A Workshop for Kids!

Today was a good day.. It was a good time since it meant attending a event by this amazing author Patrice Khan. The event was a work thing, which I had helped organize in my capacity as a Museum Curator/other stuff for the Oxford University Press. Basically a workshop for kids, it was something that even I could relate to, and believe me it helped.

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The event was amazing, the exercises that she did with us was amazing, she herself is amazing. What wasn’t amazing is the number of people that came. There were a total of 3 kids, one NGO worker, and 4 people other people. That is a low turn out.

It is these sort of things that seem to sadden me when I come to think of how the reading habits in this country are almost dying out. But then it is because of this, that it becomes more important that we should be having these events. *Sigh* Oh well, maybe next time things will be much better!

Visiting Oxford University Press – A wonder!

Today, I had the opportunity to visit the Oxford University Press office in Korangi, and up till the drive to the office, I was completely blank about what the building looked like. But one glance at the Front Elevation, and it all came rushing back to me – this building was designed by Kamil Khan Mumtaz.

My first view of the building!

The car stopped at the front door – a beautiful traditional metal door, made from Lahore. The entrance resonates the typical Mughal grandeur – with a double heighten space illuminated with a skylight, with some wonderful pictures on the walls, showing Oxford plans and maps. Into this space opens a beautifully designed Jharoka – again representative of the Sindhi townscapes.  Continue reading