Month: October 2016

Egg in a Hole Recipe

Yesterday I made this super easy Egg in a Hole. If you are in a hurry for your office then this is the perfect recipe for you.

Ingredients:

1 Brown Bread Slice

1 tablespoon butter

1 egg

Salt and Pepper freshly grounded

egg toast

Method:

Cut a round hole in the center of a slice of bread with a biscuit or cookie cutter. You can also use the rim of a small glass.

Heat the butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add the bread and cook until it’s toasted. Flip, adding more butter to the pan.

Crack an egg on a flat surface (for a cleaner break). Drop the egg gently in the hole. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until set but still soft. Serve warm.

Music Launch of Lahore Se Aagey

ARY Films and Showcase Films hosted an exclusive media event for their film Lahore Se Aagey, starring Saba Qamar & Yasir Hussain, in Karachi yesterday, officially kicking off the promotions of the film.

Saba Qamar

Saba Qamar

Lahore Se Aagey, a spinoff of the 2015 hit film Karachi Se Lahore, is directed by Wajahat Rauf and also includes Agha Farhatullah, Mubashir Malik, Rubina Ashraf and Behroze Sabzwari in pivotal roles. The film penned by Yasir Hussain has been shot all over Pakistan from scenic Swat & Kalar Kahar to the spells in cities.

Rubina Ashraf at the event

Rubina Ashraf at the event

Lahore Se Aagey music album includes five tracks, out of which four have been composed by Shiraz Uppal – while Tere Bina, sung by Aashir Wajahat, is composed by Syed Adeel. The main vocals of the album are by Aima Baig, who has sung, Kalabaz (with Jabar Abbas), Be Fiqriyan and Ehl-e-Dil. Zara Si Laga Lo vocals are by Shiraz Uppal himself.

Aima Baig

Aima Baig

“With Lahore Se Aagey, ARY films is bringing another first to Pakistani cinema – a spinoff film – and we are really excited to be a part of this venture which promises to be quality entertainment with great music and an engaging storyline.” said Mr. Salman Iqbal, Executive Producer of Lahore Se Aagey and the Founder and President of ARY Digital Network.

Wajahar Rauf with Jerjees Seja

Wajahar Rauf with Jerjees Seja

“The entire team has put their heart and soul in putting together the music album of Lahore Se Aagey and now just hope these songs are imprinted in the hearts of listeners, since music is a very important part of the film and how the story progresses.” Wajahat Rauf, the producer and director of Lahore Se Aagey, commented.

 

“Lahore Se Aagey, is a complete joy ride that offers the best of Pakistan – from melodious beats, to scenic locations and a script that’s completely our own – the movie is one of the best offerings under the Made in Pakistan umbrella that ARY Films launched less than 10 years ago.” stated Jerjees Seja, CEO ARY Digital Network and co-producer of the movie.

Yasir Hussain

Yasir Hussain

“As part of its brand ideology, Bank Alfalah is committed to supporting talent in various areas including film, fashion, sports and innovation. We believe that art and culture play a significant role in a country’s development and image. We are extremely pleased to see the rise of new cinema in Pakistan and have tried to play our part by supporting various projects over the last few years. The decision to support ‘Lahore se Agay’ was, therefore, a natural one. With the aim to discover the potential of Pakistan, the Bank Alfalah Rising Talent platform continues to serve as a practical expression of our corporate philosophy.” shared by Aly Mustansir – CMO, Bank Alfalah.

 

Lahore Se Aagey, a joint production of ARY Films and Showcase Films, is releasing on 11th November 2016 in Pakistan, UAE, UK & USA.

Miss Veet Pakistan is all set to go on Air

The world’s no.1 depilatory brand, Veet, is all set to air their ground breaking reality show in Pakistan, Miss Veet Pakistan, beginning from October 22, 2016.

Miss Veet Pakistan

Miss Veet Pakistan

Miss Veet Pakistan is scheduled to air on HUM TV and 16 other national channels including TV One and Dawn News.

Host Azfar Rahman

Host Azfar Rahman

“Over 1,000 contestants auditioned from all over Pakistan this year on this platform conceptualized by Veet”, says Maha Changez, Brand Manager Veet. “The audience of Miss Veet Pakistan will be surprised at the willpower shown by the participating ladies to shine and highlight a journey of transformation from the girl-next-door to Miss Veet Pakistan”.

Aisha Khan as the Judge

Aisha Khan as the Judge

The judges’ panel for Miss Veet Pakistan includes Tapu Javeri (Fashion Photographer, Aisha Khan (TV & Film Actor), and Aaminah Sheikh (Actor/ Model). The aspiring candidates will be mentored by Supermodel Fayeza Ansari and the show will be hosted by Azfar Rahman.

Tapu Javeri as the Judge

Tapu Javeri as the Judge

The upcoming season of MVP is bigger and better than its predecessors; the reality show will transform lives and help participants excel not just in the world of glitz and glamour, but will help them achieve more than that. You’ll have to watch the show to know what exactly we are talking about.

 

From tough challenges to real life drama, Miss Veet Pakistan will be one exciting ride and you don’t want to miss it. Tune in to HUM TV, Dawn News, TV One and 16 other channels to watch top of the line celebrities help these participants achieve their dreams.

For more information visit:

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Dettol takes the lead on Global Handwashing Day

Dettol Pakistan celebrated Global Handwashing Day 2016 by setting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most participants in a handwashing relay. The event was held at Metro Cash & Carry in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, where 1636 students from various local schools participated enthusiastically and in doing so broke the record of 1410 hand washes previously held by a town in India (2015).

Speaking about the activity, Shahzeb Mehmood, CEO RB Pakistan stated, “Every year, Pakistan loses approximately 53,000 children to diarrhea – a disease that is preventable through the simple act of hand washing. With over 1600 students taking part in the hand washing relay today, we hope to take this message across Pakistan and instill the habit of washing hands among children. Dettol is committed to saving these lives and with the support of the government, NGOs, schools and each and every citizen of Pakistan; we can be successful in this endeavor.”

Global authority on record-breaking, Guinness World Records adjudicator Seyda Subasi Gemici said on the occasion, “We congratulate Dettol Pakistan on their new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. To engage so many people in such a fantastic event is a truly impressive achievement.”

Dettol Pakistan

As an integral part of its philosophy of promoting good hand hygiene habits, Dettol Pakistan reaches out to millions of children & their mothers annually through its successful school program to educate them about the importance of hand washing. In line with this mission, Dettol Pakistan gathered school children to educate them on the correct procedure of hand washing and set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most participants in a handwashing relay in doing so.

Celebrity mothers Nadia Hussain, Sarwat Gilani and Momal Sheikh, who were present at the activity with their children, appreciated Dettol’s efforts. Marking the occasion, Sarwat Gillani said, “Globally 1 child dies of diarrhea every minute. This is a disease that can be fought by the simple act of hand washing. Today Dettol is teaching children the importance of washing hands properly and its benefits. I am here to support this great cause because there is nothing more important than saving these innocent lives”.

Dettol, the world’s leading germ protection brand has always strived to protect families by enabling better hygiene habits. In keeping with this legacy, Dettol used the platform of Global Handwashing Day to promote good hand hygiene practices, since one’s hands are the first point of contact with any surface and hence most vulnerable to germs.

Inferno – Worst Movie of 2016

Yesterday I have seen the last screening of ‘Inferno‘ at the Atrium Cinemas  in Karachi. I wonder why they showed this movie just for 6 days but I got my answer when I walked out of the cinema. Movie is based on the Dan Brown’s novel with the same title. I don’t know what Ron Howard was thinking when he was making this movie. They’ve missed ‘The Lost Symbol’.  The novel  was very  fast paced intriguing,  filled with many  twisted mysteries but in the  movie they messed up the story and ended it in a Hollywood style which was very disappointing. 

Inferno Movie Review

Irfan Khan was wasted.  The love story between Langdon and Sinskey wasn’t needed. Too much shame on Ron Howard for being such a poor director and for Dan Brown for allowing it.  Movie lacks in mystery and history,  worst  adaptation of  Dan  Brown’s book. It was a total waste of time and money.

My Rating: 1/5

Dettol Pakistan makes Guinness World Record

Recently Dettol Pakistan makes  Guinness World Record for most participants in a hand washing relay race. The event was held at Metro Cash & Carry in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi where 1636 students from various local schools participated enthusiastically. The previous record was made by India, with 1400 participants in 2015.

Dettol Pakistan

One of the things Guinness was concerned about was to ensure that the 8 steps of hand washing are followed. Dettol during the activity taught the participants these 8 steps of hand washing. Also, to validate the activity dettol had third party witnesses and volunteers. According to Guinness requirements no witness could stay longer than 4 hours. The entire activity went on for about 10 hours.

Pakistan makes Guinness World Record for most participants in a hand washing relay race

According to an estimate by UK based global charity, Water Aid, in Pakistan around 25 million people defecate openly leading to lack of water and sanitation. Also, according to a report by World Health Organization (WHO) in Pakistan 46% population does not have a hand washing facility at their homes.

Every 10 minutes in Pakistan, 1 child dies of diarrhea. The simple act of hand washing can change this. According to an estimate by UK based global charity, WaterAid, in Pakistan around 25 million people defecate openly leading to lack of water and sanitation.

Nadia Huusain at the Dettol Event

Momal Sheikh, Nadia Hussain and Sarwat Gillani were also present at the event. Dettol’s successful achievement of the Guinness World Record is meant to draw attention to the importance of hand washing. Here is the official announcement by Guinness World Record.

Nauman Arfeen nominated for “Designer of the Year – Menswear”

Nauman Arfeen has been nominated for “Designer of the Year – Menswear” for HUM Jazz Style Awards 2016. The awards are an initiative to celebrate the most inspiring and successful style influencers of the industry.

Nauman Arfeen

Nauman Arfeen

“I feel so privileged to be nominated by HUM Network for this award. This nomination is a recognition of all the hard work and challenges that we as designers face, to stretch our minds to produce not just good quality work but also designs that have creative expressions” said Nauman.

nauman arfeen menswear

The country’s renowned style icons will be honoured as the leading trendsetters in 22 categories. The other nominees for Designer of the Year – Menswear category 2016 include designer Amir Adnan, Munib Nawaz, Ismail Farid and Republic by Omer Farooq.

nauman arfeen designer of the year for menswear

HUM Jazz Style Awards will take place on October 28th in Karachi.

For more information about Nauman Arfeen visit:

Web: http://www.naushemian.com/

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