peyala hotel – place for chai lovers

As the evening fell and Maghreb prayers echoed, the food street of Latifabad seventh unit came to a life with the hustle-bustle of passers-by, pedestrians, customers, consumers, riders and local people.


The food street of Latifabad seventh unit is always filled with various vendors selling variety of food items and drinks; milkshakes, bun-kebab sandwiches, the specially minced meat masala (usually known as Kata-Katt) or the fast food corners and ice-creams parlors. Bursting with aromas of ready-made or uncooked meals. It could seek the attention of any passer-by.

But one would always crave a desi hotel among this environment. Quetta Peyala Hotel  fulfills the demand of that desi-styled atmosphere with its meals and services.

A place equally adored by daily wage laborers and workers, unemployed individuals, students and high profile people as well as families.

Quetta Peyala Hotel  started twelve years ago at the same food street by Mr. Khaliq Shah offering the traditional Peyala Tea. Peyala tea is famous for its full-flavored strongly (I’d say painfully) sweet taste and the peyala style of serving which reminds the handed-down way of cultural cuisines.

The combination of parantha and omelette added later to serve a complete meal which is equally adored by consumers. The interesting aspect is that Anda-Parantha with traditional Peyala Chai is not limited as breakfast but served as a meal in the special hours of hotel.

The hotel to work all week witnesses the hustle-bustle from 8 p.m. till midnight as their special hours. Whereas the seasonal meals include Green Tea as their winter treat.

Along with their cuisines, people praise the service of Quetta Peyala Hotel which serves the diners and takeaway customers with professional ease.

No wonder Quetta Peyala Hotel attracts the locals and make them prefer it among a number of other hotels.

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peyala hotel – a capture from food street


Hello people! As I mentioned before I started this blog with journalistic approach. So this one (feature), I did for my university paper. But there’s something more I’d like to share. As a reporter-in-process I always told myself if I couldn’t observe & represent the things from my own place, there’s no way I could go further. Being a reporter and girl at same time, from a not-so-liberal place isn’t that simple. While doing this feature I realized the dhaaba owner didn’t like the idea of a girl wandering among his male-packed customers & tried to shoo me away (not exaggerating!) 🙂 but then later after some effort, few people from the same dhaaba helped me and through this experience one of my point of view got more strong;
the idea of ‘negatives accompanied by positives’.

Thanks to my experience! :))

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a surprise present

Being an explorer, I Olvays liked and tried to explore something new. different. And interesting. And da world of internet helped me a lot with this.

a week ago I came across this post on a social media platform where an individual asked for help in a project. Where people (who would like to contribute) need to make a birthday note for her friend Carolina “In their Own language” and their country name in last. Along with another wish for Merry Christmas, to capture a picture of that happy birthday+merry Christmas note and send it to his email. Which would be gathered in a video as her surprise gift.

My birthday note:

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Happy Birthday + Merry Christmas (en Urdu)

And believe! I really felt good doing this for her.

I made it in Urdu (my native language) along with some description in English to make it understandable, but for a clear idea of this birthday note. Here’s another example:

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Da guy approached me and asked that he really need to collect at least fifteen of those happy birthday+merry Christmas notes before Christmas. As a help – da idea to post about birthday present contributions, strike me late but ets Olvays – better late than never. So Anyone who come across this post and feel inclined to participate could reach him at:

theforeigndreamer@gmail.com

a less formal — About me

As my bio is kinda formal. Professional, yes. So I thought to go with another one which would be less formal 😉 (I’ll not remove da previous one because I like ett, too).
actually, I started this blog/website with a professional and journalistic (my subject) approach. But with da time I explored ett, I come across some very amazing people (Matt and Amy you’re INcluded) 😍 , their casual writings about life and other things, freely expressed book reviews and some real interesting awarded blogs. And with time I realized I’m enjoying ett more than my previous idea.

Poetry/poems, views, book reviews, adventures, exploring, experiences, philosophical thoughts, along with some real annoying blabbering 😛 – I assembled Ol Ov ett in this small world of my blog.

At first, What was just a simple attempt to read reviews of those books I couldn’t reach through da writings Ov others, turned out to be a real amazing experience. And I’d say I enjoyeddd ett a lottt!

Though, I don’t really need to say but anyone who come across this blog, is welcome to share ideas, books, words of wisdom. With a good discussion we Ol could learn something new and something better.

Happy reading! 🙂

– Fatima.

Da Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey people. first I’d like to thanks whoever created this whole awarded blogs idea which connects da blogging community in such an amazing way. And then Matt at Matt and His Cats for nominating me. check out his blog and I assure you’ll not get bored en his kitty corner ^.^

To me, this blog seems like a way to bring out da hidden sunshine among Ol Ov us!

So here’s a brighten-up-your-day quote: 🙂

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spread da sunshine!

Here are da rules:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from your nominators.
  • Nominate other bloggers and give them eleven questions.
  • this is to spread the love and so that we’ll meet interesting bloggers. Please do check out all of the blogs I nominated and follow them if you like.

 

Here are my answers – (and I tried my best to do justice with them):

What is your go to beverage, either at a bar or cafe/ restaurant?

Tea. Olvays 🙂

Have you got a book/ book series you’ve read more than twice?

No book have appealed me enough to read ett again except forty rules Ov love (by elif shafak). but still ets my second time so technically da answer is NO.

What is your favourite holiday and why?

I love Ol kind Ov holidays if that means I’m getting a day off 😍

How long have you been blogging for?

For a year, I guess. I’m not sure exactly

What was your first home like/ If you haven’t moved out yet, what do you imagine your first home to be like?

A small apartment with a small bedroom & a BIG kitchen 😉

Are you a Cat or Dog person?

Neither. Though if I’ve to choose one I’d prefer cat. Kittens exactly 😉

Would you rather be a Viking or Roman soldier?

What are they? 😀 I’m sorry I don’t have any idea about them

Would you rather be a Pilot or a Sailor?

Sailor. Can I say pirate? Like captain jack sparrow ^.^

Would you rather be a fox or a horse?

Wow! Hard to choose. I’ll go with horse 😀

What is your favourite Pokemon?

Pikachu 🙂

Would you experience the life of a millionaire for a year, if it meant living on minimum wage for ten years afterwards?

No way 😐 I’d never exchange my ordinary self for some millionaire kinda offer.

 

NOW da questions designed by me:

1. Da scariest moment Ov your life?
2. A moment you want to relive?
3. A book that made you cry badly?
4. Your obsession – that really annoys your family/your partner?
5. What keeps you waking up every morning?
6. Define yourself through any fictitious book character? (from which book)
7. Your favorite house from Hogwarts School Ov witchcraft and wizardry?
8. What is ett you liked most in my blog/website?
9. Da best gift of mother nature, in your point of view?
10. A book you’d recommend every reader despite age and genre?
11. Few words of wisdom – that motivated you throughout bad&good times?

 

Here are my nominees for this award:

  1. Book Enthrall
  2. Reading with Lucia
  3. Fiddle & the Drum
  4. Comfy Reading
  5. Your daughters bookshelf

 

I hope you Ol are enjoying your current reads – Happy reading! 🙂

– Fatima.

Book Review: Da god Ov small things by Arundhati Roy

Da god of small things — is a story of twins. Two-egg twins and Of their small world. I don’t actually know how to summarize this book. Sometimes, I just feel unable with this quality. But I wanna share some feelings I went through while reading it.

Some books contains surprises in them. I explored some throughout this book. I’m amazed at how beautifully the writer created a world of her own in this book. A book with some small things, and some real, bigger issues; with its flaws along with its beauty.

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my personal copy Ov – da god Ov small things

In general, I heard and seen (through movies usually) a lot about that part of world. But this is the first time I really felt connected’ to that territory. Through the small world of two little ambassador; Rahel. And. Estha. Esthapappychachan kuttapan peter Mon 🙂 (I couldn’t stop myself writing this). Thanks to Roy.

Surprisingly, this book reminded me of beloved Sabeen. Arundhati Roy — embrace Ol da qualities (and flaws!) of being a dissent. And it is such a good feeling to come across someone like her.

and da air was full of Things and Thoughts to say. But at times like these, Only da small things are ever said. Big Things lurk unsaid enside.

Da way to winter ❄

So. Finally da beautiful and painfully silent nights and crispness in da air made me realize that it’s finally time for da winter. Da weather to enjoy readings with books-and-blankets. and Hot drinks, Of course.

Hot drinks + good reads. = perfect moments :))

Hot drinks + good reads = perfect moments :))

Though, I have never been fond of winter season much (referring to da torture of getting up in morning and to leave my warm, cozy bed) but da winter nights are seriously LOVE!

Secondly, ett reminds me of my childhood memories when I used to stay in bed packed with heavy quilted blankets. and da bell of any wandering vendor selling dry fruits and sweet treats (including my all time favorite; lachhay :P) in nearby street used to bring joy to my heart ^.^

Well! It’s not same anymore 😦 but I really miss those days which seems like a real winter treat.

Oh! and a glimpse Ov desi lachhay 😉 – Ol time favorite.

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I hope you Ol enjoying da season and seasonal treats wherever you’re 🙂

Happy Winter Season! ❄

Ol hail to words!

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Being an avid reader. I always loved reading books. But that never included poetry.

Okay. To be honest I always thought poetry/poems are a bit complicated version of words.

But last month I came across an amazing poem book that seriously changed my point of view.

I actually started reading this book after randomly picking a poem ‘I’m not so naive’ and the next thing I know. I was reading it again and again. And at last I borrowed the book from the owner (though, personally I don’t like exchanging books).

“Raging to be free” is English translation of the Sindhi poetry collections by Attiya Dawood done by Mr. Asif Aslam Farrukhi. The poems are accompanied by some brilliant artistic pieces of Mr. Abro which raised the essence of poems.

Attiya dawood represented the women of east in such a beautiful way. I am happy that I personally met the author and I’m more than happy that I came across this book and witnessed those feelings while reading those poems; bold. blunt. true. In depth.

enside pages - lines from I'm not so naive

enside pages – lines from I’m not so naive

Though, ets a disappointed I didn’t found da book in Goodreads. The book really deserves a lot of praises.

For details check here.