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Our weekly scoop on anything and everything that happened last week!


 Our favorite moment at Cannes 2019: Legends united at the Palais de Festivals. Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio walked the carpet together for the screening of their flick Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and the internet surely lost it! 

 A target blast at Rehmania Masjid left two people dead and 13 injured on Friday 24th May in Quetta’s Pashtoonabad area.
Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the electoral victory in general elections.
High-altitude mountaineer Mirza Ali became the first Pakistani man to achieve the milestone of scaling seven summits in seven continents after successfully climbing Mount Everest on Wednesday 22nd May.
Five-day public holiday on Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 is likely. Usually, the federal government announces three to four Eid holidays, but as Shawwal moon is predicted to be sighted on June 4th or 5th, the government employees will likely get five holidays (June 5-7th Eid-ul-Fitr Day 1, Eid-ul-Fitr Day 2 and Eid-ul-Fitr Day 3 holidays followed by Saturday and Sunday June 8 and 9).
Cannes Film Festival 2019 is welcoming numerous Pakistani names on its massive platform this year and amongst those making the country proud is our very own activist and model Kami Sid. As per the latest reports, Kami, who has been fighting for the rights of the transgender community in Pakistan, will have her short film ‘Rani’ screened at Cannes. The short film shows Kami essaying the role of a Pakistani transgender woman who sells toys for a living in Karachi and is planning to adopt a cast off child. The story sheds lights on the numerous trials and hurdles that come her way as she sets to live her life.
The groundbreaking hit series of HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner has slammed the petition demanding the remake of season 8 as the season premiered its finale on Sunday. The season 8 of the hit series has failed to please the audience that is demanding the sensible remake of the hit series. Reacting to this, Sophie who played the role of Sansa Stark in the series broke her silence over the petition and said that it is disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years.
Acclaimed religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel after building up a weighty number of subscribers on his YouTube channel, is now using it to end scuffles on the internet between YouTube celebrities. After internet sensations Sham Idrees, Ducky Bhai, Mooroo and Zaid Ali T all got tangled in a spat over stolen content, Maulana Tariq Jameel stepped in with a new video titled “Stop Fighting” on his channel where he addressed the brawl and urged the stars to make peace.
Pakistan’s eminent fashion designer Nomi Ansari is known not just for the empire of fashion he has created in the industry but also for the star-studded and lavish iftaar parties that he hosts every Ramzan. And like every year, this year the fashionista’s iftaar party was flooded with the finest luminaries from Pakistan’s entertainment and fashion industry. Including Hania Aamir, Asim Azhar, Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain who had recently been engaged in a social media cold war. But from the looks of it, both couples seem to have cleared the air.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm ups have begun in full force. The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019.

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Lock-down is temporary but Father’s day is permanent

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He is the person who started working hard even before your birth to give you a safe space full of warmth and comfort. It is rightfully said that no person in this world would be happy to see you more successful than him except for your father.
A father is the first superhero in a child’s life, the one he\she would always look up to, for love guidance, goals and unlimited demands.

Since most of the major events are being celebrated in a situation of complete lockdown in the country, we have got some sweet and doable ideas to surprise your dads on this Father’s Day.

Throw A Lunch Party


Isn’t it true that most of the dads are foodies and they can never say no to a dish made by their kids? On this special day, make his favorite dishes. Pamper him the whole day and do not forget to prepare something sweet for the evening tea.

Origami Nuts In Collaboration With OvenCraft


Yummy in his tummy!!! Origami Nuts has designed this cute basket of sweet banana crumble bread in collaboration with Oven craft. The appearance is cute and is definitely a perfect pick to show love and dedication on this special day to your fathers.

Kitchen Kahani’s Breakfast

Almost every dad is a nihari lover and especially in this lockdown when we cannot go and dine out, Kitchen Kahani is offering  “Nashta with Abbu”. We are already melting at the name. You can order home-cooked beef Nihari to surprise your Abbus with a scrumptious desi nashta.

Customized Basket By Happy String

If your abba loves to eat junk, this can be an economical and a fancy present for him. Get his favorite chocolates and other edibles packed in a beautifully wrapped basket and brighten up your father’s mood with something sweet and salty.
Father’s Day DIY Cookie Kit


For young fathers, to have an interactive activity with small kids, Delish is offering customized DIY Cookie kits where you can make your own cookies with your kids while sitting at your home. Isn’t it a great yet adorably creative idea?

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Imdaad- A Dire Necessity in this Global Pandemic

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Pakistan, as we know it, has a well-established reputation of being one of the most charitable nations. Having to face several natural disasters and a debilitating disease-induced economic crisis over the span of a year has greatly fueled our philanthropic efforts.

As we reflect upon the ongoing destruction being caused by the spread of the Coronavirus, our hearts are left shattered while our minds are perplexed.

The heart-rending reality kicks in: even if the virus doesn’t end more lives, hunger caused by unemployment surely will.

Meet Manahil Naveed, a 17-year-old who embarked on a journey to give back to the needy by founding her own charitable organization by the name of Imdaad.

Imdaad is a non-profit organization working against the clock to provide food and hygiene packages to families living beneath the poverty line in Lahore. So far, their team has managed to deliver these packages to more than 50 families in need. As they work solely off donations, the people of Pakistan have generously extended their hands to help Imdaad’s cause.

This is what she has to say:

“Tuning into the news every day and witnessing the number of cases rapidly grow along with the effects of this growth managed to create this undying feeling of sadness within me. Witnessing small businesses shutting down, I couldn’t help but be concerned about how the poverty-struck families of daily wage laborers would manage to find their next meal.”

While many of us want to help the needy during this pandemic, the majority are rightfully afraid to be in close proximity to others.

This is where Team Imdaad steps in. They bridge the gap between the generosity of potential donors and their fear of catching the virus by being around large groups of donees.

Using the best protective gear out there, Imdaad’s team buys and packages ration bags to ultimately be handed to the destitute, all while ensuring that each recipient is truly in need by asking trustworthy sources such as local heads and representatives of other NGOs.

We will end this piece on a little saying Manahil has used as Imdaad’s slogan: “Hamdardi Imaan hai.”

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Our Favorite Fashion Divas that have Evolved Over Time

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While reading the title, you must be thinking about the acting skills and how these ladies have made their name in the drama and film industry. But no, here we are talking about the fashion game of these actresses that have taken us all by surprise. Perking up their style statement and emerging as few of the finest actresses in terms of being glamorous and presentable, they have absolutely conquered the fashion world. 

These are our favorite Divas who have proved that working on oneself is never a selfish thing and this hard work can eventually help you in the long run.

 

Saboor Aly 

Starting from soaps and not so glamorous dramas, we never saw Saboor Aly dressing up as impressively as she does now. Probably, this is the social fashion awareness that some choose to pick and some don’t. And, we have to say that Saboor is doing quite well with her dress sense while earning a huge fan following at a great pace. She is one of those finest actresses who keep us hooked to their gram-game as something cool and happening just pops up out of nowhere anytime and any occasion.

 

Nausheen Shah 

Our fancy-pants; Nausheen Shah has instantly beefed up her fashion game and we cannot stop admiring her taste and style in whatever she wears. She has definitely come a long way. Also known for carrying bold statements just like in a recent awards show, her hairstyle was quite eccentric perfectly aligning with a blingy Hussain Rehar attire.

Sadia Ghaffar

Her vibrant tops, glowing face and quirky pants have got our attention and we, indisputably, give her the award of being the most stylish actress among the lot. This was never the scenario from the day she joined the Entertainment industry so, she came this far and has definitely grown into a woman who keeps herself up-to-date in every trend and fashion.

Iqra Aziz 

Our recent favorite bride, Iqra has polished herself over time and we love how effortlessly she carries every outfit in sheer grace and pizzazz. Recently, she has been appointed as the face of Al-Karam and this was all a result of gradual progress and immense effort she has put into building her powerful aura and strong-headed personality that beautifully harmonizes with her chic and classic sense of styling. 

Sonya Hussyn

 

If Sonya had a synonym, it would be the word “grace”. We love her for her impactful persona, the way she dresses up and the way she owns everything she wears with undying confidence. There are very few celebrities who have evolved to be steezy and sassy in a way that they know what they should actually wear. Unlike some who do not even know their body type. Sonya Hussyn proves that style is always within, you can improve with time but class remains constant.

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