April 28, 2022

This Lahore-based artist can turn miniature paintings into incredibly cool tattoos

Recently, Team Propergaanda reached out to a self-taught tattoo artist based in Lahore named Iman Sara. She is an NCA graduate who got her degree in fine arts and miniature painting.  In her interview she expressed how great it feels to be a female tattoo artist in Pakistan, “In the past two years, demand for […]

December 22, 2021

This 18-year-old boy has become the youngest specially-abled Pakistani author to publish his book, ‘The Language of Paradise’

What happened: Kashaf Alvi, an 18 year-old boy has become the youngest deaf and mute individual to write and publish a book. On Sunday, Pakistan’s First Lady, Samina Alvi hosted the release of his recently written book at the President’s House in Islamabad. Details: Kashaf’s book, titled ‘The Language of Paradise’ has a long history […]

December 10, 2021

This group of artists paid a tribute to Empress Market by curating Pakistan’s first smell map, ‘Scentscape’

Recently ProperGaanda came across a pretty cool ‘sensory map of Saddar’ which was designed by a freelance packaging, magazine, and graphic designer, named Fabaiha Khalid(@curatedbyfabaiha). We made contact with the talented artist and asked her about this interesting venture and how she designed this unique smell map. The project was conducted in Empress Market, Saddar. […]

December 7, 2021

Meet Booray: The 19-year-old filmmaker who brings the magic of one-man reels to life

Who is Saboor Akram? Recently, ProperGaanda came across a young and talented film-maker, Saboor Akram, a Lahore-based artist who also goes by the name Booray. The young and talented artist likes to call himself a ‘dreamer’. Born and raised in Quetta, the 19 year-old got his hands on a camera at the age of 13. […]

November 30, 2021

This Pakistani 11 year-old has published six books on Amazon

What happened:  Aysal Waheed, a Pakistani creative writer, released six Amazon novels at the age of eleven.  About the writer:  Aysal, who is currently in sixth grade, competes in a variety of international and domestic contests. In the International Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition 2020, she came in fourth place. The Bulgarian ambassador in Pakistan expressed […]

November 23, 2021

These 3 Pakistani Yars Came Together to Form the RocknRoll Band YarKhan

Details YarKhan is a local band that plays the genre, heavy rock, rock n roll, blues and progressive rock. Band Members The band includes lead vocalist Isfandyar Khan, guitarist and music producer Shehryar Khan and guitarist Imran Khan Sumbal. Their inspirations include, Led Zeppelin, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Radiohead, Audioslave, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Beatles. […]

June 28, 2021

Wasfa Kamal honours exceptional Pakistanis through her illustrations

Wasfa Kamal is a young artist who is challenging cultural and societal stereotypes through her art. On 1st June, Wasfa shared an illustration of Arfa Kareem on her Instagram account announcing a 30-day challenge of her celebrating exceptional Pakistanis through her illustrations. Day 01: Arfa Kareem Day 02: Sadequian Day 03: Muniba Mazari Day 04: […]

May 26, 2021

Google selects UET Student for summer coding program

A student from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, has been nominated by Google to participate in the extremely competitive Google Summer of Code Programme 2021, according to the university’s press release. What Happened: Ghulam Ghous, who is enrolled at the Computer Science Department of the UET, was selected under the project ‘Omni […]

December 16, 2020

Art and representation: challenging the negative perception of Pashtuns one painting at a time

The portrayal of Pashtuns in mainstream media and art in Pakistan is both tinged by an undercurrent of racism, and a misunderstanding born out of disconnection from them. Pakistan’s involvement in the ‘War on Terror’ had a disproportionate impact on its Pashtun citizens, as the northern province of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was used as […]

December 5, 2020

These 3 underrated photographers from Islamabad have really impressive feeds

If you are a photographer, you know how hard it is to make an impressive portfolio, from getting the right equipment to building a strong clientele. Photography requires a lot of effort and commitment especially when the industry itself is highly competitive and it is hard to monetize your work. In this day and age, […]

November 16, 2020

Lahore’s safe haven for dancers: In-Sync Dance Academy

Widely enjoyed and equally criticized, dance has been a part of culture dating as far back as humankind, but there is some cultural dissonance in Pakistan regarding this art form. We love it and we love to hate it too. While it might be socially acceptable to dance at the weddings of close friends and […]

August 22, 2020

What ever happened to Maro Tandoors?

Before Maro Tandoors came into being, we all knew of cheese and qeema naans that were served at desi eateries. But after Maro Tandoors, Pakistan got to see a different kind of stuffed naan: a kind it had never seen before. The four LUMS students who founded Maro Tandoors proudly claim the status of pioneers […]

August 20, 2020

Silk face coverings may look good but are they more than just a trendy new fad?

Silk is probably as fancy as one can get with a face mask. A silk face covering is a definite step up from a brittle, boring surgical mask. Seeing as covid-19 may be here to stay, we won’t be rid of face masks for a while – which means considering more stylish alternatives could be […]

July 23, 2020

‘Aik Aik Qadam’ is a student-led organization writing letters of appreciation to healthcare workers

If there’s one good thing arising from the coronavirus pandemic, it is increased awareness and appreciation of the integral role healthcare workers play in Pakistani society. Aware that doctors and nurses were fighting on the front-lines and risking their lives to combat coronavirus, student-led organization Aik Aik Qadam decided to offer them a small token […]

July 22, 2020

5 local brands that will help you get started on your home fitness journey

It is only a matter of time until gyms finally reopen and men and women are back to pushing heavy weights above their heads – blood pumping through their veins and faces glistening with sweat. On the flip side, however, many Pakistanis are understandably hesitant to suddenly start sharing equipment in a closed space with […]

July 21, 2020

20 artists animate chai in a weirdly relaxing video

More than twenty Pakistani artists have gotten together to create a video encouraging people to stay at home. Not that this hasn’t been done before: but this one has a unique twist. It is no secret that locals are crazy for chai. Capitulating on this great love for the hot beverage, these artists have engaged […]

July 15, 2020

This student-led organization is educating people on their legal rights

In a country faced with numerous legal injustices, perhaps the biggest hurdle to bringing about equality of the law is the lack of political awareness of one’s rights. Realizing this, a Lahore-based student-led organization – Aagah Pakistan – took it upon themselves to work to bring about legal awareness in their society. Team PG reached […]

July 15, 2020

This Music Video Of An All Girls Trip North Is Pushing Girls To Be More Fearless

The music video for ‘Dil Chala’ performed by Nirmal Roy aims to revolutionize the very concept of entertainment. In a world dominated by films and songs written about love and attraction between the two sexes, ‘Dil Chala’ sheds all such presuppositions to become a whole new animal. It is four minutes of idyllic scenery, soft […]

July 11, 2020

This is how 3 student-run NGOs are making a difference in Karachi and Islamabad

As Pakistan grapples with various humanitarian problems, a feeling of awareness is growing among the youth that they have a responsibility in steering their nation away from decline. At the moment, three entirely youth-run organizations are working to combat suffering and poverty across Pakistan: Karachi-based Y’s Charity led by an 18-year-old, Karachi-based Revive led by […]

July 10, 2020

Meet the 18 year old Karachiite who started his online streetwear business with a 10,000 rupee loan from his grandmother

In a country increasingly in need of youth innovation, many young entrepreneurs have taken steps to bring about a change in various industries. But few have had a journey as exciting as the Karachi-based Mashriq Apparel, a clothing brand founded and led by 18-year-old Rayyan Ullah Siddiqui, who made his first venture into entrepreneurship when […]

May 22, 2020

Pakistani documentary ‘Out of the Smog’ highlights the stark reality of climate change in the country

Climate change, is a dilemma too real and too scary but still largely ignored, especially in our part of the world. In 2019, all everyone seemed to talk about was the impending climate change disaster; it ruled Twitter trends and filled many streets with protesting people all across the world, most who rallied behind Greta […]

May 21, 2020

At 16 years old Pakistani physicist broke Newton’s record

At a young age of 16, Muhammad Shaheer Niazi has managed to achieve greatness in the field of physics. His research came to light through his participation in the International Young Physicist Tournament in Russia in 2016, as one of Pakistan’s first participants. Niazi went on to have his research published in the Royal Open Science Journal. […]

April 8, 2020

17-year-old from US builds worlds biggest online coronavirus tracker

17-year-old high school student, Avi Schiffmann has created the world’s biggest coronavirus tracker. The website provides information on the constantly changing numbers of confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries caused by the coronavirus across the world. Schiffmann is a self-taught coder and launched his website in late December last year when coronavirus had not yet been reported outside of China. […]

March 6, 2020

World’s top 140 badminton players: Pakistani female player earns a spot

Pakistani female badminton player, Mahoor Shahzad has recently been ranked 138th best badminton player in the world. The athlete took to her twitter to announce this achievement which is not only a career milestone for herself but a proud moment for Pakistan too. Who is Manoor Shahzad? Mahoor Shahzad is a Pakistani badminton player. Shahzad […]

February 20, 2020

Two Pakistanis have been shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards

Two Pakistanis were among 16 innovators, activists and entrepreneurs from 12 countries that have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020, organisers said on Thursday. A pan-Commonwealth judging panel met last week and selected the top individuals in each of the award’s four regional categories. Who are the two Pakistani’s who got nominated? Jaya […]

February 19, 2020

Instagram model speaks out on Solis trauma

A popular Islamabad based instagram model has spoken about the horrid scenes in an instagram post. Sharing pictures of her injuries and her friends being treated by doctors is also no easy sight to lay eyes on. The model says that the VIP stage was almost 7 feet tall, in her caption she mentions, “it […]

January 31, 2020

LMM ft Fake Shamans- the electronic duo of Pakistan

Omair Anjum and Mohammad Shah created the House band Fake Shamans from their mutual love of the underground music scene.  What makes Fake Shamans interesting is not only the niche music they’re creating, it also has a lot to do with their backdrops of 17th-century Mughal mosques, where they blend tribal beats and modern mixes. We reached out […]

January 1, 2020

Young Creatives: Meet the artist behind The Hoop Studio

Rubab Amir is a 25 year old engineer and mastermind behind “The Hoop Studio”, which specialises in handmade embroidery hoops that can be used as wall hangings, gifts and even invites. Team ProperGaanda sat down with the young artist to talk about her inspiration behind “The Hoop Studio” and the challenges she’s faced while building […]

December 31, 2019

Young Creatives: Some random questions with illustrator DigInk

You must’ve seen South Asian legends like Edhi in western attire and wondered who could’ve thought to do this. Well, we managed to get ahold of DigInk, as his instagram handle entails. He is the illustrator and graphic designer behind these oddball posts. DigInk also has a keen fixation on the Kardarshians. Though we’re not […]

October 16, 2019

Young Creatives: Meet The Visual Artist Behind “Dear World, Hold On!”

Anusha Novlani is an emerging visual artist based in Karachi She combines traditional and contemporary mediums to create versatile visual art that accurately depicts our society’s shortcomings. Is there a particular theme in your artwork? If so, could you explain it? I try to embrace my creativity and let it loose on any canvas, through […]

October 1, 2019

Young Creatives: Chatting With Amara Sikander, A Free Thinking Visual Artist

Amara Sikander is an established visual artist and graphic designer who also engages in street photography. A multi-talented individual, she has an untamable spirit that shines through her work, which can be found on Instagram. Amara is one of many Young Creatives from Pakistan who is empowering people through their art, however her distinctive style […]

Salma is helping Street kids
April 30, 2019

Salma is helping street kids find beauty in themselves through art.

This woman is helping children out of school realize their potential through art. Click here to watch her story: https://bit.ly/2VBlYOG

naseem hameed
April 2, 2019

The Sprint Queen of South Asia

The untold story of the sprint queen of South Asia! Join hands with Naseem Hameed’s Sports Academy to inspire more athletes like her. Click to find out more about Naseem: https://bit.ly/2uC7fDV

Maliha Poster
March 4, 2019

This Young Pakistani Artist is Taking the Internet by Storm

Maliha Abidi’s illustration have taken the internet by storm! The young artist has illustrated a book about 50 powerful women from #Pakistan and is launching her book tomorrow in #Karachi! Maliha’s Art

Bird Feeding
January 25, 2019

Pakistani Wildlife Photographer Wins at World Photographic Cup 2019

Tariq Hameed Jumani’s majestic click capturing the cheerful sight of the chirping birds on the horizon of Jahanian town granted him victory over the other entrants for the Best of Nation Award at World Photographic Cup 2019. Fueled by his passion for nature and culture, Tariq Hameed uses his lens to paint his own artistic […]

January 24, 2019

Pakistani Teen’s Voice Grabs Grammy Nominee Singer’s Attention

Endless gym selfies, snarky memes, trend-setting celebrities, rousing teasers and tinted filters on Instagram have brought celebrities, fans, journalists and businessmen together. This social media engine, has bridged the gap between celebrities and their fans from all across the globe. The ability to easily mention people and pop-stars on Instagram allows stars to keep an […]

Moid Bilal EDm Artist
December 21, 2018

Young Creatives: Meet Moid Bilal, A 20 Year Old EDM Artist From Pakistan

For every successful musician are a million other talented musicians who aspire to be like their idols. One of them includes a young student from Abottabad who pursued his passion for music on his own, solely through his perseverance and hard work. At the age of 16, young Moid Bilal borrowed a guitar from his distant […]

October 16, 2018

This 24-year-old female car mechanic is making waves in Multan for all the right reasons!

Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise, and then a bit of respect. Mechanic Uzma Nawaz, 24, fixes a car at an auto workshop in Multan. — AFP Uzma’s journey wasn’t easy The 24-year-old spent years overcoming […]

September 12, 2018

A Look Into Jamal’s Exhibition At ‘Tarhun: The Beautiful The Bizarre’

Noormah Jamal, an up an coming visual artist, recently debuted her work at the exhibition held at O Art Space in Lahore. The exhibition ‘Tarhun: The Beautiful The Bizarre’ was a two person show, showcasing the works of Noormah Jamal and Hoor Imad. The Pollinators ProperGaanda had the opportunity to speak to Jamal about her […]

May 27, 2018

Bookay; Connecting the World, One Book at a Time!

How it all Started We live in a time where Pakistan struggles hard, to keep up with its image projected by social and television media. If it isn’t our politics, it is our entertainment industry. In the white noise of all the negativity, is the crisp sound of a page being turned. I had the […]

February 23, 2018

Young Creatives: A Conversation on “Parallel ‌Kaleidoscopic Is The New Paint-strokes on Canvas” with Ujala Hayat

ProperGaanda’s venture of  ‘Young Creatives’ sheds light on individuals that are shaping their own unique path through a society that has long faired on traditional values passed down through generations. In a sea of people akin to a school of fish riding the same wave, we focus our lens on individuals who have dared to step […]

February 8, 2018

‌Young Creatives: A Conversation on “All that is Musical, Artistic, and Raw ‌‌directing” with Musa Ghaznavi

ProperGaanda’s venture ‘Young Creatives’ sheds light on the individuals that are shaping their own unique path through a society that has long faired on traditional values passed down through generations. In a sea of people akin to a school of fish riding the same wave, we focus our lens on individuals who have dared to […]

November 1, 2017

Young Creatives: A conversation on the “realm of imagery” with Alina Tauseef

ProperGaanda’s new venture ‘Young Creatives’ sheds light on the individuals that are shaping their own unique path through a society that has long faired on traditional values passed down through generations. In a sea of people akin to a school of fish riding the same wave, we focus our lens on individuals who have dared […]