The Dew Action Event 

I was at one of the Mountain Dew’s  “action” event today, I was excited to see the stunts performed by bikers and skateboards from abroad, these are internationally acclaimed athletes, and the event was well spent on, heavenly advertised so the hype was there.

I reached the venue at 5:30 sharp. My pass read gate-2 I asked two volunteers and they confirmed its gate 2, i stood in the line for a good 20 minutes and as soon as i reached near the entrance we were told it a family only entrance, and we will have to go to another gate ( Gate 4),

As odd as it may sound the term “Family” for such instances, in pakistan is any guy along with a female friend or even stranger, but as long as you are with a lady you are considered “family”, anyways we arriving at gate-4 and I realised there is an entry point for families there too. I entered into the venue and so did a few families through the gate beside me.

On entering the venue, and walking to the standing area the families were told to exit the gate and re enter from gate number 2, they told the volunteers arranged by the organisers that they have been sent here from gate number 2, but they were replied that that the only gate for families.

Being a blogger, you expect the organisers which invite to facilitate you, we do need an active wifi link, a charging station at times, someplace where we can keep out gadgets, and have a view and tweet, blog, Instagram the event from. After asking a number of volunteers i realised they have not thought of it so we were out in the crowd with the common people.

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Now i don’t mind being with the common people but when you are there to cover the event, you do carry a lot of gadgets, in my case I had a huge camera, a wifi cloud, three power banks, my iPad, and my cell phones. Now juggling with all these devices and also securing a best viewpoint in a crowd which is coming from all sects of the city is not easy, actually its near to impossible.

Also at the event, we were each suppose to bring a bottle of Mountain Dew, sadly the management didn’t gave us a single trash can so it was not long that the venue got littered with the neon bottled of mountain dew almost every where.

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when the crowd started to grow, i saw a number of families, people with ladies in the men only section of the venue, they were very uncomfortable and were asking if there is a place they can sit or a way they could reach the family but they couldn’t.

when the announcements started to signal the beginning of the event every one rushed to the viewing area, which was at the same height as the runway for the bikes, so only those in the front few rows could see what was going on.

To make things worst, someone got a bright idea of tossing the trashed dew plastic bottles in the air, and within seconds we could see a number of bottles of Dew going up in the air and landing on the heads of of many, some even filled and they showered the drink on hundreds of people.

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This also made a lot of people run and quickly move away from the front. For a second i thought there going to be an stampede but thankfully nothing of that sort happened .

The performances started a little earlier, but sadly the large screen was not high enough, and the crowd was not allowing a good view, There not much to see besides the bikes when they were a the peak of their jumps.

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By this time, two hours after arriving at the venue, i decided to walk out, I couldn’t see the stunts properly, i was given no press release, no media kit and no detailed program schedule, plus i had no intentions to stay till the concert in this rowdy crowd.

This is the first time Pakistan has seen such an event, and i am happy that the organisation brought in mostly common people from the city so they could to enjoy something of this standard.

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The only thing is that the management should have seen  that their volunteers are well informed, and well in number. Secondly they should have made special arrangements for social media personals. There was a need of more food and drink booths, garbage disposal system, more and better people to guide and manage the crowd. If only some things would have been taken in consideration it would have become a memorable event for all of us.

I hope the Dew crew will learn ad will not make the same mistakes when they do such events in the other cities.

The Dew Action Event 

WordPress banned in Pakistan 

No its back ! , its back ! Its back :)

WordPress had been blocked and banned by the government of pakistan, in the best of public interest. WordPress and several other websites are the source of all crimes and evil in this country, by blocking the access to this web content the government will cure us from all evil and we will turn to saints so the world can worship us and bow to us. 

 
With that note i end my post, don’t know when and how i will be able to access evil platform again , so goodbye till i return 
WordPress banned in Pakistan 

A Random Thought

At times i wish i would have nothing to do with this country, and we are not trees that we’d be rooted to a piece of blood soaked land. We are just humans, only a few of us still alive in this blood thirsty piece of land, for how long, may be we will bring hope, or maybe we will also abandon this land of pure. Pure, so pure that no human can live to the standards of its purity, inhumanely pure, the brilliants of the all brilliant white, whiter than any shroud, and the green the greenest any grass or plant can achieve, the unachievable standard of purity …. 

A Random Thought

Veiled snobbery

what most people confuse with sophistication here in Pakistan is actually a veiled snobbery and part of the old colonialism. Its a deep rooted behaviour they had brought with them centuries ago when they came and invaded us, which corrupting our core cultural values.

It is sad to observe when some artists, activists and even some writers, wear that distinct behavioural attitude, of being politely rude. Its like building an invisible wall around you, which keeps the common at pace while giving you the freedom and liberty to float freely in a bubble, lifting you a bit above the ground, slightly bit higher than the commons, so you remain in all your elements, while displaying love and affection to the people bellow you, as if they are an animal caged, and then loved and adored, while the iron bars are keeping them restrained in a tight sphere, of which they maybe even be aware of but its so vague they often forget and fail to even notice it.

Veiled snobbery

Yet another unheard voice .

In this day of age, when we switch on our televisions sets to hear the numerous channels blaring out the “truth” to us, we think they are our saviours, they are voicing our oppressed emotions and the concerns of the common people, speaking on behalf of those who were never herd, who were never thought to be significant. We think  we have finally found someone to hear us, to feel our pains and sufferings  but the truth is quite the opposite.
 
First thing in the morning today, as I held tight to my first cup of coffee, still struggling to fully wake up I switched on to Facebook, What met my eyes was so shocking that i was not only wide awake but also disgusted and furious, it was Huma’s email shared on Facebook by Amar Sindhu :
 

Huma’s Email:

“ Rape for Religion/ JUSTICE FOR SAHAR BATOOL.

First time I am writing in this forum to bring your attention towards a covered incident.
I am women/human rights activist

In our region it is very common news like acid throwing, domestic violence, sexual harassment and target killings etc. you all may heard many news from various different corners about child rape.

The purpose of incident I am sharing is about 6 years old Sahar ,who belongs from shia hazara community ,father was peon in army ,they reside in FC colony quetta, few day before when parents found her missing from home, soon they inform police, after investigation her dead body was dumped near a trash, and her neighbor a clergy (mullah)pesh imam of some mosque confessed that he did all with sahar due to hatred against shias , first he raped ,broke her limbs,hanged her with rope thn slaughtered.

Dead body found from a trash just a yard few feet away from mullahs house.

The apathy of civil society and human rights can also be seen in this case, maybe because the victim family is very poor and can not approach anyone or they belong from shia/hazara community.whats the sin of Sahar Batool???after rape of kafirs the clergy will be in heaven with 72 hoors ??

In this scenario the crime counts for child abuse or sectarian violence ?and its quite tragic even its not in the news

The efforts should be taken by media and judiciary group to bring the perpetrators in conviction.

(an email by Huma Fouladi) ”

 
As much as i want to believe that the media today is free and voices the concerns of the common people, in reality each day i come face to face to the reality of he commercial craving of these news channels resulting in an ever increasing insensitive quest to achieve the highest ratings in the market. They won’t refrain to shove the microphones in the half agape mouths of moaning bomb blast injured, pretending to share their pain but in reality hoping the victim soon dies so they can serve the chunk of this video as the victim’s last words as an exclusive on their particular channel. They will try their best and even advertise it shamelessly that they were the the first to break the tragic news and were also the first air gruesome videos of massive distraction to unexacting audience, wrecking the nerves of the viewer to a point that they go numb, so numb that they won’t feel or realise the bigger picture, the depth of the pain that is caused to the others, they will think its the a usual daily life routine and they will be least bothered the next time something similar happens around them.
 
But what happens to the real news which is buried under the rubble of all there sensational imagery, footages and brainless political talks ? the news which is actually effecting us, common humans, day in day out, the news which point fingers towards the crippled system of the society, the news of one minority or the other being pushed to the edge, actually over the edge every other day, the news of the numerous rapes and sexual crimes, murders, go medical neglect,  cased of brutal child abuse, they all go unreported, undeclared on a daily bases, at the most making it to the news ticker running unnoticed for a few seconds at the bottom of the scream before vanishing forever.
 
So the message to the public is clear that if such a crime is reported, neither the state will give them justice nor the ever active blaring news channels will head their pledge. After all in the end the victim is the common, the people who are the majority, who are the real people of this state, but who have little or no say in the affairs of the state, they are the ones who are unheard of, unseen and the unknown.  
Yet another unheard voice .