We have flown together, we have soared, we have discovered and we have traveled together. It has been most pleasant.
But alas, as the soft sun of spring and the white of winter before, this too must pass. Our journey my dear reader, friend, has been a pleasure. We have taken sublime satisfaction in presenting to you a little bit of the world we thought was intriguing, we hope you took the same in perusing it. Together, we have explored but a fraction of the vastness of the world, from the colors of the mountains, plains and valleys in South…
To wrap up Arty Fynch, we have one last interview to fill the curiosity gap.
Keeping in mind the news of protests, and our posts about “Songs of Revolution” in both, the Arab World and South Asia, we decided to talk about visual art in revolution-and a form of art which is a revolution in itself: graffiti.
We have an artist here with us, so here we go!
Please introduce yourself so our readers know who we’re talking too.
Olympics 2021 has become a reason for much hue and cry all over the world.
Back in September, the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year “with or without Covid”, said the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee. However, yesterday, as per a BBC report, the games are unlikely to happen.
In this story, the Fynch is taking to exploring, to the essence, and to the very history of the Olympic Games, and the ancient rituals which we keep alive even today.
The Olympic Games originated long ago in ancient Greece.
Exactly when the Games were first held…
We have talked about various dances, the genres and instruments in music of various countries, their origins and how they are being used to create melodies in the modern time. Today the Fynch takes its readers to the world of ancient Greece. Today, we talk about Orchestra: the large instrumental ensemble consisting of typical classical instruments. Lead by a conductor, the orchestra combines the sounds of these various instruments and brings them together to create music that is captivating and enthralling.
During the era of ancient Greece, if one was to be found in a surrounding similar to an auditorium…
One of the oldest villages in Pakistan, Saidpur, is tucked away near the foot of the Margalla Hills in the federal capital. It holds a rich history of cultural and religious heritage from Muslim, Hindus and Sikh eras.
The wide spectrum of quaint buildings showcasing ancient civilisations has made the village into an excursion point for many. Today, the Fynch will take you on a tour through this little village, which also found its way to being mentioned in Tuzk-e-Jahangiri. Jahangir stayed in Saidpur while he was on his way to Kabul. Back then, the village was a garden resort.
Located in the far east of Asian, this area comprising around 6,852 islands is also super enriched with art, traditions and customs that led to the development of versatile artifacts. Among the most well known of these crafts are Bonsai, origami, and ikebana. Originating from Japan and shaped by 14,000 years of culture filled history, all these forms of arts are considered very popular among the Japanese and are taken as a unique and raw form of art.
It refers to a technique that uses cultivation to produce art in the miniature form, more specifically in small pots. The…
One of the oldest cities in the world, beautiful indeed, and formerly a great centre of transit-caravan trade with Afghanistan and Central Asia, unfortunately, Peshawar’s history has been written in blood more often than not.
A Brief History
First references to the city occur in the writings of the classical historians Strabo and Arrian and the geographer Ptolemy, early Sanskrit literature and Faxian’s manuscripts about his travels.
Once the capital of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Gandhara, the city was known variously under many names such as Parasawara, Purusapura and Begram. The present name, Peshawar is ascribed to Akbar.
Chirp chirp. Yesterday, the Fynch sang to the tunes of revolutionary music from the Arab Springs. and guess what? People loved it!
With mass protests currently underway, it would be unfair to not do a similar one on South Asia.
South Asia is known for its political upheaval and many revolutions. Some succeed, others fizzle out; some get branded as a communist, anti-state movements, others turn into insurgencies; all of them have one thing in common: they left us with music. …
Tunisia is making headlines again over violent clashes. Around 600 have been arrested, and the army has been deployed as unrest continues to spread across the country. Protests erupted after the government imposed a lockdown to contain COVID-19 amid economic hardship. Many Tunisians are frustrated by the lack of political reforms a decade after the Arab Spring.
This year marks a decade of civil war after the Arab Springs. Back in the days when I was twelve, I remember seeing Pakistan drown in blood. …