National Foods Limited’s Snacks Brand ‘Scene On’ Takes Another Step Towards Expansion.

After gaining tremendous popularity, amongst consumers in Karachi, ‘Scene On’ – the brand of high-quality snacks from National Foods Limited, will now be available all over Pakistan. A vibrant launch ceremony was held recently in Lahore to mark this nationwide expansion and availability of these savory snacks, packed with bold flavors, that unleash the true potential of the youth.
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How To Talk To Our Daughters About Choosing The Right Life Partner

The sad thing about existing Pakistani society is that women belonging to the middle class are taught since school to achieve best grades, get into top universities and choose the most coveted professions: Medical or Engineering. Yet when it comes to choosing a life partner, all of a sudden they are asked to lower down their bars.
This extreme lowering of expectations from a life partner, I think, is the main cause of spousal incompatibility, resentment and regret.
This is the main crux of this piece on how to raise our daughters to set boundaries, be confident about themselves and put respect and kindness as a top priority in a relationship rather than materialistic benefits. I will ask you guys to read the whole article to understand what I am talking about.
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Have You Heard About These Budget Baby Shopping Places In Karachi?

A friendly reminder before I list down the places. These places are for purchasing daily wear for your toddler. Daily wear constitutes those clothes which probably will be washed every week or every two weeks ( depending upon the number of clothes you have and how dirty your toddler gets them). Also these are the clothes which you don’t want to buy very expensive ( as you have to have at least 14-15 pieces) plus you don’t want them to be so low quality either that they lose their shape and form after the first few washes and you need another bank account just to replace or renew them.
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Cooking Disaster

Murphy’s Law Totally Exists: The Story of My Cooking Disaster

We were on the lookout for a kitchen help at one time and this new driver we had just hired told us that he had also worked as a cook at one place and he could work in the kitchen as well if we paid him. I put him on trial for a few days and he was good at making rotis, basic cutting etc and cleaning kitchen etc so we hired him as a cook (more like kitchen help) as well. One day I asked him to cut “tori” (zucchini) in small circular pieces. He said he had cut the toris and left with my husband to drive him to some work. Read on to find out what other disasters a wrong cutting of tori (Zucchini) led to. Continue reading Murphy’s Law Totally Exists: The Story of My Cooking Disaster

The Timeless Poem: A Moment of Silence by Emmanuel Ortiz

You know why I love this poem. I love it because it raises the question that if you want to mourn and grieve the 9/11 victims, please do so. But during this grieving, do not forget all other people around the world that are also being deprived of their basic human rights. Selective mourning is no use, instead we should be mourning the loss of humanity from this world if we want peace. Continue reading The Timeless Poem: A Moment of Silence by Emmanuel Ortiz

Diana of London 2000 kisses Wonderful Lipstick Shade Hazelnut Review

The Long Lasting Lipstick That Really Lasts Through 2000 Kisses

This was my first ever liquid lipstick when I started doing makeup and now years later even after owning liquid lipsticks from some major international brands like Colorpop, Kat Von D, Huda Beauty and many others this lipstick remains a favorite so much so that I am on my third tube, why? Read the complete review to find out Continue reading The Long Lasting Lipstick That Really Lasts Through 2000 Kisses

How To Give Critique To A Writer

How To Give Critique To A Writer

In my last blog post, I discussed a very important thing that is extremely essential for honing a creative writer’s craft: critique. Critique means getting feedback from other writers on your work
But giving critique is not easy even if you are a writer so if you are new to giving and taking critique, here are some guidelines which you must keep in mind while critiquing someone’s work and also receiving feedback on your writing.
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These Fantastic Home Remedies Will Save Your Toddler From The Common Cold

These Fantastic Home Remedies Will Save Your Toddler From The Common Cold

Since this is winter time, a lot of toddlers suffer from colds and flu due to the chilly weather. In Australia, doctors hardly ever prescribe antibiotics until the condition is very critical. So it is better to have some home remedies handy especially when you have young children at home. These tips were provided by Fizza Khuhro. I am posting them as I have used these too and can vouch for their effectiveness for treating sore throat, common colds, flu and fever

1. Ajwain & Lashan Potli (Carom Seeds and Garlic Cloth Wrap)

Roast ajwain (carom seeds) in a pot till brown(not black), add chopped garlic to it till its dry but not completely burnt. Take it off from the stove and wrap it in a malmal cloth (Light cotton cloth). This is called a potli in Urdu. Massage the chest and back with this potli. This relieves congestion and cough.

2. Vicks On The Feet

Apply Vicks on the feet and make the child wear socks. -this relieves cough.

3. Haldi Doodh (Milk With Turmeric)

For immunity, add half a cup of milk, a pinch of haldi (turmeric), a strand of safferon, one elaichi and boil. When done add a teaspoon of honey when it’s slightly cool and drink up. For mothers who don’t use fresh milk you can boil the mixture in water and then add formula after your done cooking it.

Note: I use milk and turmeric only and it works just fine.

4. Lashan and Sarson oil rub (Garlic and Mustard Oil Rub)

Heat sarson oil (Mustard oil) on the stove and add chopped garlic to it. Once you see the garlic get totally black, you take it off, strain and keep the oil aside. Warm it slightly before applying it on the chest and back. – relieves congestion and cough.

5. Steam / Nebulise

To ease the airways, either give steam or nebulise with normal saline with a cold mist.

Note: A tip my sister in law gave me for nebulising is to use a pressure cooker. Heat some water in it, let the steam build up and when you let go of the valve at the top and when the steam comes out, put your child in front of that steam. It will ease the clog in his nose/ears.

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