She Magazine Pilfers from Karachi Metblogs

she mag.jpgIf you recall the review Hijra on Aaj.Tv made almost a month back on September 4th. This post was basically a sarcastic review of the show Begum Nawazish Ali which is aired weekly on AAJ.TV. The post received some attention with a few people actively discussing the Hijra on Tv. Now if you happen to pick up the latest October issue of She Magazine and turn to page 77 it was interesting to read the review where the editors have copied my post with only a few editing changes here and there. Its flattering to see that someone actually cares to read our blog around here, but the Keyword here is PILFERAGE BY A FOR-PROFIT PUBLICATION

Pilferage if found internationally is taken very seriously, but sadly in Pakistan people have no respect for intellectual property. Personally I have no axe to grind but only ask the editors to show some respect and at least acknowledge Karachi Metblogs. Everyone might agree that we can settle for a compromise if the editors compensate by mentioning Karachi Metblogs in one of their future editions of the magazine. For the Evidence read on…..

The text of the post that was made by Teeth Maestro on Sept 4th 2005:

If you happen to watch “The Late Show with Begum Nawazish Ali” on Aaj Tv you would really be in a shock to see a Hijra hosting the show. Ali the host, was previously well known for his amazing parody of Benazir Bhutto, success from the local stage has brought him some fortunes into the silver screen and has been lucky to land a show on the Aaj Tv Network. The show at first seems funny but it soon gets on your nerves and are compelled to hop channels. For this show Begum Nawazish Ali is all dressed in a short blouse Sari, fully waxed with long manicured nails and to top it off a small boob job to compliment the scam. What is this world coming too…..

The scanned picture of the article appearing in the October issue of She Magazine

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4 Comments so far

  1. Raheel (unregistered) on October 8th, 2005 @ 6:18 am

    OMG!! Everyone is so corrupt in this country. Cheating is one of the only things that we excel in. Yes they must mention metblogs.


  2. Zag (unregistered) on October 8th, 2005 @ 7:49 am

    Well, even though the rest of the world doesn’t know…. but herez my congrats to you for getting your work published ;)


  3. insiya (unregistered) on October 8th, 2005 @ 8:50 am

    write a letter to the editor. that should atleast get this person who chapo-fied your words a danda from up above. and if the editorial is as stern as the 2 leading english dailies then chances are that the contributor would be black listed or banned from their publication.


  4. Warrior (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 11:47 pm

    This ‘Begum Nawazish Ali’ show seems to be a bucket in a well of idiocy where the host appears to live ‘late night’. The concept of the programme is termed to be the imitation of some late-80s show, and it is throwing us further back in terms of moral values, because of the occult connotations the questions and comments have. It must be a memoth exposure for the host, but the show should be made better in terms of the moral content every good script has.



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