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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. 🙂

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.  🙂

 

As Daughters are to Parents; Dolls to the Daughters

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As Daughters are to Parents; Dolls to the Daughters

Do read it and inspiration for the girls and parents a story derived from a sketch by Saad Butt

readers can as well place an order for sketch and can get it anywhere in the world

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