Breakfast time! Chai Khana – review

I know, I know, it’s a bit late but here it is: a review of Chai Khana. As promised. Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, it was integral that we go somewhere that offers a meal that actually makes us look forward to the day. I remember one time I went to Manto Gul Kitchen, (I think that was the name) near Shah Faisal Mosque and while the place was amazing, made like a typical dhaba and…

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Eating out in Islamabad – review

Sightseeing and eating out in Islamabad are inevitable if you are visiting. It can never be all about your relatives even when you do go to visit them. There is food to be tried, places to be seen and the glory of nature that surrounds you in the capital. The entire time that I was there, I never once ate because I was hungry. I ate because, well, food. I’m going to review a total of five places in a two-part…

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The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella – review

After reading it for the umpteenth time, I figured The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella deserved a review. One thing I love about her writing is that she really knows how to weave humour and drama in real life situations. You don’t even realise that you’re actually laughing at yourself. Also read: 8 Mr Fairlie’s quotes true for people who are sick of the world  The Undomestic Goddess was recommended to me by my former boss (now a friend). Both…

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Exfoliate your skin with a homemade sugar scrub

We all like to pamper ourselves. What we don’t like though, is spending tonnes of money on products. This is where homemade sugar scrubs come in as wallet saviours. The ‘recipes’ I’m sharing here are of sugar scrubs for lips, hands, and feet. And all it’s going to take is a 5 minute trip to your kitchen, a few ingredients, and glass or plastic jars. Sugar and honey lip scrub Ingredients: Petroleum jelly – 1 tsp Honey – 1 tsp…

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Put your seat belt on kids! – a simple experiment

This blog is for all those mothers who are losing their minds trying to tell their kids how important is for them to stay put in the car and keep their seat belts on with a simple do-at-home experiment. Skye Nicholson was kind enough to edit it for her contribution here.  Nicholson worked as a high school science teacher in Kansas City and Chicago for 10 years. Then she decided to ‘leave her sanity at the door’ and became a stay…

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Home Meets Style at Dolmen Mall Clifton

Home to leading local and international brands, Dolmen Mall Clifton hosted an innovative furniture, home and garden accessories exhibition from 10 – 16 April 2017 in view of the upcoming season of festivities with Ramadan, Eid and weddings. Renowned architects and celebrities visited the weeklong Home Meets Style exhibit to endorse and buy furniture suiting their preference from different brands. Affordable and customized package displays, larger than life creative furniture decorations and prominent brands activities intrigued all onlookers. Being the…

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Heatwave in Karachi: 7 measures that can keep you safe

  It’s mid-April and Karachi is already on fire. Weather wise, I mean. Right now it is 38°C according to BBC. Yesterday it was 41°C. According to the Met department, the heatwave would match that of 2015, which killed hundreds of people.  Pretty scary…but not so much if you take adequate measures. Here’s a list of steps you need to take to protect yourself from the scorching heat. Stay indoors Avoid going out, especially during the day. Do not underestimate…

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How to boost productivity? 6 habits that will make you efficient

Nothing wastes more potential than a lack of productivity. The failure to make the MOST of our time tarnishes our abilities and it doesn’t take long for us to feel demotivated. Being the laziest person alive, I am trying to work really hard to get on top of my work. I’ve started with making a list of habits, easy habits, that I can incorporate into my daily routine and increase productivity. But since I’m also a very generous soul and…

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