I know the new PSL song ‘Groove Mera’ by Naseebo Lal and Aima Baig is already a super hit and I’m about to commit social suicide by saying that I actually preferred last year’s ‘Tayyar Hai’. I loved the beat of Tayyar Hai although it could’ve been easily edited down and made much shorter. Groove Mera is cool because the lead singers are two women but the beat isn’t my thing. But that does happen. Sometimes things that are all the rage are just not your thing.
Sport shows are usually seen as being a ‘men’s event’ but a football (NFL) collaboration with Nickelodeon for ‘kid-friendly’ coverage proved that if you make it fun, kids would love to watch it too. There were slime cannons sprayed at the player whenever any touchdown was scored and easy to understand explanations about how the game was being played. Kids were glued to their screen and this week in our opinion piece, columnist Zahoor Reza explores whether cricket should be telecast in the same way. Not a bad idea. Can’t imagine what would happen during a Pakistan-India match though.
Pakistan Television, PTV’s head office is WOW. We headed to Islamabad to interview Information Minister Shibli Faraz and decided to meet up with him at the PTV office and I was surprised at how nice it was. Goes to show, never judge a place by what you might think it looks like. I’ve met Shibli sahib before but was pleasantly surprised at how easy he was to interview. I thought he would give long-winded answers but he was crisp and to the point and took my rather cheeky questions in stride. Watch the promotional video of the interview and then catch it tonight on our YouTube at 8pm tonight.
Things are also not what they seem in the fashion world. Saman attended Hum TV’s annual Bridal Couture week and saw stars like Imran Ashraf, Resham and Sarah Khan take part. She also spoke with Science and Tech minister Fawad Chaudhry who was there to support the fashion line named after his daughter. A little bit of politics and a little fashion? Why not?
My favourite part about Sunday is watching the week’s Sunday Superstar and this week it’s a young student who has been rescuing animals for the past two years. What he does is so much more important after the police allegedly shot a puppy, after being told that it was a house pet. It seems there is always good but it does sometimes come with the bad.
What I love about Sundays is that they can be days when we can talk about how double standards, fusion, mixing of ideas and elements, a little of this and a little of that but it is also day where we don’t have to do anything except try to take a day off. So let’s just focus on what makes us happy? I would be super happy if you could fill out this little survey for us on how you are liking our newsletter. Or reply to this email! I’ll reply!
Let’s stay in touch and enjoy your beautiful sunny Sunday.