@teatimewiththecambridges , a royal blogger whose passion for and knowledge of the Royal Family, particularly of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, reflects through her impressive Instagram feed, shares her thoughts on the Royal Visit Pakistan. Read on to find out more… The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Visit to Pakistan was yet another example of their quiet transformation into … Continue reading The Royal-tea was fantastic!
By Ayesha Babar The TIME 100 list was released recently and we were so pleased to see some of our favourites join the club of the most influential people in the world. These are people who have not only made a difference but have also been torch bearers in their fields and have served as an inspiration to so many. Here’s our list, and also … Continue reading Prince Harry, Deepika Padukone and Kumail Nanjiani – Our favourites from the TIME 100
If you are anything like us, then a holiday abroad means experiencing different cuisines – and what better place to do that, then to have the local street food available. Here are our top five street food cities in the world – so that you can start planning your next vacation! 😉 PHO, Vietnam: Pho is one of the staple foods in Vietnam and is … Continue reading Five street foods you need to try on your next holiday!
Chen One has, over the past two decades, established itself as a leading chain of stores in Pakistan providing a wide range of products, all under one roof. With stores now open in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, the chain has truly gone international too. It is no surprise then that Chen One has now brought to Pakistan, the finest imported furniture and home … Continue reading CHEN ONE BRINGS ITALIAN BRAND GRAZIANO TO PAKISTAN
Google doodles are now famous around the world for celebrating and commemorating both local and global events, people and places. On the legendary Pakistani artist, Syed Sadequain’s 87th birthday, Google created the doodle with this rather special message. “In 1960s Pakistan, Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi stroked new life into the centuries-old art of Islamic calligraphy, turning words into vibrantly detailed expressionist paintings. Today’s Doodle celebrates … Continue reading Google honours Sadequain with a special doodle
Inna lilahe wa Inna Ilahe rajioun. Growing up, these two were such a massive influence on my life. My parents would take us to the ‘baithaks’ at their place and we would sit there for hours listening to Ashfaq Ahmed and Bano Qudsia talk about life. As I moved cities, those experiences and life lessons stayed with me, close to my heart as guiding principles. … Continue reading Bano Qudsia, in remembrance.
Transcending the boundaries, and building a hub of blended and hybridized cultures of East and West, has been a pivotal theme in most of the Pakistani English fiction. Pakistani English fiction writers have powerfully transcended the boundaries and limits associated with the conventional modes of writing. They have moved on to dismantle the classic traditions of writings, and attempted to amalgamate the cultures of both … Continue reading “Literature Beyond Borders: Lara Zuberi’s The Lost Pearl”
As yesterday’s events set in, the heart hurts even more. Junaid Jamshed (and Vital Signs) were in some ways the face of a very hopeful childhood. The music they made was all around us – from singing Dil Dil Pakistan with thousands of others at cricket matches at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore to crooning Yeh Shaam with the family at the winter bonfire nights. Aitebar was … Continue reading Junaid Jamshed, in remembrance.
Janaan has been in the news since the day the film was announced. The producers always said that this was going to be a film that will promote all things Pakistani and boy have they delivered on that promise! Janaan is a story about Meena, a Pakistani Canadian who reluctantly comes to visit her family in Swat for her cousin’s wedding. In her family, are … Continue reading JANAAN – humour with a lot of heart!
Ever wanted to walk onto a movie set, complete with the costumes and the magic? Well, you are lucky, because YashRaj Films and Sanya Dhir (KSBH) have joined hands with Shakil Zandani of Flitz Fashion in Pakistan to bring Diva’ni to Lahore. Diva’ni is inspired by the rich cinematic traditions of the subcontinent and the focus has been to create outfits that evoke an old-world … Continue reading Diva’ni – the magic of YashRaj movies comes to Pakistan