Olympics Pakistan and Ronak Lakhani – CEO SOP Pakistan along with Cinepax Team. Picture shows: Left to right: Adeel Feroz, Sarwat Gillani (Brand Ambassador of SOP Pakistan), Ronak Lakhani,  Abid Zaidi – Marketing Manager Cinepax, Bilal Ahmed of Cinepax along with the Special Olympics Team Pakistan and Cinepax Team.

 

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