Multan’s glorious blue pottery

The city of Multan is famous for many things, but what it’s most famous for is it’s exquisite Islamic pottery tradition!  Ever been to the stores in Multan and come across hundreds of different pottery items all in blue and white? Well, the shade used to create the pottery in that region has a bright … Continue reading Multan’s glorious blue pottery

Pakistani dramas to binge watch during the lockdown

By Fatima Shaheen Niazi Let’s face it, we are not going anywhere for the next few days! Life during the global COVID-19 epidemic consists of sitting at home and figuring out ways to kill time. But instead of getting sick of the self-isolation, we suggest you watch some fun Pakistani drama serials to keep yourself … Continue reading Pakistani dramas to binge watch during the lockdown

Shahi Hammam: A royal history

Located near the Delhi Gate in Lahore, the Shahi Hammam is a glorious piece of architecture that was constructed during the Mughal era. Decorated lavishly with marble and exquisite pattern, the main purpose of the Shahi Hammam will leave you surprised. The building served as a royal bath! Can you imagine that? The houses today aren’t … Continue reading Shahi Hammam: A royal history

Qawwali: Pakistan’s treasure

Pakistan is a country that boasts of an exquisite mix of cultures that are now admired and studied world over. Among these cultures is Sufism, a way of life that gave rise to qawwali - a form of music that is respected all over the world.  Unfortunately, today’s youth does  not recognise Pakistan’s treasure. Instead, they … Continue reading Qawwali: Pakistan’s treasure

Ralli: The traditional Sindhi quilt

You can breeze through as many imported collections of bedsheets and quilts as you want, but you won’t find anything as exquisite as the Sindhi ralli.What is a ralli? It’s a traditional handmade quilt created by women in the rural parts of Sindh. What’s so special about these quilts?  They are made by stitching together … Continue reading Ralli: The traditional Sindhi quilt

The cultural Sindhi dishes you can make at home

Globalisation has introduced us to thousands of cultures around the world, exposing us to the lifestyles of numerous nations. No wonder Pakistan is flooded with restaurants that offer Chinese, Lebanese, and Japanese cuisine. However, the more we are getting exposed to foreign dishes, the more we are sidelining our desi cuisine.  Fret not, we have … Continue reading The cultural Sindhi dishes you can make at home

Baluchitherium: The beast of Balochistan

By Fatima Shaheen Niazi  A few years back, I went on a visit to the Hingol National Park and was left in awe at the beauty Balochistan had to offer. The province is flooded with exquisite hills, blue beaches and adorable wildlife. The group I was with also spotted some odd rock formations in the … Continue reading Baluchitherium: The beast of Balochistan

Famous Punjabi folk songs you need to listen to

Though every culture in Pakistan has its own essence, Punjabi’s are known to be the life of every party! Loud, hyper and solid believers of ‘bhai chara, Punjabi’s are all about enjoying their time with those around them. However, there is more to the Punjabi culture than their friendliness - the province is also famous … Continue reading Famous Punjabi folk songs you need to listen to

Famous Sindhi folk songs you must listen to

Sindh is a province famous for its great heritage sites such as Ranikot fort and Mohenjo Daro. But most of all, it’s famous for its unique culture. And what better way to explore a region’s culture but to listen to great songs created by the musicians there?  Here are a few Sindhi folk songs that … Continue reading Famous Sindhi folk songs you must listen to

Food items you need to try in Islamabad

By Momina Aftab The federal capital of Pakistan may not be as famous for its food as it is for its mesmerizing beauty and clean air but Islamabad does have some kickass restaurants serving mouthwatering dishes to satiate the foodie in you. Here’s what you MUST try next time you are in the city: Chelo … Continue reading Food items you need to try in Islamabad