Are you watching the Pakistani Drama Teri Raza? I started the drama in great anticipation due to the stellar cast and hype of Sanam Baloch’s return. However the first episode of Teri Raza really put me off. I think I blame Shehroz Sabzwari’s V-neck shirt and the whole 90s vibe to the drama. I felt that the director was really out of touch with present times. It’s ironic then that it’s the same old school feel because of which I’m now following the drama.
August 14, 2017 is the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan! This is a day to celebrate the amazing beautiful Land of the Pure. Why not plan a party to fuel your patriotism and plant the seeds of love in the hearts of your children? Here are all the details and resources to plan a Pakistan Independence Day Party!
Making the Pakistan Flag with the children is a great way to have a conversation about the colours, history and design of the flag. The Pakistan flag is one of the most beautiful in the world and quite simple to draw. Children can be encouraged to copy, trace and then create the design. Sharing 5 ways to make the Pakistan flag in this post through fun crafts.
We all talk about the importance of Mommy Me time but the challenge is always how to make it happen! Sharing some fun ideas on how to carve out time in our busy lives which is good for mom’s physical and mental well-being. And no, time browsing on your phone does not count! We are talking about actual Mommy Me Time that takes her away from her everyday responsibilities so that she returns rejuvenated and motivated.
Birthdays are a time of celebration. Some celebrate it through parties, others through experiences and some by reflection. I like to alternate through these three for my birthday and those of my children. One year we may have a big party, the other year a family experience and another something different. I feel a birthday can be celebrated in many ways and just like all things in life, having a balance and remembering those less fortunate than us, brings more joy and meaningfulness in birthdays. If you feel like having a big party for your birthday, by all means, enjoy and make the most of it! But if one year you feel like having a more “giving” birthday, here are some ideas.
Petrichor: The earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. This is how Wikipedia describes the word. For me however Petrichor is the smell of nostalgia. The “gilli mitti ke khusboo” that is one of my most favorite fragrances in the world. What does the smell mean to you?
Here it is! Meal Plan for the week to help you as the new week stretches before and you don’t really want to think about the question: “Ajj kya pakana hai” (what to cook today). Lots of fun ideas like Shrimp burger, eggplant, keema biryani and lasange!
The first episode of Baaghi was aired today on Urdu1. This is a Pakistani drama that is based on the life of social media sensation Qandeel Baloch who tragically became an honour-killing victim in 2016. Qandeel’s death sparked just as much intrigue and debate, as her life had. There are many polarized opinions about Qandeel’s means to fame. Qandeel Baloch became one of the most well-known names in Pakistan after rising from a small village in Punjab. Baaghi is her story and gives us an insight into her life behind the selfies and the viral videos.
I love Baingan (eggplant)! This is a delicious and simple Baingan Recipe that can be enjoyed with white rice or hot naan. This recipe was shared by my friend Komal and I love the tangy taste. I’m a big Baingan fan and also for easy recipes, so this one was a win-win for me!
I was extremely happy to see that Shalwars are back in fashion on my recent trip to Pakistan. Here are five reasons to love Shalwars and celebrate their entry back into trendy outfits: