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/
Can you believe it: next weekend is Eid! (Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramazan). Before you know it, the big day will be here. The entire family will be dressed in their finest and you will want to take some memorable photos. But maybe the fancy camera isn’t charged, or theContinue reading Pro Tips for Amazing Eid Photographs!
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!