Pakistan has long been troubled with political instability, meaning only the most experienced and fearless travellers have visited in the past. However, this culturally, historically, and naturally rich country is Asia’s hidden gem, filled with vibrant cities, lush and beautiful landscapes, and wonderful cuisine. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of … Continue reading The Best of Pakistan’s Culture and Exotic Food
In 2016, the first Lahooti Melo festival was launched in Hyderabad. In attendance were 73 musicians, writers, activists, filmmakers and artists. The goal: To bring forward the culture of Sindh which is bursting with creativity, mysticism and divine art. As expected, the festival was a hit and throngs of people from different parts of Sindh gathered … Continue reading Why Lahooti Melo is important for Sindh
By Tim Blight Pakistani cuisine is one of the world's most glorious, if most underappreciated, sandwiched between the overrepresented goliaths of the Indian curry to the east and Arabic shawarma to the west. Pakistani khana seems to occupy a sweet spot between the savoury palates of Central Asia, the spicy world of South Asia, and … Continue reading An Australian’s guide to Pakistani food
While each province of Pakistan has its own specialty when it comes to food, there are some Punjabi dishes no other cuisine can beat. One bite of these food wonders and you are hooked for life. Check out the items below and add them to your wish list if you haven’t had the chance to … Continue reading Food that makes us want to move to Punjab
As the historian Massimo Montanari stated, “Food is culture.” This is because the traditions, climate and social structure of each region decides the food consumed by the people living there. Hence, it’s not a surprise each province in Pakistan has different cuisines to offer. And we all know what Sindh is popular for - spicy … Continue reading Simple yet delicious Sindhi dishes you must try now!
People belonging to regions all over the world have one folk tale or another that has been going around in the area for centuries. These folk stories not only form the base of their culture, but often gives rise to superstitions passed on from one generation to another. Since the Baloch culture is so exquisite, … Continue reading Baloch folk tales you must hear before a trip to Balochistan
Kartarpur, a town located in Punjab, was founded by Guru Nanak – the first guru of Sikhism – in 1504 AD. There he resided for nearly ten years and established the first Sikh commune. After he passed away in 1539 AD, the areas where Guru Nanak stayed became a sacred land for his followers. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Kartarpur: The land of history and culture
“That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown; a plant of that kind comes forth.” - Guru Nanak Dev Dating back to the 15th century AD, Sikhism was introduced to the world by Guru Nanak, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. To spread his message of … Continue reading ‘Satsriakal’ your way into Pakistan