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Punjab Nahi Jaungi – Movie Review


“Punjab Nahi Jaungi”, a beautiful film coming out of Pakistani Cinema is brilliantly directed by Nadeem Beyg. Not only the accent is lovely to listen to but the dialogues are beautiful.  Writing credits go to Khalil-ur-Rehman and Qamar.

Image result for punjab nahin jaongiSoon after Fawad Khagga (Humayun Saeed) returns home to Faisalabad after earning an MA, he plunges headlong into finding and then acquiring his “Heer”. Coincidentally, Amal (Mehwish Hayat) has also just returned to Karachi after completing her studies in London. Fawad’s mother makes the journey to welcome Amal, daughter of close family friends and instantly likes Amal and plans with her husband and father-in-law to ask for her hand for her son, Fawad.  Fawad receives Amal’s photo and instantly falls in love with her. Meanwhile his cousin Durdana (Urwa Hocane) is in love with him and unsuccessfully tries to win his love.

Here Amal rejects Fawad’s proposal as she explains to her grandmother, Bibouji that she is against feudalism.  Lest anyone imagines that this will turn into a typical feminist movie where a young woman fights the system to win her love, let me assure you that is not how the story proceeds. On the other hand it is also not a non-feminist movie. Sorry for the double negative.

Image result for punjab nahin jaongiSo you may ask, “is it a feminist movie or is it not a feminist movie”? In truth, it is a love story where a woman is stronger and smarter than any men she encounters. In fact, all women are stronger than the men around them. While there is one short moment where Amal tries to make her husband a CEO of the company she grows, she does not try to dumb down herself and no one in her immediate circles thinks any less of her. It is a story where she does not have to take on the feudal system that may seek to keep her closed behind a veil. And yet when the men in her life misbehave, they learn fast about the fury of the woman scorned.  Any attempts that are made by the family members are not to change HER but HIM. As the misbehaving man is explained that mistake is his and therefore he has to accept her decision because he can’t succeed going against her because after all.. “ महोब्बत में औरत से कोई जीता नहीं है और नफरत में औरत से कोई हारा नहीं है.”

Image result for punjab nahin jaongiWhile the message is deep and the story is poignant at times, it is also a comedy with many funny moments and fantastic dialogues, delivered at the right moments. One such dialog is about a moment of infidelity. At one point, Amal’s husband feels envious of her business success and turns to the villainess, holds her in intimate embrace and says “please help me”. It would have been the start of infidelity but it got interrupted by Amal’s entry. Amal is furious and insists that he is guilty because his intention was bad. She takes her case to her family and her husband’s family. Almost everyone rises to her defense against her husband and quotes the sentence “please help me” as evidence of the infidelity that would have happened.

Nadeem Bayg’s direction is flawless. The story of respect for women is beautifully told without over dramatization or examples of grave injustice to women.  Maywish Hayat wins over hearts with her graceful, effortless performance.

On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being excellent, I rate this movie 4.8 .

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Jobs – February, 2012


For the opportunities below, please send resume to wd_darshana@hotmail.com.

Sales – Mountain View, CA

There is an immediate opening for a sales individual  with 10+ years experience in selling regulatory compliance, project management and IT in the regulatory arena in LifeSciences (Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices, CRO) and Genomic Companies.  Experience should be in compliance consulting, not clinical consulting.  Responsibilities include both sourcing new leads and closing deals.  Commission will be purely commission based for first 3 months and will include salary plus commission after that.  This is an opportunity to work with a veteran CEO and will include stock options.

Analog Design Engineer – Sunnyvale, CA – V

There is an opening for an analog design engineer with 5+ years experience with instruments, sensor interfaces, amplifiers, ADCs, DACs, power supplies, and motor control.  The right individual should also have broader experience in either digital design or software.  Experience in medical device industry, a huge plus.

Mechanical Engineer – Sunnyvale, CA – AM

Medical Device company working on cutting edge technology has an opening for Mechanical Engineer with 5+ years experience.  Experience with SolidWorks absolutely required.  Medical Device experience with catheter development, a huge plus.

Software Developer – Sunnyvale, CA – AM

There is an immediate opening for Windows Systems Developer who has experience with Microsoft Techologies and DotNet.  Responsibilities include, develop DotNet code using product technology architecture and frame works, perform Research and Development on newest technical components and make recommendations such as report engine, UI frame work, security, open-source components and Open Standards/ frame works like SPML, JAAS etc.  This position is with a medical device company working on cutting edge technology and offers great growth potential.  BS in Computer Science or related area plus 3-5 years experience is required.  BS in Electrical Engineering is a huge plus.

Electrical Engineer – Sunnyvale, CA

There is an immediate opening for highly motivated, self-driven Electrical Engineer for a medical device company focusing on cutting edge diagnostic technology for early detection of certain kinds of cancers.   BS in Electrical Engineering plus 5+ years experience is required.  Also required, knowledge of digital circuitry including embedded microcontrollers, analog to digital converters, and design of FPGA modules.  Project Management experience, a huge plus.

Mechanical Engineering Technician – San Antonio, TX

Innovative medical device/ biotech in Texas has an immediate opening for Machinist.  The company is found by a veteran leader with number of prior successes and this is an opportunity to contribute at grounds level, in a promising startup.  (Stock options could make this a once in a lifetime kind of an opportunity).  The mechanical engineer/ technician will work with other engineers to develop innovative drug delivery systems.  The candidate must be familiar with fabricating small parts or tooling on a lathe and mill.  Successful candidate will have combination of mechanical and electrical skills. At least 5 years experience in medical device industry is required.

Analog Design Engineer – San Jose, CA

There is an opening for analog design engineer for a company found by a veteran leader of several successful companies. This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge technology, with a great promise.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience, in addition to the stock options.  The stock options could make this highly attractive opportunity. The position requires 6+ years of experience with medical device low power analog circuit design and embedded design experience.

LabVIEW & Teststand SW Developer – San Jose, CA

The opportunity below is with a company specializing in providing testing services.  Friendly company environment includes latest fully-featured tools and offers competitive salary and full benefits, including 401K matching after 1 year.

Requirements include, 3+ years LabVIEW and TestStand work preferably on production test applications, proven debug & problems solving skills, BSCS or similar degree, and 10-15% ability to travel globally.  Embedded software engineering experience (C/C++) desirable and National Instruments LabVIEW and/or TestStand certification and RF experience, huge pluses.

Senior Test Engineer: San Jose, CA 

The opportunity below is with a company specializing in providing testing services.  Friendly company environment includes latest fully-featured tools and offers competitive salary and full benefits, including 401K matching after 1 year.

Job functions include, design, build, and deploy automated production test stations, create test systems to perform functional tests, perform system integration hardware tasks, develop TestStand and LabVIEW software apps to automate test stations, work with suppliers to develop test features, debug, troubleshoot, & verify test systems, document hardware and software, and install the test system at the customer’s site or manufacturing facility.   Requirements include, 5+ years experience creating functional test systems, proficiency in developing LabVIEW and TestStand software applications, experience working with suppliers to develop test fixtures and interconnects, solid understanding of electrical circuits with good troubleshooting skills, expertise using test equipment including National Instruments hardware, and BSEE, BSCS or similar.  National Instruments LabVIEW and/or TestStand certification and RF experience, huge pluse

Physicist  – San Jose, CA – GT

There is an immediate opening for a physicist with electrophysiology background.  This person will have expertise in the propagation of low frequency electrical signals in the body from their source to the surface and onward to the coupling of electrodes.   This is a pre-revenue phase company and compensation will include equity based arrangement.  It could be a part-time or after hours opportunity for the right individual.

Modeling Expert – San Jose, CA

There is an immediate opening for Modeling Expert to set up computer simulations of the signal propagation through the body, from their source to the skin and into electrodes, using simulation packages such as Comsol Multiphysics or electromagnetic simulation programs that can incorporate biologic materials.  This person should be familiar with low frequency and DC electromagnetic modeling an comfortable with doing so with biologic materials.   This is a pre-revenue phase company and compensation will include equity based arrangement.  It could be a part-time or after hours opportunity for the right individual.

Opportunities in India

For opportunities in Mechanical Engineering and Test Engineering for Medical Device Company inBangaluru,India, see earlier job posts or send me an email.

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