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In Conversation with Asim Azhar

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Asim Azhar is the son of famous Pakistani pianist Azhar Hussain. He made his debut in 2013 after he covered Ed Sheeran’s song ‘A-Team’ and quickly rose to stardom. 

We talked to him about his latest song ‘Jo Tu Na Mila’ as it crossed 10 million views and is set to release in India.

Asim Azhar is referred to as “Pakistans Beiber”

We heard you song is releasing in India? Tell us about that? 

It has been a really great experience of having the song release in India and Pakistan simultaneously. I have always released my music independently in Pakistan and Universal music India through their platform VYRL Originals is really helping and they have supported original music of artists. I believe this is the beginning of many more to come. 

How hard was it for you to put your feelings into words and sing them out loud?

It is always hard to put your feeling into words but this time as I composed the melody of the song and that is the first thing I usually do when I write a song so it just flowed naturally. The lyricist Kunaal Verma who worked on the song with me, he penned sown the words beautifully and understood the melody and where it came from within me as an artist. He really jelled it well together when we discussed the idea and took his time coming up with words when we started doing it. So it all came out nicely in the end. 

Is this song the most personal piece you’ve ever written, if so how close to your heart is it?

I will be honest! I won’t say this is the most personal piece that I have written  but it definitely is close to my heart. This is the most amount of time I have spent on a song altogether. I had been working on the song for 6 months from scratch to finish. Spending so much time with it definitely has made it special plus all the love I have been getting for it just makes it much more exceptional. 

Over time, how do you think you’ve grown as an artist/singer?

I feel like with time I have grown as a human being also along with an artist and a singer. Growing as a human being is the most important way to go, because if I don’t do that then I won’t be able to grow as an artist. With that aspect, my audience is growing as well. I feel like it all comes down to your listening, whatever listening you have and evolve overtime has a huge impact on what you become as an artist. I don’t know if I have grown as an artist/singer but I definitely have tried and hoping that I will keep growing with time.      

Did you have fun shooting the music video? Was it based on real memories?

We had an amazing team, Yasir Jaswal the director, Iqra Aziz, the stylist Ehtesham Ansari and even my friends who accompanied me to the set made it very fun. I think we all made the video fun for each other actually and it wasn’t based on real memories. It was based on what we all go through and something that could be easily related to. That is why maybe people love it as they can relate to it. 

Do you think that writing songs helps a person move on, because it is an expression of some form that lets out one’s feelings?

There are a lot of things that one can do to move on from a person, something in life or any turn. Having the skill or ability to write songs really does help as it takes the weight away from the soul. People who have this skill I believe are blessed as they can bring their feeling out through art rather than bottling them up inside. 

What’s next for you musically? What do you want to do next and how different will it be from your previous work?

At this point I am really focusing on making good content basically. I am not trying to take anything too seriously to the point where it gets serious more than it needs to be. So I am just trying to keep it very balances and to go with the same nature and strategy with which I make music. I am taking one thing at a time and I always hope that my current work is different from the previous one. Only time can tell that as there are points you learn as you go. I am focused on making music at this point and then see how my team at Universal India can bring it out next. 

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This Fun-packed Actor’s YouTube Channel will Give you Endless laughs!

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Gone are the days when celebrities were hard to reach out to, with their personal lives being a mystery for their fans. With the onset of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, audiences can now feel more connected to their favorite stars.

Recently, Pakistani celebs are turning to YouTube, branching out beyond their traditional jobs and exploring their craft in a new space. So if you want to get a closer look at their lives, find out about their hobbies, or hear them talk about their favorite things; you can catch them on their YouTube channels. Interesting, isn’t it?

Currently featured in the fan-favorite “Alif”, the rising young star Yashma Gill is a powerhouse of talent. The very bubbly and cute actress has also recently launched her own YouTube channel. Her channel showcases videos – from personal adventures and experiences to experiments, fan moments, and her everyday anecdotes.

Her journey of vlogging is exciting enough to hook you up on her YouTube channel for hours. Her captivating personality and her natural flair for casual talk instantly grabs the audience’s attention.

Here are all the funniest moments from Yashma Gill Vlog to get your inner kid some carefree laughs!

When Yashma Gill becomes Friends with 75 Snakes:

The Vlog where she can be seen holding snakes in Biryani boxes, half puzzled and half appalled when Azlan Shah puts that snake on her palm. We couldn’t stop laughing at her cute expressions. The content of vlog is so different from the usual content on other celebrities’ Vlog.

When Yashma accepted the Challenge of “Do What They Can’t Do”

Her entertaining Vlog where she roamed around the streets of Lahore sipping local lemonade from street stalls and visited Lahore Zoological garden to take pictures with the elephant.  The climax of the vlog was when she came to know that Suzzi Elephant has died. Did she fulfill the challenge or not? Watch out her vlog to find out more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGZCHEeFqFo

When Yashma Gill tried making Gol Roti

So this Vlog is all about her gol roti struggles when her domestic help was on leave. Was she able to make Gol roti for herself or she had to order food in the end? Watch out her gol roti struggles!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGWdXzV04yk

When Yashma Gill visited Bakra Mandi

This vlog was all about her visit to Bakra Mandi in a black abaya and veil and asking random questions to the vendors. Her energy is unmatchable when it comes to this vlog, from buying cotton candies to bargaining, the Vlog will get you hooked to her channel. Don’t believe? Here is the link to full-time entertainment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dMxeUmiheQ

When Yashma Gill tried stitching her Eid Dress

So by now, you must have realized that this girl is unpredictable and you can expect anything from her. In her quest to do things in an unusual way, she learned from her tailor how to stitch a dress! Do watch to see her on-spot comments and real efforts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXDtoJJA6NQ

So the list doesn’t end here, and I bet that once you start following her YouTube channel, you will not want to do anything else but watch her vlogs. If you haven’t subscribed to her channel, go and subscribe to find out what next challenge she is going to accept next!

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TEDxLahoreWomen Pulls Off Another Brilliantly Mind Striking Event!

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LAHORE, December 8, 2019: TEDxLahore celebrated its 10th year with yet another series of compelling talks at its TEDxLahoreWomen event held at the British Council Library.

Speakers included Dr. Aneela Darbar, the first US trained female neurosurgeon of Pakistan; Soufia Siddiqui, an education research and strategy advisor; Amna Zamir, an Additional Districts and Sessions Judge in Gilgit Baltistan; Maheen Rahman, an investment banker with an impressive portfolio; Maheen Gul, founder of the Lahore Autism Centre; Fareeda Batool, an independent artist who explores Pakistan’s political upheavals and tumultuous history; and Masuma Anwar, a pediatric doctor and musician. Lakeer ke Fakeer, a husband-wife duo of “singing poets”, also performed at the event.

These “Bold + Brilliant” women shared their profound insights and exciting stories about a remarkable number of issues, ranging from the education of boys in the public sector to the careful mapping of the brain before neurosurgery. The audience comprised over 350 individuals, including young entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, lawyers, and students. Audience members also received a chance to interact with speakers during networking breaks.

“TEDxLahoreWomen brought some powerful women together this year,” said Areej Mehdi, the event’s co-curator. “These women have advocated and opened doors for other women, and changed lives with their groundbreaking work and ideas. We’re excited to share their talks today.” said Irteza Ubaid, TEDx Ambassador – Pakistan. The event was presented in partnership with British Council, Nestle Everyday Lite, MINT PR, Uber, Daftarkhwan, FM 91 and Poet Restaurant.

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TEDxLahoreWomen Pulls Off Another Brilliantly Mind Striking Event!

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TEDxLahore celebrated its 10th year with yet another series of compelling talks at its TEDxLahoreWomen event held at the British Council Library.

Speakers included Dr. Aneela Darbar, the first US trained female neurosurgeon of Pakistan; Soufia Siddiqui, an education research and strategy advisor; Amna Zamir, an Additional Districts and Sessions Judge in Gilgit Baltistan; Maheen Rahman, an investment banker with an impressive portfolio; Maheen Gul, founder of the Lahore Autism Centre; Fareeda Batool, an independent artist who explores Pakistan’s political upheavals and tumultuous history; and Masuma Anwar, a pediatric doctor and musician. Lakeer ke Fakeer, a husband-wife duo of “singing poets”, also performed at the event.

 

These “Bold + Brilliant” women shared their profound insights and exciting stories about a remarkable number of issues, ranging from the education of boys in the public sector to the careful mapping of the brain before neurosurgery. The audience comprised over 350 individuals, including young entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, lawyers, and students. Audience members also received a chance to interact with speakers during networking breaks.

“TEDxLahoreWomen brought some powerful women together this year,” said Areej Mehdi, the event’s co-curator. “These women have advocated and opened doors for other women, and changed lives with their groundbreaking work and ideas. We’re excited to share their talks today.” said Irteza Ubaid, TEDx Ambassador – Pakistan.

The event was presented in partnership with British Council, Nestle Everyday Lite, MINT PR, Uber, Daftarkhwan, FM 91 and Poet Restaurant.

 

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