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Kashmir’s Latest Track “Dhoop” is a Heartwarming New Melody 



Kashmir – The Band won our hearts in 2017 when they claimed a triumphed win in Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 2. The band consists of Bilal Ali on the vocals, Vais Khan as the lead guitarist, Usman Siddiqui as the bass guitarist, Shane J. Anthoney on the drums, Zair Zaki as the rhythm guitarist, and Ali Raza on the piano.

With their new album named Khwaab, Kashmir has been winning our hearts once again, giving a variety of different and soul touching songs that all have unique essence to it. The first song they recorded after winning Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 2 was “Dhoop” but having been a very soul searching song; the band did not find the right time to release it, until now.

Kashmir has released its last song and final song “Dhoop” in their Album Khwaab, and we have been listening to it on the loop.

Most songs begin with an appreciation for the lyrics, but here we are forced to talk about the video of the music first because we are captivated by the strong screen appearance this song holds. The cinematic representation is way too good, and it characterizes the song perfectly.

Directed by Umar Anwar, Dhoop’s video goes well with the lyrics of the song, which adds the much-needed effect in the whole music video.

The smoke effect is going through various scenes kind of shows the journey of a man through highs and lows. The video does not have too much going on, so it’s undoubtedly much appealing to be able to focus on the concept that is being shown in the video.

Each word in the lyrics holds depth, and it sums up the entire song as a very soul searching song, perfect for your long road journeys.


“Dhoop mein khara bikhar raha tha main,

Baadlon ne bhi saaya na dia.”

These words will echo in your ears and revolve in your mind because these simple words hold a lot of weight with context to the meaning. Aren’t we all standing in the sun, unable to find any shade to help us cope through the hardships of life? Such outstanding work on the lyrics of this song.

While the lyrics of the song are way too heavenly, Bilal Ali’s heavenly voice creates such a dramatic environment for the whole song that it immediately takes you to a different world where there you can find your lost self.

Produced by Shahi Hassan, Dhoop has hit all the chords in the right places. If we were to describe this song in three words, it would be surreal, heavenly, and mesmerizing.  One of the significant elements of this song is the association of the lyrics to the video, making it work like a charm and turning it into yet another masterpiece by Kashmir.

Dhoop tends to make you feel, absorb, and ponder as it takes you to another dimension of the world.

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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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