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'Tintin in the Congo' drawing fetches 770,000 euros PARIS: A drawing by Belgian comic book legend Herge from "Tintin in the Congo" fetched 770,600 euros ($820,000) at auction on Saturday, Artcurial said.The India ink, pencil and gouache drawing for the third plate in the 1937 comic album had been valued at between 300,000 and 500,000 euros, the Paris auction house said.The buyer was present at the auction and snapped up the drawing after an initial bidding war by between two European collectors making bids by phone.Last year Artcurial set a new world record for a comic strip when it sold a double page of drawings created by Herge for the inside cover of the Tintin adventure series, used from 1937 to 1958, for 2.1 million euros.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Faiz Ahmad Faiz remembered on death anniversary ISLAMABAD: Legendary Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz who is also known as voice of revolution was remembered on his 30th death anniversary.Faiz Ahmad Faiz was born on February 13, 1911 in Sialkot, the birthplace of poet of the east, Allama Muhammad Iqbal. After having completing his education, Faiz worked as a teacher, journalist and a politician as well, reported PTV News.He also served in British Army before independence of Pakistan, and was promoted up to ...
Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz remembered on his 7th death anniversary ISLAMABAD: Urdu poet Ahmed Faraz was remembered on his seventh death anniversary on Tuesday, 25 August.Faraz was considered one of the greatest modern Urdu poets of the last century.His real name was Syed Ahmad Shah.He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz and other numerous national and international awards in recognition of his literary achievements.His poetry has been translated into English, French, Russian and German.His several ghazals also shot to prominence in films during 1970's including "Ranjish Hi Sahi ...
Are You Ready For Android 6.0 Marshmallow? Google has revealed the next version of its mobile operating system which will be called Android Marshmallow (M). Google is known for naming their operating system after sweet treats like Jelly Bean, Ice-Cream Sandwich, KitKat, Lollipop and now Marshmallow. The new operating system, which was first unveiled at Google I/O on 28 May 2015, is expected to launch publically in the third quarter of 2015. Google claims that their latest OS will be strongest among ...
Pakistan embassy holds calligraphy exhibition in Tokyo ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Pakistan in Japan on Monday hosted a calligraphy exhibition displaying the art work of retired Lt. General and Ambassador Humayun Bangash.Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado, the chief guest inaugurated the calligraphy exhibition held at the embassy.Among the guests who attended the exhibition were from the Diplomatic Corps, parliamentarians, corporate executives, the academia and the media, said a press release received here.Princess Takamado praised the art of calligraphy, drawing comparisons with traditional ...
Comedian Fareed Khan paid a rich tribute KARACHI: Noted Urdu poet, critic and scholar, Prof. Sahar Ansar said on Friday that deaths of numerous comedians in a last few years, is a huge loss to the country.He said this while addressing in a condolence reference for the famous comedian of stage, television and radio, Fareed Khan organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan - Karachi.He said that Fareed Khan Puri spent his whole life in positive activities.Prominent artist, Munawer Saeed that death ...
Grevin's first Asian museum waxes lyrical over K-pop SEOUL: Psy, Paris Hilton and Queen Elizabeth II all made it, but South Korean President Park Geun-Hye turned down her chance of immortality in the first Asian outpost of France's famous waxwork museum, Musee Grevin, that opened in Seoul Thursday.The new museum's focus is firmly on the world of entertainment and, in particular, stars of the "Hallyu" or "Korean Wave" of pop songs and TV melodramas that have become the country's most potent cultural export.As ...


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