MKJ & ST on BKS: Empowering Women (and women’s cinema) on Womens Day

It is almost uncommon and atypical for a television channel to advocate (or at the least familiarize) the role of women’s accomplishments in cinema on a morning show, yet this is precisely what happened today morning on Bakabar Savera at ARY One World – the show which is in practice to shorten its hosts and guests name down to their first few letters.

For those not in the know, Kamran Jawaid is referred to as MKJ and since the last few days, Sana Tariq the host is now occasionally ST; Well at least in my Khabar Bakhabar subdivision of the show..I kinda think these little things spark the show up a little…but I’m starting to rant…let’s get back to the topic.

Women’s part in cinema is a epic subject to ponder, that as a minimum necessitates a two hour show or a three hour documentary or maybe a quick hop to Wikipedia to uncover (alas, people just don’t read books today, let alone books about films); and instead of making this event a solemn, life and death issue (which disconsolately our – as in the Pakistani – media is quite apt at), we shifted our angle to cover the issue in our own almost-random, slightly quirky fashion and I think it went quite well.

We also discussed a bit about the Tolerance Award at the Women World Award being named after the late political leader, and once Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto.

Just one thing…with all the attention to women-based events, I think we need to propagate men a little too…maybe I’m feeling a bit down with all the attention we men are not getting. I mean, who commends us anyway for anything these days? We need to think about this…seriously.

The show, like the others I have been promising, will be uploaded soon, and this gives me the reason to slide out of writing about it in detail.

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