Talking to south asian children about racism is more important than ever, given what’s happening in the world around us. South asian families are generally not that aware about issues of race, privilege and micro aggressions. These are important discussions that need to happen to raise children who are aware, balanced and educated about humanContinue reading Talking to South Asian Children about Racism
Now is the time to listen, educate ourselves and learn about #BlackLivesMatter. Sharing a list of books to read by Black authors. I have divided this books list for #BlackLivesMatter according to the ones that I have read and those that I wish to read. Today I gathered all the books in my house writtenContinue reading Books to Read by Black Authors: A Books List for #BlackLivesMatter
Mehreen Jabbar is an extremely talented director and I have enjoyed her work for the Pakistan drama and film industry. Here is a list of nine Mehreen Jabbar dramas to watch, if you haven’t already. These are the multi-serial ones and not her telefilms or movies. Will do another post for those. There are aContinue reading 9 Mehreen Jabbar Dramas to Watch!
40 is an age I somehow always aspired to. If you ever asked me my favourite age, I would have said 40! It symbolized wisdom and grace. Now that I have turned 40, I realize it also comes with its journey and experience. Here are 40 life lessons at 40 I have picked on theContinue reading 40 Life Lessons at 40
The year 2020 has not really been what any of us anticipated! Reality or understatement? Actually both! Nothing went as planned and lots of plans went out the window. We have all had to change our life style and practice social distancing due to COVID-19. Today let’s talk about Eid-ul-Fitr 2020, and how we canContinue reading Eid at Home: How to Make the Best of Eid-ul-Fitr 2020
This year Eid will be different than any we have celebrated over the years. With most of us practicing social distancing we will not be able to visit the mosque for Eid prayers, have family over for brunch or go visit our friends. I have an idea though to bring back an old tradition toContinue reading Eid Gifts: Ideas for Gifts That can be Mailed!
Eid will be different this year! We won’t be able to meet our family and friends but how about we send them eid greeting cards to spread the joy and happiness of Eid? Let me share some ideas on how to make 3D pop-up eid cards. They are lots of fun especially when you makeContinue reading How to Make 3D Pop-Up Eid Cards
A wholesome sehri (suhoor) is extremely important for the start of a fast. However, it’s not always easy to eat sehri because we don’t have the time, don’t feel like eating at sehri time or because we can’t think of anything new. Sharing some healthy sehri ideas that will help you break out of the rut! BeforeContinue reading Sehri Ideas: Easy and Healthy Meals and Recipes
Matar pulao (peas pulao) is a simple but comforting dish. It goes great with kebab, raita, salad and chatni for a complete meal. Making matar pulao however requires that fine knowledge of water proportion that is not always as simple as “andaza“. When I first moved to Canada some 11 years ago my knowledge ofContinue reading Matar Pulao (Peas Pulao) Recipe
There are many challenges that parents face raising their children into good humans and practicing muslims. One of the big ones is how to get kids interested in daily prayers and namaz. When I was growing up in Pakistan, my dadi taught us how to say namaz and my nani taught all us siblings howContinue reading How to Get Kids Interested in Daily Prayers and Namaz