Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Amir Liaquat cant keep his hands off this boy!

Is it just me or is Amir Liaquat totally drooling over this kid????

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Amir Liaquat...the next Altaf Hussain?

Is this what Ramzan is about? Fights and arrogance! How can we get this idiot of the airwaves.

Look at him making threats and being absolutely disgusting on his show. Lets give him a real reason to be upset!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

All-female jirga in Pakistan!

Heck yeahhhhhhh!!! Although jirgas of any kind are never the answer. But hey....if you cant beat em...join em!


The jirga is making history, and perhaps making enemies. In Swat, as in many parts of Pakistan, men make the key decisions - like whether or not their daughters go to school, when they marry, and who they marry. And oppression starts early. Tahira was married off at just 12 years old, to a middle-aged man

Ms Abdullah wants jirgas stopped whether male or female. "The jirga system is totally illegal, and has been declared illegal by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. It can never be just. There are several extremely notorious cases where we have noticed that women do not get justice from jirgas, neither do non-Muslims."

But for some, like Jan Bano, the women's jirga is bringing hope. Every day she climbs a steep hill to visit Tahira's grave, and pray for the daughter whose voice has still not her heard. Her video recording was not played in court.


The article can be found here.

I want to be a Burka Avenger too

Check out this trailer for Burka Avenger, the first animated series to be produced in Pakistan. The cartoon was created by local pop star Haroon and stars a burka-clad female superhero who takes on her enemies using a martial art called Takht Kabaddi, which uses books and pens as weapons. The series is intended to provide a positive role model for girls in the face of the Taliban's opposition to female education.

Amir Liaquat drunk?

1. First of all, I don't have issues with anyone who drinks


I do have issues with bigots that pretend to be Alims judging the world for committing sins when they do the same!

2. Secondly, hard to believe that Amir Laanat would be stupid enough to admit drinking


If this is a way for Taher Shah to get back at Amir Laanat....I saw touché Taher Shah...touché!

The plot thickens!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Taher Shah....I am your fan now! I got your back!

And Amir Liaquat, I want to shove that same snake where the sun don't shine with you but I am afraid you may enjoy that too much!

Today, my inbox was full of my readers sharing with me a video of Taher Shah on Amir Liaquat's show. I excitedly clicked on the link hoping to be entertained. Not just by Taher Shah but Amir Liaquat who is the BIGGEST douchebag on airwaves right now. After watching the 7 minute clip, I sat there with the realization that when its all said and done, Taher Shah is a far more classier man than Amir Liaquat could ever even aspire to be. The man who claim to be a "muslim" was openly bullying a man who has just followed his dreams, stayed true to himself and has entertained the country at a time of despair.

F you Amir Liaquat...and leave our Taher Shah alone. he makes us smile and laugh just by singing. We don't need you to step in. You depress us and make us angry. Go back to the slum you came from. And who the hell is this Yazdani character? You guys are the bigots that pretend to be "holy" but are as evil as they come!

I guess its all for the better. Because, your plan backfired Amir. Social media is abuzz with Pakistanis singing praises for Taher and standing in his corner. They have further lost respect for you...that is if they had any in the first place!

And now the video!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Amir Liaquat....LEAVE US ALONE!

LOL a great parody can be found here!

Shahid Khan....I Moustache you a question!

How did you become so successful???

Jokes aside! Shahid Khan is the owner of the American NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars and the British Football club Fulham. A wealthy Pakistani with an inspiring story!

Pakistan....how I would like the world to see!

Great images!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Congrats to Shannon and Seema on their wedding!

Beautiful couple!

More pictures here!

Karachiite guys chasing Lahori women!

Interesting take! I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that Karachiite girls are all princesses or rebellious brats with lots of attitude! Men cant handle them! lol

The article.

An idiot Emirati assaults a South Asian

To all my minorities living in the UAE, please be safe! Idiots like this Emirati need to be arrested and kept behind bars.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Daily smile

What an adorable kid!

Monday, July 15, 2013

A poor man beaten up for eating during Ramzan?

If this is true? Those men need to be castrated and their beards need to be soaked in pubic lice!

Even if this is false....violence is NEVER ok.

He is someone's father..grandfather!!!

A skateborading school for girls in Afghanistan - Kudos Oliver Percovich

THATS what I am talking about!


Australian skater Oliver Percovich, who first visited Afghanistan in 2007 with three skateboards in tow. It didn’t take long before he was surrounded by children eager to learn how to skate and his mission became clear. Since then, Olly has permanently relocated to Kabul and dedicated his life with his team to creating Skateistan, a non-profit NGO and full-functioning school where children can not only come to learn in a brand new skatepark facility, but in classrooms where they can choose to explore anything from creative arts to environmental health topics


And he is quite easy on the eyes too!

Congrats to Pakistan's female pilot graduates!


In 2006 seven women broke into one of Pakistan's most exclusive male clubs to graduate as fighter pilots -- perhaps the most prestigious job in the powerful military and for six decades closed to the fairer sex.


The complete article here.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Priyanka Chopra and Pittbull

The song may grow on me later but here is to a gorgeous Bollywood woman and the MAN OF MY DREAMS!!!

Bolta Mushtaq Minhas.....(Pakistan just wants you to shut up!)

Mushtaq Minhas is the most ridiculous anchor! If you are running out of things to talk about on your show MM...how about I make a few suggestions!

Start with apologizing to people for such an idiotic show and then focus on talking about real issues?

Start your own dance show? You seem to have a lot of "lachak"? Or is that just how puppets dance wen their talk shows are funded by corrupt political parties?


I mean was this even necessary? No one really understands what you are so upset about? What are you flailing your arms about for? I mean.....does anyone even care? Aren't there more important things to talk about?

عمران خان بری طرح بے نقاب by dm_517b6b65ced88

The best way to celebrate your birthday!

Happy Bitrhday Muhammed Yasir Baloch, Rashid Ali Khosa and Muhammed Ullusyar Khan, Murtaza Jaffar and Khalid Ismail.

These young boys have inspired me to do the same! This year I will wait to celebrate my 33rd birthday in Pakistan. All the money that I have saved for a trip to Spain for my birthday, I will spend doing similar things.

Who else is celebrating their birthday the same way?


July 5, 2013, marked my 24th birthday and I decided to spend the day doing something different. Inspired by a video I found online, I decided that I would spend the day doing random acts of kindness. So my friends and I spent the entire day looking for ways to be helpful to society. We went to the hospital, to our university and finally took to the streets to do something constructive with the time we had.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Alif is for Inspiration - Josh

I had looked forward to watching Josh for years.

Why yes….that wasn’t a typo…

…I did say YEARS! For some reason, in Pakistan there is a long and fatuous gap between a film’s initial media-hype and the day it actually makes it to the theaters. During that gap, the film manages to

a) Loose a lot of interested parties,

b) Dilute its novelty when several other low-budget films on similar topics crop up


c) Become irrelevant because a completely new topic becomes the bandwagon buzz that takes over the film industry and thus leads to massive examples of Point A and then Point B (above)!

Luckily, that long gap didn’t deter die-hard movie buffs like myself from still purchasing tickets to the NYC screening of the film at the AMC theaters in Times Square. I had invited BD Rex to be my date to the movie screening because he always makes for great company. A quick update on BD Rex for my faithful readers who often ask about him: Yes, he still lives in Manhattan but claims to have retired from the sex industry. When we met up at the corner of 39th and 8th to grab a quick cup of tea before the film, I almost didn’t recognize my former neighbor. He was easily 50 pounds heavier, with a beard so unkempt that even a Brooklyn hipster would be afraid to sport it and dressed less for an NYC premiere of a foreign film and more for a surreptitious stroll to a back-alley in pursuit of a joint or a bagel. However, he swore that this change in appearance had NOTHING to do with his sabbatical from his life-long career as a male escort. If anything, he was making more money than ever. And I have no reason to doubt him. After all, this is New York where fetishes often replace normalcy.

So, after a much-needed heart-to-heart over a cup of Earl Grey, we arrived at the theater with our tickets in hand. The NYC desi crowd that loves to be seen at such events had already spilled in while air-kisses emitted by these Mrs. Doctors saturated the venue. We quietly tried our best to blend in with this typical South Asian crowd but as always, I managed to stand out more than my American, male prostitute date!

At one point, I looked over and recognized the director Iram Parveen Bilal frantically running around the theater making sure that everything was done just right. I pointed her out to Rex who whispered.

‘She sure seems to be running a million miles per hour!’

I agreed! It was obvious that besides being the Director, Writer and Producer of the film….home-girl had plenty of other additional titles under her belt and was wearing more hats along the way. Hats like the films PR manager, social media expert and at times even theater usher! Initially, I wasn’t too sure how I felt about that! However, I knew that for someone THAT invested in their film to appear so compulsive ….the movie could end up being pretty darn good. On the other hand, it could also completely backfire and go south for exactly that same reason. I guess I just had to find my seat, sit back and find out!

‘Josh’ is a film that revolves around Fatima (Aamina Sheikh), a privileged yet compassionate girl living the glamorous life that only a wealthy Karchiite can lead in Pakistan. But it is all juxtaposed with another world, when one day she is forced to enter the seedier side of Pakistan when her nanny Nusrat Bhi goes missing. It is then when the audience from the theater step away from a world familiar to their own (country clubs, cafes, parties and drawing rooms) to a world only talked about of but rarely stepped into – feudalism, poverty, classism and misogyny.

Sheikh’s performance as Fatima is brilliant and lives up to its expectations. But one soon realizes that Sheikh’s delivery is not the exception in this film but in fact, the norm. Every actor delivers an outstanding performance, including the extra who whizzes by the screen for a mere minute. The credit for that undoubtedly goes to the film-maker - and possibly her tendency to anxiously micro-manage which was evident even at the screening. The beauty of this film lies in the fact that one quickly forgets that they are watching a film. Not a single character appears expressionless and reciting memorized lines on-screen.

I must admit, I had my reservations in the beginning. The first few opening scenes seemed excruciatingly slow and carried more of an artsy feel than that of a commercial flick. The awkward silence! The long pauses! A film geared more towards the indy film aficionada than someone who would walk into Capri or Nishat (RIP) for entertainment. However…fifteen minutes into the film, my date and I were engrossed! Pushed to the edges of our chairs…completely oblivious that we were in a theater and not in the midst of inner-city and rural Karachi, following Fatima’s shadows as she searched for clues and answers to Nusrat Bi’s disappearance.

A minor flaw in the film was the slight confusion around Nusrat Bi’s profession. For some reason, it took about 10 minutes for the audience to realize that she was a Nanny (for the non-Pakistanis in the audience…it took an additional 10 minutes). BD Rex had to ask if she was Fatima’s mother and so I proceeded to explain the concept of maids to him quickly and quietly in the theater. The costume designer could have made more of an effort to make her character stand out from the other wealthy inhabitants of Fatima’s home.

An actor that deserves a special mention is Adnan Shah Tipu. His resume of performances in independent feature films keeps growing while his craft gets more polished with each release. I was a fan even when I first noticed him in ‘Khamosh Pani ‘ but in ‘Josh’, one easily realizes that not only has he come a long way…but for him, it will go even further up from here.
I would urge everyone to watch ‘Josh’! Every scene in the film has been carefully crafted out to not appear rushed and every actor from the leading stars to the extras appear to provide the same level of skill and professionalism. Exactly the traits that make a good film even better. I guess that means that the verdict on the director is in. As meticulous and pedantic as she appears, those were probably the traits which helped her make sure that her first feature film rose above to set a very high precedent for all future commercial films from Pakistan.

‘Josh’ is a film that will not leave you with false hopes, sugar-coated optimism or momentary closure. It will however, let you walk out with a renewed sense of inspiration. Inspiration from a simple message: if we truly want to make a difference in society, we have to brave a world outside of our comfort zones. Norms can never be changed overnight! However, we can all take that first step to move against the grain. And as we do, inspiration from films like ‘Josh’ will provide the fuel that ensures that we do not give up! Or lose our Josh!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

An ass on an ass

Just for our daily giggles!

Abida Parveen continues to defy gender stereotypes!

Love her music...love her style!


She laughs when I ask her about the sexism she might have faced earlier in her Sufi singing career, in such a male-dominated environment: "The concept of being a man or a woman doesn't cross my mind. I'm neither on stage, I'm a vehicle on stage for passion." She is dressed androgynously today as she always is: beige, buttoned-up collar kameez (long tunic) and shalwar (trousers), with a traditional Sindhi print shawl draped over her chest. "I've never felt the need to challenge anyone else – I should be concentrating my energies on challenging myself." To an extent it's true: Parveen's talent transcends any gender expectations back home; she is adored, just as much as her peers Mehdi Hassan and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan have been.


The complete article here!

Eid commercials

When I was a young girl, my favorite memories of Ramzan are the Eid ads on TV particularly the Service or Bata ads that would begin to saturate or TV's with glitzy lights. It meant that Eid was around the corner and got us all excited.

Now a woman living in the Bronx by herself....Eid is a day I go to work and come home and go to sleep. Maybe a lunch here and clubbing with friends on Chand Raat.

However coming across this ad sent to me by a reader made me smile! It brought back so many childhood memories.

Do watch it till the end! A cameo for our very own viral superstar!

Brilliant Pakistanis...

...Things like these motivate us to NOT give up!

Not sure if I would consider Benazir brilliant or worthy of this montage but hey....she has a HUGE following.

The UK takes notice of Altaf Hussain's Violence!

This news clip/doc is making waves on every Pakistani's facebook wall. I would like for the rest of the world to see it too.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I guess this means his teacher didnt accept his marriage proposal!


Not exactly sure about the details but apparently the boy expressed his love for his teacher through a marriage proposal on facebook!

She finds out and lays into him!

I kinda feel bad for both the teacher and the kid!

See the video for yourself.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mumtaz Mahal at the Karachi Zoo! And she is half humans and half fox!


Murad, who is currently playing Mumtaz Begum, is in his late 20s. He lives at the zoo, said Usman, a superviser. “He wakes up at 6am for prayers and work-out and then gets to the ‘mahal’ at around 9,” he said. “He puts on make-up himself.” Usman admired how Murad earns his livelihood through this unique talent.


The complete article!

Mos Def...Yasin Bey shows the world what happens in Guantanamo Bay!

As we fight for the rights of animals around the world....can we also fight for the rights of human beings??

The video.

Pakistani Salman Khan!

I have a feeling Pakistan and India is full of Salman Khan dopplegangers. Not sure why...I don't think he is cute at all. But this was amusing!

Nawaz Sharif....what you looking for?

Cant find it?

That's what she said last night too! LOL

The video!

Wasim Akram engaged...

...and my heart breaks!!!

Jokes aside....congrats Wasim Akram! She is gorgeous and your deserve it!

The question still remains though....Wasim bhai? aap thaktay naheen hain????

Monday, July 1, 2013

Main Humayun Saeed hoon....

Laikin kyoun ho yaar?

There seems to be a lot of buzz around a revival of Pakistani cinema this Eid! One of the films that is creating somewhat of a buzz in Pakistan due to be released on Eid is the film "Main Shahid Afridi Hoon".

At first thought, the movie sounded promising. And then I saw its promotional videos and posters. Here we go again. yet another gratuitous attempt at a Humayun Saeed Variety Show! Self-absorbed posters of the man....and then this trailer which seems to be nothing more than an attempt for Humayun to hold on to his last wish of being "fillum hero".

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi - Ucoming Pakistani... by f100004154464203

Oh dear God...Humayun....you may hold the wallet with the word producer but hasn't anyone told you how absurd and distasteful your agenda to push yourself comes across? Can you please age gracefully?

And on another note....this seems to be a desperate attempt to copy Bollywood circa 1980! Did we not learn our lessons from TV dramas? Lets not mimic India...but have our own identity. Omresh Puri's voice and the desperate attempts to ape Indian films seems to deter movie-goers like myself from ever watching a film which already seems to suffer from some bad complexes!

Sure....when you were young Humayun - which is probably eons ago now - you probably sat and watched Mithin films and dreamt of being a hero in one yourself. This may be a way for you to live out that fantasy. Good for you. But please do that in the privacy of your own home....and not waterboard us movie-goers who have already stopped watching TV dramas because you still insist on playing the role of an 18 year old boy! Rumor has it you play the role of a coach (luckily not an 18 year old boy) but it would have been far more classy....if you had let a newcomer in the film and the protagonist of your story step into the limelight for once. Its better to do it yourself before you are asked to step away!