All The Things That Make Every Desi Mom Immediately Say “Nazar Lag Gayi”

By Lamees Wajahat | 19 Feb, 2017

Nazar is a huge problem in our desi community.

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It could either be because you genuinely believe in the powerful effects of someone’s jealousy, or because you’ve messed up yourself but nazar sounds like a viable reason.

Here are all the things that you blame on being nazar-ofied:

 

1. Getting sick

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It probably has nothing to do with the gol gappay or¬†shawarma¬†you ate last night, knowing someone with ungloved hands handled your food or ¬†someone saw you eating something yummy…¬†nazar lag gayi.

 

2. A pimple sprouting up on your pretty face

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I mean you were too lazy¬†to wash your face after wearing makeup all day from work to the gym to home… but it’s probably because you’re so gorgeous…¬†nazar lag gayi.

 

3. When you break your nano’s favorite vase

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The possibility of you being careless and dropping your mother’s plate from the set from her¬†jahez is high, but you know what’s higher? The fact that¬†nazar lag gayi.

 

4. A car accident

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You were texting on your phone on the highway and changed your track without indicating, but ma kasam your car is a hot one so definitely nazar lag gayi.

 

5. Divorce

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Maybe the couple just isn’t getting along, it could be stress or mismatched interests, but their outfits were killer at the¬†valima…¬†nazar lag gayi.

 

6. Injury

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It could be possible that you had gotten into an altercation at a¬†shaadi¬†and gotten punched in the eye but dude…¬†nazar lag gayi.

 

7. A bad grade

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You decided to hang out with your friends the night before your paper was due, you got a D…array yaar, nazar lag gayi.

 

8. Your crush turns out to be in a happy relationship

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It doesn’t matter that you haven’t mustered up the courage to talk to them and figure out your chances with them, or that they are people with a right to their own lives, but Fawad Khan got married, and you weren’t the bride¬†tumharay ishq pe… nazar lag gayi.

 

9. Fighting with a friend

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You might’ve disagreed on something like their stance on feminism, which is normal in a friendship to have ups and downs and learn about each other… but you guys were practically siblings…¬†nazar lag gayi.

 

10. A ruined outfit

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When you drag your¬†lehnga through the¬†keechar due to carelessness but then you remember how¬†phuppi said you looked gorgeous…¬†nazar lag gayi.

 

11. When your phone screen cracks

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Your hands are full with multiple items and you’re trying to balance your phone which escapes your grip, falls and then cracks iPhone 7¬†ko nazar lag gayi.

 

What else has been nazar-ed?


Cover image via: pakistandailytimes.com

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