latest entry into the convent of controversies Veena Malik pulling out all stops, the future of Pakistani artistes in India seems seriously jeopardized. With Veena Malik’s Swayamvar now on hold, the most immediate casualty of the damage suffered in the Indo-Pak cultural ties is a big new music contest show ‘Sur Kshetra’ helmed by the maverick music producer Gajendra Singh.
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Whether you love the party or despise it, there is one positive thing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has done in a very short while. It has woken up the Pakistani youth from their former days of complete political indifference. And where the youth goes, music and fashion are sure to follow. Nowadays everyone, from musicians and poets to models and fashion designers, wants to join the Imran Khan brigade
Peter Gabriel was the lead singer of Genesis, and then he left the band to start a solo career. Phil Collins, who was the drummer, took over and continued with Genesis. It’s not unheard of; there are numerous bands where this has happened. I have the greatest respect for Ali as an artist and performer; having said that, my life doesn’t begin and end with Ali Azmat.
LAHORE – The trio was the heaviest thing that the Pakistani youth had ever come across. The hard, electric guitar riffs had sunk their talons in the minds of confused, angsty youth. Ali Azmat’s voice – oozing with power and machismo, but tinged with a haunting and yearning at the same time – crooned away songs of heartbreak, and belted out anthems of revolt against authority; Brian O Connell (a unique phenomenon of being a foreigner in a Pakistani band), a plucked placidly at his bass strings, cool as a cucumber, but producing some of the most solid bass-lines, while Salman Ahmed, who had once upon a time played for the Vital Signs, fiercely churned his guitars, almost to ear deafening level. It was an impeccable combination of gritty Pakistani rock – actual rock.
Mere Chara Gar by Rukhsana Nigar Adnan is a terrific social reformal novel with a high moral lesson. Its a story of very common issues in family system of Pakistan. Its a story of some youngsters who fall prey to the false pride of their elders. The novel beautifully and expertly covers many other social and family problems we face in our day to day life, leading character of this novel is also one of the many victims of this and her simple life became miserable by one bad harsh decision of her family elders.
The haunting strains of their infectious Sar kiye yeh pahar – their biggest hit till date – however had kept their magic alive when they made a smashing comeback a decade ago with Duur. But for Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsud, famously known as Strings, writing angst-ridden socio-political songs has happened only now with fresh hits such as Ab toh kuch karna padega and Main toh dekhoonga. The duo, down in Mumbai to record music for Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala, open up to Mumbai Mirror
best. Leaving the talks about movie’s promotional budget far behind, not at least a proper trailer of Khamosh Raho came out on internet which now has become one of the most vibrant means of film promotion, and the only thing that people got to see to make-up their mind to go and watch the movie were some song videos and that too not in good quality.
Coke Studio, the cult TV and radio show from Pakistan, to make its debut in India
Zong’s 3rd Anniversary Music Video “Batain kartay raho
Rose Petal is pleased to bring to you the first ever commercial song sung by none other than Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.