Street side fries Karachi

RajanKaKarachi ep.4 – Beggars became choosers

2nd January 2020 Shaheen Rajan 0

My mother-in-law is well aware of my roadside-french-fries addiction, and unlike most people, she allows me to indulge. In fact, she would often get me a box on her way home. And even now, she buys me a box whenever I am visiting. I was visiting her for lunch and […]

RajanKaKarachi ep.3 – Raat ki Rani

1st January 2020 Shaheen Rajan 0

I collected my luggage, and started walking towards the exit. My excitement was at the forefront again, and I was eagerly waiting to see my parents. It had been too darn long. I wasn’t expecting them to be there already, as Mother India had told me that they’d come between […]

RajanKaKarachi ep.2 – Do you live in Gulistan-e-Johar?

31st December 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

“As-salamu alaykum,” I said cheerfully. “Wa-Alaikum-Salaam” he said, while accepting my passport. “You have three passports!” the immigration officer stated the obvious, as I handed him my passport to be stamped. “Yea..” I whispered. After 15 minutes of passive-agressive drama in the queue, I was just about done. Where art […]

RajanKaKarachi ep.1 – please faasla rakhein

30th December 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

I was standing in the queue for immigration and security at The Jinnah International Airport. I had landed on the Pakistani soil just a few minutes earlier, and my eyes were still shining bright from witnessing the city of lights from the airplane. Home. I was home. My heart was […]

Lux Style Awards 2019 – Red Carpet Moments and Winners

8th July 2019 Shaheen Rajan 1

Last night, some of Pakistani entertainment industry’s brightest stars made their way to Karachi Expo Center for Lux Style Awards 2019. The star power, however substantial, was rather limited. Also, fashion didn’t have a great night, as seasonal tunes were blatantly ignored and colour was broadly amiss. Beauty, on the […]

Celeb Eid outfits that I want to wear ALL SUMMER LONG

6th June 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

Fashion game in Pakistan this Eid was strong. Many preferred white and pastel over bright and embroidered, and it made the fashion critic in me so happy. What’s even better is that most of the ensembles worn by celebrities this year could be worn time and again, throughout the summer […]

Your Eidi from Cherry Mama has arrived!

3rd June 2019 Shaheen Rajan 0

It’s that time of the year again. It’s Eid. Many look forward to it with exemplary gusto; me, not so much. And I haven’t, for a couple of years now. Let me give you the background story. When I was younger, my mom would haul us out of bed around […]