Shehzad Ghias Shaikh

Stand-up comedian/Writer/Trainer

Shehzad Ghias Shaikh, the founder of Cogito Productions and Room for Improv-ment, has a decade of experience working in the theatre and television industry of Pakistan. He is also a journalistic scholar on theatre in Pakistan.

Shehzad performs stand up comedy all over Pakistan, the United States and Canada. He also tours with his improvisational comedy troupe and writes comedy and satire for various organizations.

Shehzad has degrees in law, arts and theatre. He offers workshops, trainings and speaking sessions on confidence building, communication, personality development, idea generation, team building, writing, acting, directing, improvisational and performing.

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shehzadghias@gmail.com

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10 Philosophical Ideas perfectly expressed by Bollywood songs

1. Marxism

Philosophical version:

Karl Marx criticized the mentality of the rich to horde private property, and their interest in capitalistic gain over communal relations.

Bollywood version:

"Kyon paisa paisa karti hai, kyon paisay pay tu marti hai,"

 

2. Cogito Ergo Sum

Philosophical version:

Rene Descartes came to this indubitable truth after wondering about the strangeness of life, he wondered whether life was merely a dream or a story. He wondered about the truth.

Bollywood version:

"Ladki Bari Anjani hai. Sapna Hai? Sach Hai? Kahani Hai?"

3. The Veil of Ignorance

Philosophical version:

John Rawls argues that law makers must legislate under a veil of ignorance, not knowing what is under the veil.

Bollywood version:

"Choli kay pheechay kya hai? Chunari kay neechay kya hai?"


4. Determinism

Philosophical version:

Determinism is the philosophical position that for every event, including human action, there exist conditions that could cause no other event

Bollywood version:

"Tu Haan Kar, ya Na Kar, Tu Hai Meri Kiran"


5. Iqbal's Shikwa

Philosophical version:

Shikwa is Allama Mohammad Iqbal's complaint to God, he expresses his shock at apparent contradictions in life.

Bollywood version:

"Tujh Say Naraaz Nahee Zindagi, Hairaan Ho Mai"



6. Jean Jacques Rousseau's social contract theory

Philosophical version:

Rosseau argues that despite instances of violence and hate in the world, in its most natural state a human being is full of love, and pity, for others.

Bollywood version:

"Dunya Mai Kitnee hai Nafratain, Phir Bhi Dilo Mai Hai Chahatain"


7. Socrates's Rejection of Hedonism

Philosophical version:

Socrates argued that .a pursuit of pure happiness and pleasures will lead to one's downfall.

Bollywood version:

"Khushi nay humari humay, maar dala...Allah...maar dala"


8.  String Theory

Philosophical version:

In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings

Bollywood version:

"Kheenchay mujhay koi dor, teri ore teri ore teri ore haye Rabba"


9.  Feminist criticism of the objectification of women.

Philosophical version:

Feminists question the usage of sexual words for women that objectify the women.

Bollywood version:

"Sexy sexy sexy mujhay log bolay, hi sexy, hello sexy kyon bolay?"

10. Plato's Republic

Philosophical version:

Plato argued that some people were gold, some were bronze, and some were iron, the metals should not be mixed.

Bollywood version:

"Ye Dunya Pittal Dee, Baby Doll Mai Sonay Dee"