Category Archive: Featured, Lifestyle

Lets Take It Easy in Ramadan

Lets Take It Easy in Ramadan

This holy wave of faith sweeps inside us right after the Ramadan moon is sighted. One can hear the sound of tarwihs at night, all sorts of religious shows are aired that aim at helping people in...
Ramadan and Eating Out

Ramadan and Eating Out

Eating may not be an art but there are many who live for the love of food. I am one of them and whenever I hear the word Ramadan, it reminds me of the delicious deals the Holy month brings along....
Ramadan-a Month of Peace or Profits?

Ramadan-a Month of Peace or Profits?

Ramadan Mubarak. With it, Mubarak on the price increases in the rates of all the necessities and commodities. Peach has ramped up to Rs75 per kg from Rs60, grapes Rs110 from Rs90, banana Rs80 from...
Of Courtship, Cupid and Marriage

Of Courtship, Cupid and Marriage

It is likely that in the beginning, the idea of courtship was organic. Two people would look at each other and then fall in love if there’s any attraction. There were likely no serenades, no dinner...
Just a Click Away

Just a Click Away

‘The world is a click away,’ a phrase which aptly defines the concept of a globalized world where everyone is interconnected via communication technologies. These include radio, television,...
Using Protections is Not Bad

Using Protections is Not Bad

Mohammad Basheer sitting on a charpai surrounded by the hordes of naked chipmunks, with gloomy and sinking eyes trying to stop the perspiration with a hand fan in a 2 marlas tottering house, is a...
Peace is Right Here!

Peace is Right Here!

The bone of contention momentarily is that we all are on a wild-goose chase to get our wishes effectuated regardless of contemplating the fact that once it is done and dusted, the consequences could...
Ask Aapi: My Wicked Mother-in-Law

Ask Aapi: My Wicked Mother-in-Law

  Q) Aapi Superior. My problem is really an every household’s problem. I have a very dominating, demanding, manipulative, meddling, mean and not to mention a very annoying mother in law in my...
Dowry is Not a Curse

Dowry is Not a Curse

According to Islamic scholars, the practice of dowry is not endorsed by Islam and gifts to the bride are only to be given voluntarily.
The Curious Case of Troubles and Trousers

The Curious Case of Troubles and Trousers

As I lay with 103 fever in the scorching Jhelum heat, on top of a mattress from which I occasionally flicked a bug or two off; dust balls rolled around me as if I was part of a Texas movie. KESC...
Ask Aapi: Falling for a Celebrity

Ask Aapi: Falling for a Celebrity

Q) I’m a 20 years old university student. I recently interviewed a celebrity during my internship and I guess I’ve fallen head over heels on him over a 20 min telephone interview. I don’t know...
Grades Don’t Make a Scholar

Grades Don’t Make a Scholar

Unfortunately the higher your grades are the more erudite you’re considered. In fact grades don’t reflect one’s intellect. Who knows you might have scored straight As by cramming. You may be a...
Ask Aapi: How do I Make Him Fall for Me?

Ask Aapi: How do I Make Him Fall for Me?

Q) I’m an 18 years old girl living in a heartbreak city. Sadly, I’m in love with my class fellow who initially took interest in me, and doesn’t show any signs of it now. It’s hard to...
Berry Berry Cheesecake!

Berry Berry Cheesecake!

Why traditional cream cakes when one can relish on the new-age, descended right from the heavens, berry-berry cheesecakes! Why call it berry-berry? It is because it is sumptuous mix of blue berries...
“Clubbing”- a Modern Version of “Dogs and Indians Not Allowed”?

“Clubbing”- a Modern Version of “Dogs and Indians Not Allowed”?

Clubs, as they are called, are for the elite. For those who can afford to be members. They should either be able to buy the memberships worth hundreds of thousands of rupees. Or, they should be...
Is Social Courtesy a Pain?

Is Social Courtesy a Pain?

Of the many afflictions of the excruciating transformation from childhood into adulthood – in other words growing up – minding manners is most gruesome, one of the first things we learn to mind...
Load Shedding and the ‘Other’ Woman

Load Shedding and the ‘Other’ Woman

A lot of readers might have heard about the effects of load shedding in our daily life but this electric monster once put me in a very awkward situation while shopping.   It was last eve of the...
Zombies and Mobile Addiction!

Zombies and Mobile Addiction!

Have you ever seen a creature with a soft smile suffused on face, bashing their lashes southwards, eyes fixed on the lean box, and boxing fingers on the key pad in a sort of nervous fix? Or wearing...
Nabbed !

Nabbed !

This is not a sequel to R.L.Stevenson’s classic, “Kidnapped”, but a brief account of a bitter personal experience which befell on me when the world commemorated the sacrifices of...
What is Fine about ‘Fine Dining’?

What is Fine about ‘Fine Dining’?

When I think of fine dining I think of being all dressed up, eating on a table with fancy tablecloths, beautifully folded napkins, and a multitude of silverware on the table, a menu that is high...
Animals too have Rights!

Animals too have Rights!

My son and I were going to from GT Road to Shalimar, carrying pile of cabbages. The scorching sun, the heated up road and the soporific and cumbersome task was enfeebling us both. My Son looked...
Shopping List of an ATM card Thief

Shopping List of an ATM card Thief

A close friend lost his ATM Credit card a few days back and when he realized that it is missing, a good chunk of his money had already been spent. I felt really sorry looking at his frenzied face and...