Mini-Oscars | Red-Chillis for Missing Persons Case | Morning Shows | SEO in UAE

3 03 2012

So Pakistan is rejoicing the first-ever Oscar, Amir Khan couldn’t what a documentary could. Note to Amir – consider shifting to Pakistan?

The acid casualties in Pakistan aren’t a norm yet it exists, uncommon and unheard even if retrospected 10 levels down and up the family tree and pedigree of our ancestors, relatives and neighbours and already abandoned neighbourhoods. So its fairly uncommon. Even the Maasis (house-maids, daily wage workers) don’t report such an incident.

So a problem existing but in minimalist and microscopic terrain amid the ignorant classes, way too ignorant – that’s recognised and awarded. Bravo! What’s next?

A documentary on missing persons anyone? Sharmeen? Maya Khan? Mehreen Jabbar? Anyone? Filming secretly in developed countries will be dangerous, 50 years for piracy, perhaps 500 lashes for 500 years for filming controversial, political and classified reality.

Enough said, Pakistan morning shows simply suck. Non-productive, colourful and utterly stupid. Nadia Khan was the Founding Father, she too brought disgrace to herself with heavier furniture and conversation draped with high-bollywood mantras. Totally FLOP, then sacked. Never heard again. Recently coming into limelight is Maya. Rest is history washed with tears but seldom any remorse. Morning shows are simply a pain in the head. Non-serious, big coffee barrels, fashion talk, interrupting pseudo giggling and show goes on. Idea is more the colours and stupidity, a fraction more viewers to show the sponsors. 4 ka Funda, sub Thannda and this is Dhanda (business).


Biological Father of already-defunct Railways

This week’s personal favourite personality is – Ghulam Ahmed Bilour – next in line to win the Mini-Oscars for his unforgettable Nobel-sized innovative contribution in bringing down sick economic units in just no time.

U.A.E’s favourite searches have never gone beyond Facebook, Google, Hotmail, Dubizzle and here and there. Guys, research, innovate, market, Tag-it, Like-it, Prof-it. Simple. Come out of the box.

Cornered, idea-less, work-less? Not alone. Emerging markets and even more higher rising Oil prices – a concern for all. Solution? Shift to Social Media, build, populate favourite searches – research the searches. People are still clueless with internet. Bring it on, bring up new.

New topic – which washing powder is better, economical? I have to go shopping – so start pouring in the brands here.


Budget – Mystery or History

5 06 2011

Budget’s out, public’s in while the politicians are having a bash yet again. They rule the graveyard; while the grave dwellers aren’t getting any light either. Loadshedding, KESC, mudslinging, infrastructure, terrorism, foreign policy, everything and everyone is in a squander. A shabby one.

The Finance Minister is just another face-change, loyal employee who came up with the budget on time. Something in Pakistan is on time. Trains are never. While security lapses would never be. To be or not to be.

But where is our international relationship heading for? Anyone gave serious thought. But no, don’t. If the Governments hears this, expect another ministry with 10 pseudo ministers would be heading 10 or so committees solely to study and research the plight, the flight of overseas Pakistanis and their status quos. So please, let Pakistanis live. No more tax cuts for such an idea.

International relations are always built on..?? Bulls or bullets or billets..?? Commerce, economics, MOUs and technology sharing and power sharing. Has anyone heard or seen any Pakistani conglomerate, or business group ever coming up with a rock solid idea? An idea to boost and promote Pakistan. Any at least body formation? Council, team..? Nothing. On the ground. No willingness. No seriousness.

To better international relations, we need business representation. Better relations. Better access. But please don’t export LABOURERS. They aren’t living a good life outside Pakistan even. They work 18 hours and are underpaid and underfed. Export your mangoes and more. Export quality, finished goods, business entrepreneurs but not jobs. Much of it has taken flight.

A body to reform the export policies and procedures should be in place, starting with Sialkot, which has the camaraderie of having its own private airport. Access should be made to international publications to promote skills, industries and products. Export policy, on freelance mode, should be taken up at universities in Pakistan. International relations offers wide array of customer base. Invite and be invited. GEO or JEENAY do. Give and take.

But be honest. What you have, offer..!! Don’t over commit. Explore and connect. How difficult?
Further to such initiatives, a rapport building and supporting group should be in place to have a check.

Have I started to sound boring..? Yeah. As nobody has ventured into this arena ever. Non-taxable countries are hubs and nearest to Pakistan but entrepreneurs are again scarce. Scary statistics, expensive visas, stricter policies. Multiply and quadruple your money, Governments are interested in that. India is doing the same, exporting products and business owners.

King of Fruits - Politicians

Pakistan produces mangoes, which are exported. It also produced politicians, never exported. That is the problem. Let American Senate, the respected Senate, have 2-3 Pakistani politicians, only provincial members (MPAs), to be selected in their House. I bet, no green patch or forestry shall exist in America. Even South America might sanction import of carrots. Sticks are history.

Business Circle

International relations can be given a boost if business circles are encouraged to invest in sports industry. Teams should be represented in every sport, Tempest freerunning is a good emerging sport. Some Pakistani should read and take the cause ahead.
Education, representation, Business units, exports and lesser imports should pave the way for better international relations.

Political class is just crass. Undependable. So why not a civilian movement. Why not a behemoth move that of Sir Syed of innovating the status quo. No rocket science involved. Public opinion should be given a formal voice and draft of action. Action is what missing from the scene. Negative action is all around. Positive action..? No actors.

Is anyone listening..? PTI’s sit-in in Multan is coming on 25th. Summers, heat, terrorism, bomb blasts, prayers, Ramazan approaching fast. Better gear up for more mangoes.

Freelance Vs. Permanent Roles – Middle Eastern Black Hole

29 12 2009

Middle East is a vibrant and a fluctuating market. Period. But not for those surviving on the tether around them, confining them to their cubicles. And also, my sympathies for those who work in the Accounts and Finance departments; although Middle East is largely tax free throughtout all the seasons but accounts people suffer from most ailments one finds in the Middle East, Diabetes tops it, then Heart related. Accounts is not a romantic role, though, but nonetheless it pounces right at your heart.

After gaining a thorough 4+ years in the Middle East market, also bagging some certifications in ISO 9000:2008 for Internal Auditing and SAP; much of the experience provides me to leverage my efforts much more fruitfully for my own benefit. Job is where you agree to act like a slave. You agree to the terms and conditions of any website before registering, you don’t think twice. But before you do that in the Middle East, stop, consult, think, rethink again and rethink again. The shadowy areas are never discussed until you are cornered in your cubicles.

But, quality of service in the Middle East is always tainted and compromised. But the irony is, you’re expected to work and show yourself busy like Barack Obama. No offence meant but your boss would never commend your MIGHTY work. You would strain, stress, press, redress your efforts and resume but appreciation is an art which cannot be searched in the museums. Your boss envies it. So its out. Why..? Because your Boss is ALWAYS RIGHT..!!!

And that you don’t have a say here. No strikes, yeah, think about it and you’re aborted, deported and black listed. Now what shall we do. And yes, you can only work for one employer at a time and only that job which is mentioned onto your visa. Other than that, its illegal. Sounds Utopian right..? So what can you do?  Suffer is the first option, but that suffering brings with it its benefits. Firstly, Public relations, it is a grand big leverage to land yourself a role, perhaps a job if you’re persistent and know how to make and offer a lemonade for your to-be-boss.

Yeah that’s the trick; flatter others and you won’t find yourself lying flat in the airport lounge and flying out for good from the Middle East. Secondly, experience. Majority of the people who come here to the Middle East, are focused and poised just to EARN MONEY..!! But you won’t set your targets that perrenially retarted and puny.

You have to grow and Middle East is a growing and festering ‘hinterland’ (although it isn’t, pun intended) just for ENTREPRENEURS. So you again experience and not in one mode or area of interest, multi modal experience counts alot. Once you’re over 3 years of core and meaty experience in your and your sweet beautiful colleague’s (in the next cubicle) experience, you are ready to jump onto the next phase. And that is, community work..!! Kidding.

Next phase is where you would have amassed a bunch of newspapers (enough to fill 3 and a half warehouses, yeah the other half of the third would be vacant for the trucks to tow away the mice-nibbled and recyclable paper) and business cards already before you get down to real business. Freelancing is a better way to make your mark in the after-office hours. Abundant opportunities can be browsed through the local newspapers, get to know or hear from your peers (peers from the business cards, in short Networking helps) about upcoming developments. One can contact entities like companies and institutes to garner and utilise your abilities for a percentage. You both share. In this way, the first party (company / institute) doesn’t have to go through all the hassles to support you with the visa procedure which is like sun baking in the desert for them.

Start small and limited and you’ll get to see the wider scope. Start from the back of the pack, remember a movie is best watched and looking if you are at the last row somewhere in the middle, only action movies, mind you. Once you’re in, nothing stops you then. Neither your employer nor your urge to rush for a movie. Once the trend picks up, you would be amazed that you would be saving your whole salary and spending from your extra income. But that comes later, don’t jump and don’t be expensive. Now, you have extra money but not extra time. Outsource, sublet, get a group of friends again to divide and subdivide a mini task to mini projects.

Then again, get everything (projects, mini tasks and not mini skirts, you seem you CANNOT handle at this point as you would have quite a considerable connections and that you would earn a percentage on your networking and delegating capabilities.

From programming, web development, technical (Mechanical / Instrumental), education, financial advice (Year End support and preparation), repair and maintenance, tutoring, advice (Quality Management and Improvement, Supplies, Interior decoration, exploration, introducing (parties with each other, importer and exporter area, I love to do that) and the list goes on.

The service industry is better open after the office hours, although you might not hear the sweet voice of the secretary on the other end, who makes you to call her office for no reason. Yeah, live with it. But believe me her voice is chirpy, you don’t want to drive all the way down to see her. Reality d***s. So folks, if you’re planning to land in here anytime, make sure you have your swimsuits, goggles, a good business plan and guts to work and suffer under your illegitimate boss.

Good luck with your struggling careers..!!

Recession – No jobs, but fun of life?

7 05 2009

For children and students who are anticipating their oncoming vacations, don’t be burden on your parents. Do something worthwhile this time. Change should be the motto. The whole life is ahead to waste it, don’t waste ‘these’ vacations at least, give it a try. Give the ‘Change’ a try this time and be serious! READ ON

Recessions, liquidities, vanishing and evaporating jobs and businesses, out of money, out of life as well? No not yet, pessimism hasn’t taken over our beliefs and hopes. Although recession has sent a jolt all over and experts are saying this is the tip of the iceberg we all see. Well experts too have to draw salaries so they say whatever suits their expensive suits and their cabins.
The vacations are drawing in pretty fast, which would leave Dubai look thirsty for manpower and look deserted without children who might not return until the black clouds of recession are replaced by storming clouds of rain in Dubai, another scarcity.
So out of job, now out of education for the next 3 months. What to do? Pretty much is around the corner. Either waste it watching T.V which never made Einstein what is he is believed to be today. T.V never made leaders from the beanbags. What else? Fun and frolic helps in vacations but not for long. Monotonous has to be killed. Step out, find work or rather indulge in small trade as a youngster, which requires no insurance or offices, lucky for you; no need for PRO too.
Research, discuss, innovate areas of your interest. What remains then out of the remaining time has to be invested in some more interesting ventures; work out (exercise). The industry which is neglected by youth, thanks to the internet, chatting online makes friends but who knows who’s talking to you, her father or herself, but didn’t fail of recession. Greek mythology respected people with great physique, so why waste a talent on typing? Join a gym, if that is expensive, go swimming, the whole sea has been laid out and it’s free. Take friends and enjoy the maximum. Live life well, it’s once but no speeding.
Work out needs attention and before that consistency which only comes with planning and strong will. At this age, planning with strong will would train you to take up on challenges and by then you would have a strong fan following for your biceps and with a group on Facebook, although I hate using it. It just wastes time.
Next in list comes network gaming. If you cannot trade your luxury of parting from your computer, then this option is an addiction. Tournaments are plenty in the city off and on. Get your friends in groups and see how frail your relationship grows when one on one in opposition with them. Counter strike, Call of Duty, Medal of Honour (the latter is my dead favourite till date but no gamers for it, sadly). Practice head shots and Pakistani youth can see themselves competing in Japan and Dubai for international stage, if you can’t be a politician, you can be a gamer to promote Pakistan. Easy? Wait till you get your hands on Counter strike, it takes months if not days to master techniques on head shot.
If you are more serious to capitalize your time with results, get into learning languages, machines, business, hardware, business development, resourcing. But all these require a bit of age, but at your age stick to learning languages, that will pay off and you might land a job even before you are eligible to vote. DON’T VOTE POLITICIANS who don’t have an account on Facebook!!
Languages like Arabic, Persian, French and German carry in them their rich culture, language is the gateway to explore it. Moreover, you cross the barriers of culture too, public relations chances are increased if you plan to launch your own product.
Last but not the least, Pakistanis have long innovated something since the 1998 Nuclear tests. That was an achievement, you too are born to perform and win achievements and be in the newspapers’ front page, not the inside ones at least.
Think, innovate and share your knowledge. Nobody can take your place because, the one who teaches learns twice so the teacher is always ahead; ahead in opportunities and luck. But Pakistanis lack this understanding, shun this mentality, nobody can snatch your ability and jobs, if you are responsible and smart which you are of course since birth. Every Pakistani is. Fact is we have to rise up to realize it.
Pakistan Paaindabad.
P.S – Approach Pakistan Association Dubai in groups and show your intent to learn languages, they can work it out for you.

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