Mahira Khan just experienced a ‘Loug Kia Kaheyngay’ Moment

The ever famous meme claims that infinite dreams of desi-children have been crushed under the hammer of ‘Loug Kia Kaheyngay (what will people say). Lesser do parents know, whatever your child ends up doing, you can never save them from the unconditional trolling and attention of the haters. Be it phopho, phopho ki beti/beta, their EX, or a close friend.

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But what exactly is this ‘Loug Kia Kaheyngay’ phenomenon? It is a normal social practice that moves within the lower to upper middle-classs households of the South Asian society where parents let down their children from living a healthy and free life with the aim to do something and achieve a place in life where they feel comfortable about themselves and attain a sense of pride. But what happens in reality, is that the parents pressurize their kids not to move forward any further in their desire to pursue their dreams since it is not according to the ‘prescribed’ model of the society. Let’s quickly evaluate a very recent incident with the perspective of ‘Loug Kia Khayengay Phenomenon’ and see how well we can understand it. Famous drama and film actress Mahira Khan who shot to fame with her drama Humsafar, even won hearts across border with thousands of Indians all over her performance in Raees. Nonetheless, Mahira had been our Queen since years now, actresses, her fans, male colleagues all go over, praising her for who she is and how she appears so flawlessly on-screen. Her recent paparazzi incident has bombarded the internet overnight, showing Mahira having a smoke break with famous Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor. Why not quickly list down the ‘haw haye’ factors in the image attached below:
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a) Wearing a short skirt
b) Backless and deep neck
c) She is freaking smoking! (that just broke the ‘haw-haye’ scale on the internet)

Debating over the double standard mentality of the society twitteratis, and social media nazis threw hate all around, which included hate of all degree.

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Majority of the hate spewed online is indescribable and is better not be shared to further add dirt to one’s hands. This is what ‘Loug Kia Kaheyngay’ looks like. These snippets define how the society, the ‘LOUG’ surrounding the families make sure that you don’t end up living a life that pleases you! This phenomenon lets you, me and every other person down each time we stand up to something for ourselves.

Mahira Khan is at a place where the hate does affect her, but at this degree where she is, she had personally shattered all the ropes that tie her down. She undoubtedly received never-ending support from the fans, friends from the fraternity, and wellwishers from India that stood up to the misogynist and double-standard society putting down women from doing what they feel like doing. The fact being that majority of the hate received came directly by women who hated her for bringing shame upon herself. For doing what? A smoke? Should they be getting the hate, as well?

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Bagging the Award at IPPAWARDS 2017- Dr. Muhammad Nasir

Making celebrities look their best is something that doesn’t come easily to a lot of people in the typical South Asian society. The trend isn’t just true withing South Asia but is a world-over phenomenon. From cosmetic surgery to rhinoplasty, fillers to botox and even hair transplant. Aesthetic surgery is a fine form of art that brings out the individual’s best of features with the help of medically advanced technologies.

Quality art of aesthetic surgery isn’t readily available in Pakistan hence,  many individuals prefer moving to Dubai in order to achieve the desired results from aestheticians and surgeons, abroad. Dr. Muhammad Nasir, Principal Hair Transplant Surgeon M.B.B.S. (K.E), R.M.P., Member AIT (Singapore) Member ISHRS (USA),
Member ESHRS (France) and CEO Hair Club has recently been awarded the Best Aesthetic and Hair Transplant surgeon award at the most happening Awards of the town IPPAWARDS2017

Dr. Nasir had been successfully managing his ever difficult profession of beautifying celebrities who honor our screens for years and years. Many renowned actors, anchors, and even sportsmen have been the successful, living case studies of Dr. Nasir that serve as an inspiration for many.

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The perfect surgery performed on these celebrities are enough of a testimonial for future patients to know and understand from. It was indeed a moment of pride for all of us to have a special award being rewarded to Dr. Nasir for his undoubted hard work and dedication towards his profession.

Wishing Dr. Nasir the best of luck for his future ventures ahead and looking forward to much more of his success stories from around the world.

The Unforgettable ‘Desert Journey’

I have been into trying all kinds of genres of music though, the one genre I’m still skeptical of listening to is hardcore metal. My system isn’t pure enough to indulge into something that involves too much of a person. From local to the international scene, I have hand-picked the music I religiously listen to. Mekaal Hassan, Junoon, Gabriel, Pink Floyd or Zappa each one of these has its own significance, down the memory lane.

Following my daily ritual of aimlessly refreshing my newsfeeds and switching songs over Youtube, I was suggested to go over a song and where you get intrigued by the thumbnail of the video, ‘The Desert Journey’ by The D/A Method a song with a Wilaiti (foreign) title and a Desi (local) video kind of worked as a ‘click-bait’. The video, in itself, is a musical journey that highlights the regret underlying the long-awaited freedom.

The journey to know more about the band landed me from their Youtube channel to Facebook. A quick scroll down the feed explained that D/A Method had been busy creating music since 2012 and are heavily inspired by some of the most invincible musical souls known to man. Having released their first album, The Great Disillusion back in 2015 they have now released the second album that has been recorded and mastered, by Bruce Soord the man behind The Pineapple Thief, Wisdom of Crowds.

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 If you’re planning to catch up on a unique experience with the vision to support the epic musical scene in Pakistan than you’d be glad to know that D/A Method is just about to have their concert at the launch of their second album titled, ‘The Desert Road‘ for which they had an amazing video released beforehand. The concert is taking place on the 20th of September, 2017 and the venue is Bahria Karsaz Auditorium. The deets of the event are present on their event page and the tickets which I just got to know myself, will be available at the venue. 

Planned it, yet?

Coke Studio stuck between the Love & Hate Brigade

What’s music to you? For me, it’s something that I feed on when I’m happy, sad, excited or just bored. My music often defines what and how I think and take my decisions. It’s actually quite a lot for me and definitely for many. Coke Studio had been the biggest hope since a decade that brought back classics the younger generation never knew existed, revamped the entire South Asian music scene with some of the biggest fans resting in India.
Surprising enough, with a mega opening act the 10th season seems to have gotten stuck on an island surrounded by the super energetic waves of both positive and negative criticism. There’s more of a battle taking place across social media with KOLs, music enthusiasts and people who simply cannot resist the power of Coke Studio taking their opinions to another level!

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Why is that there’s so much disparity for this season? Starting off from the tales of Nepotism towards selecting singers that weren’t found too apt for the covers and, aahh…yes! Covers, ‘why does CS10 believe in opting for covers rather than producing originals’. There are too many tales to tally and I on the other hand just have a very basic opinion to not let the music die from the Pakistani industry once again. We have taken almost a decade to pick ourselves back again where the singles are making waves across. There’s always the good, the bad and even the ugliest (hear Sayoone) but there’s always a beauty to the difference of opinion that helps music aficionados to work harder and produce, richer!
All I’m afraid of is the time when Bilal and Faisal take off from CokeStudio with a broken heart like Rohail Hayatt 4 years ago. He said that he wasn’t but it was evident, he lost hope from the people for whom he created wonders for 6 whole years. Creations like ‘Alif Allah, Aik Alif, Bibi Sanam, Yaar Dadi, KirKir, Pyaar Naal, Aj Latha Naeeo, Jal Pari, Laila O Laila, Ishq Kinara where these are just a few that came from that 6-year long journey. For the hate, he received even from the Gems of the industry.

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Pakistan, criticise where it’s meant to be, say it out loud, but say it sanely. Your opinions make the judgment of many who rely on foreign opinions to try things out. Maybe you did take away the chance of someone actually enjoying a song that you didn’t like.

 

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You might know your music the way you hear it but you might not know the struggle behind its creation. You might say what sounds right to you, but you may be different than what the producers thought about their production!

Let music survive in Pakistan with your constructive criticism.

Transformers 5: The Last Knight, isn’t the Last!

I have been a Transformers loyalist ever since the first movie of the series was released in 2007. I still secretly have a wish that someday I’d end up in a car that’d be my Bumble Bee. Alas, not all dreams and wishes come true (not exactly the stupid ones). With the release of Transformers 5: The Last Knight, I knew that a trip to the cinema was inevitable. Glad to have an amazing family who loved Transformers, as I do. With gazillion phases of pre-planning we ended up watching the movie this Saturday and what we saw is a combination of a magnificent execution of visual effects with a lack of sensible content.

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In all honesty that goes with most of the sci-fi movies but a lot do try to connect the dots well. However, with movie brands like Transformers that clearly depict their humans, as actual humans and then have them fall from a height of more than 100 meters without crack opening their heads or damaging their ribs, I mean which brand of cereal had they been munching on?

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Hollywood’s game in terms of creating breathtaking visual scenery has no bounds indeed. But there has to be a connection! Keeping facts straight, our planet Earth can very easily get off of the gravitational belt in case it gets hit by a meteor(I’d say medium-sized). But what were they even thinking when Cybertron actually invaded Earth and dragged through the Pyramids or even China,  without even going through the hellfire of our atmospheric pressure.

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For the final conflict, I cannot come out of the spell of HOW they could ‘transform’ a purely mechanical led sci-fi plot to a Merlin melodrama? HOW! When Transformers had the ability to keep it going without the help of spells, wizards and witchcraft, why did they believe it would’ve been a great idea to infuse it with a magical world of Alice! Spells cast on the mighty Optimus Prime, having all powers invested in the utterly sexy- PhD historian, Ms. Vivian Wembley who by the way, was the direct descendant of Merlin some, 1600 years later. It didn’t have to be something magical, it was already too magical for us to believe.

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The overall cinematic experience was grand, with the newest entries Mercedes GT R- Drift the French Autobot (Hot Rod) assigned to kidnap Vivian and the custom-built Ford Mustang that was witnessed in the form of a Decepticon. You walk in expecting crazy transformations and you end up enjoying all that, in 3D. Transformers 5, ends up with a spoiler leading towards the sequel and it’s more than obvious that the Goddess Quintessa found her way back to Earth and that the Last Knight wasn’t really the last.

My rating for Transformers 5: The Last Knight falls not more than 2.5