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Henna-Mehndi

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Henna-Mehndi is one of the cultural heritages of Pakistan which is associated with the hedonistic feelings of ladies. It leaves red or dark orange color on the skin after it dries. It is made of mignonette tree which has been used for centuries to dye skin, nails, hair, and wool. Now-a-days it is available in different colors but the traditional henna is ... Read More »

Wahga Border- Indian Border

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It is a fine evening and I am standing on Wahga watching the people who have come here to see the place which draws the line between the two nations.. The people are busy in taking their snapshots to make these moments memorable. Some are wandering around to enjoy the bliss of the environment. A deep feel of nationalism on both ... Read More »

Punjabi – Traditional Dresses

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Dresses are not mere clothing but symbolize tradition, culture and life style of a particular group of people which in the end represents a nation. Even the dimensions, fabric and embellishment of dresses can indicate some of the demographics of a nation. Punjabi dress for men comprises Pagri, Kurta and dhoti. A Pagri or turban is an unstitched plain clothing of ... Read More »

Sarhadi – Pashtun Dress

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The Pashtun (Sarhadi) Dress belongs to people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP) province of Pakistan. Both males and females wear Shalwar Kameez there. Male uses Pakol (Pakul or Khapol) which is rounded topped hat made up of soft wool. For wearing it requires rolling from sides to form a band which helps to rest it on the head just like cap. ... Read More »

Haleem

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Haleem is one of the most popular dishes of Pakistan, India, Bangla desh, and Iran. But in Pakistan, it is adored. Haleem is liked in its different forms in the other regions of the world like Iraq. Its forms are Harissa and Keshkek which are made up of the same ingredients with a slight change of recipe. Pakistani cuisine is ... Read More »

Sindhi Dress

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Dresses can be tailored with in a single day however which one to tailor is a question whose answer has something to do with tradition followed throughout history in a particular region. With in a single country there are many dresses due to diverse culture, tradition and social norms followed since time. Sindhis also wear Shalwar Kameez with Ajrak and Sindhi ... Read More »

Urs Daata Saab

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It was the 967th Urs Daata Saab of Hazart Data Gunj Bakhsh (Hazart Syed Ali bin Usman Hajvery (RA))  in historic city of Lahore. The event started by inauguration from Punjab Chief Minister along with Chairman Religious Affairs Committee, Minister for Auqaf and other ministers with tightened security arrangements (to tackle any adverse situation). Thousands of devotees were there who ... Read More »

Resolution Day

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Also termed as “Republic Day” and “Pakistan day”, the “Resolution Day” is all about commemorating “Qarardad e Lahore” or “Pakistan Resolution” which was an official manifest of All India Muslim Leaguepresented by A.K.Fazal ul Haq on 23rd March 1940. The manifest aimed for Muslim Autonomy (in the regions where Muslim population was dominating) under British Indian rule. This was expounded as a demand for ‘Pakistan’ ... Read More »

Nihari

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Nihari is one of the traditional dishes of Pakistani cuisine that belongs to the roots of our culture. The origin of Nihari is basically belongs to the subcontinent from the kitchens of Nawab. After getting appreciation from the royal kitchens of Lucknow, Nihari became an extremely popular dish in Pakistan after independence in 1947. The name of this spicy and ... Read More »

Pakistani Patriotism

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Patriotism means love for the homeland from the core of the heart. Instinctively human beings love the abode where they are born and brought up. Therefore, love of country is natural and common trait of the people living in one country. Patriotism is a positive characteristic which urges man to do everything for the sake of his country. It makes ... Read More »

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