What Mahira Khan Wore: Casio Watch

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I have been eyeing this retro gold Casio watch for awhile now but I have never seen people pull it off well. However, I loved the watch on Mahira Khan on the January 18th episode of Tuc the Lighter Side of Life. Firstly, I liked the black detail around the dial. Secondly, the watch went well with the gold bangles she had on. Lastly, the gold watch stood out well with the red suit Mahira wore.

The watch is for $102.31 Canadian dollars and is unisex. I am so tempted to buy it! You can click here for more details on the watch.

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What Mahira Khan Wore: Elan

Tuc The Lighter Side of Life is not one my favourite talk shows but I tune in every week just to see what Mahira Khan is wearing. Each week Mahira Khan has a different look and each week she looks absolutely stunning. On the recent episode with Talat Hussain, I loved the Elan Moroccan Cruise outfit that Mahira Khan was wearing.

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The pale yellow shirt has silver thread embroidery, which is so fabulous. I love the details on the cuffs.

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This lovely outfit is for $424 on Labels e-store. Click here for more details. 

Ghoonghat

After what seems like ages, I thoroughly enjoyed watching a telefilm. I have been dying to watch Ghoonghat for quite some time and kept searching online for it but could not find it. I finally saw Mehreen Jabbar post it on her Facebook page and lo and behold, it was Desi Rants and Raves who had uploaded it to YouTube. Thank you so much SZ for it!

Although this version is without music and fancy editing, you will not miss a thing. It is superb and a delight to watch! Aside from the stellar performances, I just wanted to say that Mansha Pasha is gorgeous mashallah!

Enjoy!

High Definition Dramas

I usually click on the first available link I find to watch dramas. As long a the as sound is good and the video doesn’t lag, I just watch it. Yesterday, I came across a high definition (HD) link for the drama Kankar posted by Hum Tv on Youtube. The video quality was knock-your-socks-off-amazing! It took the drama to a whole new level for me. I am usually so into the story of dramas that I never cared much about quality but this one HD experience has spoiled me and taken my expectations to a whole new level.

North American TV channels are obsessed with the HD concept for a few years now. However, I never really paid much attention because the video quality is excellent with or without HD. I never thought that Pakistani dramas could be viewed in high resolution. This is like…life changing!

Check out the difference for yourself. Please make sure you select 1080p for the last video to see the HD resolution.

Example: Kankar Episode 14

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High Definition (1080p HD)

Quality, Not Quantity.

I have been so frustrated lately. Ever since all the good dramas ended, I have not been able to find my drama groove. What’s my drama groove? It is when I have my dramas set for each day of the week. The dramas I actually look forward to and follow religiously.

Here is a visual representation of my frustration and it is also what prompted me to write this post today (which is in addition to the request by SZ of Desi Rants and Raves):

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My go to website for dramas is Dramas Online. I prefer this website because I can browse through the dramas by date and I really find the small images helpful. In the sea of Pakistani dramas out there, how does one decide which ones to watch? I have many pre-set biases and stereotypes about drama channels, actors/actresses, drama titles and directors, which I am not ashamed of. I usually know which dramas are worth my time and which ones are not.

Here’s a breakdown on my thought process as I browse through the drama titles and images:

- Channels

- ARY: Their dramas are usually very gharelu. The actors are usually 40+.

- Geo: In my opinion, Geo stopped making good dramas ages ago.

- HUM: This is usually my go to channel. Lots of hits and misses.

- Express, A-Plus, etc: I give these channels a chance once in awhile because sometimes they have surprisingly decent dramas. I am currently enjoying Aunn Zara on A-Plus.

- Actors/Actresses

- There is now a distinction between soap actors/actresses and serial actors/actresses. Since I do not enjoy soaps at all, this distinction helps me greatly in making my decision.

- Directors/Producers

- My usual go to directors are Mehreen Jabbar, Haissam Hussain, Sarmad Khoosat and a few others. I have noticed that no matter how good the writer of the drama may be, it is ultimately up to the director to either make it a masterpiece or a disappointment. This is why I am pretty open minded when it comes to writers.

- Other deciding factors:

- I do not watch foreign dramas. No plans on trying Turkish dramas anytime in the near future.

- I despise sitcoms.

- I am tired of roti dhoti auraton walay dramas and also dramas about evil sisters.

Please see below the continuation of the elimination process that I did today:

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Can you now tell why I have been so frustrated? After browsing through all those dramas, I decided to watch ONE of them and even that one wasn’t impressive. Gahhh!!

We need quality dramas. The quantity of dramas doesn’t matter or at least to me it doesn’t!

Anyone have any suggestions of how to get rid of this frustration?