5 Stereotypical Things Found at a Pakistani Iftaar

A South-Asian Pakistani iftar is the most stereotypical thing one can ever come across. Tables decorated with dishes like jalebi, dahi bara, alloo samosa and fruit chat. There’s an extremely mouth watering quality to these foods – especially around iftaar time.

The Multi colored Sharbats

One of the many iftaar traditions are the multi colored sharbats. Many Pakistanis prefer opening their fasts with these instead of water. We prefer a different color each day!

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Our “Healthy” Digestive Systems

Instead of keeping a light hand at iftar preferring only fruits, we Pakistanis like to show off our healthy digestive systems as if there’s no tomorrow. No wonder the sale of hajmolas sky rocket during these months. Yours Sarcastically!

 

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Even though we have dining tables, sitting on the floor for Iftar holds a lot more significance in Ramadan

One of the attractions of this month is the avid use of dastarkhuwaans by all types of people; may it be a small one, or the never ending large ones, signifying equality in front of God.

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Food or Rainbow? Let’s be our own traditional self and put all the colors on the food table

Our traditional food is the most important aspect that distinguishes us from the other cultures. Tables in our households are so colorful and ravishing that one can just not resist while eating. Probably, we have a certain kind of affinity for generic colors whether it is our food, our weddings or any other event.

 

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United we stand, divided we fall; diminishing sectarianism in the Holy Month

However, the most heart touching feature of our Ramadhan is the harmony seen at the iftars on roads set up by various trusts like Edhi and Chiipa, where all people, rich or poor sit together and break their fasts, helping and giving hand to each other. It’s places like these where the differences of sects diminish, leaving only spirituality and fraternity to exist.

 

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World Book Day Event – Hotfm 105

Hotfm 105 added another stone to the wall of its milestones. 30th April 2015, Hotfm 105 organized an event on account of World Books Day at Bahria University, Karsaz. The event was more than the conventional books selling stalls arranged by many leading book stores of Karachi this month in several universities. The event was settled for the youth audience that is apparently more interested in fiction than academic course books. The event was set keeping the youth in mind and the students celebrated it till the end. The event started at 11 pm with a stall of fiction novels and a selfie booth with props. Students enjoyed the novels collection and the crowd started capturing pictures on the booth.

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There was another session called Spill your thoughts, where there was a white wall to write your favorite dialogues or lines from movies or books. Students and teachers came up with their favorite lines and spilt their thoughts. Our reason for not liking the smart phones technology was registered the moment students used their smart phones to search lines to write on the wall, Sigh!
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The next session started with a buzz, it was a quiz that undoubtedly was the most successful session of the event. It comprised of questions from famous fiction novels. A specially designed mug was given as a prize for answering 4 questions correct out of 5. RJ Mirza Humanyun took auditions for RJs, news readers and voice over artists at the university. The students took extraordinary interest and hotfm 105 stood successful in recruiting new talents for the radio station.