I truly feel calm and relaxed like as if I had a paracetamol, I was wondering how should I convey my emotions and share it with the whole world as not to make a fuss about everything. Would someone be ashamed of being called Doctor, teacher or engineer? But will never afford you contentment and true happiness... The real story is not about Khan at all. I hope he becomes a movie star. Skeptic How you can use word "polluted" for Karachi and Lahore polluted.
The things that produce immiseration, forced migrations in the name of economy and security. Harris Thank you Harris for speaking my mind. Everyone wants to sign him for modelling gigs, but nobody cares about sending him to school. A Chaiwala is like anybody else, a good looking ugly or mediocre.
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There is definitely an element of coercion in beauty and how it is constructed differently for men and women. Be realistic, world is changed now. I am unable to understand the obsession of Pakistanis for beautiful and delicate looking men. It is a sort of religion, very similar brainwashing. As both a student and teacher of gender, I have always endeavoured to try and keep my rage and resentment at the treatment of women in this country in perspective and in line with offering solutions rather than just complaining about circumstances.
Once again thanks for highlighting my feelings so wonderfully. Best of luck piyara chai wala. Oct 20, 2016 06: I am unable to understand the obsession of Pakistanis for beautiful and delicate looking men. Respect people and what they do, because they are doing certain jobs not because of choice but due to circumstances. I think you are reading too much into this.
Oct 21, 2016 06: All wonder how come a poor man is attractive? He is totally uneducated but with his new found fame may have a bright future ahead of him. Sad, how superficial we have become. Add light coloured eyes.
Well written and appreciable effort. My only defence lies in the fact that this case is being constructed along class lines rather than gender, which makes it particularly problematic and that opposing such bigotry for women demands opposing it for men too. Western nations focus on capability of a person, and get impressed by the learned talent; backward nations focus too much on things like God's gifted beauty which is not achieved by human effort. You're just adding to pointless drivel regarding a non-issue. Natural beauty makes its own space regardless of gender. Seite 1 von 1 Zum Anfang Seite 1 von 1.
Amazed by the elegance of the writer on such an ordinary issue, Beautifully written. There is definitely an element of coercion in beauty and how it is constructed differently for men and women. Feroz you are spot on.
On a more positive note, because of the Internet and social media, people such as Arshad Khan are given opportunities they would otherwise have had no access to. If this leads to a career, what is wrong with that? Due to Pakistani wedding culture, Pakistani brides are more conscious for their wedding dresses, because they know they are going to be the spotlight personality, so they are choosy for selecting their Pakistani bridal outfits. Publicity sometimes called just pure luck.
- It is a sort of religion, very similar brainwashing. Otherwise, how is this article any different from self-absorbed civil society trying to displace a material problem into discourse and resolving it there for their own catharsis? And there are lots of other examples within Pakistan. And I thought it was all about piping hot chai!!
- He rose to fame because Mr. Add light coloured eyes. Everyone wants to sign him for modelling gigs, but nobody cares about sending him to school. Please visit FATA some day and see the abundance of blue, green and hazel colored eyes.
Women are reduced to the lowest common denominator of their looks every single day regardless of their class or credentials — so why is this troubling? What is the need to write about the Colonial period. Oct 19, 2016 04:
The only real surprise is to witness such desperate lack of agency on part of a male member of the object-subject spectrum. There is a lot of history about people with blue eyes and it cannot be simply categorized as colonial complex. Oct 20, 2016 12: God gave you good looks.
Oct 21, 2016 04: At once I was really shocked and surprised to see a large number of men and women around Arshad Khan's Tea Stall. Oct 24, 2016 10: Our private " corporate " sector must come forward and give him a fair chance in their Ads. I remember a Sanskrit verse by a Kashmiri poet that in translation reads, "In Kashmir, nobody cares for Saffron; in Southern India, Sandalwood is another piece of timber... I have green eyes and had there been tweet storms in bygone days, 'I would a been a contender: