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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Raja Natwarlal Review: Predictable and Plodding Raja Natwarlal falls prey to cliche

Raja Natwarlal Review poster
Raja Natwarlal fails to impress despite solid performances from the cast
Cast: Emran Hashni, Humaima Malick, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon
Verdict: 2.5 stars (of a possible 5)

Raja Natwarlal should have been a breezy con caper but falls short despite some solid performances by the cast. Predictable and plodding, the movie is neither comic enough nor thrilling enough to be memorable.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Ten-Minute Guide to Instagram – everything you need to know to get started

Tapu Javeri says he speaks in pictures - Instagram could have been made for him

If you haven’t tried Instagram yet because it seems complicated, think again. Anything this popular isn’t going to be rocket science – in fact Instagram is super-easy to use, engaging and kind of addictive.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bridal beauty - a natural, pre-wedding beauty regime is very excited to bring you our very first guest post. As someone who was juggling work and wedding planning practically until the day of her wedding, I was intrigued by Nadya Sadiq’s intense pre-nuptial health and beauty regime. If you’re a bride to-be, no matter how little time you have, it’s worth taking a leaf out of Nadya’s book and devote some time to pampering yourself. Whether you follow her whole routine or cherry-pick some great tips, Nadya’s pre-wedding health and beauty regime is full of ideas for the bride-to-be.

Bridal Beauty - the perfect pre-wedding beauty regime - Nadya on her mehndhi
Nadya at her Mehndhi

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Lux Style Awards Nominations 2014

The Lux Style Awards (LSA) Nominations for 2014 are out and the list is the usual mix of predictability and controversy. The LSA celebrate the fashion and entertainment industries, giving awards to high-flyers in the fashion, film, music and television industries. As ever, there are some glaring omissions and some nominations that seem based on reputation rather than actual work in the previous year but it wouldn't be LSA be without a healthy dose of controversy. Here's the full list - who would you have put on the list?

Sania Maskatiya deservedly collected a handful of nominations

Monday, 11 August 2014

Koel Café introduces Pizzas

Yummy thin-crust pizza at Koel Cafe

If you love authentic-tasting thin crust pizzas, head over to Koel Café to try their new pizzas. Koel has always been a fave café of mine for their yummy kulcha sandwiches and desi fusion treats. Their dhoklas are deliciously authentic and their tangy green salad is a must-try.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Post-Ramadan Eating Plan - Cleanse up your act!

Slice fruits into iced water for a healthy hit of hyrdration
Ramadan should be an exercise in self-control and restraint. Instead it’s the month of soaring ghee consumption, groaning iftar tables and terrible food choices. You may just have got away with eating badly thanks to daytime fasting but it’s super-easy to pile on the pounds after Eid. Ditch those Ramadan Food Crimes if you want to avoid the dreaded post-Eid Belly.

Friday, 1 August 2014

A chic Eid - Fab picks from some of Pakistan's best designers for a fashionable Eid

So Eid Mubarak folks - hope you all had a wonderful, love-filled Eid. Hope this Eid brings us all health, happiness, Iman and Barakat.  The blog has taken a back seat in Ramadan but I'm hoping to get back up to speed soon. I'd love to see what you all wore for Eid - send me pics and I'll feature some on Insta, Twitter, Facebook and the blog. Did any of you wear one of my top picks for a fashionable Eid (as featured on If you missed the article, here it is:

Calling all shoppers: 12 hot picks for a chic Eid

Whatever your style, putting together the perfect Eid look has never been easier. The last few weeks have been crammed with exhibitions and Eid collection launches – from designers as diverse as Maheen Karim and Zara Shahjahan. From Eid Lawn to exquisite hand-crafted formals, there’s something for everyone.

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