Saturday, January 7, 2017

My Take on "FADLAD" By Zeeshan Bakhsh

I don’t know Zeeshan Bakhsh or FADLAD Personally. Neither I am interested in fashion blogging. You already know that I am a speaker, analyst, devoted for budding entrepreneurs and adviser to established ventures aiming at new vision. I have a very straightforward “WHY”. Then you must be wondering why Zeeshan worth’s to be talked about?

Here are the reasons Why I want to discuss Zeeshan Bakhsh (FADLAD)?
  1.  I came across his blog through a social media site and decided to write about him.
  2. Zeeshan is also among budding entrepreneurs, has a strong personality which he represents in his blog so it would be unjust if I do not initiate an unsolicited review.
  3. I’ve decided to become more friendly on sharing reviews.

Getting back to point where FADLAD is really good at? He is beyond selling clothes. If you grasp through his website. He is more a story from Mumbai. I find him courageous to talk of restaurant etiquette's and behave authentic to form a new tribe in the crowd. Therefore, it is indeed an inspiration for any sane mind. It was one example from a lot of his good work. Here is the list of Zeeshan’s (FADLAD) competitive advantage / expertise, he should consider to improve and become rock star in the industry.

#1. He needs not to go with the flow

There is nothing absolute in world and business. In my opinion he is doing an incredible work to stay competitive, go through this. Why would a fashion blogger share such a lovely post encompassing other’s good work, it simply builds rapport? It is not his sale lead; trust me it depicts passion towards expanded vision on men fashion. That is where he needs to establish his why in a more persuasive way. I’d love if he can share it purposefully that why he finds him fit in to this business.

Tip: It must also tell that how his drive to help people succeed syncs with mine.

#2. Collaboration and Conversation

A wise man once said, your network is your net-worth! That is what I perceive to be missing out in his blog. May be he is well-versed in offline modes. He needs to put more energy and enhance focus on this aspect. If a fashion blogger like Zeeshan (applies not only on FADLAD) personally talks, engage, collaborate he might get better traction in contrast to his exceptionally well Instagram account. 

#3. Effectively utilize modelling skills 

I am often invited to share insights on entrepreneurship, success and failure. Recently a participant in a talk raises his hands and gives me feedback me as a sarcastic. I still appreciated him for cracking the joke the best way he could. I would rather love it if Zeeshan engulfs himself in taboo subjects as dowery or sex afterwards (Just Examples – Choose your own). It is important to become a topic, flame a talk and go viral (play safe).

#4. Use the power of social media

We can never ignore power of a tweet, snap story, sales pitch through use of any of the social platforms. FADLAD can do more on Pinterest, blog or Medium. Maybe we can also find relevance to Google Ad words here. Are we missing out Facebook live or Periscope? Nowadays we should also work on casual attires because millennials love tees on workplace, we can talk on mantras. Furthermore, there're numerous ideas on this aspect.

#5. Indulgence in stories

I'd love a professional portray of FADLAD’s photographic ambitions and Zeeshan’s modeling. What is his daily routine, how are his eating habits, what are his explorations in family life, and how he hangouts (Is it too personal too ask? Does he really behave like a celebrity?). Hence, I would recommend a more responsive YouTube channel based on his stories, ambitions and actions to be visible for a larger audience with an increased subscribers base.

Can someone ask him to fix the fonts on the portal? They should be improved. Has he ever participated in grand shows out there in Mumbai, other cities or maybe foreign countries accordingly? Same way, I'd love to see all this possible adventures of this highly productive venture.

I wish FADLAD another wonderful year and happy fashion blogging!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

I’m a bachelor, not a rapist: Living in Islamabad

Feeling offended by the title? Stop reading right here, it's nothing of your interest!

Thanks to an increased urbanization and elevated migrants towards big cities on account of education, employment and exposure, housing now has become dreadful matter for bachelors. Thanks to well conveyed disparities for less fortunate / undeveloped cities of our homeland, the people are bound to move in apparently moderate, newly cultured and well off civilizations, say Islamabad; previously the same relatively less civilized tag holders. In a conscious study it was found that 20-30% students in a newly commenced course under public / private universities were migrants “youngsters of equal caliber speaking identical language & bearing NADRA CNIC but from less fortunate areas of the same country”. Needless to talk about merit as almost 80% public sector universities in Islamabad lack boarding amenities & most times there’s no housing for starters by potential employers including public offices & multinationals.

Thanks to mistakenly justified discernment about culprit pushing bachelors to the closed end street on account of fake safety apprehension, where landlords identify every bachelor tenant as rapist while signing rent deed, Oh luckily if they do. Regardless of his social status, dignity and locale repute, some miscreant landlords at large charge 200% additional rent burdened with multiplied securities on account of their own safe side while renting a house floor, flat or a separate area. What to do, robbery? Unregulated private hostels have evolved as well tailored industry with highly expensive rentals for heavy profit margins. Let the role of government be neutral in this social disease of mistrust, everyone having spare covered area tries to manipulate bargaining and pretends to be super “Raja-Gidh”.

Unfortunate thanks to dark side of eastern society where veils are now treated as positivism and universities are considered as the nurseries for cultural destruction and there’ve been experiences when relatively more lucky, bright, quoted as moderate, residents aged 15-30 kids have been murdered by the friends of same regime and different gender in strict so called trepidation by nexus of influenced cultural disseminate. Offenses aside there we see clear violation of religious norms, rituals and values practiced then relatively rich in apparently less fortunate, undeveloped and apparently uneducated but moderate cities. Assume empathetic and think about same sort of crime with their ratio in areas like Gawadar, Skardu, Sibi, RY Khan or Multan. Though there’s no provision of good universities in reasonable number but it can be explored that social standing is quite handsome with welcoming attitude even in absence of so-called civic sense.

It’s needful to prevent stereotyping and taking positive initiatives for purge housing issues for educated bachelors on social level. It might help us to eliminate social divide to build a relatively more resilient, bright Pakistan!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#PeshawarAttack #School


My little body is drenched
With my own blood
My head is not with me
My body is shattered too
Now no one is able
To recognize me.

The cruel dyed
His filthy dreams
With my pink blood.

My bag is collected
By a policeman
That was reddish and burnt too.

My colours, my paintings
My ideas, my dreams
All demolished just with a blast.

What about that doctor?
A scientist, an artist
An officer or a socialist
Who dwelled inside me,
For the sake of humanity.

Is there anyone to reply?
My innocent question.

Courtesy: Hamza Hassan (A poet: My friend)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

They won't let us live, I realized

It's absurd when one constantly pushes himself to stay peaceful, positive and all factors throw it other way.

Life is all about peace of mind, I believe.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I try to be positive, they take it as a weakness

سید علی رضا نقوی
نثار میں تری گلیوں کے
(فیض احمد فیض)

نثار میں تری گلیوں کے اے وطن کہ جہاں
چلی ہے رسم کہ کوئی نہ سر اُٹھا کے چلے
جو کوئی چاہنے والا طواف کو نکلے
نظر چرا کے چلے، جسم و جاں بچا کے چلے
ہے اہل دل کے لیے اب یہ نظمِ بست و کشاد
کہ سنگ و خشت مقید ہیں اور سگ آزاد

بہت ہے ظلم کہ دستِ بہانہ جو کے لیے
جو چند اہل جنوں تیرے نام لیوا ہیں
بنے ہیں اہلِ ہوس، مدعی بھی منصف بھی
کسے وکیل کریں، کس سے منصفی چاہیں
مگر گزارنے والوں کے دن گزرتے ہیں
ترے فراق میں یوں صبح شام کرتے ہیں

بجھا جو روزنِ زنداں تو دل یہ سمجھا ہے
کہ تیری مانگ ستاروں سے بھر گئی ہوگی
چمک اُٹھے ہیں سلاسل تو ہم نے جانا ہے
کہ اب سحر ترے رخ پر بکھر گئی ہوگی
غرض تصورِ شام و سحر میں جیتے ہیں
گرفتِ سایۂ دیوار و در میں جیتے ہیں

یونہی ہمیشہ الجھتی رہی ہے ظلم سے خلق
نہ اُن کی رسم نئی ہے، نہ اپنی ریت نئی
یونہی ہمیشہ کھلائے ہیں ہم نے آگ میں پھول
نہ اُن کی ہار نئی ہے نہ اپنی جیت نئی
اسی سبب سے فلک کا گلہ نہیں کرتے
ترے فراق میں ہم دل بُرا نہیں کرتے

گر آج تجھ سے جدا ہیں تو کل بہم ہوں گے
یہ رات بھر کی جدائی تو کوئی بات نہیں
گر آج اَوج پہ ہے طالعِ رقیب تو کیا
یہ چار دن کی خدائی تو کوئی بات نہیں
جو تجھ سے عہدِ وفا استوار رکھتے ہیں
علاجِ گردشِ لیل و نہار رکھتے ہیں

I am convinced that God has sent us to world. Pakistan is part of this stretched world and not world itself, I believe.