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81 Pakistanis Are In World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University

81 Pakistanis Are In World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University

As many as 11 professors at Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad are the top 2% of world’s scientist.

Importantly, eighty-one (81) Pakistani Scientist entered 2% world’s best scientist list published by Stanford University in the United States. The global list compiled by Professor John Ioannidis and his team includes 159,683 names from all scientific disciplines.

All these authors were selected based on an international evaluation of their research papers and ranked based on the impact cited throughout their careers as of the end of 2019 and the impact cited in one year (2019).

Throughout his career, eighty-one (81) Pakistani scientists were included in the citation impact list, and within a year. However, 243 Pakistani scientists were included in the citation impact list. A report on this list was recently published on “PLOS Biology”.

81 Pakistanis Are In World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University
81 Pakistanis Are In World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University

Furthermore, as many as 11 professors at Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad (QAU) are the top 2% of researchers. The list also includes five academics from Haripur University (UoH), including the deputy prime minister.

Among the scholars of Quaid e Azam University are Professor Bilal Haider Abbasi of Biotechnology. Professor Zebtah Khan Shnwari and Professor Mushtaq Ahmed of Plant Science. Amir Ali Shah of Microbiology and Riffle Nasim Malik of Environmental Science.

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Other names include Rashid Khan in Biochemistry, Masood Khan in Mathematics, Afzal Shah, Aamer Saeed in Chemistry, and Abdul Haq in Statistics.

Among the scholars of the UoH (university of Haripur) are Vice President Dr. Anwar Hassan Gilani, Dr. Khalid Zaman, Dr. Hasim, Dr. Shah Fahad and Dr. Mohammad Farooq.

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Above all, UoH Vice Chancellor plus Professor Gilani is the only VC in Pakistan to appear on the list and has won three civilian awards, including Hilal-i-Imtiaz.

Moreover, three professors from Punjab University are also on the list.

However, they are Professor Mohamed Sharif from Nuclear and Particle Physics, Professor Dr Khalid Mahmoud from Economics and Management Science. Professor Muhammad Akram from Artificial Intelligence.

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Additionally, Professor Bilal Abbasi, secretary-general of the Quaid e Azam University Teachers Association.Also said in the APP that for the entire country. So many Pakistani scholars working in different universities are ranked as the top 2% scientists around the world, this is the honor of the whole country.

Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization

Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization: Good Seed Makes a Good Crop

Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization: Good Seed Makes a Good Crop

Robina Shakeel, a non-governmental Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization, has always been a pioneer in opening temporary schools, operating temporary schools with funds generated from the collection and sale of waste every day.

Women Behind Aabroo, Rubina Shakeel
Women Behind Aabroo, Rubina Shakeel

Lahore has a population of more than 11 million and produces 7,200 tons of waste every day. While the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has only one company, which is responsible for handling a pile of garbage. In this case, a non-governmental organization, Aabroo Education Welfare, took the lead in managing a batch of temporary schools with funds generated from daily waste collection and sales.

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Founded by Robina Shakeel, a charity activist based in Lahore, Abreu (translated as respect) provides education, food and medicine to more than 5,000 poor children and orphans studying in these schools.

The organization collected 21 tons of waste from 8,000 households across the city and sorted out plastic bottles and reusable materials from the garbage. The collected items are then sold to the local recycling market. Which generates 1.72 million rupees (approximately) rupees per month, enough to cover 40% of the school’s expenses.

Aabroo currently owns three secondary schools in Aabroo Welfare, providing day and evening courses for 1,532 children, including a secondary school on Ata Bakhsh Road. Its headquarters are located in Hudiara Drain, the city’s largest open-air sewer.

A Woman In Lahore Sells Garbage To Educate Thousands Of Children: Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization
A Woman In Lahore Sells Garbage To Educate Thousands Of Children: Aabroo Educational Welfare Organization

Children enrolled in these schools from kindergarten to intermediate level not only receive free education and vocational training. But also receive medical assistance, lunchtime fresh food, books, stationery, uniforms and toys.

Currently, more than 300 girls are receiving sewing and knitting training from coaches in three different facilities. The staff includes 150 lecturers, 45 administrative staff and more than 50 volunteers.

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Robina told TNS that he came from a poor background. “Some elderly people nearby and my little siblings helped me continue my studies. When I felt that I could help disadvantaged children, I had the same idea.”

She said she started teaching the five children of the maid “on the balcony of our car”. This number has increased over time: “In about 40 days, my number of students has increased to 65!”

Robina said she realized that the free lunch and free education in the afternoon would attract parents of children. This laid the foundation for Aabroo Educational Care in 2003.

The organization collected 21 tons of waste from 8,000 households across the city and sorted out plastic bottles and reusable materials from the garbage. Then sell the collected items to the local recycling market.

Today, every school’s kitchen prepares food for students. These schools also have cattle farms to provide milk for the children.

In addition, students will also receive technical and vocational training (TVT). He added that it is mandatory. “Children can choose from a variety of fields, including sewing, designing clothes, repairing and maintaining electronics, cooking or calling center work.”

Shakeel firmly believes that students should receive technical education. He said: “It is this skill that makes them productive citizens in society after they leave school.”

A large garbage collection station was established near the Aabroo headquarters. These bags were distributed to about 8,000 households to store solid waste. After that, the Aabroo team collected them and brought them to the warehouse.

“In the warehouse, our team sort wood, clothes, books and decorations,” said Zahid Qureshi, warehouse manager in Aabroo. “We send all kinds of plastics, bottles, glass, kitchenware, electronic products and paper to recycling companies registered with the Punjab government.”

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The bundled clothes are used to sew eco-friendly shopping bags that can be sold in the market. None of our waste is our waste, everything can be reused to educate, feed and provide shelter for children in need, and this makes us proud. “

Environmental scientist Asif Ali Sayal believes that the collection and use of residential waste is a good example.

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He said: “LWMC’s daily garbage collection capacity may not exceed 6,000 tons, so the remaining garbage provides opportunities for the informal sector.”

It is estimated that this informal economy is worth more than Rs 1 billion per year. Aabroo needs to raise 3.7 million rupees a month to cover operating costs.

Google Doodle Celebrates Birthday of Banu Qudsia

Google Doodle Celebrates Birthday of Banu Qudsia

Today, Google Doodle pays tribute to the life and legacy of Pakistani novelist, playwright, and television writer Banu Qudsia (better known as Banu Appa).

She is recognized as one of the most important Urdu writers in modern times.

Moreover, Banu Qudsia is known for her messages of love and hope. Above all, her TV works Aadi Bat (1968) and Raja Gidh (1981) and other Urdu classics have been widely recognized.

Additionally, Qudsia was born in Firuzpur, British India (present-day India) on that day in 1928 and has been writing short stories since he was a child.

After moving to Lahore near Pakistan, after dividing the Indian subcontinent, he obtained a master’s degree in Urdu. While in school, she also met Ashfaq Ahmed, her future husband and Urdu language and literature classmate.

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In the fertile era of Pakistani literature, the thought-provoking Quddisya TV series has earned it a reputation as an innovator of cultural trends.

In addition, he has written more than 25 novels and founded his own magazine “Dastaango”.

Even though her legend has gone through her six-decade career, she still maintains a good reputation for acceptance and radicalism, and is known for her embrace of people from all walks of life seeking guidance or help. .

However, Qudsia was awarded the Star of Excellence (Star of Excellence) in 1983 and 2000 and Hilal e Imtiaz in 2000. It is the highest honor among the citizens of Pakistan.

Hence, Happy birthday, Banu Appa! Your contributions to Pakistani literature and entertainment will echo in future generations!

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Drama Industry Needs Revolution

Drama Industry Needs Revolution

Our drama industry is decline. Media channel owners should take the responsibility of promoting personality and nation building dramas that groom our public as a nation.
It should be noted that television is only medium that is accessible to masses (lower, middle or elite class).

In our old times, drama scripts have an incredible amount of dialogues that leave an impact for weeks, months, and even years.

Few years back Directors like Sarmad Khousat direct dramas like “Sehr e zaat” and “humsafar” that are still memorable and give us life lessons.

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Furthermore, Umera Ahmed has the most beautiful way of playing with words. Her dramas like “ Dur e Shehwar”  “ Zindagi Gulzar Hai “ Durraha” are ideal for women. As she always show strong women.

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Moreover, channel used to promote a content which give awareness to people about style and fashion. The top fashion channel of Pakistan was Style360, in which you see the latest trends, fashion weeks, and many other programs.

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37 Death Anniversary of Legendary Waheed Murad

37 Death Anniversary of Legendary Waheed Murad

Today Is The 37th Birthday Of Chocolate Hero Waheed Murad

On November 23, 1983, Waheed Murad, the pioneer of Pakistan’s film industry, died. However, Waheed Muraad, the legendary Pakistani film actor and chocolate champion, died 37 years ago.

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On October 2, 1938, the municipal hero Waheed Murad opened his eyes at the home of director Nizar Murad. Additionally, Waheed Muraad has a master’s degree in English Literature from Karachi University. Furthermore, his career began in the 1962 film “Aulaad”.

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Waheed Murad’s first movie as a hero was “Diamonds and Stones”. The 75-week film “Oman” on the screen pushed  Also, Waheed Muraad to new heights and was known as the first regular star in the Pakistani film industry. He is the only Indian subcontinent superhero to imitate his hairstyle and clothing after Dilip Kumar.

Once, actor Waheed Murad and director Parvez Malik, poet Masrour Anwar, musician Sohail Rana and singer Ahmed Rushdie (Ahmed Rushdie) ) work together to create a successful record in film production. Above all, Film critics say that Waheed Muraad is not an individual but an organization.

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He represented the chocolate champion Waheed Muraad in a total of 124 films, including Doraha, Andalib, Jap Jap Bean Kahal Jap Jap Bean Khal, Salgara, Anjaman, Jahan Tm Wahan Hm, Phool Mery Gulshan Ka and Dua Dewar Babhi.

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Moreover, one of the differences between  Waheed Muraad and other actors is that even after thirty years of death, he is still in the hearts of fans. Here one can compare the rise and fall of Waheed Murad to Hollywood’s Elvis Presley. After a long reputation, it suddenly dropped.

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On November 23, 1983, Waheed Murad , the pioneer of Pakistan’s film industry, died. Nonetheless, his technical services have won awards such as Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Nigar, Graduate, Masroor  and many National awards.

5 Pakistani Actors Who Badly Failed In Acting

5 Pakistani Actors Who Badly Failed In Acting5 Pakistani Actors Who Badly Failed In Acting

Five Famous Pakistani Actors Who Have No Idea What To Do?

Pakistan’s entertainment industry has bred many successful and outstanding actors, but even after so many years of hard work, some actors have failed to impress the audience. Their performance looks completely fake on TV, and some actors have become members of the drama industry are at a loss.

Today we are going to tell you about 5 famous actors from Pakistan, they don’t know acting at all.

Armeena Rana Khan

Armeena in Mohabatein Chahatein
Armeena in Mohabatein Chahatein

Firstly, Armeena Rana is a well-known actor in Pakistani film and theater industry. Armina has played Bin Roy and Jannan in famous Pakistani movies. Amina performed well in Mohabbat Ab Nahin Hogi because the role is very simple and straightforward, but recently the actress appeared in another drama called Mohabbatein Chahatein. Armina fans are very disappointed in her because she cannot properly understand her negative effects. His expression was very vague and confused the audience.

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Sanam Jung

Sanam Jung in Qarar
Sanam Jung in Qarar

Second on the list is Sanam Jung can be the host, but she may have forgotten to perform. Sanam’s TV series Dil e Muztar was a great success, but since she returned to the theater after interrupting her daughter’s birth, she has achieved great success among drama fans. ‘’Mei Na Jano’’, but sorry was the disaster! They did not succeed. Jung’s drama failed miserably, and when the audience severely criticized it, the drama had no story. However, she recently opened a new drama for Sanam Jung, but her performance was not very dazzling.

Emmad Irfani

Emmad Irfani in Jalan
Emmad Irfani in Jalan

The performance of the model and actor Emmad Irfani who played the protagonist in the ‘’Jalan’’ is also not impressive. Fans criticized that whether they were angry, regretful, laughing or crying, their facial expressions were the same, and the audience did not like their expressions. Emad can play the role of a boy who shows a straightforward or well-educated boy, but he still cannot play a difficult role.

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Areeba Habib

Areeba Habib
Areeba Habib

Next on the list is the Areeba Habib has been in this industry for some time. Although his role in the TV series “Jalan” is very likable, his performance has also been criticized. Due to plastic surgery, her facial expression was blurred, which made fans very disappointed in his performance.

Adeel Chaudhury

Adeel Chaudhary
Adeel Chaudhary

Adele Choudhury (Adeel Chaudhary) played a supporting role, but now rarely seen in drama, Adele Choudhury’s performance is not impressive, fans are still waiting for him excellent performance.

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15 Best Fashion Bloggers You Should Follow This Year

Fashion blogs have been around since the early 2000s, but today, blogging is a whole new ball game. While fashion blogs are at an all-time high, we can’t argue against the fact that social media platforms like Instagram remain the single largest forum to redirect traffic towards fashion blogs. But we are not complaining, because that’s made our lives twice as easy.

It’s a hashtag game out there, and that’s how we are neck deep into people’s profiles – engrossed, enamored, and even losing a few days while browsing one hashtag after another. Sometimes it can be overwhelming too, to see every second influencer with thousands of followers (and sometimes millions) and the stuff they have to offer. But some fashion bloggers manage to stand out despite all of it. And we are going to talk about them today. If fashion and being updated is your thing, you need to follow them! Check the list, below!

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15 Best Fashion Bloggers You Should Follow This Year

1. Gabi Gregg – OG Fat Girl

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Gabi Gregg set off on this journey to tackle the infuriating gap for plus size women. She started off a blog about a decade ago to show and pave a path in a way that promotes body positivity while being impeccably stylish, vibrant, and colorful. Her outfits are full of life just like her, and so is her clothing line Premme, which caters to plus sizes. She brought, what she calls ‘the fatkini’, by collaborating with ‘Playful Promises’ and ‘Swimsuits’, and showed us how it’s done. We need more women like her, and thanks to social media, we get to follow her around.

Blog – gabifresh.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

2. Lisa Gachet – Make My Lemonade

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The Parisian fashion blogger and DIY queen Lisa Gachet started blogging a few years ago, and recently launched a brand that represents something she truly believes in – Do It Yourself Fashion. It’s a fascinating concept of making limited edition clothing that is a reflection of your personality, but affordable. Her brand is unique, and her feed is colorful. Follow her for all of it, and more.

Blog – www.wearlemonade.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

3. Wendy Nguyen – Wendyslookbook

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The 5 foot something petite blogger inspires you in more ways than one. A fashion blogger with a passion for people, art, culture, and music brings all of it together. Wendy wears a lot of hats; she is a blogger, content creator, and a juvenile justice advocate who is just as passionately working towards helping foster children, because she understands the struggle, for she has been one. From moving foster homes to graduating from UCLA, Berkeley in Psychology, to being an influencer, she is indeed an inspiration. She believes that you can rope it all together and make fashion statements that replicate it all. Check her blog for some much-needed inspiration.

Blog – www.wendyslookbook.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

4. Kat Farmer – Does My Bum Look 40

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At 43, Kat Farmer is a fashion blogger, wardrobe consultant, a personal stylist, and full of life. In her own words, she’s trying to tackle the 40s without being frumpy, and her statements are just that. There’s an exciting balance of feminine, floral, and fashionable pieces put together, redefining style.

Blog – doesmybumlook40.blogspot.in
Instagram – www.instagram.com

5. Lyn Slater – Accidental Icon

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Lynn Slater started the ‘Accidental Icon’ because of the dearth of fashion blogs catering to the needs of women over 50s, 60s and beyond. You won’t find too many people like her, but you know the world needs more of that. With snow-white coiffed hair, this sixty-something grandmother is living it all up and raising bars, more like breaking barriers for all the right reasons. With floral kimonos, flaming hot oversized sunglasses, and a contagious fashion sense, Lyn Slater believes and shows us time and again that ‘age is just a variable.’ Thanks for proving the world wrong, Lyn, your 400,000 and growing fan club couldn’t be more grateful.

Blog – www.accidentalicon.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com/iconaccidental

6. Akanksha Redhu

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Akanksha Redhu’s blog is a mixed bag and treasure trove. From everyday looks to travel posts, lifestyle, beauty tips, event coverages, and of course fashion, which remains the constant for all the categories – she posts it all. What started with an idea to journal fashion statements, is now 131k strong on Instagram, and one of India’s top fashion blogs. If you don’t follow her yet, make sure you do.

Blog – akanksharedhu.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

7. Tami Reed – Talking With Tami

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Everything about Tami Reed is fascinating. Her personality, aura, wit and humor, fashion sense and everything else that caught the attention of big brands in no time. She had a substantial social media presence even before she turned into a fashion blogger. Tami wanted to do something concrete, and that’s how it all started. From being a red-carpet consultant to an entrepreneur, Tami Reed is a go-getter! For more inspiration and to stay updated with everything big happening in Hollywood or otherwise when it comes to fashion, check her blog.

Blog – www.talkingwithtami.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

8. She Wears Fashion

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At 16, Kavita Donkersley started ‘She Wears Fashion’ but she admits that it was all a mess and she was just confused as any 16 year old would be. However, she kept at it, and discovered her love for fashion and travel with every passing year. And today, at 23, she has 56k (and growing) Instagram followers. Just with perseverance, a lot of hard work, and a little luck, she grew in the industry. She is associated with big brands, and is a guest at prestigious events like Coachella, etc.

Blog – www.shewearsfashion.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

9. Tanesha Awasthi – Girl With Curves

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Tanesha Awasthi’s blog is honest and relatable to women across the world because wherever we are from, insecurities and looking a certain way seem to be our lives’ biggest struggle. Her story from wanting to fit in to pursuing her passion for fashion doesn’t have to be typecasted after all. From owning up her body type to spreading body positivity, and mostly being fashionable, Tanesha is a real star, the kind we all need, the one in the most real sense. Follow her for tips, hacks, trends and everything in lifestyle, fashion, and beauty.

Blog – girlwithcurves.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

10. Claire Goldsworthy – The Fashion Advocate

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Claire Goldsworthy goes by and is famous for her Instagram handle – The Fashion Advocate, and she is a real manifestation of that. The Australian fashion blogger is not your typical run off the mill pulling off latest-trends-blogger. Rather, her style diary, which is her blog, got her thinking about the fast-moving fashion around us, and how we have forgotten the art of consuming products with values and ethics. She interviews, associates, and encourages brands with an ethical and moral binding as opposed to just the highs of fast fashion that become obsolete almost instantly. Check her blog, and follow her on Insta, and I’m sure she will get you thinking.

Blog – thefashionadvocate.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

11. Chriselle Lim – The Chriselle Factor

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The Chriselle Factor on Youtube has close to 29 million views, and over half a million subscribers, which is why she is undeniably the biggest fashion blogger and expert there is. Even though she has been associated with big names in the fashion industry, she started the blog as a journal to share her personal style and musings, and she turned into a Youtube content creator to educate, share, and inspire women.

Blog – thechrisellefactor.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com
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12. Leandra Medine – Man Repeller

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Leandra Medine is an American author, fashion blogger, and a humor writer. The blog ‘Man Repeller’ is a quirky yet rooted and an honest place that talks about everything women love, and men hate – to quote her. She has an exceptional ability to blend high-street fashion and giving it a comedic aesthetic to prove her life’s motto that you don’t have to take everything seriously. That’s how she came about the idea of starting this blog with a bunch of others that align with her ideas. It is a blog that is about more than just one woman sharing her personal style, but rather a team ringing in millions of monthly views. Check the blog, and you’d know what we are talking about.

Blog – www.manrepeller.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

13. Diana Horsfall – QUEENHORSFALL

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The Korean-American fashion blogger is a lifestyle and travel blogger, also the Editor-In-Chief of International Fashion Bloggers In Korea. Her blog is a beautiful blend of Western fashion with streaks of Eastern style, serving the best of both the worlds for you. She is a constant at Seoul, New York, and all other big fashion weeks.

Blog – www.queenhorsfall.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

14. Danielle Bernstein – We Wore What

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Danielle Bernstein’s ‘We Wore What’ has an interesting approach that focuses on style, fashion, and just that. You’d realize that her posts are often full angle shots, with barely close angle pictures, because she is someone who believes that she loves fashion, so everything else can take a backseat. She wants her followers to focus on her outfits, and we think it brings an excellent perspective to the table. With over a million followers that get a dose of her everyday outfits, she is an unstoppable force.

Blog – weworewhat.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

15. Jessica Wang – Not Jess Fashion

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Jessica Wang is an Asian American blogger turned digital style expert from New York with a fan base of more than a million. Her design aesthetics are breathtaking, off-beat, and fulfilling, which is a terrific combination and precisely what fashion influencers need to be. From breaking stereotypes, challenging fashion trends, and merging high street fashion with luxury fashion, Jessica Wang is an influencer in the most real sense.

Blog – www.notjessfashion.com
Instagram – www.instagram.com

We could all use some fashion inspiration, and that’s why we rounded off some of the best out there. Not all of us can afford designer collections or limited editions, but we can surely pick up from the cues these bloggers give away, and style our outfits to make them look exciting, if anything. Who are your style icons? Do you have fashion gurus you follow? What are your go-to fashion blogs? Let us know by dropping in a text in the comments section below.

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Pakistani Wedding; A Trend Setter

These unconventional Pakistani weddings were full of love in the most unique way

Who doesn’t love a good wedding story?

And while we’re all for mushy expressions of love, we’re over destination weddings, OTT weddings and the works. What we’re really digging are weddings which encourage intimate settings, environmental conservation, economising, and honestly, couples just breaking out of the mould to celebrate their big day.

We got in touch with a few desi couples who managed to convince their parents to go against the tide. Here are seven couples who have won us over with their wedding stories.

This couple went eco-friendly to have a zero-waste wedding

The couple posing on their wedding day.
The couple posing on their wedding day.

Recircle co-founders Wasma Imran and Mahin Khan tied the knot on 30th December, 2018 and there was one thing they knew they wanted for sure; a one-day, zero-waste wedding, as they’re big on sustainable living.

“We asked our catering service to use 19 litre Nestlé bottles, and fill them in metal dispensers so that no 1 litre plastic bottle rested on tables. These big nestle bottles are sent back to the company to be recycled,” said Wasma. “As for cold drinks, we did not use plastic 1.5 litre bottles and no straws, instead we used glass bottles that were emptied by the catering service in glasses and sent back to the company for recycling.”

They had an afternoon wedding in an open farmhouse in Lahore that they rented and they made sure that everything used was recyclable, like artificial flowers. “All our arrangements were re-usable so that even organic waste was avoided and the artificial flower arrangements can be reused at other weddings too. The organic food waste from our wedding was collected by a solid waste company which they converted to compost.”

“Our wedding is just another example of how we wanted to ‘not’ harm the environment while we were taking this really big step in our lives. It was about staying true to our principles and practice what we believe in.”

To conserve the environment, the couple made invites from seed paper so that when buried and watered regularly, grow into basil plants, making them 100% biodegradable.

“We also made very limited cards, and used a web-invite for most people to be as paper-free as possible. Our wedding favour packaging was made of 100% recycled paper, and no packaged stuff went into it. Only nuts and dried fruits. Moreover, our wedding favour includes one pot with a tiny plant for each family.”

Left: Seed paper invites. Right: Ring made of recycled silver and meteorite
Left: Seed paper invites. Right: Ring made of recycled silver and meteorite

They even got their rings hand crafted from Europe Wasma said, “My wedding ring is made of recycled silver, with a meteorite in it. My husband’s ring is also made of meteorite and recycled metal. We got them shipped from Norway and Budapest, respectively. As we’re 100% against diamond mining. Meteorites don’t cost a kidney, and they’re ACTUALLY rare compared to diamonds which are artificially inflated. And while it sounds really fancy, meteorite rings are really cheap! 1/50th the price of diamonds. My wedding jewellery is also hand crafted from scrap metal and recycled silver, as I really didn’t want to spend a lot on my jewellery. It was designed by Esfir Jewels and I absolutely love them!”

She added, “Our wedding is just another example of how we wanted to ‘not’ harm the environment while we were taking this really big step in our lives. It was about staying true to our principles and practice what we believe in. This is who we are and how we live!”

And to top it off, both parties split the costs and there was no dowry in the equation.

This couple got married with just 35 people in attendance and bought a car with their wedding fund

Practical romantics for the win!
Practical romantics for the win!

Food writer and voiceover artist, Aneela Sheikh Bhatti chose to take the path less travelled and had a super intimate ceremony for her wedding.

“Whenever I tell my wedding story to people, especially in Karachi, I am usually met with a few raised eyebrows and judgmental stares. My wedding was very different from the vast majority of matrimonial festivities that take place in Pakistan. For starters, it wasn’t a week of celebrations. I mean, if it’s considered a cultural norm here to have three events just for an engagement, then what we did was not normal,” explained Aneela.

“One day, we were sitting in my house, my then-boyfriend and now-husband, took my hand, dragged me to my mum’s room and told her, ‘Aunty I want to marry your daughter’and that was basically our engagement. A few months later, we called about 35 people to my house, just the closest family and friends. I signed papers in one room and he did the same in another. After it was over we sat together while people helped themselves to light refreshments of tea, fries, sandwiches, the very basics. I bought my outfit ready made the night before.”

“We were 23 with hardly any money in our pockets and did not want to start married life with a ton of debt looming over our heads. As cliché as it sounds and with the spirit of Valentine’s Day around the corner, I need to say that although a lot people look to turn their wedding day(s) into this fairy tale, a dream of a perfect day; for me, the fairy tale was always in the happily ever after.”

She added, “As a wedding present, my friend’s mother had my make-up and hair done at her parlour, so I really lucked out and I happened to look stunning on the day. We didn’t even have a professional photographer so all the pictures from my wedding day are pretty much off people’s phones.

“With the money we saved from the wedding, we got a secondhand Alto which I affectionately refer to as Betsy and is the very same car I drive everywhere to date, four years and a super cute baby later! As a wedding present our friends and family pitched in and we went on an amazing honeymoon to Thailand. Both these things were worth far more to us than feeding 400+ people, most of whom would’ve spent the evening whispering to each other about how they thought I was getting married because I was pregnant. Sure, we upset a few people by not inviting them to our small event, but we still look back and are so thankful we stuck to our guns and did OUR wedding OUR way. “

Aneela continued, “We were 23 with hardly any money in our pockets and did not want to start married life with a ton of debt looming over our heads. As cliché as it sounds and with the spirit of Valentine’s Day around the corner, I need to say that although a lot people look to turn their wedding day(s) into this fairy tale, a dream of a perfect day; for me, the fairy tale was always in the happily ever after.”

This bride wore her pre-worn sari to her wedding, and the groom wore jeans

Sana and Wilhelm have been married for seven years now.
Sana and Wilhelm have been married for seven years now.

Talk about being comfortable at your wedding. Sana Nizamani Nilsson and Vilhelm, who wed in Sweden on 12th March 2012 wanted an “event to celebrate love, friendship and mutual respect for who we are. I wanted the focus on us as people and less on the material things.”

After taking an exhausting look at the wedding planning, the couple decided to go the simple route.

“We wanted to keep it simple. Firstly, every time we thought of having to book venues, decide the menu, plan the guest list, etc, we got very overwhelmed. It simply took energy and focus away from each other and into this idea of how a wedding day is supposed to be,” Sana said.

“Desi weddings are beautiful, bright, big and fun. However, they, much like all weddings in general, can very easily become about the list of guests who must be invited and less about the couple.”

“Also, as I am a very private person, I felt uncomfortable having a large gathering on such a special day as we were going to read our vows to each other. Thus, quite early on we realised how we wanted it to be small and intimate. Plus, we wanted to pay for everything ourselves even though both our families generously offered to contribute so a small wedding made it possible to keep it classy within our budget.”

When it came to clothes, nothing seemed to be the right fit. “I couldn’t see the point in paying a lot of money for a dress I’d wear once. A few years earlier, my mother had gifted me a sari which I loved. I had worn it to a friend’s wedding and had brought it with me when I moved to Sweden. It was simple, red, and it had a history that felt special. Wearing that sari was a way to have my mother at the wedding and I’m so happy I made that decision.” She paired it with the only pair of heels she had – bought six years prior.

Sana decided to improvise and made her necklace into a teeka!
Sana decided to improvise and made her necklace into a teeka!

“All my life, I had seen bride wearing teekas. It was hard to imagine becoming a bride and not have one. Years ago, my parents had gifted me a beautiful and simple gold set of which I always wore the necklace. On the day of the wedding, I casually placed the necklace on my head and realised it doubled perfectly as a teeka,” she added.

Speaking of her husband’s choice to wear jeans, Sana said that that’s just him. “Enduring, simple, comfortable and yet, handsome. My husband is a giver, but he rarely treats himself. As he is a great admirer of country living, I was so happy to see him going to a genuine cowboy shop in Stockholm and getting himself clothes down to the leather boots. I slipped an Ajrak around his neck to celebrate the Sindhi in me on our big day.”

The total number of people at the event was less than 20 which included her husband’s family and their closest friends. Unfortunately Sana’s parent’s weren’t able to attend the ceremony due to visa delays. “My side of the family could only be there on Skype and in our hearts.”

“Within minutes, we were all a room filled with happy tears and crackling voices. This sense of raw emotion and the freedom to express it had been made possible by having only a tight knit of people. Seven years and two children later we still cherish the memory of the wedding day and feel thankful for the decisions we made to keep it simple. The sari, the teeka necklace and my husband’s Ajrak made helped create symbolism. There was a lot of thoughtfulness that day.”

This couple had a court marriage and distributed food at an Edhi Centre for their valima

The bride and groom on their wedding day.
The bride and groom on their wedding day.

On 19th May 2018, Saadia Subhan got married for the second time wearing a simple blue kurti with a dupatta, no extravagance.

“It’s my second marriage after being single and fighting depression for years, so my parents were hesitant and very careful about it,” she said. “On the other hand, it was his (now-husband Subhan Aslam) first marriage and he, being the only son of his parents, also faced many questions.”

However, once the families met, there was no going back.

“We had our arrangement at a lawyer’s chamber in Islamabad and our parents were well aware and willing for our marriage. We, along with our parents reached court, had our nikah and registration done within an hour’s time,” said Saadia.

“I wore a simple blue kurti and dupatta to match his blue formal shirt,” she added.

“Besides not wasting any money to please people who’ll criticise no matter what, it was done to remove stigmas attached to the matrimonial process in our society. You don’t have to take heavy loans to meet a set standard just to feel accepted in society”.

Their reason for the basic wedding was simple. “Besides not wasting any money to please people who’ll criticise no matter what, it was done to remove stigmas attached to the matrimonial process in our society. We are not against those who love extravagant weddings, but our choice of a simple wedding was to spread a message that marriages can be done in an easy way too. You don’t have to take heavy loans to meet a set standard just to feel accepted in society.”

“Our families firmly supported us in standing against social norms of not marrying a divorced woman, accepting/demanding heavy dowry and taking loans for day long celebrations because of “log kia kahein gay” Our parents proudly stood beside us and respected our choice of simple marriage.

The couple driving off to their honeymoon after their nikah
The couple driving off to their honeymoon after their nikah

The funniest bit was the reaction of friends and relatives. “They thought it was a prank. Our wedding announcement was a Facebook post with a picture taken an hour after nikah, both in t-shirts and nobody could tell that we’d really gotten married.”

After the nikah, Saadia and Subhan dropped their parents’ home and drove off to Nathia Gali for a one-night honeymoon and returned Sunday night, to resume work the following morning. Upon their return they distributed food at an Edhi centre for their valima.

“We are both humanitarians and there was no better way of celebrating valima other than distributing food among those who really deserve.”

The total cost of the event, including the nikah and valima food came to a roundabout figure of Rs 15,000.

This bride wore her mom’s shaadi outfit on her wedding

Photo (R) by Usman Jamshed Studio
Photo (R) by Usman Jamshed Studio

Journalist Annam Lodhi always knew that when she got married, she wanted to wear her mother’s shocking pink shaadi dress.

“Her shaadi outfit was hot pink and the valima jora was this mehndi green dress, with a jamavar gharara and organza dupatta. I’d always thought I’ll wear her green dress on my mehndi and the pink one on my shaadi. Strangely, my mom was always against it. Her reasons being, “one should only wear new clothes on their wedding” but I couldn’t resist, she had preserved her clothes with the utmost care! She’d worn them just on her wedding day and never again and also still has her bangles, shoes and other accessories from the wedding, even hair pins,” shared Lodhi.

The bride and the groom on their big day
The bride and the groom on their big day

Fast forward to 2019, it was time for Annam’s nikah: “The idea behind me actually using her dress was my attachment to all things vintage and old. My mom told us numerous stories about her wedding day, how her hair was a mess and the nose pin wasn’t right and how hard it was for her to walk in a shahrara for the first time. She was only 17 when she got married, she tells us about her feelings about how she was confused yet happy and what not. I just wanted to be able to tell her story by just wearing her dress.

“Even though I was very emotional about the dress, in the process I realised it helped with the finances too. With the current market, wedding dresses burn a hole in your wallet.”

The hot pink shahrara and dupatta have identical work, various handwork techniques have been used, not a sign of machine work and best of all, the work hasn’t gone black even after 30 years! The dupatta is just 2.5 meters long. The shirt was plain pink, which I got changed because I wanted it to look heavier and I added an extra dupatta. Even then, everything felt so lightweight because there were no blingy stones on it, it didn’t constrain my movement in any way.”

The hot pink sharara!
The hot pink sharara!

She got a shirt made from Liberty Market for Rs 20,000 to go with the outfit and the whole look came up to under Rs1 lakh including shoes, jewellery and makeup!

And there’s another cool thing about going vintage; Lodhi adds, “Even though I was very emotional about the dress, in the process I realised it helped with the finances too. With the current market, wedding dresses burn a hole in your wallet. It is great to repurpose old dresses and enjoy your day guilt free!”

This bride sang at her wedding to enjoy her day to the fullest

A picture of the happy couple
A picture of the happy couple

Kaghaz’s vocalist Amna Nizami caught everyone’s attention when she auditioned for Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 3. She’d taken a flight right after her wedding to Shamayale Khattak and qualified to the next round with henna still unfaded. Turns out this wasn’t her first performance post-wedding. She decided to have a concert on her big day as well!

“We wanted to make our wedding our own,” said Amna. “It’s our big day, why should we be the ones sitting idle and waiting for it all to be over? I should enjoy my own wedding and do what makes me feel alive and happy. We didn’t have any MehndiMayun or rasmay. Our main event was a small barat with a nikah so we decided to have a simple event to accompany it and I decided to perform. I’m a musician, that’s what I do.”

Amna got a few of her fellow musicians on stage and performed for her family.

“It’s our big day, why should we be the ones sitting idle and waiting for it all to be over? My parents knew that I’d be performing and they were okay with it. Yes, the guests were surprised because brides don’t do that but that’s who I am.”

“My parents knew that I’d be performing and they were okay with it. Yes, the guests were surprised because brides don’t do that but I had played at other close friends’ weddings before with other musician friends and I felt it would be more personal if I do it on mine because that’s who I am.”

“We started with two cover songs which I sang. At the end two very close friends played the rubab and guitar. I played darbuka and people came up on dance floor to dance to the music and that was a win for me.”

She added, “Also, this was the first time a lot of my family heard me sing. They were pretty impressed!”

This bride doesn't care for naysayers.
This bride doesn’t care for naysayers.

Amna put on a show but groom Shamayale had his own fair share of surprises. The groom revealed that the barat made an entry to the theme music of wrestling stars DX. Coming from a theatre background, Shamayale got his troupe together and put on dances for the crowd.

“It was like larki waley vs larkey waley but we were more involved in them than anyone else.”

Brides and grooms having a wedding with their own quirks and enjoying it their way, that’s a yes from us!

This couple got married on their balcony within a budget of Rs20,000

Rizwan in his dark blue kurta, minus his wife.
Rizwan in his dark blue kurta, minus his wife.

Rizwan and his wife, Palwasha Minhas celebrated their wedding with the least amount of fuss. In the midst of all the wedding madness last winter, Rizwan tweeted the details of their event, all within Rs20,000.

“Guys shaadi season hai so here’s my wedding story in a thread so you guys know that having apni marzi ki shaadi (a wedding of your choice) is possible,” he wrote.

The couple, who reside in Lahore and are wedding photographers by profession, had a maximum budget of Rs20,000. “My guest list had 25 names: friends and parents. The venue was my terrace. The menu was chicken tikka, seekh kabab, pathoray chanay, halwa, strawberries.”

“A friend lent his cooks, I bought the chicken and masalay from the money and helped prepare the food. My wife cooked khattay aloo as the starter. I forgot dessert so a friend brought strawberries and ice cream. He also brought tables for the food.”

“My guest list had 25 names: friends and parents. The venue was my terrace. The menu was chicken tikka, seekh kabab, pathoray chanay, halwa, strawberries.”

Decor was kept to a minimum. “My dad bought fairy lights and put them up on the terrace. I borrowed 25 chairs from the neighborhood election committee.

“My wife and I wore plain blue shalwar kameez,” he said, courtesy of his mother and sister who bought it as a gift for the duo. “We all ate and talked till midnight when WAPDA cut off the lights. The whole shaadi then moved to restaurant The Manji Munch, DHA and then bas. Khush! Done!”

He concluded by saying, “Sukoon karo. Do whatever you want of course and whatever you can afford. But HAVE FUN. Be happy. Big or small, all weddings should just be HAPPY. Khush raho sab. Bye.”

Emilia Clarke And “Game Of Thrones”

Emilia Clarke Has A Theory Of What Happened To Dragon After “Game Of Thrones”

The mother of dragons once will always be the mother of dragons. Emilia Clarke reveals her theories about what happened to Drogon and Daenerys after the end of “Game of Thrones”.

In the year since the last episode of “Game of Thrones” aired, fans are still struggling to solve an important ending question: Where did Drogon take Daenerys’s body? They can finally get the answer in the new book “Fire Cannot Kill the Dragon: Game of Thrones” and the unknown official story of the epic series, because Emilia Clarke flies away to Drogon There is a theory for what happened later. Last time from Westeros. Reasonable warning: It’s more sad than other characters.

In the season 8 finale, after Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) killed Danny in the smoking ruins of the King’s Landing, his last remaining dragon melted on the Iron Throne, and then The body was held in the claws and flew too far. Stay away from where you are. death. According to TVLine reports, Clark told writer James Hibbard that he didn’t think it would fly to Essos or ancient Valeria as some fans thought, but it is still flying today. He said: “I think he has been flying until his body disintegrates.” “Literally, I think he has been flying until he can’t fly. He has been sad.”

Emilia Clarke Has A Theory Of What Happened To Drogon After "Game Of Thrones"
Emilia Clarke Has A Theory Of What Happened To Drogon After “Game Of Thrones”

She further said:

Although the screenwriter of the show did not comment on Clark’s theory, it coincided with what the fans learned in the finale, when the new master Sam (John Bradley) told the Broken King Bran (Isaac Hampstead Wright) Dragon was “the last time he appeared, and he was” flying east. “Then Master Quinn Brown (Jerome Flynn) replied: “The more the last dragon left by Westeros, the better.”

Clark’s theory of Dragon fits her role well, especially considering Danny’s controversial legacy in the show. In May 2019, the actress told The New Yorker that she did not want Daenerys to be hailed as the “crazy queen” and explained her complicated relationship with the character’s fate. Clark said at the time: “Daenerys has been on this road to salvation. She is sitting on top of a very safe mountain,” she added, adding that she had never seen this latest change from fans. Get there. “I don’t like being called a crazy queen.”

Clark’s own memory of Danny will always remain particularly positive. The actor explained that after they suffered two brain aneurysms in 2011, the character helped save his life. When you suffer a brain trauma, it can make you very nervous. “When walking in her shoes, I spend a lot of time every season, because it is really life and death. I felt so strong that she saved me. I can only see her. “

Emilia Clarke Has A Theory Of What Happened To Drogon After "Game Of Thrones"
Emilia Clarke Has A Theory Of What Happened To Drogon After “Game Of Thrones”

Like Drogon, Clark will always love Danny. He told Entertainment Weekly in May 2019: “This is a lovely and touching ending. Anyway, I am with Daenerys. I am with it! I can’t.”

BODY TEMPERATURE: WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL?

Get to know more about body temperature. Recent analysis of temperature trends shows that since the 19th century, the average temperature of the human body has dropped due to physiological changes. The authors of the new study also highlighted possible reasons for these changes.

New research shows that normal body temperature has dropped over time.

For example, most people only consider body temperature when they are worried about the possibility of fever, infection, or cold.

But body temperature can indicate and be affected by many other factors; lifestyle, age, and ambient temperature will affect how our body dissipates heat.

Body temperature is also a sign of healthy metabolism. Specifically, the authors of this new study explained that body temperature indicates the rate of metabolism, some of which are related to longevity and body size.

BODY TEMPERATURE: WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL?
BODY TEMPERATURE: WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL?

So what is the normal body temperature? In 1851, a German doctor named Karl Reinhold August Wunderlich (Karl Reinhold August Wunderlich) investigated 25,000 people in a city and confirmed that 37°C is a human body The standard temperature.

However, recent investigations and analyses show that the average bodytemperature is now low.

For example, a study of more than 35,000 people in the UK and nearly 250,000 body temperature measurements found that the average oral temperature was 36.6°C. Could this difference be the result of changes in measurement tools? Or do the new results reflect longer life expectancy and better overall health?

Miroslava Protsev and colleagues from the Department of Infectious Diseases and Geographical Medicine at Stanford University in California conducted an investigation.

The research team believes that “the observed temperature difference between the nineteenth century and the present is real. Over time, its changes provide important physiological clues to the changes in human health and lifespan since the industrial revolution.”

His article was published in eLife magazine.

Study the historical trend of bodytemperature

To test their hypothesis, the researchers analyzed information from three data sets:

The first data includes data obtained from veterans of the EFF Civil War in 1862-1930.

body temperature: what is the new normal?
body temperature: what is the new normal?

The second group is from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted between 1971 and 1975.

It is the third data set of the Stanford Research Comprehensive Database Environment, which contains data on people who received healthcare through Stanford between 2007 and 2017.

All in all, the scientists obtained 677,423 temperature measurements, which were combined to form a pattern over time.

The New Normal Body Temperature Is Lower

Some of the researchers’ findings include:

Today, men’s body temperature is on average 0.59°C lower than that of men born in the early 19th century.

Similarly, from the 1890s to the present, women’s bodytemperature has dropped by 0.32°C.

Overall, the analysis found an average temperature drop of 0.03°C per decade.

To verify whether this decline was caused by advances in thermometer technology, Protsiv and his team analyzed the changes in the data set and assumed that doctors in each historical period usually used the same type of thermometer.

BODY TEMPERATURE: WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL?
BODY TEMPERATURE: WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL?

The analysis results in the data set reflect changes in the collected data. The lead author of the study, Dr. Julie Parsonet, professor of medicine, research and health policy, said: “Our temperature is not what people think.

“What everyone learned when growing up is that our normal temperature is [37 degrees], which is wrong.”

Dr. Julie Parsonet

However, due to gender, time of day and age can change bodytemperature, researchers do not recommend updating the standard for all adults in the United States.

What caused our temperature to drop?

So why does the average bodytemperature change? Dr. Parsonnet said: “Physiologically, we are very different from the past.”

“The environment in which we live has changed, including the temperature of our houses, our contact with microorganisms and the food we can obtain.”

“All of this means that although we think that humans are moniform and are similar throughout human evolution, we are not the same. In fact, we are physiologically changing.”

In addition, Dr. Parsonet believes that over time, the average metabolic rate (indicating how much energy our body consumes) has fallen. This decrease may be due to decreased inflammation.

He said: “Inflammation produces various proteins and cytokines, which speed up metabolism and increase temperature.”

Finally, air conditioning and heating lead to a more constant indoor temperature, so there is no need to consume energy to maintain the same bodytemperature.

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