A TRIBUTE TO MOIN AKHTAR THE GREAT

sab kahaan kuchh laalaa-o-gul may numaayaan ho gayeen Khaak may kyaa suuratain hongii ki pinhaan ho gayeen

Sab kahaan kuchh laalaa-o-gul may numaayaan ho gayeen Khaak may kyaa suuratain hongii ki pinhaan ho gayeen

I am shocked, I am at loss of words today when I heard Moin Akhtar passed away, to me it was like someone from my family has passed away, someone we all loved him so much, not because he was a TV artiste or a comedian as some say but, Moin Akhtar was everybody.  He was everyone’s favourite, I never came across a single person who said, “I don’t like him,” they all said, he is great, we love him, there is no one comparable to him.  To say he was a TV artiste or a comedian is not a justice,  in my view he was an INDUSTRY within himself.

Today, he is no more with us, but he will remain in our hearts and minds as long as we live and beyond that, because even the new generation liked him, appreciated him and applauded at his works. When he played the role of a Memon, Bengali, Pathan, a Hyderabadi or,  when he played the role of a female Indian Cultural Minister or whoever, it was not Moin Akhtar, Moin Akhtar became that character.  No one could say it was Moin Akhtar, he looked like a Pathan, talked like a Pathan, looked like a Bengali, talked like one, it was impossible to say that someone is acting, there was a natural flow of words, humour, creativity that made us laugh and enjoy his art or should I say the natural talent he had to blend in a role that was given to him by his producers, partners?

His partnership with Anwar Maqsood was symbiotic, they both depended on each others success and thrived on the partnership which was extraordinary and above the trivial and cheap entertainment that we see sometimes on the TV by other comedians, the standard of the jokes and humour of Maqsood and Akhtar was sophisticated and yet very simple. He never crossed the boundaries of decency whereas, there are others in this field who always take the assistance of cheap humour and they could target only one segment of the viewers. Whereas, Moin Akhtar shows were for everyone. And, going to Moin Akhtar’s live shows with families was never an embarrassment, in fact it was pure entertainment and that too a memorable one. I remember being there in his live shows in Dubai several times.

The program “Loose Talk,” was never a real loose talk, it was a gem of the gems and now it will remain as a collectors item only.  I reckon his roles as a Pakistani Hyderabadi in one of the Loose Talk Shows along with Indian Hyderabadi role played by Javed Jafferi was superb. And in the same DVD there is one in which he is a Bengali who was interviewed by Anwar Maqsood is another gem, followed by a role of a Pathan and in another one he dressed like a female and played the role of an Indian Cultural Minister who is visiting Pakistan and Anwar Maqsood interviewed him/her.

I have always admired him as a person with such great talents, his creativity and improvisation of the situational comedy was incomparable, even the greatest of the greats like Yousuf Bhai (Dilip Kumar) acknowledged his talents and spoke so high of him.  Today, Pakistan has lost a son and a brother, the country is plagued with so many problems and Moin Akhtar used to divert the attention of millions and used to bring smiles on their faces.

Moin Akhtar shows were not just for entertainment of the masses only but:

He was the host of the show in which King Husain of Jordan was invited.
He was the host of the show in which the Prime minister of Gambia, Dawoodi-Al-Joza, was invited.
He was the host of the show in which President Zia-ul-Haq was invited.
He was the host of the show in which Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was invited.
He was the host of the show in which President General Yahya Khan was invited.
He was the host of the show in which President Ghulam Ishaq Khan was invited.

His accomplishments are many but, he did not live with us for many years. To die at an age of 61 years means nothing in today’s world.  But, Allah has numbered everything in numbers and this was his destiny that HE has taken him away from us. May Allah bless his soul and grant him a place in Paradise and may the people of Pakistan and even in India and his followers in the rest of the world where he performed numerous shows pray for his Maghfirat.  AMEEN.

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  1. #1 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 22, 2011 - 5:12 PM

    Please leave a comment on this blog on how you feel about Moin Akhtar, who died of an heart attack today, he was only 61.

  2. #2 by khansahab on April 22, 2011 - 7:13 PM

    Javed A Khan

    About 3 or 4 days ago when I was driving to work, I suddenly thought about Moin Akhtar for a few minutes.

    I have no interest in Urdu culture, poetry, dramas, serials etc but Moin Akhtar was someone I knew and admired. I can’t remember why I started thinking about him all of a sudden, maybe I was remembering some of his comments on cricket when he appeared on a show hosted by Ramiz Raja before the World Cup.

    But anyway, I was thinking about his status and reputation, and his unparalleled talent when it came to mimicry. And I also thought about what Pakistan would lose if suddenly Moin Akhtar passed away- that he was irreplaceable. I thought about how every person, whatever their age or background, knew about Moin Akhtar and how I had never heard anyone criticise his work.

    It is amazing how I had this random thought about him a few days ago when I never think like this about TV artists. Sometimes strange coincidences happen like these.

  3. #3 by khansahab on April 22, 2011 - 7:23 PM

    What they said about Moin Akhtar:

    He was an ocean of talent, a brother to me. I am a small artist compared to him: Indian actor Kader Khan

    A special talent. The moments I have shared with him are amongst the most enjoyable of my professional life. Amitabh Bachan is also a fan of his: Indian actor Javed Jaffery

    He is irreplaceable. The subcontinent does not have an artist of his calibre: Pakistani actor Talat Hussein

    Not only was he a legendary artist but also a very kind and helpful human being. I pray to Allah that he attains a even higher status in the afterlife than he did in his previous life: Pakistani actress Reema

    A considerate and helpful human being. He was being very spiritual as he was getting older: Pakistani TV artist Tariq Aziz

  4. #4 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 22, 2011 - 7:32 PM

    khansahab

    I haven’t seen this program but, one of my friends was telling me that after the recent defeat of Pakistan against India in which Misbah was blamed by everyone and then Misbah was rewarded with test captaincy and a spot in T20 and ODI’s in this WI tour, Moin Akhtar was saying on TV, “The Board has not selected my son because he is 28 years old. The guy said, but reportedly he is not 28 but 38 years old. Moin Akhtar responded, “Beta Mai nay Paida Kiya ya Cricket Board nay?”

    I have always quoted Moin Akhtar jokes on this blogs by saying, “baqaol-e-Moin Akhtar………..” I am sure he will be missed by millions and millions of people all over the world. I am sure Varun, Pawan and newguy will also comment something about him on this blog. May God bless his soul.

  5. #5 by khansahab on April 22, 2011 - 7:34 PM

    “The PCB rewarded Misbah with a cash prize for losing us the semi final. Misbah should have been fined for playing like this. He should not be in the team:” concerned Pakistan cricket fan in a TV show in London

  6. #6 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 22, 2011 - 8:15 PM

    Lagta aye, REEMA tou ab Soofi ho gayee!

    Wo tou hona bhee thaa… NARGAS nay jo uski jaga lay lee….. 😀

    Beta: Mai apNee Shaadi ich NARGAS Noo Bulawanga
    Baap: Nai, Owais Qadri aye ga
    DADA: Jab dono ek jaisay paisay laynDay ayen, tou fir NARGAS hee avegee!

  7. #7 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 23, 2011 - 12:14 AM

    The first two ODI’s are also on the same venue where they played the T20 match i.e., St. Lucia, the outfield is one of the worst I have seen for an international match, perhaps “The Worst” even the club grounds in India and Pakistan are much better than this one. There is hardly any grass left on the outfield which has a disease and it looks pathetic. The outfield in some areas is slow and in some it is fast and there is also uneven bounce. In any case it will be the same for both the teams but, the home team has advantage because they have been playing there for a long time under those conditions.

    Pakistani batsmen took Bishoo very lightly and gave away too many wickets to him, I am surprised how come Afridi, Abdur Rahma and Ajmal could not pose a threat to the WI batsmen whereas, Bishoo mesmerized them and took 4 wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs.

    The PK ODI team looks a bit more balanced than the T20 team and they should play “not in a hurry” and try to keep wickets in hand to score at least 100 runs in the last 10 overs. I think Pakistan team will win tomorrow’s ODI. All the best.

  8. #8 by khansahab on April 23, 2011 - 8:43 AM

    Sammy the WI captain is quite spirited because he knows if there is one reputable team his team can beat it is Pakistan.

    On the other hand, Pakistan can win every match of the series at the same time.

  9. #9 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 23, 2011 - 2:28 PM

    Once again Ahmad Shahzad is in the team for the ODI. I wonder why? May be, this guy may have a big Sifarish to be in the team despite several failures. May be he will score one time and fail ten times and his place is guaranteed like Misbah’s.

  10. #10 by khansahab on April 23, 2011 - 7:46 PM

    So far Asad Shafiq looks like a 30 run player.

    Shahzad is not an opener, the guy has no mindset to open. I have said before that if Pakistan wants to utilise his talent he needs to bat in the middle order. He needs to play in the gaps and gain momentum without feeling the need to go for the big shots.

    At the moment Misbah is batting okay, Hafeez has removed pressure and it is easy going now for Misbah and Shafiq.

  11. #11 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 23, 2011 - 11:13 PM

    khansahab

    Pakastan won comfortably and this is how they should win against WI in every single match. Afridi is playing Imran Khan role of sponsoring Mansoor Akhtar by playing Ahmad Shahzad in the team. During the post match comments, when Bishop reminded him that his three players got 50 plus what do you have to say? Afridi responded, yeah Hafeez is a good player in every situation he plays well and Ahmad Shahzad also played well and, Misbah proved a point that he is still ALIVE !! Wow, that is some comment and NO PRAISE FOR POOR ASAD SHAFIQ who played so well. When he said, Ahmad Shahzad probably he meant Asad Shafiq, but Ahmad Shahzad has become his blue eyed boy and even he wanted to say Asad Shafiq, Ahmad Shahzad came out of his mouth. Pyar Diwana Hota hai………….. 😀

  12. #12 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 23, 2011 - 11:18 PM

    Its a shame that Hammad Azam did not get to bat and I was surprised when he was not even given a single over, at least one could have seen how he bowls at international level?

    Mohammed Salman is a good find and he kept the wickets very well, he got two run outs and took a very sharp catch, which Kamran would have dropped for sure.

    Because of Kamran Akmal he got a late chance, imagine if he had arrived at the international scene 4 years ago? He is 29 now, still very good, very athletic and agile.

    Once again Junaid Khan has not impressed me with his bowling.

  13. #13 by Mohammed Munir on April 24, 2011 - 5:48 AM

    Inna Lillah Hey, Wa Inna Illah Hey Rajaioon ….
    (We are for Allah, and to Him will we return).

    May ALLAH Subhana Tala have his categorical mercy and forgiveness on the departed soul and allow him to rest in complete and eternal peace.

    May ALLAH give the entire bereaved family, his friends and all his fans and followers, the patience and strength to endure this tragic loss. Sooner or later, we all have to return to our eternal place and this is an undeniable fact of life.

    ALLAH Blesses the deceased’s family and his loved ones with mercy and goodness in exchange for this loss.

    We pray for Moin and his family.

    My earliest memories of Moin Akhter are listening to his jokes and mimicry audio cassettes. In those days, TV was mainly for only news and some old dramas and not many comedy shows, while VCRs had not been around yet. So many ‘live’ programs were recorded on simple audio cassettes and then sold in the market for mass audiences. My dad had a small collection of Moin’s audio cassettes which I use to listen on our old ‘National’ tape recorder.

    I couldn’t believe that Moin was as young as 61 years, and if someone would have asked me a few days back about his age, I would have guessed him to be around 70. Although, Moin looked quite young and healthy but the reason I thought him to be older than 61 was because we have been seeing and hearing him for so long. But Moin started his working career much early around the age of 17 years, so he had been working for well over 40 years.

    As Javed Khan has rightly pointed above, for a comedian it is much easier to be funny and comical by passing vulgar, sexual, racist, offensive and crude jokes while it is much more difficult to make peoples laugh by remaining within the parameters of morality and decency and by maintaining the family decorum.

    Many of our present day comedy & mimicry artists owe their work and performances to Moin Akhter who maintained a fatherly figure image to these younger performers. Not only Pakistani but many Indian comedians also show respect to the works of Moin and consider him one of the pioneers in his line of profession.

    Today, like so many other things, comedy has also become a commercial business and so many comedians are trained and earn their livelihood through this profession, but when Moin started his work there was no one before him, and there never came any one quite like Moin after him.

    PS: A few days earlier another Pakistani comedian Liaqat Soldier has died and immediately after him a lesser known stage comedian Babbu Baraal has also died. So within a month or so Pakistan lost three or four comedy artist, Moin being the biggest and most reputable. May ALLAH have his mercy on all of them.

  14. #14 by Mohammed Munir on April 24, 2011 - 7:45 AM

    Javed Khan …

    LOL @ your Reema & Nargis joke.

    LOL @ “Pyar Diwana Hota hai” …. Agreed 100%. 😉

  15. #15 by Mohammed Munir on April 24, 2011 - 7:47 AM

    Khansahab …

    You said, “At the moment Misbah is batting okay”.

    And I would say …

    Hazaaroun Saal Nargis Apni BeNoori Parooti Hai
    Badi Mushkil Sey Hota Hai Chaman Mein Deedawar Paida.
    😉

    Sir, Aap Key Moun Say Missy Baba Ki Thori Si Taareef Bhee Bohat Baree Baat Hai. 😀

  16. #16 by Mohammed Munir on April 24, 2011 - 8:10 AM

    On Cricket …

    Pakistan won and that too easily. Good on them.

    I wish they continue with the positive momentum and whitewash the ODI series, at least. That said and knowing Pakistani team/ players, I am not very hopeful of them doing so.

    Ahmed Shahzah is a complete and utter failure, and persisting with him is a total waist of time and resources. The so-called explosive and fast-playing opener could score only 22 which was the lowest by a Pakistani player and that too with the slowest S/R.

    Secondly, if the guy ‘has no mindset to open’ and is not fit to be a regular opener then why give him extra chance and make him play in the middle order just to accommodate him, specially when we have good new players coming up for the middle order positions (Asad Shafiq and Hammad Azam). This is so not fair.

    Asad Shafiq is a find for Pakistan and the boy is consistently playing some very good and mature cricket. He should be supported and groomed to give much needed balance to our middle order between the dead-slow Misbah and rash Umer Akmal.

    Hammad Azam seems to be a non-favourite with the Captain as well as Coach. Poor boy, he had been roaming around the team for sometime now, but without getting any decent chances.

    Pakistan played yesterday’s game with only 3 specialist bowlers (Ajmal, Junaid & Riaz), whereas Junaid and Riaz went for the highest runs, Riaz getting the beating and giving away 62 runs in a low scoring match. Since Razzaq is not there in the team, it looked as if did not any have bowling option left. I think, it would have been appropriate to allow Hammad Azam (medium pacer) to bowl a few overs and test him, but this was not to be. 😦

    I have this bad feeling about Hammad that since he is replacing Razzaq, he will also be treated just like Razzaq. So that, he may not be allowed to bowl much and shall bat only at number 7/ 8 and so will ultimately be kicked out of the team for non-performance, just like Razzaq was. 😦

    Afridi and Waqar have a very good understanding among themselves plus they are both strong enough not to be taking orders from others, therefore, unless they both sincerely want no one can play any meaningful cricket in the team. In this, the two prominently contrasting cases are that of Ahmed Shahzad and Hammad Azam.

    BTW, I am sure Coach Waqar doesn’t think high of Hammad and was not in favour of playing him, while Captain also doesn’t seem to be much impressed with the new comer.

    Mohammed Hafeez is enjoying the form of his life, not only by his batting, but more so with his slow bowling. For a fulltime opener to bowl his full quota of ten overs and sometimes bowling even within power-play overs giving away minimum runs and taking 1/ 2 wickets, is simply great. The highest credit of this goes to none other then Shahid Afridi, who have not only brought Hafeez back in the team but is also utilizing him in the best possible way.

  17. #17 by khansahab on April 24, 2011 - 9:47 AM

    Javed A Khan/Munir sahab

    I am not impressed by either Shafiq, Shahzad or Junaid Khan. I don’t know what has killed the Pakistan first class system. I can only suggest that players should be rotated on a series by series basis and those who perform consistently should be retained.

    Shafiq has decent technique but I am not sure how he will stand against really good teams. He has a knack of getting out on 30.

    At the moment the only good players in this team are Hafeez, Afridi and Ajmal. Wahab Riaz shows promise though.

  18. #18 by khansahab on April 24, 2011 - 9:58 AM

    Javed A Khan

    When Abdul Qadir or I can’t remember who, said that Ahmed Shahzad is Pakistan’s Tendulkar, do you really blame Afridi for playing him in every match?

    The example of Shahzad shows us that only good temperament works in international cricket and good technique is just secondary. That is why Fawad Alam was able to play one of the finest innings ever played by a Pakistani on his debut.

  19. #19 by khansahab on April 24, 2011 - 10:03 AM

    Munir sahab

    What is the point of Misbah performing like this now when he lost the WC for Pakistan?

  20. #20 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 24, 2011 - 11:15 AM

    khansahab

    Whether it is Abdul Qadir, Abu Butt of All the Butts, or Ummul Butt says Ahmad Shahzad is Tendulkar, if Shahid Afridi cannot use his Akhroat Brain Masala then I will certainly blame him for being shortsighted or has no ability to see. That idiot Shahzad is a constant failure and on his face there is so much arrogance no regret for failure, he behaves just like Imran Farhat. Au contraire, he was fighting with a journalist when he pointed out that he is lacking form. He needs to swallow the bitter pill without a spoonful of sugar.

    I remember a couple of years when Afridi was not even captain of the side, and when he was asked by a journalist, ‘who would be future’s most dependable batsman for Pakistan?’ Afridi responded by saying: “Fawad Alam.” Didn’t I say that Afridi has a short term memory i.e., when I wrote CMLA on the thread?

  21. #21 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 24, 2011 - 11:24 AM

    Munir

    About Moin Akhtar and other cheap comedians there is a gulf of difference or it wouldn’t be wrong to say they are poles apart. Here, on TV when I see the Comedy Show Progammes they are full of F words and in every single breath there is a four lettered word. Also, there is not a single show in which they don’t zing their parents. Even girls when they stand in front of a hall packed with audience she would start a joke by cursing his mother or mother in law. Mother in law jokes are very common but they keep bringing their parents in between all the time and the irony is all these DUDOOZ are laughing out loudly. I have seen this only while flipping the channels on TV and I feel bad when I see the parents being insulted like this in public.

    Checkout any kids cartoon program and you will find that father is the most stupid person in it, he does everything stupid and the kids are the smartest of all. So, the entire culture has changed luckily “so far” this is not happening in the sub-continent or, may be if it is happening but I am not aware of it because I seldom watch TV drama, shows, movies because I don’t have the patience, endurance or even the energy to watch them. Whereas, most of the people I know here they watch it religiously and the irony is they discuss it at the parties and for me it is like Algebra and Geometry. (The subjects I hate most).

  22. #22 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 24, 2011 - 11:26 AM

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali believes that the national team`s young pace bowler, Junaid Khan will soon land into trouble over his bowling action.

    “There is a problem with his bowling action and there is a visible jerk when he bowls. The selectors should have seen this before picking him in the side,” Basit said on Friday.

    Basit, who played 19 Tests and 50 One-day Internationals, said that Junaid`s bowling action would soon be reported by match officials in the ongoing series in the West Indies.

  23. #23 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 24, 2011 - 11:39 AM

    Shahid Afridi’s bowling figures of 10-1-40-0 may seem very unimpressive in the end. But, the fact is he bowled very well. After seven overs it was 7-1-14-0 and after 9 overs it was 9-1-22-0 and in the last over he was hammered for 18 runs.

    Wahab Riaz bowled 11 wides and 3 line no balls and not to mention the runs scored on FREE HITS. which means alone he gave away 14 extra runs and 2.2 extra overs. Pakistan gave 30 extras in a total of 221 which is 13.57% and 30 is the second highest score after Darren Bravo’s 67.

    Waqar Younuw and Aqib Javed wake up and see what is the problem with the main fast bowler? If he is giving away so many runs against a weak team then what will be the result when they play a good team with these bowlers?

    Wahab’s figures are 10 overs 62 runs 2 wickets. He needs to focus on his wides and foot no balls.

    In the 48th and 49th over Afridi and Wahab together gave away 36 runs on a silver platter to the West Indies and Darren Sammy scored the most, with the BIGGEST SIX off Wahab which went over the roof of the stadium and the ball was lost.

  24. #24 by khansahab on April 24, 2011 - 12:56 PM

    Munir sahab

    You can praise Afridi for backing Hafeez, but why don’t you praise the one man who had identified Hafeez’s potential since Pakspin days when everyone used to criticise Hafeez?

  25. #25 by khansahab on April 24, 2011 - 1:09 PM

    LOL Afridi said, “There was a moisture in it” (referring to the pitch)

    He is learning very quickly from his coach 😀

    “I tell you, you seen a mudbowls of a Sharjah, butta………this pitch has a grass on it!!”

  26. #26 by khansahab on April 24, 2011 - 1:15 PM

    Some gems from Afridi:

    “Qadir bhai help me and he gave me a good time”

    “They are not here on holiday” (on whether some youngsters would be included in a playing XI on a tour)

    “Favourite shot? Anywhere for six”

  27. #27 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 24, 2011 - 5:55 PM

    khansahab

    He also said, “Misbah is alive.”

    And, he said: “when Sammy won the toss and elected to bat, I was smiling, because there was a moisture in it.”

  28. #28 by khansahab on April 24, 2011 - 7:48 PM

    Whatever MQM said 20 years ago about feudalism and change in political system was rejected. But now, everyone in Pakistan is talking against feudal influence in democracy and change in system: Babar Ghouri, MQM leader.

  29. #29 by khansahab on April 24, 2011 - 7:58 PM

    In the World Cup YOGRAJ was key player for India: Basit Ali

  30. #30 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 12:43 AM

    In the World Cup YOGRAJ was key player for India: Basit Ali

    REALLY? WHY IT TOOK BASIT ALI THREE SEEKS TO FIND OUT THAT IT WAS YOGRAJ AND NOT YUVRAJ?

    Shame on you BASKIT ALI

  31. #31 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 1:07 AM

    As the tradition goes Pakistan is likely to play the same team and, they do not want to change the winning combo! I think Ahmad Shahzad deserves to be axed. Get anyone in his place but drop him.

    The pitch conditions will worsen because of the heat and it is likely to favour the spinners once again. Compared to Bichoo, Saeed Ajmal bowled better than him in the T20 as well as in the first ODI but, he was unlucky not to get wickets. Hopefully his luck will change tomorrow and he might get wickets. Afridi is also due to take wickets because he has not taken a single wicket in the WI so far. If Pakistan wins the toss Afridi will field again, but imo he should opt for batting first. Put up a daunting total, let his batsmen like Hammad Azam and himself get in to the groove and score some runs. Then they should go attacking with the spin and strangle them.

  32. #32 by Mohammed Munir on April 25, 2011 - 4:09 AM

    LOL @ Baskit Ali 😉

    I agree, I have been listening to Basit Ali contineously saying “YuGraj” for Yuvraj in that ARY Show during the World Cup. Furthermore, he is also saying that “YuGraj” is one of my good friends, so it’s all the more reason for him to at least know his correct name. 😉

    Basit also says … ‘Pelus’ for plus, and KaraNchi with an ‘N’ in there.

    All said and done, when it comes to his cricketing sense and honesty, there are very few like him in Pakistan, and he is surely head and shoulders above them. Waqar and Afridi both give him a lot of respect and have been listening to his advices and consulting him on many issues.

  33. #33 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 4:43 AM

    FINALLY Zulqarnain Haider returns to Pakistan

    He fled to London and sought asylum in the UK and stayed there for 6 months, is back in Pakistan now. “Jitthay Dee Khotee Uthay Aan Khalotee.”

    Subha ka bhoola Shaam ko ghar vapas aye tou ussay Bhoola nahee kehtay balkay ……. Ch2ya Abdul kehtay hain..….. ooops I mean Zulqarnain Kainday ain.

    Last time when Abdul was here, he was shot in a friendly fire by khansahab’s cruise missile. Reportedly he is still missing in “NO” action. 😀

    Zulqarnain’s move is very calculative, he realized that Kamran Akmal will never be made wicketkeeper for the national team so, he decided to come back. In fact for his defection after his heroics in the UK test and against SA in Dubai, he knew that Kamran Akmal despite his pathetic performances will be back again! And, we all know he did. But, now things have changed completely after the WC so, Nainoo decided its the right time to strike when the iron is hot. But, imo it is too late for him BAKAOZ, Mohammad Salman is a good find and he is doing a great job behind the wickets at the moment and given an opportunity he might even prove his worth with his bat. So, neither of the two will get any chance for a comeback.

    Now, that Zulqarnain is back, Kamran Akmal is singing Pakistani Punjabi song, the famous Heer Ranjha wala: “O Vanjhli Valarrya …… tu aye gul pulley na…”


    O Zul kay Naina Valarrya ………………….. tu aye gul pulley na
    Mai Ooon Kami da puttar …. tay Ijaz di Butt da Chum Chuttar…
    Mai Awangaa fir say…………………. way tu Puggay ga fir say…

  34. #34 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 4:58 AM

    Munir

    Yae BaNsit Ali itnay bhee BhOlay nahee……… Shayed inhay kabhee chilam khenchnay ka maoqa nahee laga!

    Rehi baat KeyRaNchi ki, it proves that is a real Laloo-Khetiya jo Nazmabad ki Chowrangi kay PEET ROLE pump say lay ker Laloo Khet kay BEE RIDGE tak eskootur pay baith ker, moonh may Paan ki Giloree lay Ker, hava may pich kariya martay howay, galay may reshmi rumal bandhay howay, kaan may atar ki roi ka phaya ghusaaye huway, Safaid FERAME wala dhoop ka Ray bomb CHASMA laga ker, Rampuri Hamlet (helmet) pahen ker aisay iskooter lehratay hain kay aajoo bajoo ki sari murgiyaan khud ba khud halal ho ker in pay Khurbaan ho jati hain….. aur yae kehtay hain Ya Qurbaan, Ya Qurbaan.

    And when he is PK Tunn, he goes to the TV estoodio and announcesMy Name is BaNsit Ali Gonzalez…….. Mai Laloo Khet ka ex-DADA hoon aur Javaid Bhai ka TIP yafta PEELAYER HOON TILLYARE ya ullu ki dumm faqta nahee! 😀

  35. #35 by Mohammed Munir on April 25, 2011 - 7:11 AM

    Good Morning Javed …

    Wah Wah … Wah Wah … Kiya Baat Hai Aap Ki. 🙂

    You seem to be in that kinda ‘mood’ today, or is it that you are again writing in your sleep ❓ 😉

    Anyways, I was laughing like crazy reading your above comment. Good you are not writing professionally, because if you started writing ‘Minto’ will go out of job.

    I will take a print of your comment no. 34 and share it with a few friends.

    Thanks for the ‘see-miles’. 😀

  36. #36 by Mohammed Munir on April 25, 2011 - 8:38 AM

    Khansahab …

    I always value your cricketing knowledge and have respect for your in-depth expertise of Pakistan’s domestic as well as international cricket scene. I also know it as a fact that you have been supporting Hafeez for a long time and there is surely no denying you the credit for this.

    Nevertheless, in my frank opinion, Mohammed Hafeez is neither an exceptional batsman nor a great bowler, but he is most useful when provided with appropriate opportunity as an opener and a handy bowlers. Hafeez is one of our best “Utility Player” and for that I give a lot of credit to Afridi for how he has used him.

    I liked your concept of “Net Utility” of a player in the team and based on that formula Hafeez is surely beneficial for the team at the moment, because on his batting or bowling alone he is not a must in the team.

    Now let me also tell you something more and BTW I am not saying this to please you, but I really believe that if Younis Khan or Afridi had used Fawad Alam in the similar role as Hafeez (as a fulltime all-rounder), then may be Fawad would still have been in the team. I like Fawad and would love to see him back in the team but like Hafeez, Fawad should also be allowed to bowl continuously to fully justify his inclusion in the team.

    Pakistan have an abundance of players like Abdul Razzaq, Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal, etc. who doesn’t qualify their position in the team on any one specialty, but who are all considered very good “Utility Players” and when we see their overall value for the team they become very important for Pakistan.

    Although, I haven’t seen enough of Hammad Azam yet, but I think he will also be from among this same category and unless he is fully utilized he won’t be able to retain his position in the team for long term.

  37. #37 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 8:57 AM

    Munir sahab/Javed A Khan

    I don’t know whether you both know or not, but Yograj Singh is Yuvraj Singh’s father.

    What I find very amusing is that Basit refers to the father when referring to the son? I have only seen Zaheer Abbas do that yet- he also called Yuvraj, “Yograj”.

  38. #38 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 9:03 AM

    Zulqarnain Haider Returns Home

    Ending his self-exile, the Pakistani wicketkeeper arrived in Islamabad at 8am on Monday.

    Talking to Dunya News, Zulqarnain Haider said that the person who gave him death threats was an Indian. He said that Kamran Akmal’s father-in-law was involved in gambling and an investigation should be launched into the matter. He said that Umar Akmal also had an inappropriate behaviour towards him in the series against South Africa in Dubai.

    Haider said that the Pakistani government had assured him of complete security. He said that he made all-out efforts to end corruption in cricket. He urged the International Cricket Council and Pakistan Cricket Board to take steps to end malpractices in the game.

    Earlier, the wicketkeeper had received threats from Pakistan and the UK police had taken him under protective custody. He revoked his application for asylum in Britain after meeting Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who assured him about his security on his return to the country.

  39. #39 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 9:04 AM

    Yesterday I heard Z Haider’s legal counsel saying that one of the reasons why Haider absconded to UK was because Umar Akmal was harassing him.

  40. #40 by Mohammed Munir on April 25, 2011 - 9:18 AM

    Not Umar Akmal …. but Umar DADA or Umar BHAI 😉

    Shame on this ‘Chicken’ called Haider (Nainoo). He worst then a child. 😦

  41. #41 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 10:18 AM

    Munir sahab

    I genuinely feel that the Akmal mafia has a hand in what happened to Zulqernain.

    I have always been in awe of U Akmal’s talent but his attitude is very fishy. There is little doubt that he is involved in politics and will do all that is necessary to ensure his brother(s) is/are in the team.

    Surely all this means that Pakistan’s best interest is not on his mind. Who is he playing for, what are his priorities?

  42. #42 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 2:58 PM

    Munir and khansahab

    On Zulqarnain and Akmal have you not read my comment number 33 ? The bottom line in Punjabi song says it all, Akmal is challenging Zulqarnain by saying

    Mai Awangaa fir say…………………. way tu Puggay ga fir say…

    i.e., Akmal saying: I will be back again and you will be on the run once again.

    It is a known thing that the Akmal mafia has given him threats, if it is not from the family it must be from Akmal’s bookies….. actually the song goes further:

    O Zul kay Naina Valarrya ………………….. tu aye gul pulley na
    Mai Ooon Kami da puttar …. tay Ijaz di Butt da Chum Chuttar…
    Mai Awangaa fir say…………………. way tu Puggay ga fir say…
    Kay mai nay kiyaa hai bookies say pyar tay punga na lay mujh say yar

    Here is the video link for that song….

  43. #43 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 3:03 PM

    After watching that video I have just posted, I must say that Firdous looked very elegant as Heer and I have seen the Indian version of Heer Ranjha but, Firdous is far more superior in terms of looks, grace, charm, poise and acted like a real Heer, whereas Aejaz doesn’t look like a Ranjha, not even a Punjabi Jeeyala with his chubby cheeks.

    On Firdous, Aaliya and Zamarrud the then actress of that era, MOIN AKHTAR said:

    Jab Firdous, Aaliya aur Zamarrud kisi khet may naachti hain
    Wahan teen saal tak Gandum (wheat) nahee ugtee. 😀 Jeevay Moin Akhtar

  44. #44 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 3:11 PM

    Javed A Khan

    In terms of beauty, grace and sexiness the only good actress of yesteryears was Saira Banu 😀

    No point in even discussing anyone else 🙂

  45. #45 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 3:20 PM

    khansahab

    I know that you always have a special feeling for Aunties. 😀 Yes Saira Banu was beautiful, elegant, graceful, not sure if she was sexy because she had a twin sister in the UK called “Boy George” 😀

    She was different from all the actresses of her era and when she first appeared in a movie, I guess it was Junglee with Shammi Kapoor she became instant hit and the general Indian public liked a bit more Chubby actresses and they called Saira Banu as a “Sookhee” or slim………. but, when she appeared in another movie in her swimming costume, she silenced everyone ……… in fact those who said she is sookhee were stunned to see her so fit.

  46. #46 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 7:29 PM

    Javed A Khan

    Please call him a “twin brother” 🙂

  47. #47 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 9:03 PM

    khansahab

    In that case, Saira Banu’s femininity will be in question to save that I wrote twin sister.

  48. #48 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 9:05 PM

    The 2nd ODI was a duplicate of the first one except for a minor change that is Shahzad scored a 100 and he will be in the team for the next 10 matches scoring 10 under 10 innings.

    It was such a boring match that I slept during the Pakistan batting, which never happened before in my life.

  49. #49 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 9:19 PM

    What was the point of this slow 100 from Shahzad? What did it prove? It made this chase very boring. Against this 2nd string side this is worst than a score of 30 against a good side.

    Pakistan’s batting is shit, they should have walked over this WI attack.

  50. #50 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 9:35 PM

    The MOM for this match should have been Hafeez again. The way he played at the start, it was like a score of 50.

    He provided breakthroughs too in his bowling.

    Pakistanis must have planned giving this award to Shahzad for his 100, they want him to gain in confidence but he is not an opener.

  51. #51 by salman on April 25, 2011 - 9:35 PM

    I couldn’t help but comment about the beautiful yesteryear actresses. Yes, Saira Banu was beautiful but she got good competition from Waheeda Rehman, who used to wear more conservative clothes than Saira Banu (for those times) and therefore we would never know how her figure was. She was also very “sookhi” when young. But she certainly was an extremely beautiful woman. Saira Banu quit acting essentially a few years after her marriage i.e. we did not see her in movies beyond her mid 20s and therefore the enduring image is of her younger age when she was at her peak, whereas WR continued to work in her late 30s as a leading lady and later as a character actress when she was even older. However, during the 50s and 60s (Chaudhvi Ka Chand, Guide, Teesri Kasam etc), her beauty was breathtaking.

    Rest of actresses of those times were very “bahen-ji” type. Nargis, Sadhana, Nanda, Nimmi, Shakeela, Nadira were all pretty ordinary. Meena Kumari and Madhu Bala had beautiful faces though.

  52. #52 by salman on April 25, 2011 - 9:46 PM

    I thought I should post at least 1 comment about cricket.

    This man Umar Akmal, I don’t know . . . . . . . .something about his demeanor is really dodgy. A good batsman no doubt, but he appears so “chaloo”. Like my Grandfather used to say, “aise insaan se hamesha bach ke chalo, ziyaada paas gaye to tumhe chup-chap bech dega or tumhe pata hi nahi chalega ke tum bik chuke ho”. I hope that I am able to get the message across, because the my english translation was not juicy enough.

    Well, the comment is not about cricket really, but close enough I hope.

  53. #53 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 9:59 PM

    Salman

    You are very right about Waheed Rahman, she was a different kinda beauty than Saira Banu and acting wise her talent was far, far superior than Saira Banu. Her eyes were so beautiful that the song, “Yae Nain Darray Darray….” was a perfect one for her eyes. Her early movies were in black and white mostly and very recently I saw that Chaudhvi Ka Chaand ho in colour, it looked completely different from the B&W version. Her acting superseded her beauty especially with that “Bhownra Bara Naadaan hai….” Guru Dutt was madly in love with her and eventually committed suicide.

    And, you made me laugh when you mentioned the name of NADIRA in that list, it was only this morning here on this blog when I mentioned Heer Ranjha and Ijaz as Ranjha etc…. the video which I pasted above of Heer Ranjha song was on and my wife asked me, ‘are you on a cricket blog or watching some videos’ ? And, I briefed her, then she asked me who is this Mooch Wala Hero? (Aejaz) I told her and some how also went on talking about Saira Banu and then came her mother’s name (Naseem) obviously none of us remember her and then I mentioned the name of the AUNTIES who were heroines and when I mentioned the name of NADIRA she again asked me who? Then I reminded her that sometime back at my brother in law’s house we saw a video of Dilip Kumar’s jawani and it was perhaps the movie AAN and my wife asked “Who is this Hunter Wali Auntie?” And, its a coincidence that you have also mentioned her name. From any standards, any angle, she was neither beautiful nor young to be called a heroine. Just like Ashok Kumar never looked young to me even in his earliest movies same goes for Raj Kapur, Pradeep Kumar they always looked BUDDHAY, I used to say they were born buddhay!

  54. #54 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 25, 2011 - 10:01 PM

    Yes that 420 Akmal is very dodgy and he has that kinda smirk on his face all the time and the irony is Ramiz Raja is praising him all the time, whether he is fielding, batting or even if his face appears on TV screen Raja would go ga ga.

  55. #55 by khansahab on April 25, 2011 - 10:56 PM

    Salman

    Waheeda Rehman looks like an “amma”.

    What beautiful man, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but being amma is not. A person who dresses and behaves like an amma is an amma and Rehman was an amma. Amma’s are not attractive. So, their “naak naksha” may be good (I disagree) but in terms of physical attraction they are turn-offs.

    Saira Banu not only had a stunning face, she had “Western” looks which are appreciated in the subcontinent, she was not fat like most old actresses, and she had the courage to expose. In one song she exposes everything except her very private parts (she’s in a bathtub) and in another song she is dressed liberally and seduces a man, this song is also way ahead of its time.

    She must have been the hottest, most bedazzling thing of her era. She looked stunning even at 40-45.

  56. #56 by Salman on April 26, 2011 - 1:09 AM

    Khansahab,

    WR became an “amma” later on. And as mentioned in my comments, she worked until she was old whereas SB stopped at a young age so we do not know how she would have looked in movies at an age of 40. Saira Banu was certainly beautiful but she is given more credit because, as you said, she was very western looking. Indians live in a world of inferiority complex and everybody wants “Gora rang”. I do not know about Pakistan but Indians are very hypocritical as far as complexion is concerned, they will all say “arre rang mein kya rakha hai” but when Indian men are having arranged marriages, every “kala kaua” wants a “safed hans”.

    Interestingly, complexion amongst Indians is region based. People get darker as you go South to the extent that south Indians are more similar to Sri Lankans than to North Indians. As we all know, there is a historical reason behind this. When invaders came from central Asia, they were by and large relatively bigger and much fairer guys. They did not have women with them so they married locally. Over centuries of invasions the aboriginal Indians were pushed more and more southward. Even today there is an underlying dislike which South Indians have against North Indians. They consider North Indians as uneducated, loud and uncouth characters (which is not a totally untrue observation). And because North Indians’ genetic heritage, at least partly, is derived from the invaders, they are generally somewhat bigger and fairer people.

  57. #57 by Sagaat on April 26, 2011 - 1:48 AM

    Khansahab,

    Out of all the Indian actresses I have seen, Madhuri Dixit is the most dazzling and beautiful.

  58. #58 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 26, 2011 - 2:32 AM

    Sagaat

    we are not talking about the current or recent Indian actresses but of Yesteryear’s.

    Salman

    I can assure you that you would never be able to convince khansahab and Sagaat when it comes to aunties, both of them are fascinated by that Auntie Bellucci because, what they see is whether there is any sex appeal, cleavage and sexual attraction, seductiveness etc., otherwise they are simply aunties.

    As regards your question on Gora Rang, that complex is still there among the Pakistanis too especially the boys side they want the girl to be fair, tall, beautiful, educated (preferably a doctor) and if you look at the boy he may be dark, short, extremely ordinary or even ugly and not so well educated. Among the pathans they are all generally fair, tall, beautiful and in most cases also very well educated but they demand a lot of money from the boys side, it is Ulta Moamla as opposed to the general Dowry Culture.

    And, yes most of us know that the invaders from North were big, muscular, macho, fair skinned and they drove the native Indians or Dravidians to the South. In the North the Hindus burn the effigy of Rawan whereas, in the South they burn the effigy of Ram in retaliation. For them culture and language is more important than religion and nationalism. They even burn or replace the signboards in Hindi. Because, they think that they are not treated at par with the Northern Indians so they treat Hindi as an alien language.

  59. #59 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 26, 2011 - 2:41 AM

    Kamran warns Zulqarnain of legal action

    LA’HORE: Pakistan’s Test wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal said on Monday that Zulqarnain Haider should give evidence about his reported match-fixing charges against the former’s father-in-law, warning otherwise the latter will face the legal action.

    Talking to reporters here, Kamran said he came to know through some TV reports that Zulqarnain, who reached Islamabad from London on Monday ending his five-and-a-half-month self-exile in Britain after abandoning the team during a one-day series in the UAE, had alleged that Kamran’s father-in-law was involved in match-fixing.

    “I always treated Zulqarnain as my younger brother. But I am really disappointed over his statement against my father-in-law [or any other relative]. Zulqarnain should give proof for this, otherwise I will sue him,” the 29-year-old Kamran said.

    It may be mentioned here that Kamran, who has played 53 Tests, 137 One-day Internationals and 38 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan, on several occasions in the past was treated as a fixing suspect and was dropped from the team due to severe criticism. But every time, he managed to return to the team.

    The PCB integrity committee cleared Kamran, leading to the veteran player’s inclusion in the World Cup squad.

  60. #60 by Mohammed Munir on April 26, 2011 - 9:03 AM

    LOL @ “Bhainjee” type of actresses. 🙂

    This is an interesting topic, rather a topic which automatically creates interest for most males (and some females too), of all ages.

    Seeing the above comments let me also throw in my own two cents.

    In my humble opinion, there are three different sets of actresses who are then divided into several sub-groups. Here I would like to mention the three major segregations of filmy actresses, because the sub-divisions are way more complicated and it also goes by the individual priorities/ preferences.

    The three major groups are as below:

    Bhainjee Type Actresses …

    These are sweet looking actresses who are good natured and generally play typically simple, villager, and cute roles. These actresses are also good for playing sad roles where they are either ‘Dukhi’ sisters, ‘Widwas’, or ‘Zamanay-Ki-Satai-Hoi’ women. We tend to ‘like’ them and sympathize with them but we don’t necessarily ‘love’ them in that sense.

    These actresses dress normally and simply, are not very modern or fashionable and are more of a ‘Desi’ type. When I say Desi, I don’t mean as in ‘Desi or Foreign’, but they are Desi, Desi which means they are innocent looking and have villager look (simpleton image).

    I would like to place Nargis, Meena Kumari, and few more names which Salman have mentioned above. In the present day, Vidya Balan, Mahima Chaoudry, and Rani Mukerjee shall fit in this category.

    Classic and Graceful Actresses …

    This is where I would like to put in the names of Waheeda Rahman and Sharmila Tagore from the yesteryears, while from the current actresses Madhuri Dixit, Ashwariya Rai, Kajol, Juhi Chawala, and may be to some extent Katrina Kaif will qualify in the Classic type.

    These actresses are sober type and they have a lot of grace, finesse and refinement. Anything looks good on such actresses and they are generally doing rather mature and respectable roles mostly playing middle-class girls/ women.

    In this category, we generally have a mixed feelings of ‘respect’ along with some ‘love’ for such actresses.

    Harami-Pun Wali Actresses …

    Sometimes we also call them the ‘bitchy’ types. These actresses have sex-appeal oozing out of their very existence. They are good only for bad-purpose. 😉

    These actresses are not much bothered about class and decency and wouldn’t hesitate to show whatever they got. 😉 They may not become huge names in the cinema industry but they sure make an impact on the masses. These are proud of their beauty and looks and they don’t mind sharing it with the world.

    They give obvious preference to making a name for themselves and earning their finances over respect and morality. With the advancement of film industry or rather with the gradual deterioration of cultures and values, we see abundance in this group.

    From the yesteryears, I think Helen, Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman, and may be Saira Banu will fit the bill, whereas from our present lineup we have the likes of Bipasha Basu, Mallika Sherawat, Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor, Rakhi Sawant, Priyanka Chopra, etc. who all fall in this notorious category.

    Some of these names are very good actresses (not only item girls) but they still have huge sex-appeal and ‘Harami-pun’ attached to them.

    We don’t have any sympathy or simple ‘liking’ for such actresses, and all we have is a huge sexual attraction and a crush for them.

    This category is also the most preferred ones for HP. 😉

    Some other relates issues …

    I would like to clear a point here that it is not necessary that once an actress has started in one category she will always remain there. Actually, some of the actresses change their images over time with age, maturity, and experience. For example, a certain actress may have started as ‘Bhainjee’ type but there is a change with mature age and career development and she may move into Classic category. Here I would like to specially mention the name of Sri Devi who started rather as a sexy and ‘Harami-pun’ actress but slowly moved to the classic group with her marriage and settled down in life.

    It also matters that at what level in her working career a certain actress is, because a new girl in the industry shall be exploited by many directors/ producers but when the same actress becomes successful and famous, she may not like to continue with the bitchy roles which she approved before.

    Another angle is that in the yesteryears there were more of ‘Bhainjee’ and Classic types of actresses which was demand of the earlier era while with the change in times today we see much more of the last category. So we can not totally ignore the timeline of and Indian film industry when categorizing these actresses.

    One more important point is that at different times and in different age-groups, the men have different tastes and likes. Such as in my own younger age I would have liked more of the ‘Harami-pun’ types but today I would prefer to go for the ‘classic ones’. Although, given a chance, I would still not leave the bitchy actresses 😉 but as a personal choice, classics are the ones.

    Similarly, it also depends for what purpose are we ‘liking’ or ‘disliking’ a certain actress, i.e. for selecting a life partner or a long-term relationship one may go for the classy types or even the ‘Desi’ ones who are more innocent and cute, but for part-time business or as an arm-candy one will always go for the sexy ones. 😉

  61. #61 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 26, 2011 - 3:35 PM

    Pakistan women team has won the Quadrangular Series in SL AND where is Wasim Chakram? Usually he is the first one to take credit for everything that happens good. He goes there and try to give pep talk like he did during the women world cup last year. Reportedly he is once again getting entangled with Sushmita Sen ! What else can he do besides IPL and lycking bollywood aikastrass?

  62. #62 by khansahab on April 26, 2011 - 8:06 PM

    Sagaat/Munir sahab/Javed A Khan/Salman

    Google images zindabad 😀

  63. #63 by khansahab on April 26, 2011 - 8:17 PM

    Salman

    Last week I saw a pretty middle aged woman in a movie called “Duniya”. She looked very attractive although she looked 40-ish, it was Saira Banu. And if you check her age she was 40 in when the movie was released.

    I have seen Waheeda Rehman in black and white songs and she looks like an “amma”. She had gaps between her teeth I think. In black and white even she looks too simple and graceless.

    I will disagree if you think SB was “Western looking” because of her complexion only. It was a combination of complexion, face cut and features. There are some white girls who have light skin but they look “Asian”.

    There are many people who criticise this skin colour complex people have, but why is it that when Asian men get married, a lot of them do facials and use make up so their colour looks lighter? If you are looking for a wife for your son and stumble upon twin sisters who are identical in terms of character, education etc but their only distinction is skin colour, will you not opt for lighter skin?

    This complex is inbuilt, it is not acquired. It is like, when you look at the colour blue, you see blue, you can’t see yellow. You can’t change this complex. What I detest is when people question this complex but are actually victims to this psyche themselves.

  64. #64 by khansahab on April 26, 2011 - 8:22 PM

    Javed A Khan

    The entertainment and movie industry is a business after all and every successful business thrives on division of labour and specialisation. So, women who can look the best and portrayed on the basis of their looks, and women who can act the best are portrayed on the basis of their acting.

    Movies which require acting talent actually go to lesser looking actresses normally because the filmmakers do not want people to focus too much on looks of the actress.

    There are many women whose only claim to fame is cleavage and seductiveness. But, Monica Bellucci is popular because she has a pretty face on top of the body. Whether it is Saira Banu or Bellucci, as far as I am concerned the face is what really matters.

    If Waheeda Rehman had looks or a body like Saira Banu then I am sure we would have seen her in more glamorous roles. I don’t think she was offered those kinds of roles and she declined them. That is a misconception, people think if an actress hasn’t come naked is because she must be having super morals or religious values. I am convinced that no moviemaker would offer Waheeda a role like that because of the simple looks. It would not make any commercial sense to do that.

  65. #65 by khansahab on April 26, 2011 - 8:28 PM

    Munir sahab

    Please don’t call Kareena Kapoor “harami pun”. 😦

  66. #66 by khansahab on April 26, 2011 - 8:31 PM

    Sagaat

    Never liked Madhuri.

    Too old, became fat at the end, and big teeth.

  67. #67 by khansahab on April 26, 2011 - 8:47 PM

    BREAKING NEWS

    8 people have been arrested in Sialkot in connection with the death threats being received by Zulqernain Haider.

    This mafia has weapons and reportedly they have connections in the Middle East and India.

    So Z Haider was telling the truth after all.

  68. #68 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 26, 2011 - 9:38 PM

    khansahab

    When Zee Haider was asked to come back home by none other than the interior minister himself, who later received him at his home, will of course be supported by the government and arrests will be made. By saying this I am not denying that there is no betting mafia. And, I am also not denying that Kamran Akmal is Nake Parveen, he looks bhola with his buckteeth but, “jitna wo zameen say ooper hai utna ander bhee hai.” Like people say when he was born he had a beard in his stomach. (its an expression by the way so don’t take it seriously).

    Secondly, Sialkot is so full of Haramees and Khasees, if the people and the police of Sialkot can stand by and watch like spectators watching a road side Tamasha i.e., when those two innocent kids were being butchered mercilessly and none of those so-called JEEYALAS came to rescue the kids and save their lives who were beaten to death and were taken on a truck in a procession and were hung upside down near the City Hall.

    That Buffalo like Minister Fardose Ashaq Awan Mujjh, she said about those two kids: “Wo innay Wee Polay Nai see.” Meaning, those kids were not so innocent, goya kay chunachay wo badmash, daku aur ghunday thhay ?…. She already works in the Ministry of a Big Daku and she worked under the so-called Army Dictator and that time she used to praise her Gernail Sahab from the Big Bottom of her heart and now she is praising this Daku from the TOP of her heart. Tusi Sialkot Di Ki Gul Duss Ray O khansahab? Kainday Ain, “Sialkoti – Haramboti.”

  69. #69 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 26, 2011 - 9:45 PM

    khansahab

    Yaar, Madhuri is any time rather a zillion times better than Catwariya Rai. Please don’t call her old or fat and big teeth. No one remains the same all their life and Madhuri’s natural teeth is a reflection of her natural beauty. People who have perfect teeth is Dentist Karishma and nothing to do with natural beauty. As regards Katrina Kaif, there are a zillion girls in the west who are like her and better looking than her, she looks outstanding in that crowd of mediocrity but, in reality there is nothing to admire except her JAWANI. Kainday ain, Jawani ich Gadhee wee Changi Lagdi aye. 😀

    For once I agree with Sagaat Armani, he is right about Madhuri, she had grace, poise, charm, elegance and everything else. If you want to see Saira Banu now, please do so she has a nose like a parrot and her tight lips are like a wrinkle between her nose and her chin, just like an Englishman. No wonder Boy George looks like her sister. 😉

  70. #70 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 26, 2011 - 9:52 PM

    Zulqarnain sued for Rs.100mn by Kamran Akmal’s father-in-law

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who returned home after a self-imposed exile, finds himself in the middles of a Rs.100-million lawsuit.

    Haider has been served a Rs.100mn defamation suit by the father-in-law of Kamran Akmal, for defamation charges.

    The runaway keeper had reportedly alleged that Kamran’s father-in-law was involved in match-fixing and that the Pakistan Cricket Board should investigate the matter.

    Haider said this during a television show on private channel, a day after returned from England following a five-month exile.

    “My client is a well reputed businessman and he will not tolerate such allegations,” said Badruzzaman, the lawyer for Akmal’s kin.

    Haider now has to either produce evidence to back his allegations or make a public apology or face legal action,” he said.

    Earlier, Akmal expressed disappointment over Haider’s claims.

    “I always treated Zulqarnain as my younger brother. But I am really disappointed over his statement against my father-in-law.” —PPI

  71. #71 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 27, 2011 - 1:02 AM

    During the post match ceremony when Afridi was asked by Ian Bishop about Ahmad Shahzad, Afridi replied:

    He needed “A” confidence and we gave him “A” confidence.

    Shabash Akhroat, you are learning Waqar Younus’s language very fast. Waqar used to say: “If you give Jayasuriya “A” room, he will murder you.” And, he even called Jayasuriya as Mohammed Jayasuriya.

  72. #72 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 6:09 AM

    Javed A Khan

    Madhuri was always an actress first and a good looker second. Whereas Katrina, Saira Banu etc were always good lookers first.

    I have not seen Saira Banu now, but I can tell you at 40 she was much prettier than Madhuri ever was.

    Madhuri is 40 ish now I think, but SB was better at that age.

    Unfortunately I can’t find any pics for that movie in which she was 40 ish.

  73. #73 by Mohammed Munir on April 27, 2011 - 6:31 AM

    Quote of the Day …

    When flood comes, fish eat insects; when flood recedes the insects eat fish: only time matters. Just hold on, God gives opportunity to everyone.

  74. #74 by Mohammed Munir on April 27, 2011 - 6:50 AM

    Javed Khan …

    Madhuri is not for every one to appreciate, she is a class apart and to compare her with Catwariya or Kareena is not fair, to say the least. 😦

    As we say that to understand Ghalib or Iqbal’s poetry one has to be a master in Urdu and Persian, similarly, to realize the charisma, elegance, natural beauty, charm and ‘Ada’ of Madhuri is not everyone’s cup of tea. 😉

    Madhuri’s real value shall be understood from world renowned artist, M. F. Hussain, who thinks Madhuri is an epitome of Indian womanhood and a symbol of femininity.

  75. #75 by Mohammed Munir on April 27, 2011 - 8:33 AM

    Khansahab …

    Checked my hotmail account today after a few days.

    I have received your two emails titled ‘ethnic’ and ‘veena’ and not only read them but enjoyed reading/ looking them.

    The first email, ‘ethnic’ was also very interesting; however, it seems it was not the full article. Anyways, I fully agree with the writer and some of the points were very relevant and appropriate.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  76. #76 by Mohammed Munir on April 27, 2011 - 8:38 AM

    <Javed Khan …

    Read your email and subsequently I also fully read your article on “Bavarchi Khana” at LS.

    It is always a pleasure reading your comments, be it funny, casual and even any intellectual topic.

    I knew about your love for cooking as well as eating, but I never knew that you cooked regularly at a restaurant and that too only for fun of it and to polish your skills. I like foods, all of them, and eating for me is like a hobby or a favourite pastime. Occasionally, I even try my luck by experimenting with a few dishes, but I can not cook a regular heavy item like ‘Biryani’ etc.

    I read your article with great interest; in fact my mouth was watering while reading the details of some of the items you have explained. I can relate with almost all the dishes you have mentioned. Me to, I never liked to mix my Pulao with my Zarda (namkeen with meetha), but I know some of the elders who always preferred to eat them together. Believe you me, I have even seen few seniors at some Dawat-e-Waleema, who used to put ‘Qourma’ (either chicken or mutton) on the Zarda and eaten it as one dish. Now this surely is a bit too much, but they say that it gives them the taste of “Mutanjjan”, which is kind of a Zarda cooked with meat. Now a days, not many peoples cook ‘Mutanjan’ anymore. 😦

    BTW, Karachi’s famous “Student’s Biryani” has recently opened their first shop in Dubai (Karama), and not only do they serve several types of Biryani but I also liked their ‘Zarda’. In fact I liked their Zarda more, because not many restaurants make Zarda in UAE, but even ‘Student’s Biryani’ don’t put ‘orange peel’ in their Zarda.

    Next we are waiting for “Agha Kay Juices” from Karachi to open-up in UAE. 😉

    PS: Do you still run that separate ‘Culinary Blog’ ❓ If so, then please let me have the address.

  77. #77 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 27, 2011 - 9:00 AM

    Munir

    Zarda without all works i.e., without orange peel, almonds, pistachio and coconut slices is not Zarda. Personally Zarda is not my ideal kinda dessert but, I would appreciate it more if there is fresh and real balai or malai to top it up with.

    Nope, I don’t write like that anymore and stopped writing in that UK food blog 3 years ago i.e., since my mom passed away. If I write in future, it will only be on an exclusive food blog and not want to mix it with everything else and make a khichri out of it.

    Talking of Khichri, it reminds me of the good old family breakfasts during my childhood days. The so-called “double-roti” or the bread we generally get from a bakeries and supermarket these days was given to us with milk only when we were sick otherwise, every morning breakfast was Parathas and eggs.

    And, sometimes we used to have Khichri at breakfast and it has to be with all the lawaazmats like, dry keema, fried *shikari kebabs, raita with a tarka, eggs khowgeena, till ki hari chatnee that too with a tarka, achars both nimboo and mango, Papadams and fried green chillies. These are not just green chillies fried but, they are processed in yogurt and zeera and dried out in the sun and they are kept in boxes or packets in the Papadam section, you fry them till they are golden brown. The last thing is fried onions in Desi Ghee. If you don’t have all these things with Khichri then you are doing injustice to Khitchri. It is similar to Haleem and Nihari kay lawaazmaat.

    *shikari kebabs are generally from deer or blue bull or neel gaye hunting. The recipe is simple but, the process is lengthy.

  78. #78 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 27, 2011 - 9:38 AM

    India appoints Duncan Fletcher as national team coach

    NEW DELHI: Duncan Fletcher has been appointed the India cricket team’s new coach, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Wednesday.

    The 62-year-old Fletcher, who has signed on for two years, replaces South African Gary Kirsten, who turned down an extension to his three-year contract after the World Cup.

    Feltcher has previously had a successful coaching stint with the England national team and has also worked as a consultant with South Africa.

    India had also reportedly approached current England team director Andy Flower and Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming for the job. However, both men turned down the offer.

  79. #79 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 27, 2011 - 9:41 AM

    India has already appointed Duncan Fletcher as the coach for its national cricket team without wasting any time. Whereas, Ijaz Butt:

    IS STILL SLEEPING, WO BHEE, AONDHAY PARAY HOWAY
    TASSAVUR-E-COACHAAN KIYEH HOWAY

  80. #80 by Mohammed Munir on April 27, 2011 - 10:52 AM

    Javed Khan …

    I know Balai (Malai) very well, and rather then the Bazaari Balai, we use to have it collected from milk at home.

    I don’t know what Balai can be called in English, because calling it cream is not fair.

    Once I was watching an old Pakistani TV drama, “Andhera – Ujala” and the main character ‘Karam-dad’ who was speaking in broken English had to tell his junior policeman to bring him a glass of Lassi with Balai …. So he says, “Oye AD (Allah-Ditta), bring me a Gelaas of Lassi with ‘thick-upper’”. 😉

    Thick-upper = Balai

    BTW, on Zarda, now a days they (Student’s Biryani) also put in pieces of ‘Rus-gulla’, small whole ‘Ghulaab Jamun’ and also some colourful jelly-like small things. Their Zarda is special, and the only thing missing is ‘orange peel’ and ‘Balai’. 😉

    I have had deer and neel-gaye tikkas and liked them a lot. There is one more similar animal called, ‘Maar-Khor’, which also have very dry and cholesterol-less meat same like deer/ neel-gaye. In fact deer meat is definitely considered the best meat among animals, while in the birds category it is ‘Teetar’ (partridge), which is used to make the best ever kababs.

    Although I have many times eaten Batair (quails) and Chidiya (sparrows), but they are so small and with fish like bones, that I don’t enjoy them most. Although, Batair Pulao is different and I like it.

    We do Khichri, but surely not with so many extras as you have mentioned. 😉

    Javed, have you ever tasted ‘Saubat’, which is the Pakistani version of the similar Arabic dish called Fareet and is made with think-breads ❓ BTW, there is one more local dish called ‘Khatti-Roti’ (Dahi-Wali-Roti) and it is also more or less similar to the ‘Saubat’ or ‘Fareet’ but this one is done with yogurt and is very sour (Khatti).

  81. #81 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 27, 2011 - 3:44 PM

    Munir

    The English version of Balai is, “Clotted Cream” actually when the cow or buffalo milk is processed here it is homogenized and pasteurized i.e., what you get in packets from the supermarkets, over here, in Dubai and now a days even in Pakistan. It is hygienically safe to process the milk like that and it also increases the shelf life. But, I hate that 1%, 2% and even the regular 3.25% milk. In Canada we don’t even get the clotted cream so when we go to England and Scotland we buy that and eat scones with it.

    Over here I have a connection with a farm guy and gives me 20 liters of milk in exchange of food that I make for him and I get that once a month or once in 2 months, you are not allowed to sell milk directly at the farms it is illegal but, you can barter it in small quantities. I also get farm eggs from him – the chickens that run around in the farms and eat worms in the grass and not the caged poultry farm chickens or eggs.

    So, when I bring that milk, I take out the real cream or balai when it is real yellowish creamy or sometimes even pinkish if you let it simmer on low heat for very, very long time. I take out and spread layers up on layers and eat it by topping it up on Shahi Tukray and Channa Daal Halwa (not besan ka halva) and Gajjar Halwa etc., also with Guava Jelly and Paratha. When it comes to food, my imagination runs wild and the good thing is Allah ka shukar hai such deadly items are digested with ease. This is God’s biggest gift.

    The colourful jelly like small things you are referring to in Zarda is commonly known as “candied cherries and fruits” they are glazed in syrup and dried, you get in the supermarket in the cake section.

    I know what is Maar-Khor it is http://www.lazoo.org/volunteer/images/ibex_tm.jpg.pagespeed.ce.1QpUsWzl45.jpg we used to go hunting in Quetta and Gilgit but, that was long time ago. I also went for “Phaara” hunting in Hala, Sindh.

    Last month I got a couple of partridges, Teetars from the same farm and got them halal but for your information Batair is not Quails, Batar is Grouse and sandgrouse

    http://petcaregt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/chesnut-bellied-sandgrouse-300×214.jpg

    Common Quails look similar to Batair but, it is not the same. Grouse is slightly heavily built as compared to Quails.

    Yes, I know Fareet, Harrisa, Machboos etc., and I ate that a lot especially in RAK and FJ. Also, that Dahi wali roti, it is similar to our Khamiri Roti but, not exactly the same.

    As regards that Havaldar Karam Dad and Allah Ditta, I remember in one of the series, that Sookha Havaldar who was transferred to a small village on punishment, when he comes back and boasts that life in village is great, I get Taaza Doodh, Dahi and Malai, then this other sepoi, I am not sure if it was Irfan Khoosat or someone, he asks him “Tou Janab Da kinnay TOLAY wazan Bara?” 😀

    Btw, Moin Akhtar once made a mockery of Irfan Khoosat with his great mimicking talent. First he was looking like Arfan Khoosat by wearing the same kinda uniform and then he had a great make up he looked almost, almost Khoosat in it and then he was talking like him in Punjabish Urdu accent. He tells Anwar Maqsood:

    Aap Jee Braa Mare Bani Darmi Ya Ain may Mutt Bolain (Aap barai Mehrbani, darmiyan may na bolain)
    Aur Zara At Min Yaan say peechay Khass Ak kar baithain. (Aur zara itminaan say peechay ho ker baithain)

    I can remember only this line from the show, but it was hilarious as ever. Jeevay Moin Akhtar.

  82. #82 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 5:25 PM

    Javed A Khan

    Of course, all towns and cities have haraami people, but lately Sialkot has been in the news for negative reasons. I am disappointed with this town as its people are meant to be “zinda dil” and take pride in Allama Iqbal and the sports manufacturing industry (which is in decline).

    What happened to those 2 boys was unforgivable. The way the public just watched them getting battered was inhumane. These people had no conscience, no sympathy and no humanity.

  83. #83 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 5:28 PM

    Munir sahab

    The article I sent you was the full article. Thanks for reading them and commenting about them.

  84. #84 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 5:31 PM

    Munir sahab

    I thought the symbols of femininity were prettiness, delicateness, sexuality and curvaceousness.

    Don’t these words describe Saira Banu and Katrina Kaif more?

    Madhuri is like Shahrukh Khan and Tendulkar- people want to like these people, sometimes only because others like them.

  85. #85 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 6:12 PM

    Zardari likely to sack PCB chief Ijaz Butt

    Islamabad, Apr 25(ANI): Pakistan President and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) patron Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly decided to sack PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt.

    Butt’s contract will expire in October.

    According to The Nation, the PCB has started to look for suitable candidates for the post.

    It has also been reported that former PCB CEO Arif Ali Khan Abbasi and former PCB ad-hoc committee chairman Dr. Zafar Altaf are front runners for the post.

    Abbasi was PCB CEO from January 1994 to May 1996.

    Dr. Altaf was the PCB ad-hoc committee chairman between October and December 1999.

    Butt was appointed PCB chairman in October 2008 for a period of two years, which was later extended for a year in 2010.

  86. #86 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 6:19 PM

    Pakistan hires Indian tennis coach

    KARACHI: A senior Pakistani tennis official expressed hope Wednesday that an unprecedented move to hire a coach from the country’s arch rival India would improve play and ease political tensions.

    Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) president Kalim Imam said they had clearance from the government to hire India’s Birbal Wadhera to train their senior and junior players.

    “Wadhera is a renowned coach,” Imam told AFP. “We hope that he will help us groom some current players as well as some budding juniors and it will also help us develop our players besides having a good relationship with India.”

    Imam said Wadhera will train at a month-long camp starting from May 10 in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.

  87. #87 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 6:21 PM

    Ex Indian Cricketer Arrested

    Former India cricketer Jacob Martin, who was wanted in connection with a human trafficking case, has been arrested from Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

    He was arrested from Babarpur area of Shahadra on Tuesday night, DCP (IGI Airport) R A Sanjeev said.

    Delhi Police had announced a reward of Rs 25,000 to anyone who would provide information about Martin.

    The Vadodara-based cricketer was wanted in connection with a case registered at IGI airport police station in 2003. He had allegedly taken some youth to the UK on the pretext of playing club cricket there in 2003 after taking money from them.

    The matter came to light after one Nimesh Kumar was found travelling on a fake passport. On questioning, Kumar had disclosed that agent Rajender Bhiku Bhai Patel arranged his journey with the help of agents Martin and Janak Lal Bhogi Raj Pancholi for Rs seven lakh.

    Martin prepared a bogus cricket team ‘Ajwa Sports Club’ Vadodra, Gujarat and identified himself as a member (player) of the team,” Sanjeev said.

    During investigation, police had repeatedly asked Martin to join the probe but he did not.

    The Supreme Court had last week dismissed his anticipatory bail plea, saying no relief can be granted to him as he is running away from law, and asked him to surrender.

    Martin, an Indian Railways batsman, had played 10 One-day Internationals for India.

    The High Court had on April 8 refused to grant him any relief saying the allegation against him was serious and he has done “disservice” to the game, which is close to the hearts of millions.

  88. #88 by Sagaat on April 27, 2011 - 7:27 PM

    Khansahab,

    Katrina Kaif is all right but I didn’t know that you hold her in such high regard. If you compare her features with Madhuri”s, the latter’s are much better. Now if you are paying attention to other things more, then maybe you are correct. Btw what do you think about Deepika? 😉

  89. #89 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 27, 2011 - 8:11 PM

    khansahab

    I have never heard of Indian cricket player Jacob Martin. In the Daily DAWN, there is a guy called Nomani who writes a blog, he wrote this time on Salman Butt and the other culprits with photographs. I dunno why people write about them and give them publicity?

    Sagaat

    You mean Deepika Paddukone? See her in real life first and then we will talk about her. 😉

  90. #90 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 8:14 PM

    Sagaat

    I don’t know what the hullabaloo about Madhuri is. I’ve heard people say she was a good actress, but I have never heard people praise her looks like they do/did of Saira Banu or Katrina Kaif.

    I’ve also heard people say Rani Mukherjee is a good actress but not many people admire her looks.

    This is what I think of Deepika:

  91. #91 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 8:15 PM

    Sagaat

    Yaar I don’t understand this “naak naksha” business. I just find the faces of Saira Banu and Katrina prettier than Madhuri. NO, their bodies or nudity does not affect my judgment.

  92. #92 by Sagaat on April 27, 2011 - 8:21 PM

    Khansahab,

    I haven’t personally seen anyone admire Katrina Kaif’s features as much as Madhuri’s. Madhuri has a straight nose, whereas Katrina Kaif has a nose which points outwards. Katrina Kaif has a much less than perfect jaw, as well. It is humongous to be considered feminine. Her eyes don’t have that spark like Madhuri’s when she smiles. I don’t know how you judge features, but I analyze them hard! 😛

    Deepika’s picture is noted haha I don’t know if it is just one bad picture or that is how she looks upfront.

  93. #93 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 8:29 PM

    Sagaat

    These are amongst the WORST pictures of Katrina Kaif, and even here she looks better than most actresses do in make up:

    http://bollyqueenkatrina.blogspot.com/2010/05/katrina-kaif-without-make-up-still.html

    About eyes twinkling when people smile, that is something that happens to ugly people as well, like dimples.

    Katrina’s nose, the way it is long, and slightly crooked (note the word “slightly”) , you will see that a lot of women from Indian and Pakistani Punjabs and Kashmirs (the most beautiful in the subcontinent) have this long and crooked nose. So, I would say that kind of nose is indicative of beauty rather than the opposite.

  94. #94 by Sagaat on April 27, 2011 - 8:36 PM

    Khansahab,

    Her nose is NOT crooked. It points outwards. This crookedness that you are suggesting as indicative of beauty is the other way around in Katrina’s case. Its a potato LOL the nose that is. Her oversized jaw, her average eyes, common man…..that is not at all indicative of beauty from the perspective of naak naksha. Basically, what I am suggesting is that, her nose is more like Abdul Razzaq’s than Afridi’s….

  95. #96 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 10:27 PM

    Sagaat

    There is something very wrong with that picture.

  96. #97 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 10:43 PM

    Sagaat

    Perhaps this will change your mind?

  97. #98 by khansahab on April 27, 2011 - 10:49 PM

    Govt responsible if I am killed: Haider

    Mumbai – Pakistan’s controversial wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider yesterday said he was yet to meet his parents as he and his family were kept under the government’s protection in a “secret location” in Islamabad.

    Speaking exclusively from this secret location to this paper, he said, “I am yet to get the security clearance and then only I shall be allowed to leave for home in Lahore.

    Haider returned to Pakistan on Monday after being in hiding in the UK since November last year.

    “I fear for my life. I returned to Pakistan on government’s advice and if I am killed, the government would be responsible.

    “I am not allowed to go out in public. I am not even allowed to disclose the location to my other family members.

    “At present I am staying with my wife and two children and younger brother Shuja. Yes, I spoke to my father. He cried when he heard my voice.

    “He has been sick and was again hospitalised recently. I don’t know when I would be able to see my ill father.”

    Haider flew to Britain midway through a series in Dubai last year, claiming that he received threats after refusing to participate in fixing.

    Haider denied naming teammate Kamran Akmal or Mohammad Iliyas, the latter’s father-in-law, in the context of match-fixing.

    “I wonder why and how the names of Kamran Akmal and his father-in-law Mohammad Iliyas came into picture. I never named them in public and wonder why Iliyas should drag me to court,” he said. Haider didn’t say whether he “named” any players to Rehman Malik, the country’s Interior Minister.

  98. #99 by Sagaat on April 27, 2011 - 11:02 PM

    Khansahab,

    Actually we have quite different tastes. I wouldn’t put Katrina amongst the best Iooking Indian actresses.

  99. #100 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 28, 2011 - 3:14 AM

    Mohammed Ilyass is Imran Farhat’s father in law or Kamran Akmal’s? There seems to be some confusion here.

  100. #102 by Mohammed Munir on April 28, 2011 - 4:15 AM

    Javed Khan …

    Mohammed ill-yaas, may have more then one daughter … right ❓ 😉

  101. #103 by Mohammed Munir on April 28, 2011 - 4:40 AM

    Regarding the ongoing debate between Katrina & Madhuri and seeing from the Katrina’s pictures posted by Khansahab under comment no. 97 …

    I guess Khansahab is actually looking about one foot below Katrina’s face. 😛

    So from that angle, Katrina may look better. 😉

  102. #104 by khansahab on April 28, 2011 - 6:01 AM

    Javed A Khan

    Wait till I show you how Madhuri looks like in 10 years.

  103. #105 by khansahab on April 28, 2011 - 6:04 AM

    Munir sahab

    Your comment seems to suggest that you have actually seen one foot below Madhuri’s face, to compare that part of the body with Katrina’s?

    Bhaiyya tu toh choopa rustam nikla 😀

  104. #106 by khansahab on April 28, 2011 - 6:06 AM

    Javed A Khan

    The bastard Kamran Akmal’s father in law is also called Alyas. Mohd Alyas is Farhat’s father in law.

  105. #107 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 28, 2011 - 8:34 AM

    Oh je comprends, il ya en ass ! OK, OK.

  106. #108 by Mohammed Munir on April 28, 2011 - 8:40 AM

    Khansahab …

    LOL @ Bhaiyya tu toh choopa rustam nikla

    Seeing ‘that’ picture of Katrina, I had to say ‘that’. 😉

    And yes, I had to see one foot below Katrina’s face in ‘that’ photo … Aankhain Nikalwa Loon Kiya ❓ 🙄

  107. #109 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 28, 2011 - 8:56 AM

    Munir

    Shauq har rang raqib-e-sar-o-saman nikala
    Qais taswir kay parday may bhi uriyan nikla

    Ab tum ek foot aur 2 foot neechay aur peechay dekhnay lagay ho!

  108. #110 by Mohammed Munir on April 28, 2011 - 8:59 AM

    Javed Khan …

    MashaALLAH, you are lucky to enjoy all this food and digest it well. I remember you saying sometime back that you are blessed with very good metabolism rate and so you neither get overweight nor have any digestion problems. This is a blessing.

    Channay Ki Daal Ka Halwa … Aaaah … Hai Zalim, Kia Yaad Kara Dia Hai. All these Daal Ka Halwa, Gajjar Ka Halwa, Badam Ka Halwa etc. are very time consuming and lengthy dishes (Besan Ka Halwa & Gajjar Ka Halwa are relatively easy to prepare) and although my mom makes them once in a while, but we are lucky sitting in UAE which is very close to Pakistan and whenever someone is coming from back home we always can ‘order’ some items. 😛

    I haven’t heard of Guava jelly, but for breakfast my favorite is the Keri Ka Murabba (home made jam of raw mangoes). The sweet & sour taste is to-die-far, similarly, Falsay Ka Murrab is also one of my preferred morning foods along with Parathas. Sometimes we have Saib (apple) and Paithay (pumpkin) Ka Murrabas, but these are not my preferred ones.

    I like food and eat it no matter what, but lately I have problems keeping my weight-off and if I eat lot of oily and sweet dishes, I start gaining rather fast. 😦

    I still don’t compromise on enjoying my foods and go by the saying that … Zindoun Ka Jahan Hai, Aur Mudoun Ka Qabaristan Hai. 😉

    But I think I am also lucky in another way and that is if I go on a detox diet (fruits & vegetables) for a week or so and start light jogging/ exercise, I am able to quickly shed the excess baggage.

    It’s great that even living in Canada, you are getting all this fresh farm milk, farm eggs etc. In UAE we easily get farm eggs, chickens as well as goats/ sheep (which they call them Mahalli ‘local’). Plus we know some Pakistani guys who are working with locals in their farm houses in Dhaid, Falaj-al-Muallah, and Fujairah, so we occasionally get ‘Desi’ chickens and birds. Although, I never tried to get fresh cow’s milk from them but thanks for the idea and I should now try to do the same here. 😉

    BTW, have you tried the camel’s milk while in UAE ❓ It is slightly salty (namkeen and daane-dar), not the best of tastes but surely very healthy and powerful source of energy.

    When we were living in Umm-al-Quwain, there was not a single Ramzan that we don’t get these Arabic dishes like Harrees, Fareet, Machboos, Ayesh-o-Samach, Lagaimaat, but since we have moved to Sharjah for last few years it is not the same. Plus another important issue is that these days most of the Arab ladies don’t have time and energy to cook these traditional dishes and some business peoples have opened “Matbakh-al-Shaabi” (local kitchens) where they have readymade local dishes like Harrees, Machboos, etc. all prepared by Pakistani & Malabari cooks. 😉 Not the best of taste though.

    Now a days there is a new trend in UAE as so many grocery shops and small supermarkets have opened who only serve Pakistani items. These shops import Pakistani food items only on airplanes and though they are expensive but we get everything like Falsay, Jamun, Kachnaar, Choongain, roots of Kanwal flowers (I don’t remember what are they called, but they are long white pipe-like sticky vegetables), plus so many other typical Pakistani (Desi) fruits, vegetables, sweets, and other items. These ‘Pakistani-supermarket’ as they are called, are also bringing in special items on orders like ‘fresh flowers’ and other wedding items, kites & Dors for Basant, decoration goods for 14th August Independence Day, dresses, Churiyaan, Mehndi, Siwainyaan, and other Eid items, Matti Kay Barton, Khalis Desi Ghee, plus anything you can ask for. Once I ordered some cooked as well as uncooked Pakistani river fish and also some sugarless Khoya and Rubbri in winters.

    These shops are always more expensive than normal Souq, but since they play with peoples’ emotions they have a simple selling point …. Cheez Jo Aap Bolain, Qeemat Jo Hum Bolain.

    Still on foods, recently another famous Karachi restaurant Lal Qilla has also opened their restaurant in Dubai on Dhiyaafa Street, and they are also doing good business as a lot of Desis go there on weekends to enjoy Desi foods. I have also seen many Arabs/ Locals enjoying the spicy Pakistani foods. I haven’t been to Lal Qilla in Karachi Pakistan, but been to the Dubai one and a friend had told me that it is an exact replica of the actual one in Pakistan. Even one guy was roaming around dressed as Shehzada Saleem (Mughal king/ prince) and was saying Urdu poetry, which my friend said was the same guy who used to do that in Pakistan.

    Finally, on Moin Aktar last night I was seeing a Pakistani TV channel, I think it was ARY, where Anwer Maqsood came in a short-promo-trailer for a new program which he is making for his best friend Moin Akter. Anwer Maqsood is seen almost in tears as he says that I have cried enough in the last few days for Moin Akhter, but I think now I have to come out of this and start doing exactly what he would have liked us to do … laugh.

    This program is made after Moin’s death and it is more like dedicated in his memory by none other then his best partner, Anwer Maqsood. I am looking forward to view it when it starts.

  109. #111 by Mohammed Munir on April 28, 2011 - 9:07 AM

    Javed Khan …

    Shauq har rang raqib-e-sar-o-saman nikala
    Qais taswir kay parday may bhi uriyan nikla

    Aur Issi Zameen Mein Arz Kiya Hai Kay …

    Yeh Jo Un Kay Seenay Pay Ik Kala Sa Nishan Nikla
    Khansahab Kay Dil Sey Be-Ikhtiar … Hai Katrina Nikla

    Aadab Arz Hai. 😉

  110. #112 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 28, 2011 - 9:26 AM

    Munir

    You know Karachi – Toronto direct flight is only 13 hours and twice a week, so every sabzi, every fruit, desserts (Halwa) is available here. There are a few desi guys who are there in the afternoon and by evening they are back in Montreal so we get, fresh Pakistani gajjar, Tinday, Cheekoo, Falsay, Jamun, Rehmat-e-Shireen Halway etc., and Mangoes during Mango season.

    The guy from whom I buy Mangoes delivers me 10 boxes a week at my door step, I don’t have to go anywhere. Sometimes if there are mango parties I get twice a week, Chaunsa, Anwar Ratole etc., So there is nothing that you are missing here, except for FLIES (makkheeyaan) may be ! 😀

  111. #113 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 28, 2011 - 9:28 AM

    BV: Bakray Ki Zubaan banayee hai khao gay?
    Shohar: Mai Moonh Ki nikali huwi cheez nahee khata.
    BV: Phir tumharay liyeh Andaa bana deti hoon.

  112. #114 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 28, 2011 - 9:32 AM

    Doosra Arz Hai, Jo Michael Holding ko pasand nahee hai: 😀

    A Sardarji’s son asks his dad a question:

    Boy: Dad, wo Parosan Aunty nay aapko Thappar Kion Mara?
    Sardarji: Puttar, menu V nai Pata kis waja say mara

    O jedi apNey Shalwar Tangi see sookhnay, tay mai V apni Pent uthay paya sookhnay….. O oodurron Waikh Ree See, mai gaya tay una noo Dasaa….

    Pendji, tusi jab Shalwar Utaro tou menu daso, mai hunni apnee Pent V utaranga!

  113. #115 by khansahab on April 28, 2011 - 5:54 PM

    I put Waheeda Rehman’s pic as my Gravatar but people on this blog find her so hot and alluring that there was no comment 🙂

  114. #116 by khansahab on April 28, 2011 - 5:54 PM

    Javed A Khan

    “Aam” aakhir aam phul hai….

  115. #117 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 28, 2011 - 6:08 PM

    khansahab

    Har Aam, Aam hai laikin,
    Chaunsa aur Ratole Khaas-e-Aam hain

  116. #118 by JAVED A. KHAN on April 28, 2011 - 6:19 PM

    khansahab

    As Waheeda you were looking very SesKey, so you can go ahead and wear that Sari again 😉

  117. #119 by khansahab on April 28, 2011 - 7:12 PM

    new thread

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