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Nelaam Ghar – A Fun Filled Family Entertainment Show

Nelaam Ghar Atlanta

Photos by Hakim’s Studio

Atlanta, GA,, Oct 2012: Nelaam Ghar is a popular TV show that many of us have grown up watching. Aslam Parvez, an involved community member and resident of Atlanta decided to bring this show live to the Indo-Pak community of Atlanta. Under the banner of Tamseel USA Productions, Parvez along with some like-minded community members launched Nelaam Ghar in March this year.

Nelaam Ghar is a fun filled family entertainment show. It is one of a kind show that keeps its audience involved by having several sections of questions/answers from worldwide general knowledge. It pays close attention to its audience entertainment too and thus brings several performances by local artists and professional groups. It has also become a popular platform for young and talented artisst from the desi community to come and showcase their talent and win prizes. This show envisions to overcome the difference in native national boundaries, religious beliefs and language barriers, and bring the Indo-Pak community under one roof to laugh, enjoy, mingle and not only make good memories for themselves but leave an example for our upcoming generation to see people beyond their political boundaries.

Nelaam Ghar Atlanta

Nelaam Ghar’s recent show was held on September 8th, 2012 at Berkmar High School, Lilburn, GA. The show attracted about 400 involved audiences from all ages, including Subash Razdaan, Founding Chairman of the Gandhi Foundation of USA, Apurva Shrivastva, flute plater, Kumud Savla, Director, Nritya Natya Kala Bharti and Qadeer Siddiqi, president of the Pakistani American Cultural Association of Atlanta.

The show started out with a slide presentation of song the “Aman ki Asha”. This song depicts a vision of having political peace among India and Pakistan. The hall was soon filled with applause as host/director/producer Aslam Parvez walked on stage with co-host Shaveta Jain, Mrs. India International 2012. The show started with a round of Questions and answers. Nelaam Ghar team members Ayesha Rehmaan and Kashian Syed were eagerly approaching the audiences to capture the right answer. The winner was awarded with a prize on the spot. Each questions and answer session had one question reserved for a grand prize.The Grand Prizes for each section ranged from DVD player to Home Theatre to Digital Cameras.

Nelaam Ghar , once again had their most popular kids segment of questions and answers. Age appropriate questions were asked to the kids and only the kids were allowed to answer those questions. Kids all ages were raising their hands all over the auditorium to answer some of the popular questions and win prizes.

Nelaam Ghar pays close attention to bringing new and exciting items to their show and this times’ new item was “Antakshri with a Twist”. This section was very well conducted by Sadaf Farooqi and Shahid Ali. They carried a basket of slips with a word written on
each slip all around the hall. The audience picked up the slip and had to sing a song, making sure that the word fits in the first two lines of the song. The prizes were given out to each antakshri singer. The public loved this new addition and were bursting in laughter when people were making up songs to fit the word on the slip in the song. Hilarious!!!!

The show was also filled with live entertainment program including bollywood songs by Apiksha Parikh, musical instrumental and singing performance by siblings Naveen Gregory and Neha Gregory , another musical instrumental performance by Master Pasha, Urdu poetry recitation by Maha Faroqui accompanied by her chorus group including Arshaaq ,Rumaisa, an innovative and funny mimicry by Renu Thapiyal. Besides providing a platform to young and amateur artists, Nelaam Ghar also had several professional groups join the show. Sanam Studios, a professional dance group, performed various dances included folk style dances, belly dancing and performances on famous Bollywood songs. Their performance on popular folk song “mod tod”was applauded very well by the audiences. Shiraz Sikandar’s interactive session of singing with audience was enjoyed a lot by the audiences. And not to miss singer Faisal who set the stage on fire towards the end of the show and Dj-ed the show live by his foot tapping mixed song performances from Bhangra to popular Bollywood songs.
Nelaam Ghar just like always had a GRAND PRIZE for their show and this time it was 32 inch Flat Screen LCD TV By Toshiba, sponsored by Naan and Curry. And it wasn’t so easy to win this grand prize. Some real tough questions were reserved for this round. We Only one gentleman from the audience who knew the answer to one of these questions, but very soon he admitted that he had googled up the answer using his smart phone and thus denied to take accept the grand prize.

The entire show lasted for about four hours of complete fun and had an interval after the first two hours. Bamboo Garden and Tadka restaurants had food stalls outside the auditorium and provided delicious Indian Chinese food at very nominal rates.
After having two successful shows in March and in May this year, Nelaam Ghar’s September show was once again a big hit among the desi community.

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