Karachi Literature Festival 2017 a huge success

Karachi Literature Festival 2017 comes to an end, after having a successful inauguration and closing ceremonies of event.  8th Karachi Literature Festival earned a huge response from Karachiates.

Around 20 books were launched during these three days in Karachi Literature Festival along with several sessions on different topics. 2017 witnessed first literature festival in City (Karachi) organized from 10 to 12 February 2017 at Beach Luxury Hotel. In which famous personalities from different countries related to literature and fun attended the event. American and Indian diplomats also attended the event along with other guests at the opening ceremony. Event was attended by around 2 lac people of Karachi; they participated in 75 different sessions.

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Mustafa Qureshi, Bushra Ansari, Nadeem Baig, and Shabnam (Who came from Bangladesh) are amongst, who had different sessions during the event. Furthermore Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Zia Muhiuyudin, Ayesha Jalal, Munazza Shamsi and many other names included in the list of presenters and panelists.

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Little Baby is having some books from Kids-Corner at Karachi Literature Festival 2017.

I should mention one of the interesting session, which happened on second day of the event, It was a Mushaira (Poetry session). This was a great thing to promote poetry among common man, and these types of initiative definitely will help to achieve it.

Book lovers had too many things to watch and buy during Karachi Literature Festival, I believe they bought many books during the event. Many publications were available on discounted prices. Publications from around the world with many different languages were available for books lovers under one roof.

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On third day of the event, a musical concert was organized which includes mesmerizing dance performances by Sohaee Ali Abro and Shaima Sayyad, and a concert by Saif Samejo. Live performances of above artists add more colors to success of Karachi Literature Festival.

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Woven Stories by Ahsan Amin (EWC-Interiors)

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We have some wonderful persons in our country, who are die-hard fans of promoting art of our country. We are also blessed with very rich culture of artists and experts in every aspect of life. But specifically I am going to tell you about an art, which is now making its presence at international level through some dedicated persons like Ahsan Amin. As technology evolves rapidly these art works needs to be enabled with latest technologies and man like Ahsan are doing same for our community.

Let me introduce Ahsan Amin. A man who started his journey from an early age to a surfeit of handicrafts made and assembled across all of the provinces of Pakistan by his family’s business, Ahsan understood that design, unfortunately, was led by the international market. After completing his undergraduate studies in Canada, most of which was spent in testing the foreign market for Pakistani handicrafts and developing of contacts, Ahsan returned to his homeland of Karachi with a mission. He was going to take his father’s business model of exporting to foreign clients, and completely revamp the production process by collaborating across the seven seas.

What was started almost three decades ago has now grown into a great company known to many as East West Connections, which not only aims to serve customers all over the world but also to provide artisans from all over the world, especially Pakistan, with a platform where their creations can be truly admired by a greater audience that they could ever imagine. At East West Connections they offer a whole array of products ranging from rustic to contemporary to quench all your decor needs.

They (EWC interiors) strive to not only serve their clients and customers but also to provide the real artists, the fabricators of these awe inspiring products living in destitute areas of Pakistan, with an incentive to not only better themselves but everyone around them. And that is truly a greatest achievement for a Pakistani company.

They have been serving the customers of America, South America, Europe France, East Asia, Japan, Africa specifically Kenya, meaning their products are universal and recognised by the Artisan’s Community of the five Continents. I believe it is a great service to our country’s image building and revamping our rich artistic culture too.

Woven Stories:

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Woven fabric is a textile formed by weaving. It is produced on a loom, and made of many threads woven on a warp and a weft. ECW has a wide variety and range in woven crafts. Ahsan Amin has a brilliant collection of rugs and other items related to woven for your home décor.

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They (ECW) are organizing exhibition on regular basis. Recently Ahsan had collaborated with another famous personality- Tariq Luni, an internationally, recognized award winning sculptor, to display their works under the exhibition “Woven Stories” which was on display at the recently inaugurated Slingshot Studios between 3rd-5th February. Together, they had shown some of their most exclusive art pieces. Before this exhibition none of the pieces on display have ever been showcased by them before. One of the rugs on display took nearly two years for the artisans to complete. They are organizing these types of exhibitions on regular basis; if you had missed this time you should visit next time, but why not to visit their Facebook page & Instagram. You can also visit them at their store follow this link.

Time can be saved

I am very keen follower of TED and TEDx talks, But implementing those on my life and getting most out of those 100s of TED talks which I have watched is totally a different topic to debate.

Last night I watched another wonderful and inspirational TED talk, although every TED talk is inspirational and wonderful, but this adds a lot. This TED talk is all about you. How you can use your time, and how you can bring change among you and surrounding by using simple technique. Specially how to dedicate your time slots for family, friends, work and others.

I can say a lot about this talk, but it may lessen your guessing that what is in this topic, why not you also watch this TED talk and say what you understand from this talk in comment box.

By the way you will have another add on during this TED talk, you will get 10 times a chance to laugh. I don’t want to waste your more time to read my useless comments on this amazing TED Talk.

Here we GO!!

Laura Vanderkam is an author, I believe you liked this TED talk, now write down in comment box. Which thing inspired you most from this TED talk?

 

Junaid Jamshed | A Jouney to Heaven

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Junaid Jamshed remained in different Professions throughout his life starting from Recording Artist, to Actor, to Fashion Designer and to Religious Scholar. Junaid Jamshed was born on 3rd of September in 1964 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. On 7th December 2016 we lost him in a plane crash near Chitral. PIA Flight 661 crashed in Chitral enroute Islamabad. He was mechanical engineer, graduated from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. In his early education, he did his high schooling from School International Boarding, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

JJ’s life has many unexpected turn overs in his life. He was an Engineer, looking forward to be part of Air-Force. His inspiration was Ex-Group Captain in Pakistan Air Force, who was none other than his Father-Jamshed Akhtar. Jamshed wanted to become a fighter pilot in Pakistan Air force but he could not qualify because of his weak eyesight.

He started his professional career in singing and made a debut in 1987 with Vital Signs. Before starting his music career, Jamshed worked with Pakistan Air force as an Aeronautical Engineer and civilian contractor. He used to perform in Univerity campuses while he was an engineering student. Popular pop singer, Rohail Hyatt noticed Jamshed in a concert in 1983 and introduced him into the musical band, “Vital Sign”. The band’s popular lineup consisted of keyboardist Rohail Hyatt, bassist Shahzad Hasan, guitarist Nusrat Hussain and vocalist Junaid Jamshed. Their enormous popularity significantly opened a new wave of music and a modern chapter in the history of Pakistan. The band initially gained national prominence and popularity from their music video of their single “Dil Dil Pakistan” first aired on PTV Written by Shaoib Mansoor, the song became a big commercial hit. The Band has the legacy of doing hit albums includes 1989: Vital Signs 1, 1991: Vital Signs 2, 1993: Aitebar, and 1995: Hum Tum. His Solo Pop albums are 1994:  Junaid of Vital Signs renamed Tumhara Aur Mera Naam, 1999: Us Rah Par, 2000: The Best of Junaid Jamshed and 2001: Dil Ki Baat.

Junaid Jamshed’s life transformed to another version, when He Joined Tableegi Jamaat with Maulana Tariq Jameel. He was then go on to offer Sana and Naat in religious way, His albums includes: 2005 – Jalwa-e-Janan  (The Sight of the Beloved), 2006 – Mehboob-e-Yazdan (The Beloved of God), 2007 – Badr-ud-Duja (The Night’s Full Moon), 2008 – Yad-e-Haram, 2009 – Rehmat Ul Lil Aalamin, 2009 – Badi uz Zaman (The Wonder of the Age), 2010 – Hadi Ul Anaam (The Guide to the World), 2011 – Rabi-Zidn-e-Ilma (O’Lord! Please Increase My Knowledge!), 2013 – Noor-Ul-Huda. He was part of Ramazan Transmission with ARY Digital a Pakistani Channel.

He started his own business as well, after joining Tableeg Jamat, he introduced his own business J. (J dot). Within a short span of time, J. has expanded its reach across Pakistan and abroad. Its 50+ outlets in Pakistan alone are a testament of the efforts the company has put in to become the country’s largest fashion retail brand. Best of all, each outlet has a new and inspiring outlook where customers can shop in comfort.

Junaid Jamshed’s life is full of success, whether it was music or Tableeg or Business. He performed with perfection in every aspect of his life. His personal life is also a perfect example for others to follow. He was married to Ayesha Junaid inn 1990 while his second wife was Nahya Junaid. Nahya Junaid was also travelling with him in that plane.

This is all about his life and a successful journey comes to an end due to plane crash. But his life gives us few lessons, Do what you want but do it in perfect manner and don’t forget life after death.

 

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar- A new era of Pakistani Movie

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Oye Kuch Kar Guzar official Poster

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar is released on YouTube on 3rd December 2016. It was first online movie of Pakistan, which is available on YouTube. This movie features celebrities like Ali Safina, Ushna Shah and Uzair Jaswal. There are seasoned actors too in the movie like Nayyar Ejaz and Mahjabeen Habib. Let’s see what Oye Kuch Kar Guzar has to offer to its target audience.  This movie revolves around Ali Safina.

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Story of Oye Kuch Kar Guzar is all about a son who is willing to excel his career as a singer, but his father wants him to work with him and help him in his garage. He (Sherry) has other thoughts; he remained focused on to building of his career in singing helped by his friend Uzair Jaswal (Jango). His unstoppable focus towards music comes to an agreement with his father, if He will not make it to the Competition of singing happening in Karachi and win it, than he will have to join back his father’s garage. They both agreed on to it, than story kicked off. Story has two more characters Zara Hayat Khan (Ushna Shah) and Shabnam Mushtaq Chaudhry (Mahjabeen Habib). Zara is travelling in the same train to attend marriage ceremony in Karachi while Shabnam was travelling to become part of a Book Revealing ceremony.

When train started its journey, it wasn’t to be as easy it was believed to be. Train stopped somewhere in Pakistan at railway station. Zara’s bag was snatched by robbers, for recovering that bag Sherry had to go and fetch that one, meanwhile train was to go. Here comes the second interactive part in this movie, where you have an option to pick story onward with your suitable choice. I selected to stay there at station and wait for Sherry. I am not going to tell you full story, go and watch it on djuice Pakistan’s YouTube channel. This movie was introduced few more characters as well, Sangeen Khan and Nayyar Ejaz (as Leader of Goons).

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djuice  YouTube Pakistan Channel

The Script of movie is a below par, I was expecting much more but you can also give credit them to have a movie like this and attempt was more than appreciable. Music of movie had to be improved, but well it’s what all they had in the bank. Taher Shah’s appearance made this movie more interesting and his quotes was amazing. Nayyar Ejaz made this movie more interesting because of his wonderful performance as a Leader of GOONs, his expressions and few dialogues were awesome. Others also did fair amount of job to make this movie an interesting one.

As a filmy fan, I can give this movie 3 star, because of their first attempt to make it an interactive one (The control is now in viewer’s hands to decide where to take the movie forward).

Oye Kuch Kar Guzar First Online Pakistani Movie

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YES! It is going to be first online Pakistani movie. A different story and a different platform is waiting for you all to witness the country’s first online movie on December 2016.

Few years back, we didn’t even thought about watching a video on internet by using our mobile phones, suddenly Android and iPhone came and BOOM of the Digital era evolved rapidly.  In Pakistan we were able to use 2G for the most of times but thanks to Pakistani Government and telecom industry. They finally came with 3G and 4G auctions happened in 2014. Auctions happened late in Pakistan, but telecom companies managed to penetrate in most part of country in no time. (3G and 4G LTE) are propelling consumers towards a much improved online experience and djuice, Pakistan’s largest youth brand is leading this space by advocating constant enablement and independence through a digital lifestyle.

YouTube was banned in Pakistan for almost two years and in last year ban was lifted. Soon after lift YouTube launched in Pakistan as YouTube Pakistan. Now YouTube Pakistan allows content creators to monetize accounts and make money through videos they upload on YouTube and create a wide array of engaging content. With this djuice thinks to keep focus on third largest search engine of the world, and Oye Kuch Kar Guzar came in to reality.

This movie tends to bring all Pakistanis together irrespective of their customs, cities, and different cultures. The movie revolves around the promotion of unity for cultural oneness. This movie is star-studded Starring includes Ali Safina, Uzair Jaswal, Ushna Shah, Mahjabeen Habib & Nayyar Ejaz, the film is a whirlwind of romance, suspense & adventure all wrapped in one!. Oye Kuch Kar Guzar is an ice-breaker for others to change over towards digital era. Djuice Pakistan took a bold initiative and fans are really anxious about this movie. Fans are eagerly waiting for movie launch. The movie is mostly is discussed topic on twitter and other social media platform before its launch. Cities representatives Ali Safina, Unsha Shah and Uzair Jaswal bashed it out with a great friendly humor in a video by Mangobaaz to initiate the trend. This trend #OyeKuchKarGuzar remained on top of chart for more than 3 days on twitter.

Till then grab some popcorn, subscribe to djuice Pakistan YouTube Channel and see how the exciting and unforgettable adventure unfolds.

WATCH TRAILER HERE:

 

10 quotes to lift your motivation at HIGHER level

  1. No Matter where the Journey takes you, enjoy the adventure

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2. Do Something today that your future self will thank you for.

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3. TODAY I am golden.

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4. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.

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5. Star Light, Star Bright, The First Star I see tonight; I wish I may, I wish might, By my date on prom night.

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6. Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and Most Underrated agent of Human CHANGE.

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7. Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.

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8. She turned to the sunlight and Shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor

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9. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all. 

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10. The Ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination & bring eternal joy to the soul.

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