About Kuch Khaas

Who we are

 

Kuch Khaas, The Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue, a not-for-profit social enterprise, is a community space for interaction, public discourse, cultural and intellectual pursuits, and civic engagement. Do you dream of a better society? So do we. And we want to give you the platform to make it happen.

Open our doors and you’ll find like-minded, strong-willed individuals ready to change the world, one gig, exhibition, or class at a time, and welcome new thought and action. As enthusiasts of art, music, poetry, philosophy, ethical precepts, human rights and democracy, the Kuch Khaas team felt that we needed to ‘put our money where our mouth is’ and do more than just talk about the Pakistan we want.

Our team at Kuch Khaas brings together multifaceted perspectives in pursuit of our goals of youth empowerment, community outreach, and general social awareness. We seek to actively promote arts, culture and intellectual engagement as instruments of social change.

 

“Think globally. Act locally.”

 

So come on over to Kuch Khaas.

 

Reach out. Be heard.

 

What we do

 

Kuch Khaas is a center of Arts and Culture. We are organized around a central idea of culture, not as a static being to be worshipped but as a living entity to be interacted with, to be influenced by, to leave your imprint on, something that you let yourself drown in or be washed ashore by! Through channelizing the energy and wisdom of the young and old, the yin and yang of men and women, we are creating KUCH KHAAS.

The cultural activities, for us, are a means to an end; our objective is to encourage creativity, civic-mindedness, intellectual discourse, a healthy lifestyle, learning in different fields including languages, music and arts and craft. We are interested in folk culture, education, and literature. Our events cover a comprehensive range of topics and interests.

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Shayan "Poppy" Afzal Khan

Founder

A social entrepreneur, human and political rights activist and an Islamic feminist, Poppy set up Kuch Khaas, a community space for discourse, learning, meaningful entertainment and participation, in Islamabad in May 2011. She was an extraordinary person who was many things to many people and described herself most often through her relationships – mother, daughter, sister, wife, niece, and friend.

Board of Directors

Zishan Afzal Khan

Zishan Afzal Khan

CEO, Khaas Gallery

One of the original board members and patrons of Kuch Khaas

Farrukh Abbas

Farrukh Abbas

Board Member
Zaheer Riaz

Zaheer Riaz

Director, Board member

Team Kuch Khaas

Michelle Tania Butt

Michelle Tania Butt

C.E.O

Director Programs. She has the magic touch, is a mentor to the team - she’s the fairy godmother! She’s the Aapi of all Aapis!

Farrukh Ahmed

Farrukh Ahmed

Deputy Director

A man of many hats. Blog writer, events manager and overall troubleshooter Motto: Why be normal when you can swing between extremes!

Mustafa Ali Khan

Mustafa Ali Khan

Senior programs Manager

Once our ‘genie in a bottle’, he is now a shape-changing pixie writing blogs, acting in videos, managing events! Motto: Keep it slow, keep it steady, specially the steady part.

Naveed Mann

Naveed Mann

Finance Manager

The Number-cruncher. His ‘excel’ skills, like the hands of a skilful magician, are faster than the eye! Motto: The hand that punches numbers rules the world

Sagheer Shah

Sagheer Shah

Assistant Manager Finance

A Finance Minion who is up for the job every time, even the decidedly tough ones! Motto: Look idle, do everything!

Faizan Ahmad

Faizan Ahmad

Communications Specialist

..and boy does he communicate, through web design and words, about anything and everything! Motto: Don’t even be caught dead without some information, opinion, comment ready.Sample Description

Nadir Shehzad Khan

Nadir Shehzad Khan

Production Manager

The man with the plan, and the camera. He'll do anything to get the shot! ANYTHING! Motto: Pain is temporary, film is forever!

General Info

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Kuch Khaas

The Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue

info@kuchkhaas.org