Hyderabadi-ism :)

Other than stuff like.. Cricket… Pakistaniat… Food and etcetra being in my blood as a Pakistani, coming from my mum and dad’s side, hyderbadi-ism I believe is just as much a part of me!

I’ve grown up eating khatti daal, mirchiyon ka salan, double ka mittha, kachi yakhni ki buryani, baghare begann, timaate ki chatni, khubaani ka mitthaa, home-made achhaarz and God! Lots of goodies and more made by my grandmothers, mumma and aunt!

I love how wearing a saree was as easy as putting on a T with a casual pair of jeans for ammi and bibi..
the natural pattern of speech my mum and my aunt, and even my dad and uncles have.. it’s not just Hyderabadi to the core! It’s just lovable! πŸ™‚

Just wanted to share a couple of hilarious videos here showing the way hyderabadi mums kinda get mad at their kids for my family and hyderabadi friends to enjoy πŸ˜‰

Go Hyderbadi-ism! πŸ™‚

The H2O charity :)

β€œThe best charity is water given for drinking (to the public).”

Collected by Aboo Daawood (Sunan Abu Dawud, vol. 2, p. 441 no. 1675)

A source of water, like a well or water fountain, placed in trust (waqf) for public use. Due to the scarcity of water in Arabia at that time, such an act was of considerable value. Even today, due to pollution of rivers and oceans, fresh water remains a valuable commodity in most parts of the world due to its vital role in human nutrition and its scarcity.

Source: http://blog.bilalphilips.com/2012/01/12/charity-water/

miracles…

“There are two ways to look at life. One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is.”

One of my favorite quotes by Albert Einstein! Today, it was the daily quote dosage from my khala which makes the entire deal all the more special for me : )

m i r a c l e s . . .Β Β  do take a moment to realize their existence around & within you…
<alhamdolillah!>

Happy Monday! & have a great week! : )
(drafted on 02-13-2012; published on 02-17-2012)