Zambeel Reviews

Digital aur television daur ka Zambeel – Web correspondent, BBC Urdu, 13 April, 2017
The Art of Storytelling – Farahnaz Zahidi, The News on Sunday, 05 February 2017
The spirit of Faiz – Farah Zia & Sehyr Mirza, The News on Sunday,27 November 2016
Railway Stories by Zambeel – Zahra Chughtai,  Newsline Magazine, 09 September, 2016
Tributes paid to Ismat Chughtai, Quratulain Hyder – Dawn Metropolitan, Islamabad, 16 April 2016
A relook at Partition through art, poetry, writings, The Hindu, 27 February, 2016
Zambeel Dramatic Readings to perform Manto’s work in New Delhi – Saadia Qamar, Express Tribune, 23 February 2016
A Tribute to Progressive Women Writers –  Zoya Anwer, Dawn Metropolitan, 02 June 2015
Bundagi nama: Jaaray kay mausam ki aankh macholiIntizar Husain, Rozenama Express, 02 March 2015
Blast from the Past– Feature on Zambeel, Zahra Chughtai, Newsline Magazine, January 2015
An Hour with Zambeel Dramatic Readings – Veera Rustomji, Herald Magazine Pakistan, October 2014
Dramatic Reading of Ghulam Abbas’s two stories enthrall audience – Haneen Rafi, Dawn Metropolitan, 25 August 2014
A storytelling session that thrills both young and old – Haneen Rafi, Dawn Metropolitan, 04 August 2014
A Recitation of Imprisonment – Zahra Sabri, Encore: The News on Sunday, 06 July 2014
Faiz: Letters to the Beloved – Saadia Qamar, The Express Tribune, 02 July 2014
Letters from Jail -Maleeha Hamid Siddiqui,  Dawn, 27 June 2014
Touching presentation of correspondence between Faiz and AlysThe News, 27 June 2014
Taqseem: Seeing history as it happened, The News International, 30 March, 2014
Molka Deo Sahab Bakery Walay. Storytelling – The News Weekly Magazine (US), 07 March 2014
A Story that came to LifeThe News, 22 February 2014
People still amused by Manto’s radio playsThe News, 13 February 2014
Aao Play Dekhein – Zehra Nabi, Newsline Magazine, September 2013
Aao Manto Sunein – Abdullah Zaidi, The Friday Times, Vol. XXV No.29, August 30 – September 05, 2013
Let’s Play Manto – Peerzada Salman, Dawn, 26 August 2013
Art of Storytelling: Manto’s radio plays illustrate the comic side of witty Urdu writer – Naveela Khan, Express Tribune, 26 Aug 2013
Prose from the Past – Sama Faruqi, Newsline Magazine, July 2013
Oxford University Press, Zambeel Dramatic hold reading from Taoos Chaman ki Mayna – The Frontier Post, 9 July 2013
Zambeel goes from short stories to plays – Saadia Qamar, The Express Tribune, 27 June 2013
Lively readings from Ismat Chughtai’s playThe News, 26 June 2013
Inseparable in hell – Rubab Karrar, Dawn Metro and South, 26 June 2013
Celebrating Suboohi’s quaint charm with storytelling – Saadia Qamar, Express Tribune, 20 June 2013
Ashraf Suboohi’s sketches come to life – Maleeha Hamid Siddiqui, Dawn Metropolitan, 20 June 2013
Of Cows and Carrots: The Fourth Karachi literature Festival – Newsline Magazine, 29 March 2013
Another Tale by Zambeel – Mahrukh Abbasi, The Express Tribune, 26 March 2013
The Tale of the Myna – Salman Peerzada, Dawn, 18 March 2013
Lady Changez Khan: Mahagha Blog on WordPress – 16 Feb 2013
“The dramatic reading of the celebrated writer Qurat-ul-Ain Haider’s short story ‘Nazzara Darmayan Hai’ was conducted by Zambeel Dramatic Readings, to celebrate its (Zambeel’s) first anniversary, at a local coffee restaurant. Before switching onto the proceedings, writer and critic Asif Farrukhi provided the audience with a brief background of Haider and her writings. He praised the writer for her evergreen and memorable works in the field of fiction writing and literature and for her focusing bold and socially strong and subtle issues. After that the three artists of the Zambeel Dramatic Readings namely Mahvash Faruqi, Asma Mundrawala and Saife Hasan presented the story. The audience appreciated the whole presentation and the content with all its explicit and implicit theme a lot and left the venue with a pleasant response.”
Excerpt from “The town echoes with the Music and Art euphoria” by Muttahir Ahmed Khan – 15 October 2012
Dramatic Readings – Pakistan Art Review, (On Nazaara Darmiyaan Hai) – October 2012
Labyrinth of Imagination: The Urdu Works of Quratulain Haider –  Faiza Rahman, The Express Tribune, 9 October 2012
An Evening of Dramatic Reading – Dawn 8 October 2012
City Notebook – Experiencing Zambeel Dramatic ReadingsThe Karachi Wallah Blog, 7 October 2012
Partition Brought to Life by Reading Manto – Peerzada Salman, Dawn, 10 September 2012
Celebrating the Afsana Through Manto – Faiza Rahman, The Express Tribune, 10 September 2012
T2F organises very inspiring event entitled ‘Taqseem” – Daily Times, 10 September 2012
Dramatic Reading: Reading Stories of War – Sumera Naqvi, Dawn Books and Authors, 29 January 2012
The Journey from 1947 to 1971 Retraced – Peerzada Salman, Dawn, 3 November 2011
An Evening with Manto and Chughtai, Nadia Jajja, Dawn Books and Authors, 3 April 2011
Celebrating Chughtai – Saadia Qamar, The Express Tribune, 28 March 2011
A Tale of Two Tales – Peerzada Salman, Dawn, 26 March 2011

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2 Responses to Zambeel Reviews

  1. Riaz Husain says:

    My very best wishes on your venture, may it grow and prosper. A request, if it does not impinge on your revenues – would it be possible to have recordings available for those unfortunates living abroad who may not be able to attend your live performances? I would suggest these be charged for, as I would happily pay for the privilege of listening.

    A minor criticism – the links on this page are not hyperlinked, and copying and pasting them into the search bar leaves the navigator hanging. Perhaps you should keep a watch out for dead links. A better idea would be to copy the articles (with permission and acknowledgemetn from the newspapers, of course) and have them available on your own website. This would obviate the need to leave your site, and dead links would not matter as the material would be linked to your own site.

    Kind regards
    Riaz Husain

    • Riaz Husain says:

      Correction, only the last link given (“The journey…”) appears to hang. The others are fine, but as they are not hyperlinked, one has to copy and paste them into the browser.

      Apologies for the typo in my previous reply. As your website is so wonderfully proof read, I feel embarassed at having left a typographical error in my post, which leads me to ask if it would be possible to preview one’s post before submitting it, and to allow edits for say five or ten minutes after the post, as is the norm on most forums.

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