Hummus and its numerous benefits 

My favourite dip of all time is the Hummus. The simple but enchanting yet very versatile dip of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini flavoured with salt, garlic or paprika or cumin has had me under a spell since the day I first made it. I use daily for breakfast with my bread, as a…

National Day celebrations – my motherland my home

Dressed in green and white for the Independence Day celebrations in children’s school, I felt strongly patriotic. As I had ironed my clothes the night before I had felt strangely happy. A happiness which is hard to describe, a happiness that we all feel when we celebrate the National Day.  Of all the things that…

A good day it was

A good day it was.  Yahya slept better, got up in a good mood. Last night he didn’t come to my room. I got up in the middle of night worried that I had not heard his tiny knock on the door. I stumbled out of the bed and checked my door lock and it…

A rainy morning tale 

A beautiful Karachi morning with a rain shower. From the overcast sky tiny droplets of water fell, though not fast enough to soak me but slowly clouding my glasses. My vision was now marred with these minuscule drops. I resisted the strong urge to take off my glasses and wipe them with my scarf. I…

First page of my new book..

The first day of school. My youngest had been nervous, anxious but excited nevertheless. He feared walking in and not knowing anyone. What if no one spoke to him he asked me the night before as we got ready to sleep. Why don’t you speak to them I said. What if no one wants to…

His tiny heart was sad 

Yahya got up this morning complaining of a stomach ache.  Last night he woke up in the middle of the night and walked to my room. He carried his water bottle in one hand, his torch in the other and a pillow under his arm. He gently knocked on the door, a knock that perhaps…

Another day- I’m not ready for this adventure 

The waves lapped on the rocks as the tide came in. A gentle swish sound. Calming and soothing to the ears. It was a typical Karachi summer morning; the very deceptive kind I may add. The sky was overcast; the perfect cloud cover. The kind that you get before the heavens burst into tiny droplets….

Tomato Soup – delicious and light

Like with most popular dishes there is no dearth of recipes available for making a Tomato Soup. The one is share is my absolute favourite. The original recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi. I have adapted it the ingredients readily available in my city. This is the ultimate favourite with my kids. Absolutely simple to make…

Coming Home

Good thing about coming home is that it feels like you never left. Feels as if the last 3 years were just a dream. A very happy dream I must add. We had been in Sinagpore for 3 years from my Husband’s work assignment.  I’m welcomed with rain as the plane touched down on the…

Another rainy morning another walk

A rainy morning, another walk down the river bank. A cautious slow walk. As I carefully treaded the pathway fearing a slip. My ankle had twisted some months back, the memory of the pain still fresh in mind. I at times had trouble walking on uneven or slippery surfaces. I was scared.   The slow…

Time please stop

Another morning another walk. As I come to the end of my Singapore journey I desperately want to visit the places that were on my to go list but somehow despite the 3 years I had here; time was just not enough to do all that I wanted to do. I wonder where all the…

Walk down the river bank

Early morning, walking down the river bank, continuously looking up at the tall building standing like giants guarding a city of secrets and a city of wonders.  I had looked out of my room window and debated whether I would go down for a walk on the very inviting river bank. The sky was over…