|2 MINUTE INTERVIEW WITH
Samina Peerzada took the showbiz world by storm back in the 70s when she created ripples with the magic of her onscreen presence in Nazdikiyan. This versatile actress has a magnetic aura about her coupled with bedazzling looks and a refined personality. This graceful lady has been reigning over our television screens since a couple of decades. MAG had a candid chat with the celebrity. Excerpts:
Why did you choose acting and directing as your professions? How long have you been in the industry?
I wanted to be an actor from the age of 4. I think it was because I had watched a black and white film and I was enamoured by it. I started acting back in 1982.
Who inspires you?
Good work really inspires me. I love working with Babar, Javed Jabbar, Misbah Khalid, Erum Ehtesham. I also enjoy working with young energetic directors.
What has been your most memorable role to date?
I think every role I've played is memorable to me. I always try my best to do justice to the role and that is the most important thing for me when I am working. My role in Nazdikiyan, Meri Zaat and Ishq Gumshuda are a few of my favourites.
What has been the best advice given to you?
Uzma Gillani once told me not to play older women as I would be typecast forever and she was absolutely right.
Who are your favourite Pakistani artists?
My favourite Pakistani artists are Saniya Saeed, Uzma Gillani and Roohi Bano. I especially love young actors who are currently making their mark, like Sanam Baloch, who I think has great potential. I also really like Savera Nadeem.
Your current projects?
I am currently working on a television show and am also planning to return to theatre. Let's see how that goes.
Can you tell us a little about your theatre work?
I have done a lot of theatre over the years; the most noteworthy is Gurya Ghar, which we preformed in Oslo in 1994.
Any advice for upcoming actors and directors?
Just follow your heart and do what you want.
Young Leaders' Conference
The School of Leadership will hold its annual Young Leaders' Conference (YLC) from July 1st to 6th. The event will celebrate its first anniversary with the theme "Eman, Ittehad and Tanzeem."
350 participants between ages 18 to 24 from all over Pakistan and other parts of the world will unite to spread the light of change. This year two champions, Maalik Khashkilly from Khairpur and Bilal Nazar from Nawabshah, are leading the 10th YLC, assisted by passionate young facilitators specifically trained for the mega-event. During these six action-packed days, participants will interact and network with each other and leading personalities from all walks of life. More than fifty experts; renowned gurus and specialists from Pakistan and abroad will facilitate the diverse program, centred around environmental; inter-cultural; international economics; socio-development and political leadership themes.
Indian Fashion Designer Sabyasachi Launches His New Collection In Karachi
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, one of India's top fashion designers recently brought his collection to Pakistan. His Spring Summer 2011 Collection was previewed at the House of Ensemble, Karachi recently. Sabyasachi is a household name in India and was voted by Asia Inc. as one of the 10 most influential Indians in Asia. He has earned the distinction of being the only Indian designer to be invited to showcase at the Milan Fashion Week 2004. Sabyasachi has designed for many Bollywood films including Black, Baabul, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Paa, Raavan and Guzaarish. He describes his design philosophy as "Personalised imperfection of the human hand."
He takes inspiration from deserts, gypsies, antique textiles and cultural traditions of his home town, Kolkata and claims that his lifelong inspiration has been that clothes should just be an extension of one's intellect.
Gadgets Of 2011
The market is getting more crowded and the competition is growing tougher with every passing year and innovative advancements are coming in faster than the world can handle and as it seems, 2011 is set to fall in line with the on-going trend. Advancements in OLED and advanced 3D display technology are expected as part of next year's tech drive. Also, solid state drives might move closer to becoming the new storage standard. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. So without further adieu, we present to you a compilation of ten gadgets you should keep an eye out for in 2011. Get. Set. Drool!
MintPass Dual-boot Tablet
This upcoming MintPass tablet supports dual-boot tablet and will be able to run both Microsoft Windows and Google Android operating systems. The tablet has dual touch-screens that employ the new SpaceTouch technology and can be used both in combination and separately. The picture above shows the Korean company's previous tablet, the MintPad.
Apple iPhone 5
The new anticipated installment in Apple's iconic smartphone series is rumored to have a form factor that is completely new to the said series. It is speculated that the iPhone 5 might employ NFC (Near Field Communication) short-range wireless technology to function as an electronic wallet of sorts, complete with debit/credit and identification/passkey applications.
The Veer is a smartphone announced by HP. The device uses webOS, is powered by a Snapdragon processor, and has a 2.6-inch screen. The smartphone is notable for its credit card-sized dimensions (and a depth that is comparable to the size of a deck of cards.The device also supports a new HP Touchstone Touch-to-Share proximity-based sharing feature, which allows compatible devices to instantly exchange data, media, and information (via Bluetooth).
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, codenamed Zeus, is a handheld gaming smartphone produced by Sony Ericsson. The smartphone runs the latest version of Android and is the first device to be part of the PlayStation Certified program which means that it is able to play PlayStation Suite games. Titles shown off internally on the device, include older PlayStation games as well as new PSP games including God of War and LittleBigPlanet together with plans for future games incorporating augmented reality similar to Invizimals.
A boiled egg is hard to beat.
A calendar's days are numbered.
A lot of money is tainted: 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.
A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.
He had a photographic memory, which was never developed.
A plateau is a high form of flattery.
Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
When you've seen one shopping centre you've seen a mall.
If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
When she saw her first strands of grey hair, she thought she'd dye.
Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead the dough basis.
Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
Acupuncture: a jab well done.
The word 'Checkmate' in chess comes from the Persian phrase 'Shah Mat,' which means 'the king is dead'.
There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, 'therein' the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
The word 'set' has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
'Underground' is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters 'und.'
Top 10 Jack Black Films
1. King Kong - 2005
2. The Holiday - 2006
3. Tropic Thunder - 2008
4. Shallow Hal - 2001
5. School of Rock - 2003
6. Nacho Libre - 2006
7. Year One - 2009
8. High Fidelity - 2000
9. Orange County - 2002
10. Be Kind, Rewind - 2008
Top 10 Will Smith Films
1. Independence Day - 1996
2. Hancock - 2008
3. Men in Black - 1997
4. I Am Legend - 2007
5. Men in Black II - 2002
6. Hitch - 2005
7. I, Robot - 2004
8. The Pursuit of Happyness - 2006
9. Bad Boys II - 2003
10. Enemy of the State - 1998