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Rawaan by Telenor: a Beautiful Depiction of Pakistan

Telenor released this song for Independence Day celebrations…

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What the Heck Are They Showing on the Television?

What kind of television are we showing the masses? Are we raising awareness or doing its direct opposite – giving men the license to behave like that on national TV? You decide.

I personally do not subscribe to showing such graphic scenes (that involve hitting women) on national TV even if they are a work of fiction. You are just endorsing bad behavior. Please do not tell such stories. Find better subjects where women are respected and empowered. Not diminished and suppressed. I think the policy makers need to take notice.

Please do raise your voice if you agree with me.

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Divisionary

Do the right thing do the right thing
do it all the time do it all the time
make yourself right, never mind them
don’t you know you’re not the only one suffering

By Fareeha Qayoom

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The Tomorrow People – the ‘Us and Them’ Syndrome

Bigotry exists.

It’s a fact. There’s no getting away from it. We discriminate, we judge, we evaluate, daily on the basis of ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ which is quite a subjective quality if you think about it – we might not even notice we are doing it. It’s human nature.

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Like their Style: Style Muse

Some shows might have ended but will be long-remembered for their clothes choices as well – Friends, Gossip Girl and Sex and the city for example…

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Procrastination and Writer’s block – My Typical Day

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I am suffering from over work. Yes, I think it’s a disease too. You develop a tunnel vision. You become compulsive and obsessive (about your current obsession). Which I am anyway – compulsively obsessive…when you add work to the mix, it becomes something totally beyond normal. All work and no play makes you a dull Jill (or Jack whatever your particular case).

By Fareeha Qayoom

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The Good Fight: Propaganda or just a story?

The good wife

The average American (including the blogger who wrote the above review!) probably doesn’t even know that Waziristan is actually located in Pakistan and Pakistan is not at war (officially or otherwise) with USA or Afghanistan!

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Television: Hooray for commercials!

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Some commercials are better than programs – for example, Ufone ads. Some make you laugh like Shahid Afridi’s ad for Head and Shoulders shampoo – “mera mind may bahut kuch…except dandruff ki parshani kay” (Translation : I have lots on my mind except worrying about dandruff)– some leave you mystified – like Super biscuits ad.

By Fareeha Qayoom

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My Top 5 favorite videos on the net right now

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Clinton again reiterated that Bin Laden is hiding in Pakistan during her two day recent trip to Pakistan, even though Prime Minister Gilani was quick to refute this publicly…The western media has also joined the propaganda bandwagon and keeps such ideas alive, check out the video produced by Adam E Ellick of New York Times, “Tuning out the Talibans”

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Coke Studio – season 3 Unleashed

Coke Studio

The show stopper was not Abida Parveen surprisingly even if she’s a veteran and has a huge fan following among the young and old. For some reason, I didn’t like her song selection. It was Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi’s Alif Allah Chambay di booti number while the runner’s up was definitely Zeb and Haniya’s Bibi Sanam Janem

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Correction – Our ‘Kameez’ has not evolved from a ball gown!

Nee Punhal

Some TV talk shows leave you stumped, horrified, and plain disappointed with the whole exercise of active listening!

By Fareeha Qayoom

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From PTV to cable TV

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Moneeza Hashmi answers the eternal question why there are hundreds of channels to watch but nothing worth watching on TV?

By Fareeha Qayoom

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Ahmed Ali Butt, not your typical actor

“Anybody can be on Television. People who last are true to their art. I have no hang ups working with new people, the more you work, the more you learn. As long as the director knows what he wants from his actors, things work out. There is conflict sometimes if the director doesn’t know what he is doing. However, I am a flexible person and I have learnt to deal with conflict – rule number one – leave your ego at the door” says Butt

By Fareeha Qayoom

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