Pranzo: Good Service, Bad Food

Photo credits: Pranzo's Facebook page. A former colleague, now a good one friend, was leaving Pakistan for good and to start a life with her husband, so we – a common couple friend and my husband and I – decided to take her out for a farewell dinner. She and my husband share a common interest ...

Winning the thyroid fog battle

(Note: the photos were taken from the websites... i don't even remember their names now.) Living with a chronic disease is a constant struggle that only people affected by it would understand. And having a disease that can’t be seen physically by people takes the struggle to a whole new level. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism some ...

The quest for the best – prenursery in Karachi

Staying true to my family’s tradition, it was my turn to start the crazy search for a good pre-nursery for my daughter. Actually, the search had started when she had turned six-months-old, which was in January of 2016. But it gained a lot of momentum in the latter half of the year. I have seen the ...

The game of professional thrones

Photo courtesy: www.linkedin.com So I wanted to write about workplace politics and searched online what others have written on the topic. I was surprised to see that people have written only good things about it and have encouraged the employees to indulge in it. This was something I definitely wasn’t expecting. I mean, workplace politics is ...

Istanbul diaries: Crazy love for Desi food

Food was the first thing that came to our mind after getting on the bus and my husband suddenly remembered his cravings for Pakistani food. And thus began our search for Pakistani restaurants in Istanbul. We found a place on Four Square called Pakistanli, which was about a 10 to 15-minute-walk away from the Square. ...

Wheels on the bus go round and round – Part 2

Some of the images used in this blog are from sultan-ahmet.net. The area where we had gotten off was some kind of market… and a busy one. We tried to look for a sign to figure out the name of the market but couldn’t find any. So we asked two policemen who were sitting in their ...

Wheels on the bus go round and round – Part 1

The second morning we woke up well-rested and high in spirits. After breakfast when we got out of our hotel, the sun was shining bright and a light breeze was blowing. My baby was also very happy with this new routine, where she would see both her parents in the morning – I leave for ...