Budget Bazaar for you, your friends and family at KDA market Karachi

I was there at  KDA market in Karachi, but if I am saying more specifically it was at an event of launching ceremony of a new store known as “Budget Bazaar” at KDA Market. I was  excited to reach there and my excitement went on doubled when I saw an amazing foot fall at the launching ceremony by shopaholics, they turned out there in numbers and MASHALLAH I literally saw a queue at cash counter.

Budget Bazaar, is in the main shopping hub at KDA market Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. The store is well managed and contains 3 floors with the main entrance heading towards women’s section (I can say it’s one stop for women to come and shop everything what they need) , ground floor contains baby products while top floor contains men’s clothing (Suites, Ties, Belts, Kurtas, Shirts, T-shirts and so on).

Store’s owner Mr. Awais Dera, is a very young and energetic individual and I believe under his leadership and his creative ideas this store will bring lots of new things for their customers. I had conversation with him and he said, we are introducing 8 hours’ work plan for our employees which is going to be implemented for the very first time in our market, we will call our 25 % of staff at early morning once our remaining 75 % employees join us they will get off after completing their 8 hours and same goes for rest 75% they will also work for the 8 hours in a day. Store timings are 11 am to 12 mid-nights, and during Ramazan it will remain open till sehri.

Here is his short and lovely interview:

When I was there at their store snapped few pictures, sharing here:

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Visit their official platforms:

Facebook: Budget Bazaar 

Instagram: Budget Bazaar 

Website:    Budget Bazaar Store 

 

My recommendations are that you must go and shop during Ramazan, on EID and also after Ramazan it is one of the best places to shop. 

Iftar at Zaoq and it had a lot to offer

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ZAOQ RESTAURANT KARACHI 

Location: Dolmen Malls, Clifton, Karachi.

On 2nd iftaar I went Zaoq with fellow bloggers had iftaar & dinner and I must say that Zaoq is one of the best Pakistani cuisine restaurants I’ve visited in Karachi. Hats off to you guys for the perfect hospitality and seating, and the awesome food!

Environment was super cool and view from glass wall specially was superb.

Food and the ambiance was great.

Specials would be the chicken cheese/Makmalli kebab, chicken karahi, chicken tikka, Pakoray, Vegetables roll and Pulao was too good.

Desert was a bit let down but the Karak chai (Tea) made it even!!

Recommend to all 

 

Their deal of Iftar Buffet isn’t a bad one, which has a perfect menu for Iftar, I believe they have done a lot of research and came up with a perfect choice.

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Sharing few snaps of their delicious dishes includes: Makhmalli Seekh Kebabs, Chicken Karhai, Zaoq Chicken Boti, Egg Fried Rice, and Gulab Jammuns.

GO and have a food at ZAOQ with your family and friends. 

Karachi Literature Festival 2017 a huge success

Karachi Literature Festival 2017 comes to an end, after having a successful inauguration and closing ceremonies of event.  8th Karachi Literature Festival earned a huge response from Karachiates.

Around 20 books were launched during these three days in Karachi Literature Festival along with several sessions on different topics. 2017 witnessed first literature festival in City (Karachi) organized from 10 to 12 February 2017 at Beach Luxury Hotel. In which famous personalities from different countries related to literature and fun attended the event. American and Indian diplomats also attended the event along with other guests at the opening ceremony. Event was attended by around 2 lac people of Karachi; they participated in 75 different sessions.

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Mustafa Qureshi, Bushra Ansari, Nadeem Baig, and Shabnam (Who came from Bangladesh) are amongst, who had different sessions during the event. Furthermore Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Zia Muhiuyudin, Ayesha Jalal, Munazza Shamsi and many other names included in the list of presenters and panelists.

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Little Baby is having some books from Kids-Corner at Karachi Literature Festival 2017.

I should mention one of the interesting session, which happened on second day of the event, It was a Mushaira (Poetry session). This was a great thing to promote poetry among common man, and these types of initiative definitely will help to achieve it.

Book lovers had too many things to watch and buy during Karachi Literature Festival, I believe they bought many books during the event. Many publications were available on discounted prices. Publications from around the world with many different languages were available for books lovers under one roof.

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On third day of the event, a musical concert was organized which includes mesmerizing dance performances by Sohaee Ali Abro and Shaima Sayyad, and a concert by Saif Samejo. Live performances of above artists add more colors to success of Karachi Literature Festival.

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Woven Stories by Ahsan Amin (EWC-Interiors)

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We have some wonderful persons in our country, who are die-hard fans of promoting art of our country. We are also blessed with very rich culture of artists and experts in every aspect of life. But specifically I am going to tell you about an art, which is now making its presence at international level through some dedicated persons like Ahsan Amin. As technology evolves rapidly these art works needs to be enabled with latest technologies and man like Ahsan are doing same for our community.

Let me introduce Ahsan Amin. A man who started his journey from an early age to a surfeit of handicrafts made and assembled across all of the provinces of Pakistan by his family’s business, Ahsan understood that design, unfortunately, was led by the international market. After completing his undergraduate studies in Canada, most of which was spent in testing the foreign market for Pakistani handicrafts and developing of contacts, Ahsan returned to his homeland of Karachi with a mission. He was going to take his father’s business model of exporting to foreign clients, and completely revamp the production process by collaborating across the seven seas.

What was started almost three decades ago has now grown into a great company known to many as East West Connections, which not only aims to serve customers all over the world but also to provide artisans from all over the world, especially Pakistan, with a platform where their creations can be truly admired by a greater audience that they could ever imagine. At East West Connections they offer a whole array of products ranging from rustic to contemporary to quench all your decor needs.

They (EWC interiors) strive to not only serve their clients and customers but also to provide the real artists, the fabricators of these awe inspiring products living in destitute areas of Pakistan, with an incentive to not only better themselves but everyone around them. And that is truly a greatest achievement for a Pakistani company.

They have been serving the customers of America, South America, Europe France, East Asia, Japan, Africa specifically Kenya, meaning their products are universal and recognised by the Artisan’s Community of the five Continents. I believe it is a great service to our country’s image building and revamping our rich artistic culture too.

Woven Stories:

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Woven fabric is a textile formed by weaving. It is produced on a loom, and made of many threads woven on a warp and a weft. ECW has a wide variety and range in woven crafts. Ahsan Amin has a brilliant collection of rugs and other items related to woven for your home décor.

ECW-Interiors went Live on their Facebook page. 

They (ECW) are organizing exhibition on regular basis. Recently Ahsan had collaborated with another famous personality- Tariq Luni, an internationally, recognized award winning sculptor, to display their works under the exhibition “Woven Stories” which was on display at the recently inaugurated Slingshot Studios between 3rd-5th February. Together, they had shown some of their most exclusive art pieces. Before this exhibition none of the pieces on display have ever been showcased by them before. One of the rugs on display took nearly two years for the artisans to complete. They are organizing these types of exhibitions on regular basis; if you had missed this time you should visit next time, but why not to visit their Facebook page & Instagram. You can also visit them at their store follow this link.

The Premiere of ‘Teri Meri Love Story’ takes place in Karachi

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The movie will be officially releasing for public on 2nd September, 2016

‘Teri Meri Love Story’ (TMLS), a directorial knack from Jawad Bashir manages to enthrall and entertain audiences at its premiere in Karachi. The film is now scheduled to hit cinemas across the country on 2nd September, 2016.

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A quirky and upbeat rom-com, the movie revolves around Esha (played by Ushna Shah) a beautiful, stylish TV host who is on an exciting shooting assignment accompanied by her crew and friends, including the goofy and mischievous Sherry (played by Mohsin Abbas), Mona (played by Uzma Khan) and Danish (played by Ahmad Abdul Rehman).

Esha wants to marry her true love Ramis, (played by Omer Shahzad), but her father (played by Salman Shahid) is adamant that she marries her childhood family friend Nael, (who is being played by the drama industry’s superstar Mohib Mirza). What follows is an adventurous and hilarious journey to finding true love.

Produced and distributed by Summit Entertainment, and with a strong cast, the movie is all set to entertain audiences of all ages, adding a new flavor to the Pakistani Film Industry.

While talking at the premiere, Wasay Nabi, Director of Summit Entertainment, said, “Pakistani film projects like this are a reason of immense pride and joy for us all.” On the other hand Rafay Nabi, who is also a director in the same company, added, “Like all the previous milestones we have achieved as a company, TMLS will also be a trendsetter based on its action sequences, humorous one-liners and a strong story line. I am sure we shall be able lure audiences to theatres for a fun-filled experience.”

Speaking at the occasion, Writer and Director of TMLS, Jawwad Bashir said, “The movie is a sincere attempt to add a new flavor to the local industry. The idea was to create something exciting that would entertain and capture the attention of our audiences worldwide. I’m grateful to all my supporters who waited patiently for the movie and can only hope my work and efforts are witnessed through this film and are truly enjoyed.”

Some of the most prominent names of the Pakistani film and TV industry, including the star cast of the movie, were present at the premier.

The film’s advance bookings are now also underway at cinemas nationwide.

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About Summit Entertainment:

Summit Entertainment is a film distribution business, which now competes avidly amongst other distributors in Pakistan through its interconnected and independent network in distribution operations. Apart from end to end distribution operations, the company also keenly supports local film makers by way of seed capital provision, post-production process and worldwide release.

Launch-Karachi Innovation Challenge

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The Karachi Innovation Challenge & Hacakthon is an event of Pakistan Innovation Foundation held every year in Karachi to promote the new citizenship idea and startups which can create a better more smarter and productive Karachi. This helps young citizens of Karachi to develop new innovative ideas. The tagline “Ijaad Kar, Nakaal na Kar..” states clearly that new, inspiring ideas will be taken in notice.

1. DIY Citizenship – Citizen-initiated and run ‘Do it Yourself’ Initiatives aimed at addressing Karachi’s problems in a variety of contexts (education, health, waste collection, economic empowerment, de-radicalization, etc.)

2. Creative Human Spaces – The Use of Creative Spaces designed to culture, art, storytelling and other creative endeavors to create a humane and harmonious City (things like T2f and others)

3. Smart City – Technology-driven interferences to help create a smart and intelligent city that brings relief to and works for its citizens rather than vice versa

4. Trusted City Government – How and through what channels of technology can Karachi & its local bodies recreate their trust levels.

Click Here to Register before August 25, 2016..

The launch event was held at T2F on 17th August 2016. The event included big names social workers like Afia Salam, Saad Amanullah Khan, Amar Khan Gharani & Saima Ziadi. Athar Osama & the team of PIF organization did a fantastic job in explaining why and how the event affects Karachi.

#KHIinnovates is the official Hashtag of KIC 2016.

The sponsors include I Am Karachi, Open Karachi, The Nest i/o, P@SHA & more… The new enhancement is that the teams this year will be Geo tagged & using WhisperO as a proper channel the teams will go out to their authentic consumers which will show how productive the idea is..

Laiqa Hasan launches her gift vouchers for Eid

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Laiqa Hasan, the founder and owner of Laiqa Hasan Salon and Spa, launches her gift vouchers, offering asEid gift for the upcoming festive season.

Laiqa Hasan, recognized for her work in the Pakistani beauty industry, has personally worked with her team of beauticians to create the crew of expertise she has. Having a long list of loyal customers this voucher is a gift for themto present it to their dear ones on this joyful season.

“With thisvoucher we offer the opportunity to our customers to gift a valuable amount to their loved ones or even they can mention a service of their choice that they want.” Shares Laiqa.

Laiqa Hasan gift vouchers are available at Laiqa Hasan Salon and Spa which is located at apartment 24, Sassi Dimension 4-D 107, Block 5 (Near red Grammar Junior School, Clifton), Karachi. For appointments call 021-35876849, 021-35877205, and 021-35876850.

About Laiqa Hasan:

Laiqa Hasan, is the owner and founder of Laiqa Hasan Salon and Spa, and is one of the renowned names in the makeup industry with almost two decades of experience working with who’s who of the fashion and beauty industry locally and outside Pakistan. Her determination to be the best at what she does led her to train from Revlon, Redken, Vidal Sassoon, LES London Esthetique School by Ruby Hammer,  Glaucca Rossi, Guerlain Makeup to name a few.

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