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



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!”)


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…



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

Batti by Overload





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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
The publisher and editor-in-chief for 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). chronicles some of her work – editing, writing, reporting and print and online media management. (1994-to date).


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