Tanveer Khadim

Tanveer Khadim

An avid reader, freelance writer and a blogger, Tanveer is pursuing fashion designing. She has a passion for cooking, attended cookery courses and tweets as @TheFusionDiary (twitter.com/TheFusionDiary)

Labour Day: Insight into the lives of some Pakistani labourers

This year again, the first of May marked the lives of the working class with great zeal and zest, as it symbolises their hard work and hope for better socio-economic outcome. In Pakistan, the situation is quite distressing. Soaring inflation, excessive loadshedding of electricity and gas, unemployment, rising poverty and poor law and order, all contribute to making lives of people worse. The lower income working class is a direct sufferer of the uncontrollable sky-rocketing price hike which is driving them into a poverty trap and starvation. The prices of food items and daily commodities are increasing exorbitantly; basic things like flour, rice, ...

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Strawberry trifle: A symphony of sensational flavours

Strawberries have a special place among berry fruits. They are widely admired because of their aromatic and sweet taste. The combination of colour, gloss, texture and fragrance thrills several senses at a time. The cheerfully red, sweet, plump, juicy, heart-shaped strawberry is in fact a member of the rose family. It has long been associated as a symbol of love. Apart from the superfluous look, scrumptious strawberries have numerous health benefits. The abundance of vitamin C, A and K, beta-carotene and potassium in them, protect vision, prevent cancer, arthritis and strengthen the immune system. Strawberries help in decreasing bad cholesterol and increasing ...

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February 2, 2013
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Chicken teriyaki: A burst of authentic Japanese flavours

Contrary to the much prevailing opinion that Japanese food looks so exquisite to eat and too difficult to cook, numerous dishes can be prepared easily without following any hard and fast rule. I have learned during my Japanese cooking classes that some flavours, tapestry of textures, colour, and methods distinguish Japanese cooking from other exotic cuisines. Strong-tasting seasoning and highly-flavoured sauces are not mostly used; still dishes look extravagant and taste sensational. Apart from sushi and tempura, ‘teriyaki chicken’ is another very popular dish among non-Japanese cultures. However, the fact is most people still don’t fully understand the term ‘teriyaki style’. Teriyaki is ...

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A winter treat: Scrumptious Szechuan hot and sour soup

I love soup at any time of the year, but in winter, it’s a wonderful treat on chilly days. Nothing is more satisfying than a hearty bowl of soup when you need to be warm and nourished. But the question is what kind of soup? In general, we all go for quick, time saving, ready-to-cook canned food options. This is a cop-out. Real soup is scrumptious and tantalising. It nourishes both your body and mind, provides added health benefits and helps to ward off the cold or flu. I personally love the recipe of my homemade “Szechuan hot and sour soup”. Originating ...

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