Nazar is a huge problem in our desi community.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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