My great-grandfather Agha Shair Qizilbash (my mother’s paternal grandfather) was a prominent Urdu poet of the later classical era in Delhi and a desciple of Dagh Dehlavi. He was born in Delhi on March 5, 1871 and died on March 12, 1940. He was the first Urdu poet to do a poetic translation of theContinue reading Urdu Poetic Translation of Surat Fatiha
As a South Asian, there are many things we are proud of: our cuisine, family values and traditions. Every South Asian conversation starts and ends with food. The running joke is that even if South Asians are planning a hike, food is at the top of the priority list! While that’s all great for funContinue reading 7 Unhealthy Habits in South Asian Families
I love sharing my family history with my children and going over old family albums. There is something so special about showing them old pictures, guessing who is who and recounting the stories that go with each picture. We have a family tree that has been maintained over generations and the children love tracing familyContinue reading My Grandfather Had Diabetes, This is How it Affects My Health Today
Today on the blog, I’m honoured to have Shesta B. sharing her story of miscarriage, loss and grieving. We hope that this post helps someone out there. You are not alone.
The post and the words below are from Shesta B. I thank her for her courage.
Continue reading Guest Post: Talking about Pregnancy and Infant Loss by Shesta B.
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
Visiting my Nani’s house is always one of the best part of my Pakistan trip. Sharing some of my favorite sights and sounds from my Nani’s house.Continue reading Why Nani’s House is the Best Place in the World
Sharing Eid memories, traditions and tips to have a memorable Eid celebration with family, the biggest celebration of the Muslim calendar.Continue reading All Things Eid: Let’s Talk about the Biggest Celebration of the Year
I was born and raised in a Shia Muslim household in Pakistan. For me Muharram, Ashura and Azadari are part of my life and childhood. However if you were raised in the subcontinent or had Shia Muslim friends you might have some insights into the observation of this month. Sharing memories of Muharram from myContinue reading Muharram from my Childhood
I wrote about watching “Bin Roye” last week and how I loved the experience. The review was quite popular and it was great to know that so many people shared my emotions and excitement about the movie. I downloaded the songs from iTunes to listen to at home and my four-year-old daughter and I didContinue reading The Tale of Two Pakistani Princesses: “Bin Roye” with my four-year-old
I was honored to do a guest post on one of my favorite blogs! Read it here: https://ramblingsofalazymom.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/guest-post-eid-memories-by-urdumom/