Pieces didn’t fall into place for friends on Amazing Race Canada

Published: July 9, 2014

Toronto pair eliminated following tough flood training simulator challenge

RUTH MYLES
POSTMEDIA NEWS

Best friends Shahla Kara and Nabeela Barday of Toronto pose in this undated handout photo.

The dream of winning The Amazing Race Canada went down the drain for Shahla Kara and Nabeela Barday on Tuesday night’s second season première. Postmedia’s Ruth Myles caught up with the Toronto-based pair to talk about what went wrong in the flood training simulator.

Q: Who did you watch the première episode with?

Nabeela Barday: We watched it with friends and family. Right now we are practising the month of Ramadan, which is 30 days of fasting, so our first meal of the day happened to be right around 9 o’clock Eastern Time, so we got to have our meal and watch the show all together.

Q: How hard was it not telling people how you did?

NB: It’s been tremendously difficult! The first challenge was not to let people know that we were even participating in this. I took a leave of absence from work and I was very hush-hush about what I was doing. For friends who asked, I just said, ‘Oh Shahla and I are travelling.’ But unfortunately, we didn’t align our stories very well. She said we were going to South Asia, and I said we’re going to South America. If anyone had really thought about it, they would have put two and two together.

Q: How was your experience on the show different than what you thought it would be?

NB: I think I had underestimated how difficult it would be to be on a reality TV show. By that I mean a camera monitoring your movements, a microphone recording everything you are saying. … You are thrown all these curveballs from all sides, from what your competitors are able to do, to how you react to TV, to the challenges where you don’t know what to expect.

Q: How did you prepare to be on the show?

Shahla Kara: A little bit of working out, here and there. I think a lot of this Race is mental. You have to prepare yourself and you have to prepare to win and to do challenges that you never expected. … We looked at past seasons of The Amazing Race, but as you know, nothing is ever the same with the Race. They are always making it challenging and unique every season, so there’s only so much you can do. But Nabeela and I talked about things so we would be on the same page, like what we would take penalties for.

Q: Which brings us to that flood training simulator. Walk us through your experience with that.

SK: Yeah, it was lovely! No, it was challenging. We had a firefighter challenge previous to that (which the audience didn’t see) and it took us quite a while to do that. By the time we got to that tank, I was dehydrated. After that piece fell in the water, I had to go under to get it. I think because my head went underwater, my body started shutting down because I didn’t have anything left. But we tried our best. After the first time, we tried, but after that piece went down again, it was almost game over at that point because Nabeela is scared of confined spaces and I was not up for going under the water again.

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,





Featured

Wrestling-Gold-Vinesh

India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
Continue Reading »

Vij's restaurant Vancouver

Vij’s, two other Vancouver restaurants make ‘Top 10 eateries’ in Canada list

VANCOUVER DESI Canada loves Vikram Vij’s food – so much so that it’s listed in the fifth spot among the country’s top 10 eateries, according to…
Continue Reading »

United States-NRI

Indian retirement community finds a blend of East and West at niche developments for seniors in the U.S. (w/gallery)

MIKE SCHNEIDER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAVARES, Fla. — When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Vij's restaurant Vancouver

Vij’s, two other Vancouver restaurants make ‘Top 10 eateries’ in Canada list

VANCOUVER DESI Canada loves Vikram Vij’s food – so much so that it’s listed in the fifth spot among the country’s top 10 eateries, according to…
Continue Reading »

asdlkfjdal

‘I don’t get turned down by girls:’ Calgary man jailed after stalking university classmate

DARYL SLADE CALGARY HERALD A man who became infatuated with a woman in his university class last year then repeatedly stalked her has been jailed….
Continue Reading »

File photo: A Sierra Leone kabaddi player (R) is tackled by his British opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament at a stadium in Chohla Sahib (Tarn Taran), about 55 kms from Amritsar on December 2, 2013. NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

India’s Pro Kabaddi League signs Canadian TV deal

PATRICK JOHNSTON VANCOUVER DESI Canada’s largest South Asian broadcaster, Asian Television Network (ATN), has signed on with India’s Pro-Kabaddi League. The eight-team league launched on…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

india flag2

Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
Continue Reading »

INDIA_RAPE_PROTEST_217126232

Angry villagers mob alleged suspects after another girl found hanging from tree in India

KOUSHIK DUTTA HINDUSTAN TIMES A 7-year-old girl was found raped, murdered and hanging from a tree in West Bengal on Thursday, resurfacing horrific memories from…
Continue Reading »

525020624_213567324

Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
Continue Reading »

An Indian private tutor was caught on CCTV camera brutally beating a child. YouTube screenshot

Private tutor who mercilessly beat child finally arrested in Kolkata

IANS Kolkata  – Private tutor Pooja Singh, who was caught on video brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in Kolkata, was finally arrested Friday, police said….
Continue Reading »

child abuse

Indian kidnappers agree to handover boy to parents on condition of swapping him for his sister

CEN AGENCY In a bizarre demand, parents of an Indian boy who has been kidnapped, were told that they could have youngster back if they…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Mahesh Bhatt

Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt fasts during Ramadan as a tribute to his mother

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Mumbai – Mahesh Bhatt observes fasts during Ramadan as a tribute to his late mother and says on Eid he looks…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood Bigg Boss

Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
Continue Reading »

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor: “Bajrangi Baijaan” has nothing to do with my personal life

IANS Mumbai – Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan’s next “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” is about a Brahmin girl and Muslim boy, but the former says that it…
Continue Reading »