Raakin Iqbal Speaks

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Month: December, 2008

Mexico Beauty Queen (Laura Zuniga ) Got GUNS and WAS CAUGHT

Mexico’s Beauty Queen was caught in a truck filled with vans…Now thats a chick who listened to her self defence intructor!


Laura Zuniga is crowned Miss Sinaloa 2008 in Mazatlan, Mexico on July 2, 2008.



Images via Getty images & AP


Raakin Iqbal Show…

SO I am not quite sure if you still remember my old post about being told about doing a show. Well as you know, I do not trust Pakistani Television channels with my work due to previous experience so I have decided to full-fill reader’s email by doing a road show.

Basically I will document my trip to the Middle East on a handy cam. No editing or nothing..ok maybe a little..but its going to be neat…So just keep an eye out for me…If you see me in any foreign countries…just come on up and I will interview “Raakin Style”….

Bollywood plans movies (6 of them) about mumbai attacks

Bollywood is planning a movie about the Mumbai attacks. pretty great stuff.

Here are the names which have been registered by the Motion Picture of India:

“Taj 26,”
“Taj to Oberoi,”
“The Taj Encounter,”
“11/26 Operation Taj,”
“Mission Taj”
“Mission Oberoi.”

I know 1 movie is good enough..but man… 8 more hours of killing people…

Taj @ night...coming soon...camera and more lights

Taj @ night...coming soon...camera and more lights

A Video Example of the Best Pick-Up Lines..but can you handle Rejection? (case study)

Men are always trying out pick-up lines to get women to come along with them. That is why they are called pick-up lines. But this guy is the MASTER @ PICK-UP LINES but there is a little issue..WELL HERE WATCH…

Pakistani Popstar Ego? What in the hell do you think you are?

Readers tell me this…dont you hate it when you offer any type of assistance to anyone in general and eventually they just giving you the “shoulder treatment”? Dont you just hate it when you deal with people who think they are the biggest thing since Rhianna or SRK (for my Indian/Bollywood readers)?  Well that is what I am facing when ever I bring or meet a Pakistani Popstar…”Egotism”.  Now, not all of them are like that…Quite a lot are the friendly, joking, and humble ones…But then you have the ones who think they are the best thing since Oprah! but minus the advice and good Samaritan aspect of it.

My most favorite thing is how the ones who are bigger in fame and name value are 85% chance of the more humble and down to earth V.S the ones who only have 1 song out in the market and expect you to do a tour for them for $7K base price. So does that mean the black hole in the universe crashed and the bigger the name you are in Pakistan media, the more humble you are with people who either are supporting you, fans, and your surroundings…???? Its an interesting theory which has to be tested… So I am going to test it…I still remember my dreadful days in elementary school and the science fair. Remember those neat Science Fair projects we would have to assemble and present to a panel of judges and your score on that would determine if you are smart enough in elementary school? Well I guess 4 years of doing crap like that might payoff. So here are my variables:

Independent Variable (what changes)- The people in there Category. Such as there will be a category for – Musicians – Actors  -Event Coordinators -Fashion Designers

Dependent Variable (what remains the same)-My attitude towards them

Excluded- Models (We all know they are hot, arrogant, and men in Pakistan use them to pass time..not even to commit…{you never know..I might defeat that theory and come backed hitched!} <—- HAHAHAHA 😀 )

After running this test, I will see if my theory holds its value:

“The larger your are known in the Pakistani music media, the more humble you are & the more larger you are in the fashion media the more arrogant and hot you are”

{I am just wondering if I could appeal that B+ on my Science exam I got 5 years ago If I present such a hypothesis}   :/

Its funny, people say I have such a witty, blunt, and happy charisma (blunt and happy..this dude is soo getting high as he writes this post}…Like I my self am pretty chill and love animals and BBQ tandoori chicken! but when you give me that ego..I will shoot you down back to hell with me. And its funny how such Pakistani popstars feel so offended when I do..They are like…WTF? did he just say what I think he just said? Who does he think of him self? I told 100,000 albums in Pakistan and 2 million downloads on pakmusic.com! Who is this Raakin Character who just said that to ME..MUUAH!?????? and its funny..such arrogant people make it sooo obvious! ITS HILARIOUS! OO god…if Pakistan wasn’t a small country..I would call out names! but MAAN! those are PRICELESS MOMENTS!

anyhow…I am going on a trip soon and I will document it! and post it up on my blog very soon! Lets see how it goes!!!!!

The Raakin Iqbal Show? …What are you talking about?

I wanted to start off by saying thank you for giving me 1200+ hits on my blog. It quite interesting how people do read what I write…didn’t really expect it…and the response in the amounts of emails I am getting it just ..wow…you make me feel if I am worth of something in this society..

Well a few emails I have gotten say I should take my “blogging energy” and start a T.V show. Believe it or not, even a few Pakistani music artists have insisted on it. Offering me to help get a package together and introduce me to the right C.E.Os and all…Which I am very thank full of. I think a show would be an excellent idea! Well atleast I can stop exposing the fact that I cant write and also how much of an idiot people are when they just can’t seem to read my disclaimer “This blog is not grammatically correct..So lay off the English professor card..”.

One thing I am very hesitate on starting a television show in the Pakistani market is:

– How many more emails would it take for a station to swipe my idea again?

Now I know that I am very thankful for my position that Allah has put me in. But makes me realize how many other people in the media industry have been ripped off just as I was. I can start a whole different topic on that one day…

But my show would be amazing if I start thinking about it more.

I think the best part would be in having my own show is the nice comfy seat I will have as I talk to the biggest names in Pakistani media industry like Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, and my imaginary friends Walleed and Babbo. (I am officially mentally insane now)

Anyhow, I think I might keep this post short. Thinking about getting a designer to change up the look. Lets see….

Happy Holidays!