Weekend grub: Marcel’s delivers good coffee and croissants, but fails to impress otherwise

Maybe it's teething issues but we're hoping they can pull their socks up soon because we're secretly rooting for 'em Marcel's is the latest cafe on the block to make headlines. Yep, it's the new talk of town (and Karachi Food Diary!); if you haven't tried it, you've probably definitely heard of it. Umair Khalili, … Continue reading Weekend grub: Marcel’s delivers good coffee and croissants, but fails to impress otherwise

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14 Gorgeous Pictures You Won’t Believe Are Of Lahore

If you have never visited Lahore, you don’t know what you are missing. They say “a person who has never seen Lahore is not even born.” The first time you visit Lahore, it’s like a baby seeing the outside world the first time when it comes out of the womb. So if you have never been … Continue reading 14 Gorgeous Pictures You Won’t Believe Are Of Lahore

The Fata merger: Towards a brave new world

The final frontier Will the government stop playing to its political gallery and take advantage of a historic opportunity for much-needed reforms in the badlands of the northwest? Even before the process leading to Fata reforms could take off, it was beset by two problems: the Panama leaks and formidable opposition from one of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s closest … Continue reading The Fata merger: Towards a brave new world

My quest for the best kulfi faluda in Lahore

Come summer in Pakistan and those who can afford it jet off to exotic foreign locales to cool off, while some head to the hills in the north. Those that can’t do either, well, they don’t do anything. Except eat, that is, with a heavy preference for ice cream, gelato, and of course — kulfi faluda. … Continue reading My quest for the best kulfi faluda in Lahore

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their first public appearance as newly weds

The now Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a garden party honouring Harry's father Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday attended their first royal event as newlyweds — a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Harry’s father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work. The long spell of sunny weather … Continue reading Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their first public appearance as newly weds

Review: Paramount Fine Foods offers unforgettable Lebanese food in Karachi

All the dishes were rich in flavour, tantalising the taste buds Paramount Fine Foods, a Middle Eastern food chain, has finally branched itself out from Canada to Pakistan. Not only is it a Lebanese restaurant, it also comprises a fine bakery featuring many items that one usually doesn't find in Karachi. Situated in Khayaban-e-Shamsheer in … Continue reading Review: Paramount Fine Foods offers unforgettable Lebanese food in Karachi

Why a bowl of pheni for sehri is a good idea

Rawalpindi likes to start its fast on a sweet note with this vermicelli that is fried and served in milk While the city’s residents retire to bed, traditional sweet shops open their kitchens to start preparing sehri soon after taraveeh. While many people opt for dishes such as nihari or mutton karahi, there are also some traditional sehri … Continue reading Why a bowl of pheni for sehri is a good idea

SQUANDERED POTENTIAL

In the first week of May, a Malaysian woman named Jamielah Binti Yaqoob arrived in Islamabad for an adventure of a lifetime in Gilgit-Baltistan. But her experience in Pakistan turned sour before it even began: she was deported by immigration officials for not holding a valid Pakistani visa. The deportation is a tragedy of errors … Continue reading SQUANDERED POTENTIAL

‘Heatwave to persist until May 23,’ mercury hits 44˚C in Karachi

Temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius are expected to persist in Karachi until May 23 as the city swelters in the grip of a heatwave. A press release issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department issued an alert for the city saying that "hot to very hot weather is likely to prevail in Karachi" until … Continue reading ‘Heatwave to persist until May 23,’ mercury hits 44˚C in Karachi

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