2018 is well on it’s way and we are in the middle of February. Sharing a few Pakistani dramas recommendations from the new ones on air these days that I’m enjoying, because this is a question I’m asked a lot!
Making friends as a child was easy. You met them either at school, in the playground or they lived close by. There was lots of time to play and get to know each other. However as we grow older, friends move apart due to life and work circumstances and it becomes difficult to make new friends because we are short of time, energy and patience ourselves. If you have given up in your search to find sane normal human beings to call friends this post of “How to Make Friends When You’re an Adult” is for you!
Did you know that by just being South Asians we face a greater risk of type 2 diabetes? Did you also know that one in two people with type 2 diabetes will die of heart disease? I was alarmed to learn these facts and today would like to have a heart-to-heart with you all and discuss our lifestyle as South Asians.
I just finished watching the last episode of the Pakistani drama Baaghi and my heart is heavy with so many emotions: sadness, mourning and regret. Saba Qamar did a phenomenal job depicting the life, trial and challenges of the lead character. Baaghi was based on the life of social media sensation Qandeel Baloch who tragically became a victim of honor-killing in 2016.
I enjoy Pakistani dramas but I have been quite sick of the Bechari Mazloom Aurat syndrome that has plagued Pakistani dramas. I like stories where women are given stronger and more real characters rather than shown standing by the window, looking out wistfully, crying buckets while the viewers are tortured by a never-ending much-too-loud soundtrack. So here is my list of Pakistani dramas with strong women characters.
Last Friday we had the amazing experience to visit the Children’s Reading Place by Calgary Reads in Calgary. Set up in a heritage house in the Inglewood community, the entire house is designed to inspire the joy of reading.
The winter holidays are almost over. The busy days of vacations, family reunions and dinners are done. The children will be heading back to school soon. But are you ready to face the routine? It’s not just the waist line that has expanded, but the house is upside down along with the monthly budget. Here are a few tips to get your life back into shape after the winter holidays.
I want to write about a topic very close to my heart, of Phupo Love. Phupo is a word in the Urdu language for an aunt, who is your father’s sister. Due to the richness of the Urdu language we have a different word for all relations, so Phupo is specifically and only used for this relationship. This word has taken a negative connotation and is used to describe a relative who is conspiring, evil and a trouble-maker. I feel hurt whenever I read such jokes because I love my Phupos, love being a Phupo and love the Phupos of my children.
I’m desi. And while I’m fabulous, lively and oh so multicultural, I’m also late to most appointments, meetings and social events. Here are 11 legit reasons why I’m late. Feel free to use them and better still add to them!
Note: This piece is satirical. All resemble to actual events and persons might be deliberate and I take as creative inspiration. Ofcourse, I will totally deny it if you confront me.
Can you believe it that today is the last day of 2017! Saying goodbye to a great year with a round up of the top 10 posts of 2017 on the blog. Did you read them all? Here’s your chance!