Desi Lunch Boxes are particularly different according to our desi palette and preference. Do you feel satisfied only if you child eats something desi?Continue reading Desi Lunch Boxes: How are they different?
If you’re committed to teach your kids Urdu, every day is a great opportunity to learn. Today we practiced our Urdu while doing groceries.
Growing up in Pakistan, the arrival of spring was marked with fresh blossoms, many festive melas (carnivals) and the biggest festival of all, Basant. This was a festival of kites celebrated in Lahore, and all over Punjab and in other parts of Pakistan. Specials feasts would be prepared, Abrar-ul-haq’s songs would blare from roof tops,Continue reading Basant Memories From Pakistan That Make My Heart Sing!
Sharing how we celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day in Canada through a small celebration at home and then in the City Hall. Continue reading Celebrating Pakistan’s Independence Day in Calgary
Watch how lala celebrates Pakistan’s Independence Day with his friend Bilqees. This video is very special for me because my 4-year-old daughter wanted to play a more active role and decided to impersonate Bilqees. I loved her enthusiasm to celebrate the ocassion. So while this may be childish and immature, it’s definitely from the heart!Continue reading Video: Lala Celebrates Jashan-e-Azadi
This is the fourth video of the series #readwithurdumom. I love this story of a honeybee called “Bee Barfi”. Hope you all enjoy this longer video of 7 minutes. Keep the feedback coming. This embedded video is appropriate only for mobiles. Higher resolution on the YouTube channel. Link is here.
Sharing my Urdu story today and how I got my love of Urdu through my family, my life experiences and the heritage I was lucky to have. Continue reading My Urdu Story: Sharing How I Developed My Love of Urdu
As we drove towards the zoo this morning, I asked my daughter if she was excited to go to the Chiryaghar. She laughed and said: “But mama, we are not going to the bird house!”. No wonder bilingualism is amazing! Even a four-year-old can catch the irony of literal translations. I love Zoo trips. TheContinue reading ChiryaGhar ke Sair – Trip to the Zoo
“Chai” (tea) has a special place in any urdu household. Growing up at my parent’s house, tea would always be ready every day exactly at 4pm. This was the time the grownups would be getting up from their afternoon naps called “kehloolas”. So tea was just what they needed to feel fresh again. Tea isContinue reading Urdu Tea Time!
Khushamdaid! Welcome to my blog. We’re a Pakistani-Canadian family. Follow our Urdu adventures as we live, love and laugh as a bilingual, multicultural, immigrant family in beautiful Alberta. Some of my writings will be nostalgic as I miss my country of birth: Pakistan. But also optimistic as we create a unique space with our Pakistani/UrduContinue reading Welcome to my blog!