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THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

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PUPPET PLAY

From birthdays to school melas, childhood is incomplete without a puppet show. Puppets are non-living objects or characters manipulated and animated by puppeteers. Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves puppets. Puppetry is an ancient form of performance and entertainment and takes many forms but all share the process of animating non-living objects. Pakistan has its own puppetry as well, including a Pakistani version of Sesame Street — Sim Sim Humara. Now let’s take a closer look at the puppetry Pakistan has to offer: Sim Sim Humara Sim Sim Humara is the Pakistani version of the children’s television series Sesame Street, a collaboration of Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The show which began airing in December 2011 on PTV was supposed to have 78 episodes but due to the canceling of funding had to stop airing. The show included Elmo and a host of new Pakistani characters. The aim of the program was to increase education among children. Sesame Street has had many co-productions around the world and the one in Pakistan is the first localised version in the country itself. Uncle Sargam Uncle Sargam is a puppet created by an award winning pupeeteer and television director Farooq Qaiser and was voiced by him as well. Uncle Sargam first appeared in the children’s television show Kaliyan aired on PTV in 1976 and has made many appearances on TV shows and carnivals and children’s events since. He remains one of the most popular puppets of Pakistan.

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Types of Puppets

Carnival puppets are usually designed to be part of a parade and are at least the size of a human or much larger. A performer is dressed as a puppet and entertains people. Carnival puppets can be spotted in Disney World parades and even birthday parties. Glove puppets or muppets are puppets controlled by one hand. The puppeteer’s hand is inserted in the puppet’s head and he control’s the puppet’s mouth and head. The rest of the puppet’s body covers the arm of the puppeteer. Human-arm puppet also called a ‘two-man Muppet’ or a ‘live-hand puppet’, is similar to a glove puppet but is larger and requires two puppeteers. One puppeteer places a hand inside the puppet’s head and operates its head and mouth while the second puppeteer puts their arm into the glove and special sleeve attached to the puppet in order to operate the other puppet’s arms. This way, the puppet can perform hand movements as well. String puppets consist of a cloth body where in the puppeteer puts his/her arm into a slit in the back and pulls rings on strings that do certain tasks such as waving or moving the mouth.

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THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

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Museum of Puppetry

The Museum of Puppetry located in Lahore houses over 4,000 puppets from 32 different nations. Constructed and managed by the RPTW, it is a unique museum where the master pieces of international puppeteers from different cultures and backgrounds are exhibited in order to preserve this art. The Museum provides a permanent forum for the promotion of puppetry through various means. It offers a wide range of activities including print/ video reference material, lectures, workshops and seminars, publications, preservation of folk puppet theatre, organisation of puppet plays and festivals on local, national and regional level, promotion of educational activities and awareness of social issues through puppetry.

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International Folk Puppet Festival

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The International Folk Puppet Festival is an annual event, celebrating folk puppeteers, story tellers and local crafts organised by Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop. The festival aims to promote traditional folk arts and performers of Pakistan and other countries. The event is quite informative for the puppetry fanciers in terms of new techniques and different kinds of handheld and string puppets introduced by foreign groups. The traditional Pakistani puppeteers also grab attention at the festival with their story-telling methods and film songs they use as background music to their performances. Puppets dressed in colourful traditional clothing are also sold to represent cultures.

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THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

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Origami Crown

Supplies needed: •Eight square sheets of paper (6X6 inches) • Coloured paper •Glue stick •Scissor

Who doesn’t want to look like a prince or a princess? To complete your royal look follow the steps below by ToffeeTV. com’s Ayesha Mehmood. Take a piece of paper (6X6 inches) and fold it in half.

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In the same way drag the other corner to the centre.

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In the end you can decorate your crown by using coloured pieces of paper.

Use glue to join two sheets of paper together.

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Now join the two ends of the paper strip together to make a crown.


THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

Get your weekly dose of the unusual and funny news from across the globe!

Posh kick-out A group of civilised teenagers was asked to leave McDonald’s after bringing cutlery and candles to the restaurant. Cameron Ford and Adam Welland were out enjoying a fancy meal in the fast food restaurant in Kingston, only to be disturbed for bringing extras including a tablecloth, fake candles, glasses and even a table centrepiece made out of straws. Staff disapproved of the ambience and more specifically customers bringing in their own cutlery in the fast food chain. The schoolboys thought their choice of cutlery was safe and could not understand as to why they were asked to leave. METRO.CO.UK

World wide weird

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Dive into crisps

Crisp lovers can now literally dive into a bag after a manufacturer produced one the size of a caravan that can be filled by two million potato crisps. The world recordbreaking Corkers Crisps packet measures 7.6m by 3.8m and, when fully filled, tips the scales at 1,140kg (2,513lb). It took a group of workers 20 hours to fry the amount of crisps needed to fill the sea salt flavoured bag at the company’s state-of-the-art factory in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Rod Garnham, chief executive at Corkers Crisps, said: “As is normal with a world record attempt, we’ve had a few issues. The first bag attempt failed.” He continued, “It is big — if you stood in the top window of your house and looked out, it would be higher than that.” Lucky employees at the Cambridgeshire factory will get to share the crisps once the packet is dismantled and money raised from the Guinness World Records will go to children’s cancer charity Liam Fairhurst Foundation. DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

Boxed-orghini A Lamborghini built out of cardboard and paper is the latest work from Taras Lesko, whose previous models include a cardboard robot from cartoon series Gundam Wing, which was 7ft tall. The Seattle designer made the copy of the sports car using computer software, including AfterEffects and Adobe Photoshop. Once he had designed the different elements of the car he printed them on a few hundred paper sheets before cutting them out using a special paper cutter. To prevent the 11.3kg model vehicle from falling down, Lesko used a strong base made of chipboard. The copy of the luxury car, which took months to complete, has impressed viewers on YouTube. METRO.CO.UK

Now, that is big! A liger (cross between a tiger and a lion) has officially been recognised as the world’s biggest cat, measuring an incredible 10 feet in length and weighing 922 pounds. The liger named Hercules casts a shadow over his keepers at Myrtle Beach Safari wildlife preserve in South Carolina. Guinness Book of World Records has given it the title of the world’s largest cat. Ligers are normally big and in some cases can become double the size of their father and mother. Internet users have been left amazed by the giant animal. DAILYMAIL.CO.UK


THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

Did you know?

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Word Origins Punch The fruity drink called punch has a rather interesting origin: it comes from the Sanskrit word pañca, meaning ‘five,’ because the drink was traditionally made with five ingredients. This usage may be related to pañcāmṛta, which literally means “five nectars (of the gods).” In the original recipe, those ingredients were milk, curd, ghee/butter, honey and molasses/sugar. Would you like a glass of five?

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Cool facts Kiwi fruit contains actinide which can be used to tenderise meat. Bananas are high in the B-complex vitamins, which help calm the nervous system. Over 60 million tonnes of apples are grown worldwide annually. Early explorers used watermelons as canteens to carry their water supply. Citrus grew in Asia 20 million years ago. Brazil produces the largest amount of oranges and grapefruits in the world. There is more fibre in an orange than in most other fruits and veggies. Peaches were once known as Persian apples. There are over 700 varieties of peaches — some Chinese varieties are even flat like hockey pucks. Nectarines are just peaches without the fuzz.


THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

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Fun & games

Crossword

How carefully did you read this week’s issue of HiFive? If you think you are upto the task, try to solve our special crossword. The answers are all over HiFive! Put on your thinking caps, it is time to put the old noggin to work!

Across 3. -----------— puppets are usually designed to be part of a parade and are at least the size of a human or much larger. 7. ---------— are just peaches without the fuzz. 8. ----------— grew in Asia 20 million years ago. 11. -------— means to move or control with hands 14. --------— puppets consist of a cloth body where in the puppeteer puts his/her arm into a slit in the back and pulls rings on strings. 15. ----------— are non-living objects or characters manipulated and animated by puppeteers.

Down 1. There is more ---------— in an orange than in most other fruits and veggies. 2. -----------— are high in the B-complex vitamins, which help calm the nervous system. 4. ------— fruit contains actinide which can be used to tenderise meat. 5. Early explorers used -----------— as canteens to carry their water supply. 6. ---------— were once known as Persian apples. 9. Over 60 million tonnes of ---------— are grown worldwide annually. 10. ----------— puppets are puppets controlled by one hand. 12. Brazil produces the largest amount of -----------— and grapefruits in the world. 13. ------------— is a form of theatre or performance that involves puppets.


THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013

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The Express Tribune hi five - September 22