Events, Pakistan

“My Bright Smile”

Colgate Palmolive’s “My Bright Smile” Global Art Contest has been providing children across the globe a platform to showcase their creativity and express their artistic thoughts. It has been seventeen years that the unique Global Art Contest is held under the umbrella of Colgate’s Oral Health Education Peogram, “Bright Smiles, Bright futures”. The idea is not only to give a forum for children to polish their inner talent, but also educate them the benefits of good oral care.

 

This year, the “My Bright Smile” Global Art Contest received an overwhelming response from children across Pakistan with 115,595 entries from schools nationwide. Participants, aged 6 to 9 were invited to participate to show their artsy skills. On 23rd May 2017, an exhibition displaying several shortlisted candidates was held at Alliance Francaise Art Gallery in Karachi, in which prizes were distributed to the 100 best entries and 12 lucky winners were selected for their extraordinary pieces of original art. 


It was such a great feeling to see young kids making their names for the future artists of Pakistan 🇵🇰. We must appreciate and encourage these young talented kids, let’s give them a pat on the back; if we don’t then who else will?

#ColgateArtContest17

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Events, General, my thoughts

Pi Social – For the social Karachiites

I happened to visit the launch of this concept based social cafe located at Clifton (same lane as SZABIST) – called Pi Social. Having observed its promotion on social media, I was quite eager to visit it and get to know what it is about. 

Pi Social, as they claim, is Pakistan’s first concept based cafe which started its operation on Sunday, 19th Feb 2017 and got an amazing footfall on the very first day. This cafe comprises of three different cozy areas, which are:

1) Board Game Lounge – It’s all about board games – play as much as you can enjoying food and great company of friends and acquaintances. Board Game lounge offers over 100 board games and it is world’s 31st board games lounge to date.

2) Neighbourhood Market – This unique market would serve your taste buds tantalising food, savouries and desserts from non commercial chefs and bakers – powered by Sheops and The Crafter’s Guild. The Neighbourhood Market will be set up every Sunday where you could enjoy lots of food, and shop your favourite art and craft stuff. 

3) Veranda – is a beautifully decorated garden where Neighbourhood Market would be taking place on Sundays. You can just walk around and treat yourself with yummy food and intricate crafts placed for display. 


4) Pi & Co: This is a co working space for techie entrepreneurs and startups and will be operational shortly.

I think it’s a wonderful and unique idea to have a social cafe for karachiites where they could get variety of entertainment and socialising spot all under one roof. Such newly implemented ventures must be encouraged and people should take a look at what this Pi Social cafe has in store for them.