Author Archives: FatimaHasanZaidi

About FatimaHasanZaidi

A Pakistani Writer & Interviewer by Profession Focus Areas: Preservation of Music, Artists, Art, Culture & Heritage

The Mystical Manifestation – Gulzar

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The Mystical Manifestation - Gulzar

The Mystical Manifestation by Fatima Hasan Zaidi

Day pass by, number of people come and go but there are a few faces who rule the hearts and the souls. Such people are the asset to the nation. Gulzar Sahb is one such compulsive celebrity; who has taken over loads of heartbeats with his command over words.

Gulzar Sahb, is a living legend who turned 83 years old on 18 August. He was born in Dina, near Jehlum Pakistan.

His family moved to India after partition. He is an asset to subcontinent. Being a lyricist, writer and a director he falls in the artistic attire. Arts whereas is not bound to have any barrier in terms of caste, creed or color.

Through his lyrical manifestation, he moves the listeners from head to toe and takes them to the world of fantasy. Very few people on earth have this quality to cover all genres of emotions like love, desolation, misery, yearnings, connection, etc. It is no doubt a mystic characteristic.

The Mystical Manifestation – Gulzar, is a lumber house of creativity.

He has won an Oscar award in 2009 for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song for the movie Slum Dog Millionaire.  Moreover he is a Grammy award holder too for the same song Jai Ho by Slum Dog Millionaire.

Being a lyricist, Gulzar’s most famous music compilations are ‘Tujh  se Naraz Nahi Zindagi’, ‘ Jai Ho”, Satrangi Re’, ‘Chaiyan Chaiyan’ etc.

As a writer he has written a number of books on poetry, children’s stories and short stories. A children’s storybook of his named ‘Ekta’ received an award from the NCERT (National Council for Education, Research and Training).

After flying in high colors and touching the sky; high Gulzar Jee is about to release his film ‘Libaas.’

I, wish him more success and I wish to meet the ever green artistic fellow. May Gulzar Jee live long and soon visit Pakistan. 🙂

Dr. Masood Hasan Zaidi Deficiency

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Dr. Masood Hasan Zaidi Deficiency

Every year the beginning of the June was so joyful. I had plans of how to surprise him on Father’s Day and after you left the start of the month is so depressing.

I miss him each passing day but at times the desire to touch him, to be wrapped in his arms, head on his chest, his palm on my head, his voice uttering my name is so strong that no other thing and no other being can fulfill his absence.

As the  days are passing by, I am encountering success, with each successful moment. I miss  him even more. In crowd, in the moments of  merrymaking; my eyes wander to and fro just to have your look around. I stop at places I smell your fragrance at.

Every such day, or a month enlisting such days; is a throbbing reminder of his deficiency in my life.

 

Lok Mela, Preserved the Heritage Best For Saima Jatti

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Lok Mela, Preserved the Heritage Best For Saima Jatti

Folk’s flavor in harmony initiates from their culture and heritage. Pakistan, being the center of attention for the tourists from all around the world contains a specific importance in depicting its cultural heritage and lok (traditional) music. Lok Mela brings around joyous ten days for the people to get to know about their culture, this year Lok Mela made a folk singer happier too. Lok Mela, preserved the heritage best for Saima Jatti.

Bali Jatti was the first women to be the owner of a stage theater in Punjab but she did not permitted her daughter to adhere her profession but her granddaughter Saima Jatti chose the profession by heritage.

Samia Akhtar as known as Saima Jatti being the granddaughter of Bali Jatti engrossed the spectators by performing the melodious notes and shared the stage with Fazal Jutt on 8th April 2017 at Lok Mela, Islamabad Pakistan.

The annual ten days colorful festival add more  color to it, when the  performing artists  feel proud to take  forward their ancestors profession.

 

During the mela, I met Saima Akhtar.

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Saima Akhtar and Fatima Hasan Zaidi

A very loving artist from Lahore who  performed a song during the day time ‘Teray Bajray di Rakhi’ and while talking to  her I came  to  know that  she she really  happy  as she was given her grandmother’s dress in legacy.

The black dress she wore while performing with Fazal Jutt

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Saima Akhtar and Fazal Jutt

holds great importance, as the same dress was worn by Bali Jatti in 1987 while performing at the stage of lok virsa. This is how  lok mela, preserved the heritage best for  Saima Jatti.

As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.  🙂

 

Talent and Skills Cursed by Reference System

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“WE DO NOT HAVE A DEMOCRATIC MEDIA, I WROTE THIS PIECE TO ALL NEWSPAPERS YET NO ONE DARED TO PUBLISH. SO I DECIDED TO BRING IT OUT” Fatima Hasan Zaidi

 

Dream big to achieve big in life, all my 16 years of education circled around this phrase; but nobody told me that I m living in a country where degree, qualification, talent, skills and experience does not matter. It is an insignificant little thing cursed by the reference system.

Where ever I go with my resume with massive experience in my relevant subject, where my publications, skills, experience and my hard work is the only reference I have. I m not entertained by the authorities because either they do not trust in themselves and are afraid to see the resume and hire on what their mind says or they do not have the potential to do so.

All they need is a strong living being to be at the back of the one who wants to do something and they fail to understand that the reference won’t be putting in effort in the work but the person who stand firm with a CV.
I wonder if reputed organizations ever change their policies and optimistically hire the graduates on behalf of what they are and not what their sources are.