Month: May 2016

Cartoon Network Go Active Carnival

Recently Cartoon Network, Pakistan’s leading kids channel organized the Cartoon Network Go Active Carnival  at DHA Golf Club, Karachi.

Go Active Carnival is a part of Cartoon Network’s extremely popular global franchise ‘Move It Movement’. It primarily educates and motivates kids and parents alike to adopt and lead a healthy and fit lifestyle. This interactive and engaging carnival had two sessions in a day, with over thousand attendees in each of the sessions.

Cartoon Network Go Active Carnival

There were various activities around for kids and parents, leading a truly healthy lifestyle. Some of the stalls that engaged people were basketball, cricket & rugby, Oggy v/s roaches tug of war and a race which emphasized on fitness in day to day life.

Cartoon Network Go Active Carnival

There was more, a colorful live performances by Cartoon Network’s much loved toons including Blossom, Bubbles & Buttercup (from Powerpuff Girls), Tom and Jerry, Johnny Bravo, Finn and Jake (from Adventure Time), Scooby Doo (from Scooby Dooby Doo) and many more!

Cartoon Network Go Active Carnival

Talking about the carnival, Mr. Siddharth Jain, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Turner International, South Asia, said: “Innovation is always at the core of what we do for our young audiences, who are our most valuable asset. Cartoon Network’s ‘Move it Movement’ is one of our most successful international properties. Our aim is not only to strengthen our relationship with our consumers here in Pakistan but also to create an experience which is engaging and meaningful.”

Cartoon Network Go Active Carnival

Kids across the country were also a part of all the action by participating in the Go Active Carnival  on-air contest, winners of which collected their passes for the carnival from Sindbad Arcade in Karachi. In addition to this, Cartoon Network also organized an extensive School Contact Programme (SCP) where they visited around 30 schools to create awareness and engage kids through on-air contests along with Radio 1 FM 91. This further strengthened the outreach for the carnival.

Cartoon Network Go Active Carnival

Cartoon Network Go Active Carnival has been sponsored by Knorr Noodles and powered by Paddle Pop with Omore, Nestle Koko Krunch, Milo, Surf Excel, and Horlicks as associate sponsors.

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Healthy Date Balls Recipe

As the holy month of Ramadan is round the corner, I want to share very easy no bake healthy date balls recipe.

Ingredients: 

Dates 250 gm

Butter 50 gm

Almonds 5-6

Cardamom 1 tsp

Grated Coconut 1 cup

date balls recipe

Method:

Heat 50 gm butter in the pan then add in 250 gm dates, 5-6 chopped almonds and 1 tsp cardamom in it. Cook it till all the ingredients are well combined. Make small balls out of the mixture. Roll the date balls in the grated coconut and serve.

Word Inc. by KHIBookSwap

As a co-founder of KHIBookSwap I recently launched annual magazine called Word Inc. It is a place where people who love books, and people who love to write, come together. They tell tales, recite poetry and speak their hearts out. Long, short, spontaneous, designed. Doesn’t matter. Everything is included.

We selected ‘Share Your Writings’ as our topic for January and our members shared their prose and poetry. We have received so many submissions that we decided to put them all in a magazine with other news about our book club. So I hope you’ll love reading it. This will be our annual issue.

If you want to contribute, kindly share your prose or poetry at khibookswap@gmail.com

All about WWIM13KHI Instameet

Every year Instagram announced themes of Worldwide Instameet. This year they select Earth Day as the them for Worldwide Instameet 13 (WWIM13). For the first time I organized not one but two Worldwide Instameets in Karachi and Thatta. First I announced Zamzama Park as the venue for #WWIM13KHI.

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But due to Heatwave from 22-24 Apr. in Karachi, I have to postponed it. On 11th April 2016, I received my instameet kit for WWIM13KHI.

As I postponed instameet and rescheduled it to 24th Apr. 2016, management of Zamzama Park didn’t allow me to organized instameet on 24th Apr. as there was some other event going on. So then I decided to change the location to Manora Beach as it perfectly fits with WWIM13 theme.

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On the morning of 1st May, 17 people gathered to explore the beauty of Manora Beach. We met at Kemari Harbour at 8.30am and reached Manora Beach via boat at 9.15am, after an introduction I distributed instagram goodies and tasks to all the participants and then I spend some time at the beach.

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That is me…..

 

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Manora Beach captured by Umair Khaan aka umairkhaanimagery

 

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Another one by Umair Khaan

 

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Our official hashtag

 

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Excited instagrammers at WWIM13KHI captured by Summeya aka the_3rd_child

 

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Here Shah_Zaib_Anwer learning some new powers

 

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Our group photo at WWIM13KHI, where they took an oath that they will plant one tree this year. Our participants loved it so much that we spend 1 more hour at the beach. Overall it was a great experience to meet new instagragrammers.

 

At WWIM13KHI we tried something different for our group photo. We made boomerang video at Manora Beach.

More photos from this instameet can found at #WWIM13KHI and #Instameet_KHI and farmansha.