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Guest Blog – Life Is A Work Of Art By Lucy Curtis

July 31, 2012

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My ‘life’s artwork’ holds many associations, complexities and depths, as does my life. It has colours, textures and forms that are constantly in flux; flowing and floating like cloud shapes across the sky. My life isn’t unusual, it involves family and friends, work and worries, but the choices and direction I take involve authentic choices and the direction I take means a new form, new colour, and new texture emerges in my ‘life’s artwork’ as parts of my life unfold before me.

Notes From Pakistan – Taking The Ferry Home.

July 26, 2012

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It is the holy moth of Ramadan and the day quietly winds down in Karachi.  Its dwellers who have ventured to the city for work early morning now return home to their families to prepare a feast for “iftaar” – the traditional break of a day long fast at sunset. Stay tuned for my post […]

Notes From Pakistan – The Bun Kebab, The Botal And The Drive In Dining.

July 24, 2012

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So the other night, I convinced my brother to take us out to dinner and no it wasn't to a posh Karachi cafe. It was to Karachi's oldest and most popular food strip, Burns Road . Burns Road is considered the authority on popular Pakistani foods/drinks such as Nihari, Haleem, Dahi Bada and Lassi among many more. 6 of us piled up in my brother's car and headed to Burns Road for an unparalleled culinary experience.

Notes From Pakistan – Ghar Ka Aloo Ka Paratha.

July 22, 2012

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A trip to Pakistan is officially incomplete if you haven't had a traditional Pakistani breakfast. It could be the quintessential roadside Halwa Puri or a more simple home made chaai (strongly brewed milky tea) and paratha (thick rolled flat bread).

On The Shores Of The Arabian Sea.

July 19, 2012

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Often in the west, the media depicts Pakistan as a volatile, war torn country and an illiterate people, largely failing to bring to light its softer,more human side.

That Time Of The Year.

July 11, 2012

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Once, every year round about the same time, I find myself deeply immersed in excel spreadsheets, pens, highlighters, pretty colored sticky flags and a calculator.

A Blissful State.

July 6, 2012

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To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. – Jill Bolte Taylor How do you take time out for yourself to unwind, de-stress and find some balance in this […]