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Brides: Up-Dos Inspiration India Resort Fashion Week



Fun Fair Wedding

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The Shivan Narresh Film



Latest fashion news


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05 Basic lies that parents ever told to their kids

Cracked Heals, No more! Home Based Remedies

Sabiha Zahid Miss Pakistan World pageant 2012

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Interview Star

How to improve your confidence!


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Basic lies that parents ever told to their kids If you sneeze with your eyes open: Due to the spontaneous effect most of

the people faced that forces their eyes to close as they sneeze. Those who are deficient in this reflex still have their eyes. This is because we have plenty of muscles attached to the eye, which permit us to move our eyes up and down and from side to side, and it also helpful to keeping things capable. Just about 100 mph sneezing propels mucus come to pass, and there is an impression that this can produce such force that sneezing with open eyes makes them go down. Carrots supportive for sight: Most of the people think that eating carrots improves your night vision. Carrots are supportive for creating vitamin A which helps with eyesight. Originally they get color from beta-carotene. The optimistic vision of night has encouraged kids to eat more carrots.

Coffee makes you dumpy if you

take: Parents are always eager to seek for a

thing which is more energetic; they prefer to discourage kids from drinking a bit that makes them hyper. But the truth is the coffee will not be effected on height and it’s prove from many studies have been done into the possessions of coffee on the body. According to recommendations it helpful to reduces the risk of certain cancers. Probably it’s also helpful to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Crossing your eyes will make you go cross-eyed: This statement is much

panic for kids which apply over a years that has struck fear into many children. Crossing your eyes is just an activity which cannot turn out to be everlasting. In fact, such muscles are grasping the eye in place to sustain its position. At that

moment if you contract some of those muscles to go cross-eyed, sooner or later they will exhaustion, and the eye will return to its original position.

Cracking your knuckles will give you Arthritis: The sounds of the knuckles

cracking aredue to the bubbles of gas popping inside the joint. But most of the parent makes this fear for kids that cracking in knuckles are leads to Arthritis. The studies prove that none of such is a tendency to cause of arthritis. This is due to the long-term cracking include ligament damage and reduced grip strength.

If you go outside with wet hair, you’llcatch a cold: According to the survey

report its 40% of parents tell this to their children. From the association it found to cold weather drying out your nasal lining, which makes you much vulnerable to 1 of the 200 or so viruses considered to be cause of colds. So in this way wetness is not much applicable for causing cold because it’s imperative to expose to a cold virus. This may happen due to closer such people who are already infected by the cold virus but wet hairs are not the basic reason of cold.

TV mania damages your eye sight: This declaration has been used to give

confidence kids to do other type of exercise and try to keep away from the TV watching. The most dominant statement is used if you become TV addict; you may suffer from eye strain, as the muscles that cause the eye to focus become exhausted. In fact, Its seems to be less effective

on children than adults because children’s eyes are improved in adjusting focus and are as a result less disposed to eye strain.

Eating chocolate causes Acne:

Parents opt for one more diet related opinion that chocolate can cause spots is based on the idea that fatty foods cause increased fabrication of sebum in the skin. This enlargement is a cause ofblocks the pores and causing acne. According to the study it’s found that nothing does with the chocolates its all due to the hormonal changes and your natural tendency toward oily skin is a real formative factors. But it does not mean that eating chocolate does not harm you it may cause other problems.


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How to improve your confidence level? It’s all about your face expressions

Hundreds of articles and books and websites available on improving confidence level. But I feel many people who studied those articles, books and websites still not confident. I will tell you few points to improve your confidence level and I never studied these points in any confidence improving material. I drive these points from my professional experience. Confidence requires many aspects to cover but here i will tell you one most important.

ages what the doctors were doing. They just looked at face and told about all problems in the person standing front of them. They do not having the facility of today’s latest labs and equipment’s. It was all about face reading. Here I want to tell you just that your face tell everything about you not matter whether it is inside the body or outside. Your confidence always measured from your face.

about how you can make your face good looking and happy and confident. If you have any fault in and on your body believe me it will appear on your face and others will read it easily. To make your face confident consider following points.

Brush your teeth:Before going to any situation where you feel unconfident you brush your teeth, Even if you do not need to do this. You will feel happy to give good Here are some special things smile otherwise you will fee shy. If to improve your confidence lev- you brush your teeth before any inJust think about the older el which I want to tell you. Its all terview or any situations where you


feel unconfident your confident level will increase up to 15% as compare to without brush. Wear newly washed and ironed cloths:You must wear washed and newly ironed cloths no matter whether the cloths are new or old but they must be washed and ironed properly before going to any situation. If you have some cloths washed before two weeks and ironed before one week. Do not wear them for this kind of situations. This type of clothing will depress you and you will not feel fresh. Also plan your clothing as per situations, whether you need to wear simple shirt and pant, tie shirt and pant or pant coat. Try to wear better cloths which you feel no body will be wearing in the certain situation. Your confident level will increase up to 15% as compare to without washed and freshly ironed cloths. Hair style and cutting:Go to an outstanding hair salon, where you feel the experts are available. Do guide the barber about your desire and get the satisfactory perfect hair style. Shave properly: You must have new shave before shower and double you shave to make sure that it is perfect. If you will not be sure about your shave perfection. You will lose confidence. Clean your body:This important thing most of the writers will not tell you and I never read this in any article. Properly take shower with soap and shampoo just before going to any situation. If possible use soap and shampoo two times or more than you regularly do. Try to make your body cleaner than ever before. The thing I want to focus you must have new shave before shower. Make under shave properly: Make sure your under shave is ok, and never compromise on this. If your under shave is not properly done you will lose your confidence up to 30%. You can experiment it suppose if your shave is not properly done, just do it, and feel the difference. This will change your face expressions. Use new under garments:Most of

the time people wearing old under garments do not have a happy face. Make sure your under garments are not older than their life if you want a happy. Also make sure that all under garments you are wearing are neat and clean as your clothing. Try to use new garments in this kind of situations. If you wearing new under garment your confidence level will improve up to 10%. What to do with your shoes?Always try to have special shoes that suites your personality for the special events and do not wear them any here else. Make sure they are properly polished and cleaned and having their perfect look. Believe me if your shoes will be older and not polished properly you will lose your confidence. No matter some body is looking on your shoes or not but your face will tell the others about your shoes as well. Nails:Do cut your nails properly on the day or before the day you are going to present yourself. If you have your nails already in proper form. Just make sure their perfection. Otherwise you will not be able to show the gestures and postures easily of your body. Ultimately you will lose your confidence. Use perfumes:If you have a good perfume only then use it otherwise avoid it and search for a good. You should use body spray and perfumes separately. Make sure your body smell is an attractive otherwise person around you will avoid you. How the confident people get their confidence? This is the reality that all confident people are habitual from all above mentioned points. That is why they always look confident. If you want to realize this just meet a confident person and check all above mentioned points on his/ her body. Then you will accept me as a master of confidence improvement. What to do with your language? Prefer your national language and be smart No matter what the language you speak but you will be proud of that language. Express your feeling in the language you feel easy, no matter what

will be the audience says to you. Smartly try to use sentences and phrases from the desired language of audience. If the audience can understand your language please do not confuse yourself if you can’t speak other language properly and this will be your strength. You will find yourself confident. I know many people who do not speak English in their routine life but they try to speak English in certain situations like interviews. They lose the results and do not get jobs because they show their weakness and ultimately lose confidence answering certain questions in English. What we do in routine life? Most of the time we do not consider all above points and do not feel confident even after having many degrees in our hand and just blame others that they did not appreciate and did not select us. What to learn from this article? If you have gone through this whole article you may feel that it is a full time job to perform all above discussions and you can’t do this. But if you start performing all that this will not take more than two hours. If two hours of your life can make you succeed, don’t waste them it is investment. After adopting all above points your face will look confident, satisfactory and will show your passion to perform any task with 100% results and hide many of your faults. Exercise all above discussion and note the results you will find the difference. No matter whether you are going for interview, speech or meeting you will not lose your confidence. If you will be neat and clean every love to close to you and love to listen you otherwise every one may avoid you. If you will be neat and clean your body and brain performance will be extra ordinary. Also follow the above discussion on the marriage day. Neat and clean body improves the performance of celebs and makes them more attractive and confident.















Kayseria’s latest winter collection titled ‘Wonders Of Winter’ really leaves us alot to wonder about. What really were the folks at Kayseria trying to achieve? My answer to that would be a bombastic and highly original collection and as far as we at Fandiz are concerned, they have achieved their objectives. One look at this lineup shows that Kayseria aren’t going to play it safe this time around. This time they are truly looking to innovate and push into new territory which in this case is an odd blend of many styles which they have named ‘Native Spirit’. Nevertheless, on a whole this works perfectly well and gives a collection which is rather like a blast of fresh air after a long time.













Cracked Heels, No more!


our personality matters a lot in your whole gesticulation and everyone notice you from head to toe. Most of the people face problem of the heels of your feet looking really dry and cracked. Its really looks embarrassed when you wear a designer shoes, so many women and men suffer from cracked heels, which are usually caused by extremely dry skin. Cracked heels are generally caused by really dry skin and to avoid such embarrassing situation you have to adopt few steps that keep you free from cracked heels. Heels of your feet look soft and beautiful.

Follow these effortless steps to keep your feet in best and fine condition.

STEP 1: Keep your feet hard and dry skin free from cracks, make a use of foot file or foot stone to remove it. You can use it regularly as it needs for finishing your hard skin. Soak your feet and pat them dry. STEP 2: Make a regular use of moisturizer its keeps your feet soft and clean. You’ll need to get into the habit of keeping your feet moisturized by using a foot cream. You can use a foot cream or moisturizer after a shower. It’s helpful to prevent from rough heels. STEP 3: For a more better results you can make a habit of foot massage once a week. Probably you are using a foot stone, massage a foot scrub over your heels and the rest of your feet to remove dead skin cells.


Home based Remedies


verybody knows health is wealth. It’s a great blessing of God that we enjoy our lives with great joy & good health. But ups & downs are occurs in our daily routine, sometime we feel good or sometimes we sick. We have to combat against all diseases bravely. Home remedies are a good source to secure health. It’s not much expensive and helpful to save your money. Here are some home based remedies which are helpful in our daily routine.


You must do a self-massage using mustard oil every morning. Just take a little oil between your palms and rub it all over your body. Then take a shower. This is especially valuable during winter. You could also mix a little mustard powder with water to make a paste and apply this on your palms and soles of your feet.

Headaches If you have an unvarying migraine problem, add five almonds along with hot milk in your everyday nourishment. You could also have a gram of black pepper along with honey or milk, twice or thrice a day. Make an almond paste by rubbing wet almonds against a stone. This can be applied to forehead. Eat an apple with a little salt on an empty stomach everyday and see its wonderful effects. When headache is caused by cold winds, cinnamon works best in curing headache. Make a paste of cinnamon by mixing in water and apply it all over your forehead.


Home based Remedies Colds Blend a gram of cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of honey to cure cold. Prepare a cup of tea to which you should add ginger, clove, bay leaf and black pepper. Make a use of this mixture twice a day. Diminish the consumption as the cold disappears.

terol and by preventing the formation of the internal blood clots improves circulation and prevents heart disease and stroke. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cup of warm milk every day.

Indigestion Turmeric can be used to relieve digestive problems like ulcers, dysentery. Turmeric can be taken as a Ginger tea is considered a good source to preserve- drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all from cold. It’s easy to make, cut ginger into small piec- problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per es and boil it with water, boil it a few times and then cup of warm milk every day. add sugar to sweeten and milk to taste, and drink it Honey best remedy for all bugs hot. Combineone teaspoon honey with a teaspoon of cinDry coughs namon powder and have it at night. Make a mixture of a gram of turmeric powder to a teaspoon of honey for curing dry cough. Also chew a Hiccups Take a warm slice of lemon and sprinkle salt, sugar cardamom for a long time. and black pepper on it. The lemon should be eaten Blocked nose until the hiccups stop. For blocked nose or to get rid of congestion, take a table spoon of crushed carom seeds and tie it in a cloth Sore throat This remedy will cure cold as well as sour throat. Add and inhale it. a tea spoon of cumin seeds and a few small pieces Bitter gourdbest remedy for blood sugar of dry ginger to a glass of boiling water. Seethe it for Bitter gourd is considered a best remedy to reduce a few minutes, and then let it cool. Make a use of it the blood sugar. Make a mixture of Alma juice 1 tbsp. twice daily. mixed with a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice and taken Backache remedy daily for 2 months diminishes blood sugar. Rub ginger paste on the backache to get relief.

Ginger for cold

Turmeric preserves for all injuries

For any cut or wound, apply turmeric powder to the Use of garlic is prevent from high blood pressure injured portion to stop the bleeding. It also works as Have 1-2 pod garlic with water early in the morning. an antiseptic. You can tie a bandage after applying Honey & ginger for high blood pressure turmeric. Make a mixture of 1 table spoon honey, 1 table spoon ginger juice, 1 table spoon of crushed cumin seeds Turmeric for Arthritis Turmeric can be used in treating arthritis due to its and have it twice daily. anti-inflammatory property. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishes to help prevent all Migraine problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per Prevent from the migraine or severe cold in the head; boil a tablespoon of pepper powder, and a pinch of cup of warm milk every day. turmeric in a cup of milk, and have it daily for a few couple of days. Turmeric for HEART Turmeric is also used to prevent from lower choles-


High Blood Cholesterol


In 1 glass of water, add 2 tbsps.Of coriander seeds and bring to a boil. Let the decoction cool for some time and then strain. Make a use of this drink two times in a day. Sunflower seeds are enormouslyfavorable, as they contain linoleic acid that helps in reducing the cholesterol deposits on the walls of arteries.

Mango is considered an effective home remedy for avoiding the frequent attacks of sinus, as it is overflowing with loads of vitamin A. The other best favorable remedy consists of overwhelming spicy foods like onion and garlic, as a part of your daily meals.

Piles Radish juice should be taken twice a day, once in the morning and then later in the night. Initially drink about half a cup of radish juice and then gradually increase it to a cup. Soak 3-4 figs in a glass of water. Keep it overnight. Consume the figs on an empty stomach, the next day in the morning.

Vomiting Take 2 cardamoms and roast them on a dry pan. Powder the cardamoms and thereafter add a 1 tsp. of honey in it and frequently munch it. It helps as a best source of home remedy for vomiting. In the mixture of 1 tsp. of mint juice and 1 tsp.lime juice, add 1 tsp. of ginger juice and 1 tsp. honey. To prevent vomiting lime juice is a best source. Take a glass of chilled lime juice and sip slowly. You can also take ginger tea. In a glass of water add some honey and drink sip by sip.

Warts Apply castor oil daily over the problematic area. Apply this remedy for several months. Second best source is applying milky juice of fresh and barely-ripe figs a number of times a day for two weeks. You can also rub cut raw potatoes on the affected area several times daily for at least two weeks. Rub cut onions on the warts to arouse the circulation of blood. Use of milk from the cut end of dandelion over the warts 2-3 times a day. Apply oil extracted from the shell of the cashew nut over the warts. Apply Papaya juice, Pineapple juice t’s up to you which one is preferable for you.

Urinary tract infection Make a use of Cranberry juice. You can also add some apple juice for taste.

Fenugreek leaves are considered valuable in curing sinusitis. In 250 ml water, boil 1 tsp. of Fenugreek seeds and reduce it to half. This will help you to sweat, disperse toxicity and reduce the fever period. Another way to prevent from this disease tie a tsp of black cumin seeds in a thin cotton cloth and inhale.

Tonsillitis Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it in a glass of water. Add 4 tsp. of honey and sprinkle salt in it. Drink it slowly sip by sip or milk has proved beneficial in treating tonsillitis. In 1 glass of pure boiled milk, add a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder. Drink it every night for about 3 days.








Brides: Up-Dos Inspiration Charlize




Charlize Theron’s long-time hairstylist Enzo Angileri created her Oscars 2010 hairstyle after being inspired by the classic shape of her Christian Dior strapless gown. Needing a very smooth texture and lots of shine to create the look, Angileri used new argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Light, made especially for fine and light coloured hair, on wet strands before blow-drying to ensure the hair itself looked perfect. Angileri then created a low, classic bun by rolling hair around clockwise, held in place with several bobby pins, to complete the classic polished look.

Nicole Kidman, Golden Globes 2010

A very romantic twist on the traditional up ‘do shape, Nicole Kidman’s pretty side-swept bun would be a good match for asymmetric dresses (wear the bun on the opposing side), or take the look with you if you’re having a beachside wedding overseas.

Amy Adams, Golden Globes 2010

Following in Julia Roberts’ footsteps, Amy Adams has quickly become a hair style icon for a new generation of red heads everywhere. At the Golden Globes 2010 the actress went for a classic up ‘do, with a face-framing fringe and plenty of volume at the crown to add height to her petite stature.

Kate Winslet, Golden Globes 2009

Another iconic style for Kate Winslet was kept fresh thanks to the textured ash and honey highlights running through her lengths, and a sweeping, waved fringe. Choose to have hair pinned high on the head to show off shoulders and low necklines.

Keira Knightley, Venice Film Festival 2007

Keira Knightley steered away from harsh, dramatic styles here and opted for a flowing set of waves fastened into a cute and girly bun. Tiny flower pins placed strategically complete the pretty, graceful look.

Nicole Richie, Art of Elysium Ball 2009

The addition of a plaited hair piece knotted into the back of Nicole Richie’s romantic up-do finishes off this soft, sweet look. Let the front sections of feathered hair hang loosely down to keep it fuss-free.


Fun Fair Wedding J

ournalist Janelle Nanos, 30, and laywer Timoth

Corsi, 31, celebrated their wedding at a fairground.

Janelle says: “The setting was magical. The amusement park had its heyday from the 1930s to the 1960s and is being restored. It still has the carousel and the Cuddle Up pavilion with a Tilt-A-Whirl waltzer. We had the reception in the old Bumper Car Pavilion and our guests were free to explore the park.”

“We had colourful paper lantern hung from the ceiling and made bunting from the same polkadrop paper we’d used to line the invitation envelopes. Timothy made an illuminated ‘love’ sign from letters framed with fairy lights. ! “I wanted a dress to match the setting. My first thought when I saw my dress was: ‘It’s covered in ruffles; that’s ridiculous!’ But when I tried it on, something just clicked. I could move in it, dance in it, and most importantly, it was fun.”

“Guests were sent home with Cracker Jack popcorn. It was a childhood favourite for both of us. We made our mini boxes decorated with homemade stickers and filled them with caramel popcorn.”

“We also made our own photo booth, where guests could take pictures of themselves. We simply bought a remote control and tripod of our camera and set up a velvet drape as a backdrop.”

“My advice to brides: I wish I’d arranged to have an on-the-day coordinator sooner, so I didn’t have to worry about all the details myself. Luckily, one of my colleagues steed into the role. I’m now offering the service to brides-to-be.”


India Resort Fashion Week: Day 3 Day 3: Asmita Marwa opened the third day at IRFW 2011 with a gypsyinspired collection that had a touch of Middle Eastern glamour. The bikinis worn under saris and playsuits with the tie-dye effects kept the looks interesting and beach friendly. Babita Malkani showcased a series of dip-dyed omber jumpsuits and draped dresses in lycra, silk georgette, crochet, and chiffon along with the colour palette of pink, blue and ivory that gave the collection a relaxed holiday feel. Pria Kataria Puri stuck to what she does best - Persian influenced printed kaftans. The designer added sequins to give her robes, jumpsuits and dresses a touch of glamour. Shivan Narresh showcased their Forest Noire collection complete with swimsuits, evening gowns and their signature concept sari that portrayed glamorous days and

nights by the riveria. The designers mainly kept their Resort 2011 look simple with interesting cuts on the back and also showcased a series of straight-cut tailored trousers and easy shirts.




The Shivan Narresh Film Not one to stick to conventional ideas, especially when it comes to their designs, Shivan Narresh showcased their short fashion film – “Forêt Noire” in Goa for IRFW2011. chatted with designers, Shivan Bhatiya and Narresh Kukreja to find out more about their plans for a digital future. What inspired you to make this film? Communicating fashion through different mediums has always excited us. Our bi-annual look books, monthly newsletters and now the short fashion films are proof of that. When we started working on Foret Noire 9 months back, the inspiration felt too intense to be communicated through styling or a show and we wanted to translate our energy related to this collection into a physical thrill. Tell us more about the film and the making of it. The film decodes the essence of the brand depicted by two protagonists embodying grace and seduction in a sequence of war. Trying to vanquish one another and rise victorious, the war eventually ends with the collision of the forces shaping a new anatomy that is bold, feminine and modern. Making the film had its own highs. From creating a storm sequence of rose petals to installing rain machines indoors, the shoot gave us some really unforgettable experiences. The shots required immense production and complex equipment. Unfortunately a lot of it had to be edited due to the restriction on length.

mediums get more experimentative and personal, digital communication of fashion can evolve to an exhilarating new sphere and we would love to be a part of that.


Kapoor: Steal Her Look Always dressed in designer wear, it’s rare for Sonam Kapoor to make a fashion faux pas on the red carpet. Her latest appearance in a red Are you planning to go digi- Prabal Gurung dress had us wanttal in more ways soon ? ing to ape her enviable style. With Yes! The new age communica- party time upon us, the time to try tion media explores realms that Sonam style is now. helps transcend physical barriers. As

you steal her style whether you want to splurge or save. Splurge: Sonam opted for the draped silk Faille dress from Prabal Gurung’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. She completed her look with the intrecciato satin clutch by Bottega Veneta. Add T-bar sandals, a pair of diamond earrings and an Obi belt to clone the look. recommends Jimmy Choo’s Brianna belt in deerleather to help you feel more star-like.


Interview Star

Shaan was born on April 27th, 1971 in Lahore. He is a Pakistani actor, writer and director. Upon making his debut in Javed Fazil’s Bulandi alongside Reema Khan, Shaan has acted in numerous commercially successful films and have established himself as one of the leading actors of Pakistan.

Early life

Shaan was born in Lahore to television, theater and film actress, Neelo and well-known director, Riaz Shahid. His paternal uncle Fiaz Shahid was a cameraman and producer. He was born in a family that was already associated with the film industry. His mother converted to Islam from Christianity upon marrying his father, and he was raised as a Muslim.

Acting career

Shaan made his acting debut in Javed Fazil’s Bulandi (1990) where he starred opposite Reema Khan. The film received generally positive reviews, making it a commercial success and also deluded Shaan with many offers by directors at the time. Bulandi was followed up by Nagina, another hit in which he starred opposite Madiha Shah. However due to inexperience and sign-

ing of too many films, resulted in many back to back flops. He left the Industry in 1994 and went abroad. In 1996, he returned and starred in Syed Noor’s Ghoonghat, which was his first villain role. The film went on to become a success. He then appeared in Syed Noor’s Sangam, which was also a commercial success across Pakistan. In 2000, he appeared in Mujhe Chand Chahiye which also starred Atiqa Odho and Javed Sheikh. The film turned out to be a major money maker at the box office and established Shaan’s credentials as an actor. In 2007, he starred in Shoaib Mansoor’s commercially successful, Khuda Kay Liye, for which he won the Best actor award at the Lux Style Awards. In 2009, he appeared in Zill-e-Shah and Nach Ke Yaar Manana. As of 2010, Shaan has acted in more than 200 films, most of which became commercial successes in Pakistan. He is currently filming his own directional venture, Chup alongside Juggan Kazim. Directional career Keen on making a difference to the film making

0053 in Pakistan, Shaan launched himself as a director. He directed his ambitious project Guns and Roses - Ik Junoon, which was released in 1996. The film was produced by the art entrepreneur Tanvir Fatima Rehman. In the film, he co-starred with Faisal Rehman, Meera and Resham. The music was scored by M. Arshad while the cinematographer was done by Azhar Burki and the film was written by Pervaiz Kaleem. He then directed Moosa Khan (2001), which starred himself, Saima, Abid Ali, Jan Rambo and Noor. The film received genuinely positive reviews from critics.

Awards * Pride of Performance Award (2007), from Government of Pakistan. * 4 National Film Awards * 15 Nigar Awards * 5 Lux Style Awards


Year Film 1990 Bulandi Nageena 1991 Dil Gulfam Hussan da Chor Ishq Ishq Deewana Mard Nadira Nigahen Naag Devta Pyar Hi Pyar Pyar Karan toon naeen darna Sailab 1992 Ashqi Be Naam Badshah Boxer Chahat Chakka Punjabi Gori Fateh Mehbooba Naela Shama Silsila Pyar Da Aag 1993 Anjuman Chakori Chandi Hina Ilzam Insaniyat Jadoo Nagri Neelam Teesri Dunya Aan Milo Sajna

1994 Akhri Mujra Duniya Very Bad Mr. Faradiye Jan Loag Mujhe Chand Muhabbat Di 1999 Babul da chahiye Aag Wehra Pehchan Munda Kashmiri Chohdrani Sang Dil Naseeb Duniya Dekhe Gi Sultana Daku 1995 Awargi Daku Rani Tere Pyar Mein Main ne Pyar Dekha jaye ga Yaar Badshah Kiya Desan da Raja Yaar Chann Naam ki SuDil mein chhupa warga hagan ke rakhna Aag ka Darya 1996 Ghunghat Dil to pagal hai 2001 Allah BadNikkah Guns N’ Roses shah 1997 Barsaat ki Ishq zinda rahe Badmash Gujjar Raat ga Badmash Puttar Fareb Jannat Ki Talash Baghi Mohabbat hai Jazba Daket Kya Cheez Koela Daldal Sangam Kursi aur QaDoulat 1998 Do Boond noon Ghunda Tax Pani Sala bigra jaye Gujjar 302 Doli Saja Ke Waris Hakumat Rakhna 2000 Abhi Nahin Hamayun Gujjar Duniya Dekhe Gi to Kabhi Nahin Khanzada Ehsas Angarey Makha Jatt Haseena numbri Bali Jatti Mehar Badshah Aashiq dasnum- Barood Mere Mehboob bri Ghar Kab Aao Meri pukar Insaaf ho to aisa Gay Moosa Khan Kabhi haan Ghulam Mukhra Chann kabhi naa Ham Khilari Pyar warga Kahin pyar na ho ke Musalman jaye Ishtehar Gujjar Sangram King maker Jug Mahi Shehnshah Nikah Jugg wala mela Sher-e-Lahore Pardesi Kahan hai QaToofan Mail Too Meri Main noon Aaj ki Larki Tera Khuda ke Chor Aasoo Billa Very Good Long da lashkara 2002 Achhoo

Sheedi Kaliya Allah Rakha Kundan Araen Da Kharak Lara Punjab da Babbu Khan Mehar da Medan Badmash Te Meri Awaz Sunu Qanoon Moula Sher Baghawat Pappu Lahoria Behram Daku Pyar hi pyar Border mein Budha Gujjar Qiamat Budha Sher Shagna di MehnChiragh Bali di Dada Badmash Shararat Daku Sher Puttar Ishtehari Ultimatum Jagga Tax Yeh Wada raha Jahad Yeh waada raha Kalu Shahpuria 2004 Amman ke Lahori Ghunda Dushman Majhu da wair Bhola Sajjan Manila ke Jasoos Billo GhantaghaRaju Rocket ria Raqasa Curfew Order Sher-e-Azam Dehshat Sher-e-Pakistan Guddu Badshah Shikari Haseena Ham Ek Hain Sholay Jabroo Tohfa Pyar Da Jagga Baloch Toofan Loha Veryam Medan Wehshi Jatt Mulla Muzaffar 2003 Commando Munna Bhai Darindah Nagri Daata di Darr Sakhi Sultan Dil totey totey Wehshi Haseena hogeya 2005 Bhola SunFoja Amritsaria yara Halaku Daku Haseena Jatt da wair Khatarnaak


Kurian Shehar dian Parcham Musti Khan Sarkar Pappu Shehzada Wada Chodhary

Ziddi Rajput Soha Jora 2006 Majajan 2008 Ajnabee 2007 Khuda Ke Liye Shehr Mein

Azan 2009 Zill-e-Shah 2010 Chup

Filmography (as a director) 2010 Chup Urdu Juggan Kazim 2006 Majajan Punjabi Saima, Madiha Shah, Saud, Adeeb, Shafqat Cheema 2005 Ziddi Rajput Punjabi Sana, Saud, Shafqat Cheema 2005 Wada Chodhary Punjabi Saima, Babur Ali 2005 Sarkar Punjabi Saima, Shafqat Cheema 2005 Parcham Urdu Sana, Arbaz

Khan, Izhar Qazi 2005 Papu Shehzada Punjabi Saima, Shafqat Cheema 2005 Musti Khan Urdu Saima, Resham, Saud 2005 Kurian Shehar Dian Punjabi Saima, Resham, Saud 2005 Khatarnaak Punjabi Sana, Saud, Shafqat Cheema 2005 Daku Haseena Punjabi Sana, Babur Ali

2005 Bhola Sunyara Punjabi Saima, Saud, Aliya 2003 Daku Punjabi 2001 Moosa Khan Urdu Saima


The roomful of frantic brand managers were whispering, gushing, giggling, organising, scheduling and holding out a lighter for him, offering him lemon or milk for his tea. For his fan club, Shaan is the best but for the benefit of those who aren’t his fans, trust me he is gorgeous. Tall, polished, suave, eloquent and intelligent with honey-coloured eyes, the camera doesn’t even transfer half of his aura across the lens. From being an LSA anchor, he’s now gone on to endorse the rival brands. But that’s not the only change he’s undergone. There were no fumbles and no stumbles as he sat in the backdrop of balloons and diaper packs, diligently set up by the brand people for photo sessions. Yes, the bloodthirsty gandasa-swinging onscreen gujjar does have a softer side to him. Shaan was in Karachi last week to launch the One Pack = One Vaccine campaign in Pakistan, joining hands with P&G and Unicef. Supported by the ministry of health, the cost of one tetanus vaccine for every bachat pack of Pampers sold during Ramazan will be donated to Unicef. Are you always surrounding and waited upon by so many people, He glanced, smiled quietly and put his cup down. In age and experience, he could be compared to Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar who have built themselves as hot brands. So where does Shaan stand after spending more than a decade in Lollywood? As far as Salman or Akshay are concerned, I just feel that they are less-gifted but luckier, whereas I am more gifted but less lucky. If you look at the bigger picture, they make as much money working in three films as I do working in, say, 35 or 40 films. But it is not all about money. In Bollywood, they are doing good work in their own right but they can do far better. Here, I am talking from an actor’s point of view and I am disappointed in everything I have seen so far. I saw Asoka and also discussed with Shah Rukh Khan that he should have at least read a book on the historical character before doing it. It was his responsibility to accurately portray the legend. His Asoka in the film was dancing and being funny, but in reality he was a swordsman who didn’t swim around half-naked with women. What would you say if there was a barish ka gana in Lawrence of Arabia? They’re all doing the same run-of-the-mill stuff, nothing outstanding. You might see a good shot by some actor in some role and people might love their films, but I rate them for being stars of sava lakh ki abadi. There should at least be one Tendulkar. If Shaan hadn’t been an actor, he would have been a lawyer. But he believes that at this stage he needs


to be satisfied with his work in films more than anything else. It is not about doing a lot of roles or that Lollywood doesn’t offer me stuff to show my potential. That’s a different story altogether. It is about knowing yourself and that you have the potential. It is scary to see people who are recognized as international stars doing such bad work. You ask yourself, what would you do if you had that role? But you have the satisfaction of knowing that you could have done it better. It is not the kind of work or the amount of work I am doing, I have done justice to my work and that is what matters most to me. While Shaan defends the Pakistan film industry for not playing its role in projecting a positive image of Pakistan in the international arena, he has plenty to say about the portrayal of Pakistanis in Bollywood productions. It is not just their films that portray us in a certain way. When you go to India there is a certain thing that you feel. I can’t pinpoint it but I know it’s a negative vibe. If you look at our history, Partition and the resulting massacre, we have our side of the story and they have theirs. The anonymous verse Akhaan di laali vi dasdi ae, roye tussi vi ho, roye assi vi aan probably explains it in the best possible way. On the face of it there is love, they talk loudly, show a lot of emotion; tussi Lahore ton aaye ho, touching their chest and your feet, reeling off little anecdotes and stanzas about Lahore and Delhi but the bottom line is they don’t want you. simple! I was offered a film and it was to be directed by Sudhir Mishra. He sent me the script and I read the whole thing. It was okay except that they were going to portray Dilip Kumar as a playboy, show his on-the-set romances as the story of a Muslim lover boy. I felt that they wanted to tamper with Dilip’s image who is now 85, and I didn’t want to be a part of it. Why were they doing it, just because he is a Muslim? Then there was another film called Dehli 0006 where they had a barber shop with an image of the Hindu god Hanuman on the wall next to a picture of Khana-i-Ka’ba. Also, there was a she-goat in the film called Fatima who did funny things in the mohalla like eating people’s stuff, etc. I severely objected to the image of Khana-i-Ka’ba hung next to that of Hanuman and the name of the she-goat. From Ghazi Ilamdin Shaheed killing Rangeela Jasoos the writer, these subtle pinches push you to a point where your sanity can become insanity. I was talking to cricketer Shahid Afridi and he told me that from behind the stumps the Indian audience irritates us so much that we sometimes lose concentration. There are many examples of this particular psyche that you come across in India. I would work in Bollywood if a good film is offered to me, not otherwise. Not like Jawaid Sheikh who is doing crappy roles which he really shouldn’t. Shaan feels that the Pakistani film industry suffers with each changing political scenario. Even my gardener wanted to be paid early because he was concerned about mulk kay halaat. In this situation, it will probably take another 20 years for art, not just in one medium but as a whole, to flourish in Pakistan. With such a big deal being made of Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and even nothings like Tushaar Kapoor just because they happen to be second generation stars, does Shaan (he is the son of renowned film-maker Riaz Shahid and film actress Neelo), with the film industry in his blood, think we lack the right attitude? The basic link is missing here which is the appreciation of art. We need to respect artistes with all our heart. Actors make a lot of money now but the true sense of respect is something different. The process of art is killed from the day a boy or a girl informs his/her parents to their utter dismay that s/he wants to become an actor. In our society, a girl’s fate is decided the day she is born. We need women as script writers, poets, actors. Don’t we need young men as well? I see hero material every day and while they are good, they lack

0056 commitment. You don’t necessarily have to be good looking to make it in showbiz. I have seen ugly people carry themselves really well. There has to be that flair that the screen requires. I try to provoke him by accusing him of filling a dead man’s shoes. What was his own identity, other than being the modern-day Sultan Rahi? Unruffled, he explains. We are a very politics-oriented nation. People attach their hopes, happiness and sorrow with the politics of this country. It is a close-knitted thing. In such a scenario, you have to understand the audience and I do that very well. I fill a dead man’s shoes because at the end of the day that’s what the public wants. For me, it’s a bigger vote than a casted vote because they pay for that vote. I bring the people to me, make them pay and then I say what I have to say to them whereas politicians have to pay people to listen to them. So I’m better placed. Films are magical. Name one TV actor that you can remember apart from Lucille Ball. Films stay in your memory, live with you while television lives in the house. It will cost me a Rs20 crores to open up a TV channel but if I could put that kind of money into making a film, it would certainly make a difference. Does that mean more Gujjar roles in the future for the actor? Yes, Gujjars are very intelligent, they know how to market themselves. With Khuda Kay Liye (KKL), Shaan says he tested the waters and loved the experience. But he has separate views as an actor and as a viewer. As a person I feel that KKL is a beautifully made film but the truth was limited. Why does the film point fingers only at mullahs? Is it a trend? As an actor I really enjoyed working with Shoaib Mansoor. He is a creative man and a creative writer, though a bit difficult to work with. Once you accept the script and agree to do the role, there is no going back. It was a good script, I read it and asked Shoaib saheb what he wanted. He said give me something new. So I took a month to shop for the character in my mind. I borrowed from here and there, a bit of Ali Azmat and another rock star, and Mansoor was the end result. What did he think of Mehreen Jabbar’s Ramchand Pakistani? Bad! And Jawaid Sheikh’s Khulay Aasmaan Kay Neechay (KAKN)? Worse! Details follow. Mehreen needs to actually sit down and figure out what she wants. If the country is like a burning house and if I make a film on flies, where is the relevance? The film should make a statement about the present-day situation highlighting her point of view. Ramchand Pakistani doesn’t do that. She should stick to making plays and moreover she is a Jabbar, she doesn’t need to work. His demeanour is calm but wosrds blunt. KAKN should be banned. Sheikh saheb has yet again goofed up. Yeh Dil Aap Ka Hua was no better. I think Sheikh saheb needs a good script. He should stop directing jokes. Yeh chotay chotay lateefay hain jin ko wo kahaniyaan samajhte hain. I am sure he has more to offer than that. He should shop for some good writers in India, or do some screenplay adaptations. Anyone can do that. My seven-year-old daughter took pictures from my camera and some of the photos came out really good. Sheikh saheb works with Ediflex and needs to know what he is shooting. Anybody can get a top shot with a helicopter but that is not a good shot. The question is what exactly are you shooting? With several film stars now working for television, does Shaan have any plans for the mini-screen as well? I have been offered TV plays many times but I think Humayun Saeed is doing a good job, so is Faisal Qureshi and a number of other actors. I feel a drink needs to be served right whether its juice or wine. I am a celluloid person. My practice is in this medium and television is not inspiring enough for me. The only catch is money, but then I’m doing other stuff for money. His film Zille Shah will be released on Eid-ul-Fitr. Zille Shah is made in Pakistan apart from the postproduction work and it is how a Punjabi film should be. It is a semi-art film about a Punjabi poet. It is mellow and has a softer touch for an audience that is happy watching Gujjar films. The challenge here

0057 is that you can’t bring them to a semi-art film overnight so it has to be wrapped in what they like to see, but it carries a subtle message for the audience. The main character is a true character, but I have tweaked the screenplay a bit. I’m acting and directing, I have done the screenplay and a song as well. The leading ladies are Noor and Saima. I have taken a risk with my money but why not? It is not a very expensive venture, only Rs3 crores. Why Saima I wonder out loud. I think mature love is more exciting. Saima is a sellable commodity and when I am investing my money I want the financial stability to be there. It is a selfish thing but when any actor stops selling, you don’t use them anymore and that goes for anyone out there. Shaan hosted the LSA twice in a row but was missing from the third. Frieha (Altaf) stopped being my manager, so I fired her. I didn’t do the third LSA ceremony because they were going off to Malaysia and had to cut the budget. I asked them to fly 90 people instead of 100 but not compromise on the budget for stage planning. We disagreed and I quit. I think the brand was going through a turbulent time. The LSA has really lost its touch. Talking about joining hands with P&G’s anti-tetanus campaign, Shaan says, I had not realised that tetanus was such a killer, I thought awareness about it was much better than it actually is. The target audience is not elitist but the masses, and I can speak their language. I also intend to have subtle messages in this regard in my films. Actors have a lot of power and awe and it sometimes scares me when I shake hands with a chowkidar or a person on the street and I find his hand trembling. If I can create that kind of awe in a person then surely I can convey a message that will have an impact. And then he speaks about his transition from film star to style icon. I was always the person I am and hundreds of people today are taking credit for grooming me. When I started out I was very confused. Basically I am a very shy person. I don’t have many friends and like to keep to myself. Like my idea of a vacation is to chill at home and not meet anybody. Shaan talks fondly about his family. Ours was a very Persian-influenced family. My paternal grandfather did his PhD in Persian in 1936 and he also wrote a Quran Sharif ka nuskha and met the Shah of Iran as a translator. The Shah told him that he spoke better Persian than he did. My eldest daughter is Bahisht-i-Bareen Shaan Shahid. My triplets are called Fatima, Raanay and Shah Bano. My real name is Armaghan Shahid. These are all Persian names. I think every family should have a daughter as they make a better person of you and bring you to perfection. As Khalil Gibran said: I would have been snoring and farting if it were not for the three women in my life. The three women being his mother, lover and daughter. Women need to understand that they are keys to the mental asylum called man. If they open the wrong door, a fanatic can come out. Women can make men into beautiful, caring, elegant beings. It suddenly dawns on me that I have stumbled upon the philosopher in him but that would have to be a story for another day.




Sabiha Zahid Miss Pakistan World pageant 2012

“It was touching to see them so happy whilst learning; I would love to go back again whenever I get a chance and do something more supportive.”


iss Pakistan World pageant 2012, Sabiha Zahid is representing herself as a London UK and Faisalabad Pakistan in Canada. A 20 year old British Pakistani is a computer science student at university and works as a part time teaching assistant at the Ilford learning centre in London. She was recently awarded for a student learning assistant (SLA) that she has served in her university.

Sabiha is one of the highest-flying ladies who is interested to solve the issues of Asian women and enchanting a role part in Asian women’s advisory service (AWAS) as a voluntarily. She has supposed to approaching many people to recognize their different problems in life and deal with them. This appealing personality made her so diplomatic person where she has provoked a cloud of women empowerment. She has loved to do this because people appreciate her in this way to help the people voluntarily. Sabiha Says, “If people are so worried about Pakistan and about the Miss Pakistan World organisation having publicity of girls, then they should try to make their faith stronger in themselves, if they think this organisation is going to make them lose their culture! I will carry on promoting, and helping the women of my country who wish to speak up for themselves!” This pageant consists of five rounds of which one is a talent round; Sabiha has compiled a dance remix and choreographed by her. She has represents a mixture of Pakistani Western/English and Afghani songs and music was selected by her own choice. She believes the mixture repre-

sents the difference cultures in Pakistan and it has been helpful to bringing the western world closer to Pakistan. This is a real thing that she believes people need to accept.


She exposed a keen interest in reading on Pakistan and India’s history and an assortment of other documents and books for her preparation towards this pageant. Her most appealing Parvez Musharrafs ‘In the line of fire’ which she was encouraged and provoked by as it sent a deep message through Parvez Musharrafs writing of events. Sabiha Zahid, Life has taught a lot since childhood; taught her to stay strong whether family problems were at hand or whether she was forced into anything. She considered herself a freedom fighter, as over the years she has become an individual who has always wanted to stand for not only her rights, but the rights of other citizens residing in Pakistan. She says, “I will not give up my chance to make Pakistan shine, I will stand up for my beliefs, not only for myself, for my coming generation, who I do not want to be oppressed. I will fight with love and peace till the end.” She has loved to educate the people and struggle to provide the basic requirement of education in the way of understanding others opinions. This career was not happily accepted by her family or a few others she came across but she is much confident to fulfill her dreams in a positive approach.







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Baked Red Onion and Pear Salad


1 medium onion, cube 1 inch 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1 head lettuce 8 cups spinach 1 ripe pear, cut into small cubes 1/2 cup cheese, crushed 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions: Marinate onion cubes with coconut oil and place to the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes until brown and soft then cool for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and at middle position. Beat orange and lemon juices, honey, thyme, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Gradually beat in olive oil. Divide lettuce leaves and place on the salad plates. Toss spinach with 1/4 cup dressing in a large bowl and divide it equally on the salad plates. For topping place a baked onion, pear, cheese, and cranberries for dressing. This Baked Red Onion and Pear Salad are ideal for a starter to any meal. The dressing is light, refreshing, and has a yummy in flavor. It has brings a best flavors and a wonder splash of colors.


Bloomsbury’s cafe - The Golden Phoenix Cupcake

News: Bloomsbury’s cafe introduces the world’s most luxurious cupcake that was a sweet tooth eye-catcher in Dubai’s. The Golden Phoenix sweet treat is priced at a mammoth 3,676 dirhams. This especial Golden Phonex Cupcake is prepared from a recipe that includes Italian chocolate, 23-carat edible gold sheets, organic strawberries and lots of edible gold dusting. The cake is presented on a 24-carat gold stand and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.









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