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World Poetry Day today: French actor Kalki says writing poetry is like therapy for her

World Poetry Day today: French actor Kalki says writing poetry is like therapy for her

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World Poetry Day today: French actor Kalki says writing poetry is like therapy for her

Kalki Koechlin doesn’t remember exactly when she started writing poetry, but it has turned out to be a way of living for her.

The actor says the craft helps her get in touch with her feelings, and address them.

On World Poetry Day, the actor opens up about her journey of finding words to express her emotions.

“I don’t remember how it all started for me. I was very young when I started writing poems. And the only reason I know about it is because my mom kept all of it.

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I wrote when I was six about butterflies and other things that a kid can write,” Koechlin tells us.

The 40-year-old shares reading poetry as a kid helped her get inclined towards the craft, as she says, “My mother gifted me books on poems when I was a kid. I enjoyed spending time reading and then writing poems”.

As she started writing poetry as a kid, is her daughter, Sappho, also following in her footsteps? “Well, I am not doing it consciously.

She is curious about drawings. hShe has emotions to describe which she does by drawing. She has not started on poetry yet, but she has some introduction to storytelling,” she says.

Talking about her own experience, she admits that her writing reflects her experiences. “It is like therapy for me… It is a way for me to articulate my deep emotions.

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There are times when you might be feeling certain emotions, like anger, sadness and anxiety, on the outside, but don’t exactly know why you are feeling those emotions. When I write poems, I feel like I am peeling the lawyers one by one and getting in touch with my deep emotions and feelings,” says the mother of one, calling it “writing poems as self examination”.

When it comes to the topics, the actor reveals everything about her inner turmoil and the world around her inspires her.
“The struggles that I am going through. Motherhood, I was reborn as a mother. I am in toddler years of motherhood. So, that is inspiring me at the moment.

All the changes in life, especially In women as we turn 40, be it mental or physical change… How we see things… All of that is inspiring me at the moment.” says the Made in Heaven actor.

What about publishing her poetry? “People have asked me about it. At some point, it could be true when I think they are worthy of getting printed.

I don’t feel that way yet. I feel there is more to the craft. I am working on it. Maybe at some point, I will have a collection of poems long enough to publish,” she ends.

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Noor Xarmina crowned Miss Universe Pakistan 2024

Noor Xarmina crowned Miss Universe Pakistan 2024

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Noor Xarmina from Islamabad has been crowned Miss Universe Pakistan 2024 and will represent Pakistan at the 73rd Miss Universe competition in Mexico this November.

Noor’s diverse upbringing across nine different countries shaped her global perspective.

She studied biology and business and worked as a venture capital investor in London before pursuing a career in acting and modeling.

In her free time, she enjoys running for mental clarity. Noor aims to increase Pakistani representation in the international entertainment industry. The first runner-up is Nimra Jacob.

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Shaheera Jalil joins star cast of Selahaddin Eyyubi Season 2

Shaheera Jalil joins star cast of Selahaddin Eyyubi Season 2

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Shaheera Jalil joins star cast of Selahaddin Eyyubi Season 2

The makers have reportedly “confirmed” that Shaheera Jalil Albasit, who is known for her role in drama series Razia, has now joined the star cast in Season 2 of the mega project Selahaddin Eyyubi.

Earlier in November last year, Shaheera appeared on Amna Isani’s Haute Talk, where she shared some inside information about the auditions for the Selahaddin Eyyubi series.

Shaheera explained, “In 2021, I auditioned for the Pakistan-Turkey joint venture Selahaddin Eyyubi. It was a formal process; I applied, received a call, and traveled to Karachi. I was thrilled and surprised to see amazing actors like Ushna Shah and Ayesha Omar there.

The auditions were conducted by the Turkish team. I was selected out of 60 people, which was a significant achievement. Standing next to actors like Humayun Saeed felt like a milestone. After being selected, I thought I was set with a role in a Turkish drama.

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The drama has since been completed, but none of us are in it. They selected

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Khalilur Rehman released after abduction, police register case

Khalilur Rehman released after abduction, police register case

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The Lahore police on Sunday registered a case on the complaint of eminent writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar that he was kidnapped and tortured.

Qamar is a famous writer and has given the industry some major hits. He is also known to have some controversial views on a variety of subjects.

According to the details, a woman named Amina had called Qamar to her house saying she wanted to make a drama and when he reached the woman’s house, the armed men kidnapped him.

The Payare Afzal writer had to give a huge sum of money to the kidnappers for his release.

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Later the Sundar police registered a case of the incident based on his statement.

In the FIR, it is mentioned that the accused kept on torturing Qamar and kept moving him to different places, the accused threatened to kill him and asked him to request for more money from his relatives.

It was further stated in the FIR that the accused had transferred Rs250, 000 from Qamar’s mobile phone and also took his watch, cash and ATM card.
 

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