Monthly Archives: July 2009


I spent the evening attending M & G’s wedding, which was one of the main reasons I came to Pakistan. The bride and groom looked great and the entire evening was amazing.  As usual, there was a slight disaster (which happens at every desi wedding) and it started to rain like mad causing the food […]

Chaotic Khanpur

I’m home. I’m finally home. I’m home for eighteen days – the longest I have ever been back to Islamabad in the last 9 years. I ended up going to Khanpur Dam today as soon as I landed an hour away for a friend’s pre-wedding get together. It was one of the most stunning places and […]


Crow – Rockstar Do you recognize this from a few months ago? This is one of the many brilliant paintings by Bilal Maqsood (member of Strings, the Band) who is based in Karachi, Pakistan. It’s still one of my favorites so I thought it was necessary for me to put it up again in case […]

Vivek Oberoi

  I am not ashamed to admit that I am a Bollywood freak. Ever since I was young, I have watched Indian films on a weekly basis and have had a strong passion for Bollywood. I’m also not embarrassed to admit that I wrote to Bipasha Basu and Rohit Roy on Facebook and was lucky […]

Gola Ganda

I was at a friend’s Dholki in London this past weekend and was very impressed by the amazing atmosphere. I’ve been a bit homesick lately so it was quite a pleasant surprise to see all the  aunties,  uncles, and ‘youngsters’ dressed in shalwar kameezes and making some noise the desi way. I had a great chat with one of the […]


I love Chili’s – the restaurant. I became obsessed with the food the minute I entered the Copley / Prudential Mall back in 2000 in Boston and have been loyal ever since. Unfortunately, I haven’t come across one in London yet but I make sure to make a stop (or few) at Chili’s every single time I […]

The spirit of Mumbai

Gaurav, a friend / colleague of mine sent me a ‘forward’ this morning. It’s one of those “good deed of the day” types of moments, which I thought should be shared with you guys as well. * Not sure if this is ‘not allowed’ or illegal in any way or form but I ended up […]