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Reporting from New York!

BY USAMA HUSSAIN
As I approach the end of this exciting January term in New York, I feel I have experienced a significant change in my approach towards New York and the role that different factors play in the modernization of a city thanks to my course instructor, my classmates and the city itself.


A "Playful" insight into New York!

Our latest class outing was to a Broadway production of “The New York Idea” produced by the Atlantic theater company. It turned out to be a delightful and memorable evening on many levels. First of all, “The New York Idea” was supposed to be …


The Fourth Idiot!

For those who are unfamiliar with one of the greatest Bollywood productions which broke all Bollywood records by grossing $43 million in the first three weeks of its release (bbc.co.uk), the title refers to the “Three Idiots” movie which is undoubtedly…


“La’ore la’ore hai”-there is no city like Lahore

Before delving into any kind of details about the city, let me ask you a simple question: Do you where Lahore is located? If yes, well and good. If no, then for your general knowledge and to make the contents of this post seem more relevant to you, Lah…


Abstract Expressionists were SERIOUS!

The development of abstract expressionism as a movement gathered pace during the 40’s and especially after World War II. The Pollocks and the De Koonings of the time decided that traditional figurative painting was not achieving anything new and henc…


An O-Puccini…

The Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the performing arts provided my first encounter ever with Opera on this Saturday. Premiered in Dec 1910, this Italian Opera, La Fanciulla del West,  by Giacomo Puccini was a treat even after a…


In THE crowd…

BY USAMA HUSSAIN
From my previous posts, it can be inferred that I am curious about the buzz, hustle and bustle and the level of “activity” in New York City, especially in Manhattan. Apparently, the “rich windows”, “huge ho…


Mission New York

BY USAMA HUSSAIN
My first two days in New York have been a whirlwind but in New York it’s business as usual …


New expectations and Y?

New expectations and Y?Watching the “Friends” television show was my first and perhaps the only significant encounter with life in NY City before I landed here, literally sick thanks to a chest infection and irritated due to flight delays and …