One of my most favourite educational activities with the children has been to do a Pakistan presentation at school. We have done this after a trip to Pakistan, for a special educational unit in the classroom about diversity or on a milestone for Pakistan. Here are some resources, ideas and crafts to do a PakistanContinue reading Pakistan Presentation at School: Resources + Ideas + Crafts
Five fun ways to enjoy the Pakistan Flag Crafts. These crafts can be used by parents or teachers to celebrate Pakistan and help children learn about it.Continue reading Pakistan Flag Crafts: Five Fun Ways to Make the Flag
Thoughts on being a Pakistan Cricket Team fan (and especially the Champions Trophy win in Summer 2017). It has its ups and downs but is so worth it!Continue reading The Heart of a Pakistan Cricket Team Fan: Living a Romance Like No Other
Ziarat is a sleepy little beautiful town near Quetta. I was lucky to visit the town and the landmark it is known for, the Ziarat Residency (also known as the Quaid-e-azam Residency), in 1997. This landmark, a national monument, is dear to the heart of every Pakistani. The Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-azam Mohammad AliContinue reading Visiting the Ziarat Residency, Circa 1997
A very Merry Christmas to all those celebrating the occasion! Today I am reflecting on Christmas in Pakistan from my past when I lived there and the one from my present now that we are in Canada. The spirit stays the same and so do my emotions as a Muslim of wishing health, happiness andContinue reading Christmas Past & Present for a Pakistani-Canadian
As the weather changes, the common cold seems to hit every other household. Sadly, there is no cure for the cold. However I bring for you the Desi Totkas (life hacks) Toolkit to feel less miserable and get better sooner. There are special notes under each section for kids and babies.
A new Pakistani movie was releasing in Canada and in my city Calgary, so I just had to go watch it! Here’s my review without any spoilers.
Here is a list of some of my favorite songs for August 14, to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day and to get in the spirit of freedom. Continue reading 14 Favourite Songs for August 14
We visited Pakistan last year in November and I shared the journey on Facebook and Instagram through the voice of two friends Sitara and Emma as they went along with us. I compiled all these posts together below. You can follow these posts on social media through the tag #SitaraAndEmma Really missing Pakistan these days!Continue reading Trip to Islamabad
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!