World Through My Eye : 17

Pakistan Islamabad

A woman walks back to her home through a brick factory carrying a bed on her head and holding a rooster on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Oct. 22, 2013


World Through My Eye : 16

Pakistan :Islamabad Outskirts

Pakistani boys, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan’s tribal areas due to fighting, pose for a photograph, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Oct. 23, 2013.

Sherlock Holmes 3 will be ‘smarter’ according to Jude Law

urlWhile Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows wasn’t as successful as the first film in the US, it still made $545 million worldwide back in 2011 so Sherlock Holmes 3 seems like a no-brainer for Warner Bros. In a recent interview Jude Law confirmed Sherlock Holmes 3 was still in the works and he hopes it will be “smarter” than the first two films.

From Empire:

“I think Warners want it,” says Law, “and there’s a lot of want from us as a team. We want it to be better than the other two. We want to make sure it’s smarter and cleverer, but in the same realm.”

With a certain superhero world to service, Robert Downey Jr.’s schedule is a puzzle that would confound Holmes himself. The road-map to the third installment hasn’t proved straightforward, as Law explains. “It’s a slow process,” he says. “We’re all busy. So getting us together to try to nail that has taken a little bit longer than we had hoped.”

Director Guy Ritchie is currently shooting The Man from U.N.C.L.E. with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, so the ball on Sherlock Holmes 3 may start rolling again once he’s finished that. Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce was hired to write the screenplay before Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was even released so there must be a script of some sort in development.

So here we are, fingers crossed! Super Excited.

Shame on me for championing Veena Malik

No, I’m not writing to bash Veena Malik for showing too much cleavage, saying sex before marriage is cool or any of the 20,000 things Pakistanis habitually bash her for. I have actually been a part of ‘Team Veena’ – a big fan of this bold, outspoken woman who seemed (unlike the rest of this nation) to keep it real, even in the face of fame and celebdom.

No more so I am afraid.


If you haven’t watched the video – WATCH HERE

Veena Malik receives a call-in on her show ‘Astaghfaar’ on Hero TV(a call that is about as authentic as the show is classy). The caller is a young woman calling from Karachi who says she is living alone. What a terrible thing, says Veena, who asks for the woman’s age and marital status.

“I’m 24” says the audibly distraught woman.

“And you haven’t married yet?” asks Veena.

The caller goes on to describe a broken home, while Veena nods knowingly until it is revealed that black magic is the cause of the woman’s current distress.

*Cue fake gasp and cross-over to token maulvi*

What we have next is just outrageous. We viewers are moved from fairly run-of-the-mill religious filler by the maulvi to the caller freaking out, screaming and “being possessed by a demon” as the maulvi informs us.

(Controlled) pandemonium breaks loose, with Veena standing up, freaking out and calling on her team to “check” if the caller is okay (rather than say, dropping the call immediately – or say, editing out the entire call so it never airs).

Next we get a mini-episode of The Exorcist, with brave maulvi sahib engaging with the ‘demon’ with such enlightened remarks as:

“Who are you? Are you Muslim or Hindu?”

(To which the demon replies “I’m not Muslim”)

“Leave now, or we will burn you” (burn who? The possessed woman?)

“How dare you as a non-Muslim Hindu try to enter our Muslim sister? Aren’t you ashamed”

“I’ll just call for a stick and break your bones (Whose bones? The woman’s?)

The call drops. Veena sighs – a mixture of relief and fear.

“We’ll be back after the commercial, friends” she says…

Veena, I get it.

You’re in show business, and this is your job. Read the script, play out the role and give it your best. It’s really my fault for assuming you actually stood for things above and beyond your role as an actor.

Forgive me, some of your previous interviews and actions had me fooled.

I assumed you actually found religious dogma that tries to keep women in bondage, nay, beat them under the guise of superstitious nonsense something that is foul and condemnable.

I assumed you were in India as part of a larger gesture to show that you had no beef with a nation’s creed – that ‘Hindu’ was not a foul, demonic, evil thing.

I assumed you were, at some level, keeping an eye on what you would or would not be willing to do in the name of fame and fortune i.e. drop a show, drop a script, or even the much smaller, drop a segment you disagreed with at some fundamental level.

I assumed you would never be sitting across from a jaahil maulvi play-acting to the lowest common denominator in our already befuddled and fearful society. I expect such a display from Baba Welfare (exorcist extraordinaire) or Alim Junaib Bengali, but I guess I can expect the same from you too.

I’d say shame on you, but really, shame on me.

My only request would be: in the future, when a woman is crippled, maimed, raped or murdered in an exorcism ritual (and that happens often) think about the impact of the show you ran. The next time you hear of a violent act against a Hindu family in Pakistan, or that entire families are migrating to India seeking refuge from a nation filled with hate – think about this segment you were a part of, and the message it sent out.

This whole episode was made up from this video – CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Mila Kunis <3

Name : Mila Kunis
Birth Name : “Milena Markovna Kunis”
Nickname : “Goldfish”
Height : 5′ 4″ (1.63 m)

Mini Biography :

  • – In 2006, ranked #47 of Maxim’s Magazine Sexiest Women.
  • – Ranked #81 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
  • – Ranked #5 in the 2009 Maxim Hot 100 Women list.
  • – Ranked #5 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
  • – Won the 2011 Guys Choice Award “Holy Grail of Hot” beating out Minka Kelly.
  • – Voted #13 on Ask men’s top 99 ‘most desirable’ women of 2012.
  • – Ranked #9 in the 2012 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
  • – Ranked #3 in the 2012 Maxim Hot 100 Women list.

Response we got On “10 sign She’s cheating on You”

Well its always good to be criticized upon, but this time i was sectioned to be an anti feminist 😛 .

If you haven’t read 10 sign’s She’s cheating on You. Read here

In the last two days came across some very unique comments and i thought why not share them with you guys. May be you’ll have something more to say 😀

  • ” its going to lead some dumbass believe it and he’ll wreck it up with his girl “
  • ” according to your article… im cheating on 99% of my best friends “
  • ” the awkward moment when you ex cheated on you and you find this list and she ticked 9 of the boxes… “
  • ” do you have a girl ? how do you know all this ? “
  • ” she cheated on you , didn’t she ? “
  • ” Love life is a history with many chapters that we cant leave long enough to cover the whole of it. so if she cheats on me she can’t cheat to her creator also I believe there is a solution for every challenge in life “
😀 And I am so not an anti-feminist 😀
I’d Love to read your feedback, Do comment below 😉
and give your girl a kiss from my side too 😉

Baker’s Dozen

Missing a flight could be socially enriching and possibly a life changing experience. Doesn’t always happen, but it could.

It happened at Islamabad’s tiny, crowded and thoroughly mismanaged airport the other day. The Karachi flight was to leave at 10 am. At 9.20 when the check-in counters were at their busiest, it was announced that the flight was full and therefore the rest of passengers could go take a walk … to Karachi if they wished.

Pakistanis have come to expect only the worst when dealing with a government-run organisation but this was beyond worst; this was obscene. A bunch of full fare paying passengers with a confirmed reservation status was being told their seats had already been taken! Who took our seats? How? Why?

All hell broke loose. Alarmed passengers abandoned queues and pushed and shoved their way forward to plead their individual circumstances. As minutes passed the crowd became more agitated and accusatory. Those who could not get close to the counter, launched an assault of their own by shouting at anyone in uniform. Anger has its own momentum, and it provides its own justification.

A woman calmly approached me, asked me if I was one of the confirmed passengers who were denied boarding, and then told me what was coming. She’d been to the ticketing office and was told she’ll have to have an endorsement that the cancellation of ticket is due to no fault of the passenger, to avoid a fine equal to half the ticket price. She seemed concerned and I suspect mildly excited too. She was tall and had the easy grace of a born leader. She recruited me as her first troop and we presented ourselves to the pink-clad check-in clerk who had refused her a boarding pass ‘before’ the official closure of the flight. The pink clerk plainly refused to testify. The leader persisted until pink’s supervisor intervened: ‘It is our fault, why should they pay a penalty for it. The least you can do in compensation is to write the endorsement,’ he addressed his colleague earnestly.

Pink clerk signed her name on the back of 18 tickets that morning. These passengers were all leader’s find. They were men and (majority) women who didn’t have the means or the inclination to shove and shout. They were sitting and watching and waiting for things long after the flight and the angry protesters had departed. We became a group. Without an apparent leader and without a budget or constitution, but with one clearly defined purpose: we had to make the airline admit it was at fault and not us. It meant not having to pay a fine, and be given seats on the next available flight on preferential basis.

Those who have tried it know government servants can’t be made to talk sense. Every official started by accusing us of missing the flight because we were late. We would present our arguments and evidence to prove the opposite. They would pass us to the next high official and the same conversation will start all over again. The middle managers were most offended by the fact that a lowly staff member had written on every ticket what they were denying forcefully.

The shift in-charge crossed out all endorsements before returning us our tickets, and reported the matter to the big boss. Not the matter of ‘chance passengers given seats ahead of confirmed passengers’, as we learnt in the course of the day, but the matter of unsuitable behaviour of pink who was promptly marched into the big boss’ office where she was reportedly given a proper dressing down and her supervisor was suspended.

‘It’s time for action,’ chanted a female student brimming with energy harvested from a week-long trekking expedition in GB. We had an operational meeting to decide how we were going to tackle the big boss. Our information was our ammunition and we had plenty of it, thanks to the honeymoon couple and leader’s trusted source — her husband — who had access to civil aviation records. We knew the last passenger boarded the plane at 9:55, half an hour after some in our group were refused boarding. We had all the details of the manifest according to which 69 chance passengers were accommodated …

Before the big showdown, a family of five left the group. We pushed ahead and managed to persuade the station head into accepting fault and taking remedial action.

Thirteen strangers took five hours to achieve a goal together. A majority of us had never done this before. But may often do it in future.

The Vampire Diaries: A crackerjack

The vampire diaries, a book/novel and now a TV series as well; is streamed from The CW channel that is its official streaming channel. The three seasons of the serial are completed whereas viewers and the fans of TVD are anxiously waiting for the fourth one. The third season ended on 10th of May 2012. It’s a teen, super-natural, horror, fantasy and romantic type. It is adapted from L. J. Smith’s novel series of the same name by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.

The story’s of a girl who’s only seventeen and she fall in love with a 162 year old vampire; Stefan (Paul Wesley). Both vampire brothers Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul) are in love with the same girl as she resembles their past love; Katerina Graham. . . . . . . . . and the story continues. The serial got an overall of 22 awards that included people choice awards, teen choice awards, youth rock awards, young Hollywood awards and J-14 teen icon awards whereas it was nominated for several awards 52 times.


The list of the awards achieved In 2010 :

Choice TV Breakout Show
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Choice TV Breakout Star: Male Paul Wesley
Choice TV Breakout Star: Female Nina Dobrev
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Paul Wesley
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nina Dobrev
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer Katerina Graham
Choice TV Villain Ian Somerhalder

The list of the awards achieved In 2011 :
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nina Dobrev
Choice TV Male Scene Stealer Michael Trevino
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer Katerina Graham  

The list of the awards achieved In 2012 :
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Ian Somerhalder
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nina Dobrev
Choice TV Male Scene Stealer Michael Trevino
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer Candice Accola
Choice Male Hottie Ian Somerhalder

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder were voted by the fans as the hottest vampire hook-up in a Hollywood life poll. The duo who starts in The Vampire Diaries (TVD) beat out Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson of The Twilight series!