Pakistan: Life goes on in spite of load-shedding!

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WAPDA and Overload’s celebration of life - Batti By Fareeha Qayoom

 

WAPDA and Overload’s celebration of life – Batti

By Fareeha Qayoom

 

I

was surfing the channels in search of news this morning before leaving for work when I caught the chorus line of Overload’s latest single – “Batti” – loved it; not because the beat was excellent or the vocals were so heartfelt or because the video was interesting…what struck a chord with me were the words – “batti ayay ya na ayay – Dhol bajay ga!” (Literal translation: regardless of power outages, the drum will beat on!”)

comic

Yes, life goes on in Pakistan in spite of WAPDA’s best efforts to grind things to a halt. Overload’s comment on our current affairs is spot on and in retrospect extremely funny since nothing is funnier than the truth…

 

Enjoy!

Here’s Overload’s take on Pakistan’s power outages!

Batti by Overload

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuTozh054GQ

 

 

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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
The publisher and editor-in-chief for Tkfr.com and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), Fareeha is currently working at a media company as Content development Manager (or as they call it, the managing editor); she also served as the managing editor for Valuemag (Jan 08-July 09 – Print editions Valuemag 1-13). She has over 15 years of solid management experience in managing products, brands, projects, processes, staff, customers, vendors and time, plus, she has a MSc degree in Economics (and Business Administration) from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA and BA from Kinnaird. She also freelanced for The News on Sunday (1994-95). Tkfr.com chronicles some of her work – editing, writing, reporting and print and online media management. (1994-to date).

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  1. more reading?

    Overload – batti vs. bijli
    http://www.pakium.com/2011/04/11/meesha-shafi-turns-off-overload%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98batti%E2%80%99-whats-this

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  2. YouTube video of the day: Overload – Batti
    By Shaheryar Popalzai
    Published: April 1, 2011

    Overload recently released a single, Batti, which features the band’s founding member and drummer now on vocals. Yes, Farhad Humayun after an overdose of experimentation finally decided to have a go at vocals himself.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/141120/youtube-video-of-the-day-overload-batti/

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  3. In case its unavailable at Youtube: here’s another link:
    http://www.overloadbeat.com/
    http://www.myspace.com/overloadbeat/videos/video/107791151

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