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About Danish Ahmed

Let’s love the world together… Danish Ahmed is a blind, Pakistani albino. Really, that’s who he is. He’s an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and best-selling author of “A Dictionary of Distinctions”. He has also created a source document for the truth activist movement which outlines hundreds of solutions to rid the world of war and corruption.

Today Danish produces inspirational entertainment, overrides a multi-million dollar network marketing organization, and is the Leader of the Party for People with Special Needs.

Background

In his presentations, Danish draws upon his life experience as an albino and legally blind Pakistani immigrant, who arrived in Canada with his family at age four. Growing up in an impoverished area of downtown Toronto, he overcame many challenges including drug-treated depression and thoughts of suicide, until his amazing turnaround at age of fourteen, through a motivational infomercial.

Vision

Danish’s vision is to help transform the lives of millions of people around the world through a new media genre — the convergence of entertainment and inspiration. For example, Danish produced “What is Love?”, a three minute movie on the Internet, now seen by over one million people across 112 countries. Other movies Danish has produced include “Forgiveness”, “Journey of Attraction”, “Our World” (translated into 15 languages), and “One More Hour”.

Danish Ahmed worked with Stuart Knight to produce two hit musicals, I DECIDE and SHIFT. Both shows incorporated theatre, spoken word, slam poetry, beat-boxing, improve, song, dance, and multi-media, “I DECIDE” was an urban musical that ran for three-and-half years, attracting hundreds of people each week, and receiving rave reviews from The Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, and The National Post.

Experience

Danish Ahmed has accomplished many firsts. He was designing curricula and teaching by the time he was fifteen years of age. He co-developed a revolutionary Internet technology that became the foundation of a $1.5 million dot-com startup. By age twenty-three, he had consulted with leading companies and had worked in the industries of stock market analysis, geographic information systems, and international trade. Danish was also involved in obtaining a U.S. patent in the area of biotechnology. Although Danish’s skill is technical, his passion is people — so he continually seeks to integrate and implement peak-performance technologies within himself, his family, his co-workers, and his community.

For twenty years, Danish has enrolled himself into learning from every possible success coach. His experience includes programs by Dr. John Gray, Anthony Robbins, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Accelerated Learning, Sterling Institute of Relationships, Toastmasters, T. Harv Eker, Outward Bound, Up With People, the Sedona Method, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and The Landmark Forum. He has also interviewed stars from “The Secret”, including Bob Proctor and James Arthur Ray.

His personal interest in politics, dance, improv, martial arts, and spirituality, has led him to travel around North America and to countries such as France, Hungary, Cuba, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. From visiting the White House on numerous occasions to hand-gliding over Ontario, Danish draws on his diversity of experiences to give his audiences a unique dose of empowerment that can’t be found elsewhere.

Danish strives to create communities that integrate transformation with social events. Join us on Facebook to find out about our upcoming events.

For or a more detailed personal and political biography, check out:
My Not So Politically-Correct Biography

The FUTURE of surreal, political, sensical nonsense!

The Schmendrix & Friends Sketch Show Hosted by Paul Bellini (The Kids in the Hall, This Hour has 22 Minutes) Starring the Schmendrix in Ep. #1 " American Thanks Taking! " Written & Produced by Alexey Ots & Instant Cult Classic - A Production Company Tech by Rob Bullets Bartlett & Darin Joyce Sponsored by Drink Media & Rasta Pasta with Special Guest Sketch Friends Erotic Friend Fiction!!! (TKO Improv Tournament Champions BCIF 2017) The Schmendrix are: Abram Taylor as Abe Danish Saood Ahmed as Don Gerald Mayhew as Gerry Chris Mayhew as The Great Monte Cristo With: Joe Thomas as Uncle Professor Lauren Griffiths as Penny Peters Steve Lee as Mr. Lee Peters & Luke Peters as Luke PetersHi there everyone!!

I tried to login on my iPad. Turns out it was an Etch-a-Sketch and I don't own an iPad. Also, I'm out of wine.You can come connect with me at my next live performance.  It’s the first time I’m doing sketch comedy, ever!

I’ve done motivational speaking, facilitation, spoken word, dance, stand-up, improv, MC’ing, interviews, and special skills extra; but never a performer in SKETCH comedy.

Specifically, somebody else with script writing talent wrote the script.  But they know me, and they wrote to my natural character.  So is it really “acting” then?

Come, find out, and express your opinion to me at the after-party.

The FUTURE of surreal, political, sensical nonsense!

Political Language ExplainedThe Schmendrix & Friends Sketch Show hosted by Paul Bellini (The Kids in the Hall, This Hour has 22 Minutes) is a sketch comedy showcase of surreal, political, sensical nonsense.

A serialized sketch saga about an outlier family who somehow fell through the cracks of a madman’s dystopian world vision:  Abe, Don, Gerry & Monte live their artistic truth while the Peters World Corporation tries to shape their existence.

Each episode a guest sketch troupe/artist performs some of their favorite weird sketches.

The Schemndrix & Friends Sketch Show:
Episode 1: American Thanks-Taking

Funny OrgasmSpecial Guest Friends: “EROTIC FRIEND FICTION'”
(TKO Improv Champions Big City Improv Festival, 2017)

Magic by Chris Mayhew

Plus a sketch written by Abram Taylor

The Schmendrix & Friends Sketch Show

Hosted by Paul Bellini
(The Kids in the Hall, This Hour has 22 Minutes)

Written & Produced by Alexey Ots
& Instant Cult Classic – A Production Company
Tech by Rob Bullets Bartlett & Darin Joyce
Sponsored by Drink Media & Rasta Pasta

The Schmendrix are:
Abram Taylor as Abe
Danish Saood Ahmed as Don
Gerald Mayhew as Gerry
Chris Mayhew as The Great Monte Cristo

With:
Joe Thomas as Uncle Professor
Lauren Griffiths as Penny Peters
Steve Lee as Mr. Lee Peters
& Luke Peters as Luke Peters

Thursday, November 30, 2017
10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Social Capital
154 Danforth Avenue, Second Floor
Toronto, Ontario (near Broadview Subway Station)

We’ll sell-out, so buy your tickets online and reserve your teleportation spot!

Online Tickets Sales:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-schmendrix-friends-sketch-show-tickets-39494843139

The Schmendrix & Friends Sketch Show Hosted by Paul Bellini (The Kids in the Hall, This Hour has 22 Minutes) Starring the Schmendrix in Ep. #1 " American Thanks Taking! " Written & Produced by Alexey Ots & Instant Cult Classic - A Production Company Tech by Rob Bullets Bartlett & Darin Joyce Sponsored by Drink Media & Rasta Pasta with Special Guest Sketch Friends Erotic Friend Fiction!!! (TKO Improv Tournament Champions BCIF 2017) The Schmendrix are: Abram Taylor as Abe Danish Saood Ahmed as Don Gerald Mayhew as Gerry Chris Mayhew as The Great Monte Cristo With: Joe Thomas as Uncle Professor Lauren Griffiths as Penny Peters Steve Lee as Mr. Lee Peters & Luke Peters as Luke Peters

That Was Rough!

It was a regular Saturday afternoon. I was at the Kiwanis Club enjoying computer time. However, my computer time was different than most other kid’s computer time.

Most of the kids were playing games. I was learning about the computer’s operating system by exploring various DOS commands, and learning how to program in BASIC by exploring various games’ source code.

This particular Saturday, there were a couple of new kids. They saw me working on my computer, and thought I didn’t know what I was doing. They proceeded to tell me how to start playing games.

I didn’t have any social skills, so initially I just ignored them.

But then they got aggressive, and starting pressing buttons on my keyboard.

After a while, I got frustrated and hit their hand.

The next thing I know, we’re all dismissed and these two kids start following me home. They suggest that they just want to make-up and be friends. They sounded sincere, yet I didn’t trust them.

Almost to my house, they invite me into a building. I don’t know why, but I went inside with them into a stairwell.

There, they both proceeded to hit me, jump on me, and yell at me. It was horrible.

After a few minutes, I managed to run out, crying all the way home.

My sister, Rahat, consoled me. She got the story and called the club to complain.

Word may have gotten back to the parents of those two kids, but nothing else was done.

I’m not sure if that had me stop going to the Kiwanis Club or not. Would things turn out very differently if I was just able to communicate my computer situation with the other kids?

Many years later, I was buying ice cream from an ice cream truck in my neighborhood, and somebody approached me. As usual, I didn’t recognize who it was. Then the person said with a giggle, “We beat you up pretty bad in that stairwell, didn’t we?”

I walked away and walked home.

MUZIK to Your Ears!

Hi there everyone!!

In grade four, I had a friend who was a bad influence on me. His name was Timmy, and he coerced me into causing trouble, getting myself into mischief, being crude, and even stealing money!

One time we were in music class, and instead of paying attention to the teacher, Timmy was telling me how bad our school was. He said that so many other schools got to use musical instruments, and we had nothing!

The First Major Chord

Our teacher overheard this conversation and interrupted. She explained how the first instrument mankind had was their vocal chords. Mastering our own bodies helps us in mastering any instrument.

This teacher, whose name I don’t remember, made an impact on me. I wanted to sing! However, though I was intrigued by music, my efforts didn’t make my singing any better.

In retrospect, I can see how that happened. None of the song lyrics were printed big enough for me to read, and I couldn’t see anything written on the blackboard. But I don’t want to be a broken record as I’ve shared this frustration before…

The Next Measure

In high-school, it was compulsory to take one “arts credit” which could be either a visual arts, drama, or music class. All three options were not available to me, because of my “sight” impairment.

Through my involvement in Christian youth parliament, I was again exposed to the joy of singing. I was inspired to write poems, and wrote the theme song to two of the annual youth parliaments.

Sharpening the Notes

After participating in many personal development programs while in high-school, I began to adopt the attitude that there are no barriers in the pursuits of my passions.

With this new attitude, in my last year of high-school I enrolled in grade nine music class and learned how to play the viola. I had to choose the viola, because all the other string instruments were bigger and would create more distance between my eyes and the sheet music I needed to see.

My sheet music was magnified by a factor of five so I could see it. But I still had to be so close to the paper, that I wasn’t able to use my bow. Instead, I would have to learn the music by plucking my fingers on the strings.

My hearing was never great. I’m tone-deaf, and this was confirmed when I took a hearing pitch test and failed miserably. What’s worse, is when most people hear that I am legally blind, they assert (sometimes insist) that I must have superpower hearing capabilities.

Down an Octave

I never got good at playing the viola. So, the following year, I took piano lessons, which I paid for out of my own pocket. It was fun, but it was still a visual struggle.

The next year, I paid for private singing lessons. That gave me more confidence, but I don’t think it has affected my performance.

Maybe I’m just not meant to sing or play a musical instrument. God knows, I’ve tried.

Techie Pitch

Immersed in computers as a teenager, I learned to program all sorts of music and sound effects that were very impressive. I worked all summer at a job so that I could afford to upgrade my PC speaker into a professional sound card. It was called the “AdLib” Music Card. It was so cool.

I did my grade twelve independent study on producing a digitized song on my computer.

The following month, a new “SoundBlaster” card came out, which did so much more than the AdLib card. And it just wasn’t a fad. The SoundBlaster would become the default standard for all sounds on PC’s, lasting to this day.

Baseline Rhythm & Blues

Should I just be a big fan? My favorite band of all time is Bon Jovi. I’ve been to several of their concerts over the years, but have always gotten very poor seats either because of pricing, or because of supply.

One day I was at a charity auction that claimed to have front-row-seats to a Bon Jovi concert. Even though I already had tickets, I bid the highest price because I wanted front row seats! However, when I did go to the concert, I was informed that my tickets were only general admission! It was difficult to even enjoy that concert after such a horrible letdown.

Getting Vocal

Just last night, I was with friends at a karaoke bar, and was encouraged to sing. Since I couldn’t see the big screen, we made special arrangements for me to sing in the DJ booth where I could look at the source tablet screen closely.

That helped, but the text wasn’t really big enough. Plus, my whole body was in an awkward position with the microphone, my face, and the tablet scrunched together. Good thing I picked one of my favorite Bon Jovi songs, which I had memorized back as a teenager.

I made a few mistakes—my memory isn’t perfect. And it also doesn’t feel great to be confined to a small set of songs I have memorized, instead of having full access to all of the songs I am able to recall just by song title.

Jazzing It Up a Little

What if I was encouraged to take one of the compulsory high-school credits in the arts?

I wouldn’t have wanted to do “visual arts” because I still don’t want to do that now. (I’ve experimented with paint café’s.)

In music, I still wouldn’t be great, but perhaps I would have enjoyed the process a whole lot more.

What about drama? I’ve been doing improv for many years and loving it tremendously. Some would say I am pretty good at it now. But how good could I have been if I started taking drama at the beginning of high-school?

It’s never too late… Except part of “improv” is musical improv. Should I take “musical improv” classes now?

Final Echo

Do you like irony? My most notable accomplishment thus far is competing at the District 60 regional Toastmasters conference with an improvised speech. The speech topic given to all the contestants was “music”. I won first place.

It’s also noteworthy that my last girlfriend was a sound reiki master.

Fade to Silence

OK, so I have another success as well. I co-produced the song, “Let’s love the world together…” which is available on iTunes. Check it out.

Let’s love the world together…

Love,
[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary