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Bayaan is all Set to Release its First Official Album



This progressive rock band from Lahore is a complete talent house in itself. Each member of the band is an expert in his respective field. After winning Pepsi Battle of the Bands in 2018, this bunch is all set to release its first official album and we cannot wait to dance on the majestic rhythm while murmuring our favorite lines from our favorite tracks.

Read below to know more about this album.

What does “Bayaan” signify?

Bayaan simply means to express your thoughts and words. The thoughts you express can be as simple as basic human emotions and experiences. That’s what Bayaan particularly aims to do with its lyrical content.

What is your album about, what is the genre?

The album is about life, or perhaps death, and the journey in between. It is about the often overlooked emotions that you experience in ordinary moments. The album is not based on any specific genres, but rather lyrical themes and their supporting instrumental arrangements.


What’s the inspiration behind it?

Any album is a snapshot of where we are in our lives as individuals and as a collective. This album signifies the struggles, challenges, heartbreaks, victories and triumphs of the last two years.


The name of your new album?



Your favorite song from the album?


Each song has been crafted with close attention to minor details and emotions. Each song holds a separate special place in our hearts. The answer to this also varies for each band member.


What do you do when there is any conflicting argument in the group?

As a collective, we operate on a strict democratic principle. Since there’s five of us in the band, there never is a stalemate. Conflicting ideas/thoughts are inevitable when you’re working as a team. It is how you learn to embrace each other’s opinions with a listening heart and mind.

What is the craziest thing that ever happened during any tour?


Each performance is a crazy experience of its own. We’re gladly reaching the point where a good chunk of the audience knows the lyrics to our songs and sings along to them. It is a feeling unparalleled to anything else.

Who or what band has been your inspiration throughout this journey?

We all have our distinct inspirations and preferences in terms of music. Four of the band members are largely influenced by western artists and bands, whereas Asfar is mainly inspired by some notable Eastern names. In terms of the album theme, the inspiration is our collective or individual human experiences.


How do you compare group effort to performing single on stage?

Performing as a band entails a certain level of musical chemistry between the members along with hours of rehearsal of course. The collective energy shared on stage is far greater than a solo performer.

If you didn’t have a band, what would have been your career choice?

We’re all juggling day jobs with our music, so that would’ve been in focus if it wasn’t the band.

Are you spiritually connected to music or was it just a plain hobby?

To create something meaningful and honest, being connected to oneself is a prerequisite. We believe that hobbies are also things that you are mentally and emotionally attached to. So the line between hobby and passion is a blurred one.

Who do you think is your biggest competitor right now in the industry as a band?

Music/art is not a competition. Even if it is looked that way, it shouldn’t be. Artists put their vulnerabilities out when they create something and that should not be turned into a competition. Artists and musicians should come together, support each other and strengthen this already feeble community. We are glad that this community has gotten stronger over the last couple of years and we surely hope that it continues this trend.

What kind of audience is this album going to cater?

People who have supported Bayaan over the last 5 years – we hope they are going to connect with it. Apart from that, we have experimented with new sounds that will, hopefully, appeal to varied audiences.

What are you expecting from your new album in terms of response from the audience?

We just hope that people connect with the songs like they have had previously and be inspired to get over their fears.

Do you think it is going to be even better and more popular than what you performed at BOB?

One certainly hopes to keep on improving and getting better

Are there any special plans to showcase this new album?

Yes, there are a couple of plans. One is that we are going to officially announce album details and launch it on 2nd February at the illustrious Lahore Music Meet 2020. Second is that we are going not only for a digital release but also for a physical release. The primary reason for doing that is to bring back that deep connection between the music / artist and the listener that has been lost in this digital age. Technology has a lot of benefits and we strongly support all of them but at the same time, there are some pitfalls as well. Art, whether it be a painting, a book, movie or music, can only be fully appreciated if the connection is developed with proper focus and attention. Through this physical release, which is more than just songs, we aim to strengthen that connection.

Also, supporting albums is the strongest support an artist can get from their listeners – that has been lost over the years. With so many amazing bands and artists coming up with their albums this year, it is important that we start bringing this support back.

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Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability



An awareness seminar to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was conducted at the Governor house Punjab, with joint collaboration of Arthritis Care Foundation and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here in Lahore on Sunday 21 November.

The seminar was chaired by the honorable Governor of Punjab Chaudry Muhammad Sarwar, with awareness sessions conducted by chairperson Arthritis Care Foundation, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmed, Co-chairperson Prof. Sumaira Farman Raja, and Co-chairperson and General Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, and Dr. Saira E. A. Khan.

According to research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease.  If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. State of the art department of Rheumatology with international standards and equipment has been initiated at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, served by highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services for deserving patients with the support of the Arthritis Care Foundation.


The seminar highlighted the role of Vitamin D, diet, and exercise for healthy bones and joints, arthritis in children, young and elderly, and the common causes of back pain.

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Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day



This Children’s Day, Peng Salon & Spa, one of the leading hair & skin clinics in Karachi came up with a thoughtful initiative for children suffering from cancer. They invited these young cancer warriors from Indus Hospital for a Spa Day at the salon to mark Children’s Day celebrations. The children were treated with professional salon & spa services for a relaxing & refreshing experience.



Kaneez Fiza & Nafisa Dawood, Incharge at the Psychosocial department at Indus Hospital, who accompanied the children stated that the children were happy and it was an amazing experience for the children as well as their team at the Peng Salon. According to Kaneez, it was the first time for the children that they had visited a salon and they loved every bit of it and were overjoyed with the experience.

These children, fighting their battle against Cancer, are dreamers – full of innocence, hope and happiness. These little angels enjoyed the services of their choice at the salon and they were all smiles with the kind of pampering they were provided with. Services such as Haircut, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, makeup etc. were provided that made their day extra special.


After going through months of grueling treatment, giving these brave warriors such a day was a thoughtful initiative by Peng Salon. Arranging a Spa Day on Children’s Day for these young children to give them moments of joy and happiness was a wonderful idea by the team. Their aim to make these children feel valued, loved and special while helping them make cherishing memories.

Children were overwhelmed with the services they were provided and were all smiles as they left for the hospital again. Thumbs up to Peng Salon for initiating such a thoughtful activity to celebrate Children’s Day!

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5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq



Canadian Pakistani CEO and motivational speaker Muneeb Mushtaq has given us many insightful and empowering thoughts over the years on the basis of his experiences as a young and dynamic businessman. The tech tycoon has been the founder of three tech business ventures and has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. And, he has given back his learning and knowledge by motivating, educating, and mentoring people to be successful in life.

Here are some motivational thoughts by the Forbes awarded entrepreneur Muneeb Mushtaq to get you motivated and beat the Monday blues:


  1. Get rid of the useless and negative clutter in your life


Muneeb Mushtaq suggests that it is important to subtract some of the unnecessary things from life to realise how insignificant they are. He advises us to get away from the insignificant and negative clutter in order to see an immediate positive impact. Worrying about what others think of us, trying to please everyone are some of the unimportant things we need to remove as soon as possible. According to him “When you remove what’s negative, it’ll add more space for what’s POSITIVE”!


  1. Don’t wait, just take the first step


The successful entrepreneur recommends us not to wait for other people or for the perfect moment to do what you have always wanted to do. There will never be a perfect time, situation or circumstances that would make you start working on your dreams. He advises us to just take the first step and get started.


  1. Failure is the opportunity to start over again, more wisely


The dynamic businessman is also of the view that failure provides an invaluable experience that makes it more likely to get success the next time around. He explains: “Till the time you don’t give up, the failures are just learning experiences, helping you to eventually succeed.”


  1. Respect the competition


Muneeb Mushtaq also shares this motivational thought that competition should be embraced and should be used as a driving force to push you further rather than fearing it. Competition is also a validation that there is a massive market and opportunity in the space to grow further.


  1. Change is important

Another motivating thought from Muneeb Mushtaq is that if you want change in life, then you should also be willing to change. He says, “If you are not willing to change, don’t expect your life to either”.

Follow Muneeb Mushtaq on Instagram @MuneebMushtaq for regular motivational posts.


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