There was an article in a newspaper about our star icons in the media, especially on the musical front. It claimed a few names of the male members of the musical clan who were trendsetters. Among females, however, there were few. Hadiqa was touted be the former icon. But as of the immediate ‘now’, here were hardly any in sight.
There is truth in there somewhere. Though it might also have happened that we missed sighting someone, or ‘someones’. Click on some Pakistani channels and keep clicking. It’s the same everywhere. Our youth has been brain fed with the presentation of other cultural programs and presentations from their birth. It’s called brainwashing (for lack of a better word). It makes an interesting study to watch these young folks appear all sprightly and prepped up and they say very nice things too. All well and good. There are just some things left to be desired. These enterprising youngsters have tried to make something of the world and what happens in it. They have struggled, believe it or not. And they are different. But… yes, that old ‘but’. But what a great difference would it make if these people extended their learning a bit more. Sometimes the ignorance is so glaring in our local programs, that it reflects a direct bastardization of an alien cultures. Of many alien cultures and peoples. Yes, every human being is the same, fundamentally. That does not mean that everyone should try to emulate word for word, dress for dress, action for action of anything rampant, even if they do it in their own style.