Month: January 2016

Spreading #BigThickSmiles at #KarachiEat

Apart from long queues to find a parking at Karachi Eat Festival it was worth visiting. As I entered through the main gate there were lots of stalls selling some exclusive mouth-watering food items but Big Thick Burgerz stall caught my eye as they were feeding a street child after every 10 burgers sold. So many people were donating generously as they’ve set a board to mention sales and donations they’ve made for #BigThickSmiles. It’s really good to see that someone has come with some creative idea.

#BigThickSmiles

I’ve tried Texan Style Beef Burger, my burger was very juicy as the patty was perfectly grilled. I love my burger as my patty or sauces are falling out of the burger. Apart from that Nutella Waffles by Bond Street Waffles, Open faced Danish sandwiches and Calamari and mozzarella sticks from The Patio was a must try.

Big Thick Burgerz

My Texan Style Beef Burger by BTB

Siachen – A Theatre Play by Anwer Maqsood

English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt.) Limited (EBM) has invited bloggers to watch theatre play Siachen – written by Anwer Maqsood, directed by Dawar Mehmood and produced by Kopykats Production. Siachen is a story about our bravest soldiers stationed at the world’s highest battlefield.

Siachen play

Anwer Maqsood at the stage

Play starts with the introductory speech by Dr.Zeelaf Munir, CEO of EBM as they are the official partners of this play while Anwer Maqsood explains the idea behind Siachen.

Siachen play

The auditorium was filled with audience, everyone was excited to watch this play. It starts with soldiers leaving their family. There are some emotional moments that can make you cry and then there are some witty jokes where you can’t stop laughing like ‘ek sardar tha aur woh bohat zaheen tha‘ meaning ‘there was a Sardar and he was intelligent’. Cricket jokes are the best. At times it reminds me of Alpha Bravo Charlie. From beginning to the end the audience was in fits of laughter. Very well scripted and young cast has done their best. The play was ended with a standing ovation by the audience.

Siachen play

Cast of Siachen

Siachen is running till first week of February, more info can found here.

Regent Plaza Hotel Launches Hi-tea

Regent Plaza Hotel and Convention Center announced the launch of an extensive hi-tea buffet menu at their all-day dining restaurant, Jharoka.

The special Hi-tea Buffet offers an eclectic menu, combining popular continental dishes with Pakistani delicacies. Decorated in a modern style, Jharoka, is a place most suitable for friends & family to meet in the evenings.

Regent’s Hi-Tea Buffet was launched as a special event for the guests, corporate clients and representatives of the media in Karachi, with Ms. Masarrat Misbah, the founder of Depilex Smile Again Foundation, invited as the Chief Guest for the event.

Masarrat Misbah cutting ribbon at the hi-tea launch of Regent Plaza

During the event, the management of Regent Plaza also announced that the hotel will be donating Rs.25 from each Hi-Tea Buffet sold to the Depilex Smile Again Foundation for the next month.

Masarrat Misbah with Mr. Baweja(MD Regent Plaza) and Mrs. Misbah

“At Regent Plaza we are continuously looking for ways to offer the best quality of service for any customer that walks in our doors, and that the same time try to do our bit to make a difference in the community as a whole with our CSR initiatives.” explains Mr. Zubair Baweja, the Managing Director of Regent Plaza Hotel and Convention Center “It is an extremely honor and privilege to be able to launch our Hi-Tea today and be given an opportunity to give back to the society at the same time.”

The chaat station

The Regent Plaza Hi-tea Buffet will be served daily from 4pm to 7pm at just Rs. 699 plus applicable government taxes.

English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM) supports theatre play ‘Siachen’

Pakistan’s leading biscuit manufacturer, English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt.) Limited (EBM) has been a consistent patron of the local theatrical industry. Maintaining their stance, EBM has once again extended their support to the local entertainment industry by announcing the sponsorship of Kopykats Production upcoming theatre play, ‘Siachen’.

Written by Anwar Maqsood and directed by Dawar Mehmood, Siachen revolves around the struggles of our brave soldiers through the tumultuous experience they undergo on the world’s highest battlefield – the Siachen glacier. Like previous plays in Kopykats Production’ repertoire, Siachen is a sober and thought-invoking drama bound to affect the audience emotionally.

The play will commence on October 28, 2015 at PNCA Hall Islamabad. Second leg of the play will be held in Lahore during December 2015 followed by Karachi in January 2016.

The director of Siachen, Dawar Mehmoodin acknowledgement of EBM’s support; said “We are honored by the support from Peek Freans Sooper and Peek Freans Nankhatai to ensure that the talent in Pakistan gets a platform to perform. For us, our plays are a way of awakening the people of this country and leaving them with a thoughtful message to ponder upon.”

Zulfiqar Ali Ansari, Head of Marketing at EBM, said, “In recent times, theatre has gained immense popularity in the country. Kopykats production plays have always come across with a strong patriotic message. This play has a very strong connection with the audience of Peek Freans Sooper, which is the country’s favorite biscuit, advocating patriotism and nationalism. Also, with Peek Freans Nankhatai, which has a nostalgic appeal; much like what Siachen has in all of us.”