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As she drove past an apartment complex on a street in Khartoum, Sara Jadallah turned silent. It was here that her late father, the legendary film-maker Jadallah Jubara, set up Sudan's first private film studio in the 1970s.
The clunky videocassette recorder is going the way of floppy disks, eight-track tapes and camera film as the world's last manufacturer ends production of the once booming home-video technology.
Amazing as Bridge you need to keep all your options open in the play of the hand for it is only when several alternates present themselves that players generally falter in choosing the wrong line which in a particular layout is against the timing. Sometimes assuming prematurely the lie of cards makes the declarer put his wrong foot down only to regret it later.
The forgetful blue fish who won hearts in Pixar's blockbuster animation "Finding Nemo" is going on another journey, this time to find her own origin story.
A little known Punjab-based political party which calls itself Move On Pakistan (MOP) put up banners in 13 cities across the country urging the army chief General Raheel Sharif to take over and form a government of technocrats. The ISPR quickly distanced itself from the coup posters, saying that the armed forces had nothing to do with the highly controversial banners. The prime minister went into a family huddle to discuss the matter.
Food economist Howarth Bouis is a man with a very big mission: to get staple foods fortified with health-improving vitamins and minerals to 1 billion people in the developing world by 2030. US-based HarvestPlus, the programme he founded to kick-start that process in 2003, has so far reached an estimated 20 million people in poor farming families in its eight target countries in Africa and Asia - an achievement that won Bouis the World Food Prize earlier this month.
Paintings having an abstract touch by Aqsa Shakil seemed to capture the memories of everyday life in a solo exhibition titled "Delineate" at Koel Gallery Karachi. Her perception of memories was depicted in her paintings showing shadows and random splatters of walnut ink.