One Man’s ‘Poison’, Another Man’s Meat: Some “Food” For Thought

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Disclaimer: This post is like an ebook in length! Read it when you have the time, and perhaps a cuppa with you. Sitting at a gathering, I listen quietly to a sister launch into a heartfelt, sincere monologue about the perils, dangers and risks of devouring packaged milk. She'd apparently seen … Continue reading One Man’s ‘Poison’, Another Man’s Meat: Some “Food” For Thought

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The Adventures of Homeschooling

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Had someone told me years ago that I'd one day be educating two hyperactive, adorable little mini-me's at home, I would have laughed in their faces and called them the most glib prophesiers ever! Stay at home all day with two naughty little elves always up to something? Never! And here … Continue reading The Adventures of Homeschooling

Quirky Quips and Quintessentially Quizzical Queries – Schooling Options for My Queen of Hearts

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم This month, my daughter A’ishah, who is about to turn 5 years old in May, started first grade at her school, DA Junior Model School Beach View (which is located right behind Royal Rodale on Khayaban-e-Seher, Defence Phase 6). It was an emotional and proud day for me. I cannot deny … Continue reading Quirky Quips and Quintessentially Quizzical Queries – Schooling Options for My Queen of Hearts

Hope Floats: The Light At The End Of The Power Outage

Finally, the winter seems to be signaling its imminent arrival. No one can be happier about the fall in temperatures than I, who have literally lost all hope in alternative sources of power, such as the flimsy UPS, the fuel-consuming and noisy generator, or the battery-operated pedestal fan. I have decided that the permanent solution … Continue reading Hope Floats: The Light At The End Of The Power Outage

The Evanescent Joy of Fine Dining

Dining at fine restaurants anywhere in the world is considered a privilege. Many people who are well-traveled boast of having dined at the best eateries of the world, having had gourmet creations of the best chefs presented to them personally by courteous staff. There are rooftop restaurants, revolving restaurants, and one of my recent discoveries, … Continue reading The Evanescent Joy of Fine Dining

Zamzama: Home to the “Posh” Paradox

It’s been less than a year since I moved to the so-called ‘posh’ locale of Zamzama Boulevard in Defence, Karachi. Known to be the local hub of elitist designer shops, boutiques, salons and upscale cafés, its property value is touted to be one of the highest in the city for commercial businesses. Before moving here … Continue reading Zamzama: Home to the “Posh” Paradox