After the successful debut of Markings KHUDI [MarkingsKHUDI], a motivational, inspirational and developmental publishing platform, with the launch of its first title ‘Choti Choti Khushiyan’ earlier this year, Markings Khudi now proudly launches its second title Hum Nay Suna Hum Nay Dekha – Volume I [HumNaySunaHumNayDekha].
‘Hum Nay Suna Hum Nay Dekha’ presents an immaculate pop art portfolio dedicated to the pioneers and icons of Pakistan’s radio and television broadcast and super hit film songs on the momentous occasion of 70TH Independence Day.
Speaking about the publishing house’ second title under Markings KHUDI, CEO Markings Kiran Aman has said; “This book is an exquisite homage to the pioneers and icons who have enriched generations of hearts and homes. ‘Hum Nay Suna Hum Nay Dekha’ retraces the cinematic and broadcast stories and songs that have shaped and carried us through our youth.”
The book encapsulates the golden era with illustrations that take you on a trip down the memory lane by featuring some of the iconic moments such as “Azadi-e-Pakistan 1947 ki shab pay Mustafa Humdani ka radio Pakistan par pehla barahirast paigham”, prime time plays such as “Waaris”, “Zair Zabar Paish”, “Tanhaiyaan”, “Aangan Terha”, “Half Plate”, “Khuda Ki Basti”, “Alif Noon”, “Uncle Urfi”, “Sona Chandi”, “Rosy”, “Dhoop Kinarey” and blockbuster films such as “Armaan”, “Sarfarosh”, “Dil Mera Dharkan Teri”, “Saiqa”, “Aag”, “Pakeeza” and “Aaina” along with their super hit songs.
It also reminisces some of the leading talk shows such as “Silver Jubilee” by Anwar Maqsood, “Sukhanwar” by Parveen Shakir, “Zia Mohiuddin Show”, radio shows such as “Damsaaz Dambaaz” by Rafi Khawar urf Nanha, “Dekhta Chala Gaya” by S M Saleem, cricket commentary by Umer Qureshi and Jamshed Marker, legendary game show “Neelam Ghar” by Tariq Aziz, comedy series and shows such as “Guest House”, “Mr Jaidi” and “Fifty Fifty”, bachon ki series such as “Ainak Wala Jinn”, “Sarey Dost Humarey”, social satire programs such as “Taleem-e-Balaghan” and “Such Gup” and TV show “Kaliyan” featuring everyone’s favourite Uncle Sargam.
‘Hum Nay Suna Hum Nay Dekha’ will continue to pay ode to many pioneers and icons in its upcoming volumes.
With nine independent titles and over twenty one corporate titles under Markings Publishing, Markings KHUDI looks to be beneficial not only for the generations to come but also for people who want to read Urdu, appealing to a wider audience. Indeed with this platform, Kiran Aman aims to publish books in Urdu and Roman Urdu to help facilitate those who love the language, bridging the gap between those who understand the language but cannot read it.
Markings was founded by Kiran Aman in 2010 with a vision to nurturing a platform that encourages a diversity of expression. Indeed in its eighth year, Markings continues to provide avenues for giving voice to such expressions through words, pictures, performance, and other alternate styles of communication having launched nine critically acclaimed and award winning titles in the past.