Women – Universal victim of sweeping comments

We live in a country where a majority of the population is youth, and the ratio of the overall population is 48% female and 52% male. Basically, we live in a male dominant society. And still, we proudly talk about women’s right while knowing what actually the reality is.

International Women's Day

As a South Asian, as a Pakistani, we belong to that society which is modern outwardly but typical inside. We cannot ignore the enormous contribution of women not only towards the society but also the economy of the country.

On one side we talk about successful and inspirational women like Mohterma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, Malala Yousuf Zai, Shermeen Obaid Chinoy, Muniba Mazari, Sultana Siddiqui, and so on. In fact, a long list is there that has made the nation proud. But on the flip side, it all seems like an illusion.

Although its reality but we cannot ignore that what’s happening in the society. When our mothers, sisters, daughters or in fact any woman goes outside then the things she faces we all are aware of it. From her school life to college, university to the professional environment they are continuously being harassed in different ways.

It’s very unfortunate that women have accepted harassment as a part of their life. Instead of taking a step against it, a large number of women population stay quite just because “Log kya sochey gy or “Log kya khaein gy (What people will think or say).

Not even a girl child is safe in our society and we claim that both men and women are equal. We just talk about the equality but the reality is totally different. Although on one side, women have made their names in sports, education, entrepreneurship and many other fields, but on the other hand, we cannot even imagine that how much struggle they have done to enter in the specific field where men are ruling since the very beginning.

If we really want to empower the women then, first of all, we have to change our mindsets. If I talk about youth then a large number is wasting their time in calling girls “slut” just on the basis that she is bold, confident and hang out with other guys.

In the journey of a girl/woman to reach her destination. She faces so many things, if she has worn a burkha/abaya then the guys will pass a comment “MashaAllah” or “SubhanAllah”. If she has done a modern dressing then what she’ll be hearing “Chalti he kya”. In her whole journey, she faces even worse than it.

In the end, I just want to say one thing that instead of celebrating “International women’s Day” on one day, we should start respecting them every day from the depth of our hearts, and first of all, we need to change our mindset. We should start protecting women in the same way as we protect our mother, sister, daughter or wife.

Yalghaar – It’s all about Patriotism

A nation that don’t only love their army, but also feel proud on their army. Army is the only organization in Pakistan that is only free from corruption, but also always ready to serve his country.
Pakistan Army! Zindabad

Pakistan Zindabad

Yalghaar – a movie, which has been released on this Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan along with 22 other countries of the world. Just before the Eid, a premiere of the movie was held at Islamabad, and the reviews were shared on social media made me speechless until and unless I myself watched the movie.

Just a day before, an event of special screening of Yalghaar movie by Bank Alfalah was held at Cinepax Cinema, Karachi. It was attended by media, press, socialites, bloggers, celebrities, along with the movie cast.

A movie starts from war and ends at war, because it’s Yalghaar. A movie which is based on a true story. All you can find in it from action and thriller to comedy and romance.

Nothing is perfect, so one more thing I would like to share that there were many blunders in the movie like over casting, wrong placement of brand, no scene sequence, unexpected intermission, dialogue delivery (few artists), etc. were the few from the movie. But I must say these all can be ignored because of strong, true and untold story of Pakistan Army, and you’ll definitely love the movie.

Story is very clear! It’s an army operation in which they’ve to clear swat area from terrorists. The tempo of the movie was smooth, you’ll never feel bore but yes there were very few scenes in which you might lose attention.

If I talk about the actors so Shaan shahid, Bilal Ashraf, Adnan Siddiqui, Umair Jeswal and Ayub Khoso were played the role of soldiers. So on the other hand, Sana Bucha, Uzma Khan, Ayesha Omar, and Armeena Rana Khan played the role of wives, and girlfriends. While Humayun Saeed was the villain of the movie, and Gohar Rasheed was the part of his group.

Except few actor not everyone could become successful to satisfy the audience by their acting skills. The movie also had few emotional scenes as well, which might bring tears in your eyes.

Here are the pictures of the event

 

The Sahir Lodhi Show – Spreading Happiness!

It’s not a game of TRPs, it’s a game of happiness. In the holy month of Ramadan, spreading happiness should be the first duty of every individual, owner of a company, media, and so on.

Among so many TV channels that are trying their best to spread happiness in the month of blessings, TV One is one of them. Since the start of Ramadan, TV One has broadcasted its Ramadan Transmission with the name “Ishq Ramazan” which has successfully captured the hearts of many audience, and “The Sahir Lodhi Show (TSLS)” is one of the part of this Ramadan transmission.

I was recently invited by TV One to cover their game show TSLS. The show started with the dabanng entry of Sahir Lodhi, then he invited captains (guests) on stage to introduce them. The captains of the day were Waji and Wali.

There were so many giveaways, big prizes including cars, bikes among many others, and most important there were so many Umrah tickets to distribute among audience, and this Ramadan Transmission is the only transmission of Pakistan that distributes more than 50 Umrah tickets every day.

The games were so simple, easy, and entertaining. If one game was eating Gol-Gapaas, so the other was armed wrestling among women. Eating cakes, washing dishes, and jumping were few of the games among many others. Whenever Sahir ask to audience who will come for this game, so that’s the moment when the sound of speakers become meaningless because of excitement and high level energy of audience.

The last segment of TSLS was the segment when heart beats became fast, because it was all about fortune. In this segment the participant has to open the boxes as much as possible with the given keys in 1 minute. Cars, bikes, and so many big prizes were there in each box. So, out of the 5 participants only 4 could open the boxes and became successful to win the prizes including bikes, Umrah tickets, gold, and many others.

Well, that’s all from game show. Now I’m going to share the most important thing about Sahir Lodhi. Sahir Lodhi is consider as controversial figure. I along with other 3 invited bloggers had personal session with Sahir Lodhi. I didn’t even imagine that how down to earth he would be? He is so down to earth person, and a patriotic Pakistani. After the incident of girl (Watch in Video), people started calling him anti-Pakistan, and used abusive language for him, even he received threats. He’s very talented Host/RJ/Actor, and can easily get job at any of the country of the world. But he want to serve Pakistani.

 

We know Sahir Lodhi on camera, but behind the camera he’s entirely different. His 80% income goes to charity work. He has also opened a clinic at Surjani Town, where patients get free treatment, and now in the coming years he’s going to open hospital. And every day after the show, more than 250 people gather at backstage for free medical facilities. So, this is the real face of Sahir Lodhi! How a person can be anti-Pakistani who serve for Pakistan?

In the end, I would like to say 1 thing that don’t judge anyone before personally meeting him!

Here, I’m also sharing few of the pictures from the game show. All clicks have been officially taken by team TV One.

Mughalia Tarz-e-Ishq – Promotion of Mughal Culture via Ramp Walk!

We live in a country that has forgotten its identity because of too much influence of western culture, and we feel proud to adopt western culture, instead of adopting our own traditional culture that having long history. In fact we feel shame in adopting our culture. If we see the history so how beautiful and vast our culture was, and Mughal culture is one of those. Indeed Mughal era was the golden era of subcontinent, their culture, traditions, customs, and so on. Each and everything was royal.

Pakistan Fashion Industry is playing major role in destroying norms and customs of the society by continue promoting Western Culture in the society. Just because of it, the society has started adopting western culture, and has forgotten their own golden culture. And unfortunately media is playing major role in promoting instead of stopping it.

To highlight this issue Kamran Javaid (famous for organizing Karachi Advertising Festival, Karachi Short Film Festival, and Motivational campaign IQbalance) took stand to promote Mughal Culture at the opening ceremony of IQbalance season 3. Event took place at Park Towers, Karachi. It was divided into 2 parts in which the first part was the opening ceremony of IQbalance season 3, while the second part was Mughalia Ramp Walk with the name “Mughalia Tarz-e-Ishq”

The aim of the event was to promote not only Mughal culture but also new talent including Designers, Models, Make-up artists, etc. Plus, it was also the trainer launching ceremony (TLC) so in the first part of the event, trainers were introduced in TLC, while in the second part Mughlia Tarz-e-Ishq took place.

The event was attended by bloggers, photographers, press, media, and socialites among others. Although the TLC couldn’t brought the attention of attendees but the Mughlia Tarz-e-Ishq capture the hearts of audience, and in between the performance of very talented singer Syed Hassaan was trying to keep the energy level high. Although he’s new in the industry but his voice will soon make him the popular singer in the field of Music industry.

Mughalia Ramp walk was divided into 3 parts. In first part story of Salim/Anarkali and Jahanghir/Noor Jahan, in second part Nawabi culture and Umra-o-Jahan, while in third part story of Joda Akbar was shown with ramp walk of models.

While talking about the event Kamran Javaid said,
In our industry, we’re promoting western culture. So, someone has to take stand to promote Eastern culture, and I tried my best to introduce Mughia Tarz-e-Ishq for promotion of eastern culture.

Arif Dawood (Director of the Mughlia Tarz-e-Ishq) revealed,
The aim of the show is not only providing entertainment but also providing platform to all those designers who don’t get a chance to showcase their collection on renowned platforms.

It is such a great step by Mr. Kamran Javiad to promote eastern culture, and we should highly appreciate his efforts. This kind of shows should be held in each city of Pakistan, and media should give it good coverage for the betterment of society.

Here are few pictures from the event.

Spread Happiness in the Race of TRPs – GKP

Ramadan is a month of blessings, and the TV channels are trying their best to spread blessings in terms of happiness by distributing giveaways, prizes, mega prizes such as motorcycles, cars, plots, houses, and so on, among audiences through very easy games, questions and activities.

Geo TV is one of the channel among those, and its game show “Geo Khelo Pakistan” is trying their best to not only capture the hearts of audience but also the viewers by spreading blessings as much as possible.

Geo Khelo Pakistan (GKP) is gaining popularity after each of its transmission. Because the show is being hosted by 2 living legends none other than Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar, both are very big names of Pakistan in terms of cricket.

The combination of both hosts Wasim and Shoaib is simply love. Because if Shoaib is energetic so the decent talk of Wasim made the show perfect.

On the 6th day of Geo TV’s game show GKP, Ushna Shah became the guest of the day. The charming and the multitalented actress with the combo of Wasim and Shoaib added more entertainment in the show.

The audience became crazy to find her among them, and she also helped so many participants in different activities to win prizes. There were so many games for youth, aunties, uncles, families, and couples. Drink for bike, Male in Saree, throw the ball, turn of fortune were the few games among many, while the lucky draw was being held again and again, so that the lucky winner could get so many prizes.

In the last segment namely “Dhak Dhak Crore” was the segment when not only the heartbeat of participants became fast but also the entire audience passing through the same phase. Afterward it was a game to win 1 crore rupees. But unfortunately not even a single participant could win 1 crore, but then they were offered to play card game so that they can win car, and yes this time they did it.

It’s not about Geo TV or other TV channels, it’s all about the feelings of public, who comes with so many hopes. And this kind of game shows should be appreciated instead of criticizing. In the era of hatred and jealousy, these are the only shows that are spreading happiness among public.

Here, I’m sharing few pictures from day 6 of GKP. All clicks have been officially captured by team Geo and GKP.