Reason Why I Have ‘Trust’ Issues- Nauman Ali Khan

The recent hurdle of events has pushed 2 different incidents to the surface. One had been discussed earlier in the blog while the second one is being discussed today. This is not going to be ‘how people reacted’ to the entire ‘Ustaad’ NAK event but what I personally experienced through it, as a person.

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Ustaad Nauman Ali Khan- CEO and Lead instructor Bayyinah

The incident didn’t come out to be a shock to me. Not that I was expecting something similar from a religious celebrity (would consider him one, based on his fan following) but because I hardly tend to trust anyone. There’s no hard and fast rule, as to WHY I end up doing that. But, let’s just say I have had enough of a share to make it a general practice. More common belief could be that I don’t trust myself of being able to behave in a fixed manner and thus, I don’t commit to a single opinion about the rest.

 

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Bayyinah.tv one of the more means of his religious speeches

To get to know of a ‘religious’ celebrity practicing ‘girl-hoping’ might not be something new and it definitely wasn’t unexpected. His bayans (a couple that I heard while aimlessly refreshing my social feed), his way of expressing religion was more of like a story-teller narrating a fairytale rather than trying to explain why and how certain things work in Islam. Religion for me is a path to be followed and not a story to be memorized and getting entertained by. Nonetheless, new age, new ways!

 

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This whole scenario keeps on building the ‘I have trust issues’ case study. This also happens when you get to meet a lot of people and tend to know a lot of weird things about them. Most often you can confront them and the rest you have enough ‘red-handed’ proofs to accept without question. It’s a small, small world and people actually talk so chances are people really know a lot about what you’re hiding. This might be a controversy, someone trying to fabricate this all. But why would anyone use this particular medium of women, affairs, or money? Why couldn’t it be something else? I’m no one to give my 2¢s on it but that one should never rely on anyone to the extent that one should take them to be spiritually correct, all the time. Humans are but animals molded and shaped out of elements with the power to make mistakes and learn from them. As part of this world, be able to know the lies that can be fabricated in the finest of gold sheets.

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P.S: I have nothing to do with NAK incident nor do I have the energy to make it a topic of debate. This incident just brought light to something that I personally go through, every day.

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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?

‘Breaking Barriers’-Emerging Talent at IPPAWARDS2017, Komal Nasir

There’s lots of glitz and glamour that encircle the upcoming Pakistani Mega Awards, taking place at a foreign destination for the first time in London. International Pakistan Prestige Awards 2017, is set to showcase and acknowledge some of the greatest celebrities in Pakistani industry who shared their best performances in drama, movies, fashion and more over the year 2016-17.

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The platform is set to present awards to some of the best performances of the year 2016, which includes some amazing movies that hit the cinema, dramas that touched our hearts and designers, singers and activists that blew us away with their magnificent talent. One of the brightest stars to be nominated this year in the category, ‘Best Emerging Talent’ is Komal Nasir. A designer that steps away from the conventional design attributes of various Pakistani designers and put forth her creativity and imagination in the a traditional and modest way, ever.

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Komal Nasir has been showcasing her designs in three basic categories Shawls, Scarves and Capes. Her designs are covered with intricate, embroidered detailing. Embellished with the additional tasseled detailing and trendy cuts. Komal Nasir, a graduate in Home Economics believes that it is indeed unfortunate to not be able to find a matching dupatta that actually compliments the entire designer outfit. Mostly, the dupattas are kept of lighter materials and colors that keep the focus more inclined towards the basic part of the dress. After getting rave reviews about her personal creations, Nasir expanded her passion into her profession and is now successfully dealing with clients in the UK, USA, UAE and also Pakistan.

‘Her work shows her innate fondness for intricate embellished embroidery. Resham, Marrori, Sequins and Gota work that are unmistakably rich and bespoke’- FashionCentral.pk

Given the opportunity, Komal is now part of the most anticipated Award Platform, IPPA2017 and she is looking forward to the votes of all the women she had truly inspired throughout the way through her personal efforts and the others through her masterpieces.

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More can be known about Komal and her nomination by clicking the link here. You can go and cast your votes in support of Komal Nasir on the official IPPA website (link in hyperlink). Details about the event, participation, celebrity updates can be viewed from their official Facebook and Instagram pages, and also via PakistaninVogue

Experiencing Azaadi Like Never Before

Having spent the majority of my life abroad, including the golden years of childhood and teenage, there weren’t a lot of opportunities to experience the spirit of Independence in the true Pakistani flavour. Though, how it was being celebrated back in the embassy and at the school included much more patriotism than what we usually witness here right at the clock striking 00:00.

This year, independence was more than just independence. Pakistan celebrated the fresh air of freedom for 70th consecutive year and we are no less thankful to Allah for having given us a land of our own to cherish and protect! Dolmen Mall Tariq Road, part of the Dolmen Group, the leaders who brought some of the amazing malls to Karachi organized 70th Independence Celebration on the eve of 13th August that took the celebrations past midnight and the public just went crazy with indoor fireworks, confetti and a special concert by the famous ‘Tu Phir Aoo’ fame,  Mustafa Zahid.

The shared montage pretty much sums up the entire experience with Dolmen Mall Tariq Road hosting a cheerful crowd that flooded the floors and cheered at the top of their lungs, till the last minute. It was a pleasure to have been invited by DMTR to cover the event and to get a chance to meet the wonderful soul that he is, Mustafa. Got a cute RT from him over our short fan moment!

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Star-studded Celebrity Match #JazzT20Cup

It takes 2 to tango but it literally takes 11 celebrities in each team to topple your whole world. Post the press conference and logo reveal for the JazzT20Cup the date for the star-studded battle was set to be the 8th of June, 2017. Keeping Ramadan in mind the matches for the tournament are all set to begin post 11:30 pm. This year, with the unfortunate loss of two of our greatest legends and beautiful voices of Junaid Jamshed and Amjad Sabri, the teams for the 6th T20 Cup Celebrity Match were dedicated to these legends.

The match was in-between Junaid Jamshed XI and Amjad Sabri XI led by Kamran Jillani (replaced by Adnan Siddiqui due to unavailability) and Tehseen  Javed. Both the teams had an amazing line-up of veteran actors Shahzad Ali, Farhan Ali Agha, Film star Saud, evergreen Faisal Qureshi, the handsome Meekal Zulfiqar and Bilal Ashraf playing under Tehseen’s captaincy and Salman Saeed, Noman Habib, Ayaz Samoo, Asim Mehmood, Yasir Mazhar, Agha Sheraz, and Abbas Jaffri playing under Kamran’s leadership.

With a team of bloggers working along with me, it was a treat to cover such a thrilling match with the sweetest cherries on top Shahid Afridi and Wasim Akram attending the event and Afridi to especially play alongside. The bloggers enjoyed a great space meeting and speaking with the celebrities of how they think JazzT20Cup is bringing pure entertainment to Karachi during Ramadan. Enjoying a moment with a fellow blogger below:

Hey @get.magnified! #selfie #jazzt20cup #KhanKaMaidan #Cricket

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And just in case, you had been waiting for it, I DID vlog about the celebrity match and by far it had been one of the most exciting ones in my vlog journey. Watch and enjoy: