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Irrelevant of my childhood spent outside Pakistan, a key entertainment was whenΒ Baba Jaan would bring home VHS series of latest Pakistani TV dramas. The lone telecaster; Pakistan Television (PTV), was the platform which introduced me toΒ characters like;Β Kabacha, Zoya, Jahan Ara BegamΒ and of courseΒ Alif Noon!Β  Fast forward to 2017, Television has come a long way. No doubt there is no lack of channels and shows that are aired in abundance. Some are just time fillers, some are remarkable. Yet for me the old is still gold. Let me tell you myΒ bachpaan -hood fascination with my favorite urdu shows. 1. Tanhaiyaan Be it the reason that itRead More →

  Oh wow.. what a rollercoaster relationship I have had with my weight. Sometimes I am above 100kg, and some decades ago I was hardly 45 kg! That said, this love-hate relationship with my weighing machine and advancing age has given me experiences to create specific tips that have worked for me. These tips are completely my laymanΒ totkas which may not always harbor on any scientific facts! Disclaimer: I am a 30 something woman with kids who loves to eat. I will eat to celebrate. I will eat to mourn. I will eat out of boredom… I will eat. Non-stop. Just because I love foodRead More →

The Jeddah I know… from my eyes , for yours. I have spend 30 + years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This was mainly due to my parents moving to the land of Oil, for a brighter future in early 80’s. My brought up, schooling and childhood memories were fired in the city of Jeddah; a city named to as the Bride of the Red Sea. Having spent most of my life there, I consider it as my home town. 20 years back, the definition of home town and nationality was more accurate based on which city you are born in, and what color is yourRead More →