Mughalia Ramp Walk is all set to be held at “IQbalance” season 3!

 

IQbalance is a combination of 2 words. “IQ” and “Balance” means to balance Iqbal in our life.

Allama Iqbal was a poet, philosopher and politician born in Sialkot, Pakistan, and is also known as Muffakir-e-Pakistan (The Thinker of Pakistan), Hakeem-ul-Ummat (The Sage of Ummah), and most commonly Shair-e-Mashriq (The Poet of the East)

Kamran Jawaid Aziz is the man behind this amazing concept of IQbalance. He started it alone but today there are more than 20 trainers.

According to Mr. Kamran Jawaid Aziz,

“Iqbal’s concept is the same as Maslow’s hierarchy’s concept.”

He further said,

“It is all about “How to balance Iqbal in our life.”

He added,

“IQbalance aims to transform the life of hopeless peoples with the ideology of Allama Iqbal.”

In September 2015, he started 1st section of IQbalance. It was 3 months section and continued till November. The sections were conducted on 22 different venues including, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, etc. by different trainers, and at starting there were only 5 trainers.

While in 2016, season 2 was started and held at Park Towers in the form of Talk show. It was a one week episode, and different concepts of Iqbal were presented there.

And now in 2017, it’s time for season 3, and to take it at grand level with grand sections. This time the concept is “Ilm-o-Ishq.” The opening ceremony of the season 3 will be held on 6th May at Park Towers, Karachi.

At opening ceremony the trainers will be introduced, then the poster of season 3 will be launched, and this time the glamorous part will also be added, means the Mughalia Ramp Walk with the name “Mughalia Terz-e-Ishq” will take place at opening ceremony.

It will be 3 months event, and will continue till August, and the grand finale will be at surprising venue. In between, 12 different trainers will conduct training at 6 different universities.

Here are some tittles for trainers of season 3,

Lover, Passionate, Strategic, Ideal, Worrier, Concede, Focused, Young, Free, Positive, Thought, Truth, Exclusive, Adventurous, Leader, among others.

Season 1, and season 2 became successful and got positive response from the audience, and now it’s time for season 3. So, get ready for the grand opening on 6th May, at Park Towers.

Here are few pictures from the press conference of IQbalance,

Launching event of Infinix S2!

Infinix Mobility held an event and launched its second phone of S-series named Infinix S2, on 14th April, at National Sailing Centre, Karachi. Media and PR of the event was managed by Kolachi Events.

The CEO of Infinix Mobilty, addressed the gathering, and tried to speak in Urdu, but he got failed. Well, while addressing, he told the features and specifications of S2 smartphone, and said that S2 having dual cameras in front, one for selfie and other for wide angle selfie (Wefie). He also shared the importance of selfie in this era, not only for youth but also among for all.

The event was attended by socialites, youth, university students, bloggers, and media among others. From start to end, the event was full of fun, and lots of excitement. The youth of the Karachi was going crazy after every performance by DJs, and Lahore based band SomeWhatSuper made the night, the moment Sibbi boy came on stage and sung his super hit song “Kadhen Milanda Seen.” the energy level of the youth reached at its peak, and the crowd became uncontrollable.

The event ended at the lucky draw section, in which names of 5 lucky winners were announced that will get Infinix S2 after crossing the stage of formalities.

Let me share the specification of Infinix S2,

Display

Size: 5.2 Inches

Technology: IPS LCD with 2.5D Arc Glass

Resolution: HD (720 x 1280 Pixels) 282 PPI

Protection: Dragontrail Glass

Platform

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS Chameleon

Chipset: MediaTek MT6753

CPU: 1.3GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53

GPU: Mali-T720 MP2

Ram: 2 GB

Storage

Internal: 16GB

Expansion: 128GB via microSD

Cellular

SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)

Networks: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks

Connectivity

WI-FI: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

GPS: A-GPS

USB OTG: Yes

USB: MicroUSB 2.0

Audio

Jack: 3.5mm Audio Jack

FM Radio: Yes

Sensors

Biometric: Fingerprint Sensor

Environmental: Proximity Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor

Orientation: Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity: 3000mAh

Type: Li-ion

Removable: No

Charging: Fast Charging

Design

Material: Metal

Here are few pictures from the event.

EDHI! A Mirror To The Blind

Abdul Sattar Edhi

“A Mirror to the Blind” is an autobiography book of Pakistani philanthropist, and humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, who is also the founder of Edhi Foundation.

This book is written by Tehmina Durrani. She is women’s rights activist and an author. Her first book was “My Feudal Lord” which was her autobiography.

Before starting review, let me share one thing that I really love the persona of Edhi Sahib, and to follow his path I decided few things on which I will implement soon.
I don’t like to read books, although I’m student of Journalism, but it was an assignment that to read any history, or autobiography book, and it took 1 month to search a book. But when one of my friend suggested this book, I said ok but when I brought this book from my friend, so I became shocked to see book length because I was searching for a book that should be shorter in length. But no I decided to read it afterwards, and the reason behind is Edhi Sahib. We all know bit about Edhi Sahib, same as I. But it was just before reading this book, after reading it my knowledge has really been increased.

Following are the details of the book,

Name: Edhi! A Mirror to the Blind

Type: Autobiography

Author: Tehmina Durrani

Genre: Non Fiction

Table of Contents: 12 Chapters

Cover: Nice and Attractive (Edhi Sahib’s Picture on cover)

Pages: 370

Wordings: Easy

Price: 150 PKR

Publication: A. Sattar Edhi Foundation

Ratings: 6.5/10

There are 370 pages in a book with 12 chapters. Each chapter contains 20 to 50 pages. It is an autobiography book, written by Tehmina Durrani. This book is her first edition, after this she wrote 5 more editions.

From chapter 1 to chapter 12, inspiration that we can take from His life was at its peak. When I started reading chapter 1, it was about Gujrat rail attack and the death of his grandson Bilal. I thought what it is, where the beginning is, and why these things are being discuss here in chapter 1. But as I done with it, now it’s time for chapter 2 from where the beginning of Edhi Sahib’s life started. But still the question was same.
Well chapter 2 and 3 are the chapters which I loved the most throughout the book. Chapter 2 is all about His childhood, and since His childhood He started giving charity and that was the moment when he started loving humanity, because every day his mother used to give him 2 penny with an advice that 1 penny to spend on you while 1 penny on those who really need it. And after returning back from school, she used to inquire, and he refused to tell lie and being as a true kid he used to answer that sometime he find poor so spend on him while sometime not couldn’t find any poor.

Chapter 3 is about migration India to Pakistan, and since migration her mother became so weak, ill, and she became paralyze. And at one moment while reading this chapter, a continuous flow of water started falling from my eyes. Because the lines were so touchy that he said to his mom while given her bath, because she was paralyzed.

While reading chapter 4, 1 question raised in my mind, which I would like to share with you all.

Can we clean manholes of our streets?

Obviously not, we can’t even imagine but Edhi Sahib did it! And at that time his age would be 22 to 26, while in this age we think about only for ourselves but he was totally opposite and always used to think for others.

Edhi Sahib proposed 10 to 13 girls before proposing Bilquise. But he always gotten fail, and the nurses whom he proposed they used to reject him by saying, you’re poor, what would I do with you, my life will become hell etc.

In Chapter 5, he finally got married with Bilquise on 23rd March 1966. After marriage, Bilquise used to tease him on the name of Amina (the girl whom he first proposed). A strong bond produced between them, while a Miyani beach incident was also discussed in this chapter.

In chapter 6; the era of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Edhi Sahib stood as an independent candidate, but unfortunately, he couldn’t win the elections. They performed Hujj, and travelled by roads along with other pilgrims, it was the first time after marriage that they went together for any journey.

While travelling to Rahimyar khan along with his wife and son to transfer one of the dead body at its home town, Edhi Sahib got an accident and the news spread like a fire in all over the country that Edhi is dead, Edhi has gone, Edhi has left us.

In chapter 7, Edhi Sahib became the head of Islamic Shura Council. Even after becoming head he still strongly believed on simplicity, and rejected all the luxuries of government.

In chapter 8, he received an invitation to receive President Suharto of Indonesia, at Karachi airport. A group of journalist became against him, and started publishing negative news of Edhi Sahib, but he kept ignoring, as he was doing it since a start of his mission.

In chapter 9, Edhi Sahib was awarded “Prestigious Magasaysay Award” by Philippine government in the year 1986. When he returned to Pakistan he was sad because his country not even care about what he is serving them, but he’s being awarded from other country.

While in chapter 10, 11 & 12; Edhi Sahib’s father got died, and he kept recalling his words and memories of childhood till few days after death, but then again he back to his mission. Bilquise started gotten weak day by day, and one day she got heart attack, and this was the point when Edhi Sahib decided to build burial place for himself and Bilquise. Edhi Sahib also became one of the first public figure in the Muslim World.

From chapter 1 to 12, I’ve share few of things. Although whatever I’ve shared its equivalent to salt in wheat. Well, not possible to share all or all important things otherwise no need will remain to read this book.

From start to end, the tempo was not same, if sometimes your interest goes up so sometimes it goes down. Since it was an autobiographical book, so it happens usually but if an author wanted so she can make it more creative and attractive. From chapter 1 to chapter 5, the interest level was at peak but then it was not the same afterwards. And that’s the reason behind I’ve rated this book 6.5/10. But I must say 1 thing due to this book your knowledge will highly increase, and you’ll have much to say about “Father Teresa” or “Angel of Mercy.”

Here I’m sharing few of the inspiring, and motivating quotes from the book,

“Too many dialogues scatter and waste, say a little so that your words are remembered”

“Empty words and long phrases do not impress Him. Show Him your faith by deeds, otherwise why should He believe you?”

“Simplicity is the only beneficial way of life”

“I can begin small, but why should I think small”

“The only way to fight back is to ignore them, and the only way to win is to forge ahead against them”

“Practical work should be your weapon, nothing else can make them retreat from this battlefield”

“In times of need treat a donkey like a father. It is clever to move with the times. Then you will remain on the track”

“You are the most insignificant of all creatures, but can become most significant if you contribute towards God’s people”

“People should not worry about heaven and hell, that is not their business”

“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world”

“Simplicity rises respect and counters the poverty”

 

Edhi Sahib always wanted to make Pakistan a Welfare State, and wanted people to donate whatever they can even a single penny. As a youth, we can continue Edhi Sahib’s mission by following his path, by being the helping hand, by giving charity, and by loving humanity.

Nominations’ List of 16th Lux Style Awards!

The 16th edition of Lux Style Awards (LSA) is going to be held on 19th of April, 2017 in Karachi. LSA 2017 has announced nominations for its 16th edition.including Fashion, Film, Music, and Television.

Here is the complete list of nominations.

 

FASHION

Model of the Year (Female)

Amna Babar

Anam Malik

Rabia Butt

Sadaf Kanwal

Zara Abid

 

Model of the Year (Male)

Aimal Khan

Hasnain Lehri

Jahan-e-Khalid

Shahzad Noor

Waleed Khalid

 

Best Fashion Photographer

Abdullah Haris

Ali Hasan

Guddu Shani

Nadir Feroz Khan & Maha Burney at NFK Photography

Shahbaz Shazi

 

Best Hair and Make-up Artist

Natasha Khalid

Omayr Waqar

Saima Rashid Bargfred

Shammal Qureshi

Shazia Rashid

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

Coco by Zara Shahjahan

Generation

Khaadi

Sana Safinaz

Sapphire

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

Mahgul

Sana Safinaz

Sania Maskatiya

Shamaeel Ansari

Shehla Chatoor

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal

Ali Xeeshan

Elan

Faraz Manan

Mahgul

The House of Kamiar Rokni

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Lawn

Elan

Faraz Manan

Sana Safinaz

Shehla Chatoor

Zara Shahjahan

 

Best Menswear Designer

Ahmed Bham

Amir Adnan

Hassan Sheheryar Yasin

Ismail Farid

Nauman Arfeen

 

Best Emerging Talent

Aashna Khan – Photographer

Giti Ara – Model

Hira Shah – Model

Imaan Madani – Model

The Pink Tree Company – Designer

 

 FILM

Best Film

Actor in Law

Dobara Phir Se

Ho Mann Jahaan

Janaan

Mah-e-Mir

 

Best Film Actress

Mahira Khan for Ho Mann Jahaan

Mehwish Hayat for Actor in Law

Sabar Qamar for Lahore Se Aagey

Sajal Ali for Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai

Sanam Saeed for Bachaana

 

Best Film Actor

Ashar Azeem for Maalik

Fahad Mustafa for Actor in Law

Fahad Mustafa for Mah-e-Mir

Mohib Mirza for Bachaana

Yasir Hussain for Lahore Se Aagey

 

Best Film Director

Anjum Shehzad for Mah-e-Mir

Asim Raza for Ho Mann Jahaan

Azfar Jafri for Janaan

Mehreen Jabbar for Dobara Phir Se

Nabeel Qureshi for Actor in Law

Wajahat Rauf for Lahore Se Aagey

 

Best Supporting Actress

Hania Aamir for Janaan

Saboor Ali for Actor in Law

Sanam Saeed for Dobara Phir Se

Sonya Jehan for Ho Mann Jahaan

Tooba Siddiqui for Dobara Phir Se

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ali Kazmi for Dobara Phir Se

Ali Rehman Khan for Janaan

Manzar Sehbhai for Mah-e-Mir

Om Puri for Actor in Law

Shehryar Munawar for Ho Mann Jahaan

 

Best Singer (Male) – Film

Arman Malik for Janaan Title Track (Janaan)

Asrar for Funkaran (Actor in Law)

Atif Aslam for Dil Dancer (Actor in Law)

Rajab Ali for Yeh Dhuan (Mah-e-Mir)

Shafqat Amanat Ali for Piya Dekhan Ko (Mah-e-Mir)

 

Best Singer (Female) – Film

Aima Baig for Kalabaaz Dil (Lahore se Aagey)

Haniya Aslam for Dobara Phir Se (Dobara Phir Se)

Masooma Anwer for Naina Roye (Maalik)

Shreya Ghoshal for Janaan Title Track (Janaan)

Zeb Bangash for Dil Pagla (Ho Maan Jahaan)

 

MUSIC

Album of the Year

Book of Sibt by Sibti

Indus Raag 2 by Shareef Awan

Na Bhulana by Uzair Jaswal

Peheli by Mooro

You by The Sketches

 

Song of the Year

Baarish by Tonight Us and Jimmy Khan

Haiyyah from The Book of Sibt by Sibti

Khak Nasheen by Chand Tara Orchestra

Khaki Banda by Umair Jaswal and Ahmed Jahanzeb

Saaiyan by Quratulain Baloch

 

Best Music Video Director

Abdullah Haris for Sag-e-Ali by Asrar

Aisha Linea Akhtar & Shahbaz Shigri for Le Chaloon by Salman Shaukat

Kamal Khan for Ho Jao Azad by Zoe Viccaji

Kamal Khan for The Desert Journey by D/A Method

Shahab Qamar for Hero by Naseer & Shahab

 

Best Emerging Talent

Basit Ali for Vocals in Anokha Ladla

Bilal Nasir Khan (Rudoh) for Tales for Scrap

Hamza Akram Qawwal for Khuddi

Natasha Baig for Janaan

Shehroz Hussain for Sitaar in Anokha Ladla

 

 

TELEVISION

 Best TV Play

Besharam on ARY Digital

Dillagi on ARY Digital

Mann Mayal on Hum TV

Mein Sitara on TV One

Udaari on Hum TV

 

Best TV Actor

Ahsan Khan for Udaari

Faisal Qureshi for Bheegi Palkien

Humayun Saeed for Dillagi

Noman Ejaz for Dampukth

Zahid Ahmed for Besharam

 

Best TV Actress

Maya Ali for Mann Mayal

Mehwish Hayat for Dillagi

Saba Qamar for Besharam

Saba Qamar for Mein Sitara

Sajal Ali for Gul-e-Rana

 

Best TV Director

Ehtishaamuddin for Udaari

Farooq Rind for Besharam

Haseeb Hasan for Mann Mayal

Kashif Nisar for Dampukth

Nadeem Baig for Dillagi

 

Best TV Writer

Faiza Iftikhar for Dillagi

Farhat Ishtiaq for Udaari

Sameera Fazal for Mann Mayal

Sarwat Nazeer for Besharam

Zafar Mairai for Dampukth

 

Best Original Sound Track

Sun Yara by Damia Farooq  (ARY Digital) (Producer: Six Sigma Productions)

Udaari by Hadiqa Kiyani  (HUM TV) (Producer: Momina Duraid, Haisaam Hussain and Shahzad Kashmiri)

Hatheli by Nabeel Shaukat (HUM TV) (Producer: Moomal Shunaid, Moomal Entertainment)

Mann Mayal by Quratulain Baloch (HUM TV) (Producer: Momina Duraid, Samina Humayun Saeed, Tariq Shah, Sana Shahnawaz)

Yeh Ishq by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (ARY Digital) (Producer: Big Bang Productions)

Complete Winners’ List of Oscars 2017!

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The 89th Academy Awards, celebrated the best of the best names in the film industry. The award ceremony was held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Casey Affleck won the Best Actor Award for “Manchester by the Sea” while Emma Stone won the Best Actress Award for “La La Land.”

The end of the ceremony was bit disappointing when film “La La Land” was declared as best film, but suddenly it was announced that there was an error, and the best film awards goes to “Moonlight.”

Well, here’s the complete list of the winners,

Best Film

Moonlight

Best Actor

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Actress

Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Director

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis (Fences)

Best Original Screenplay

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)

Best Cinematography

Linus Sandgren (La La Land)

Best Original Score

Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Best Original Song

Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land)

Best Sound Editing

Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival)

Best Foreign Language Film

Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)

Best Film Editing

John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Visual Effects

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book)

Best Production Design

David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds Wasco (La La Land)

Best Sound Mixing

Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Documentary Feature

Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow (O.J.: Made in America)

Best Animated Film

Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer (Zootopia)

Best Animated Short Film

Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer (Piper)

Best Documentary Short Subject

Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets)

Best Live Action Short Film

Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy (Sing)

Best Costume Design

Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them)

Best Make-Up

Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson (Suicide Squad)