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  • TPakistan’s gastronomy is so rich in itself that it is hard to peek into other national cuisines and develop a taste. Fast foods as well as Chinese food fall into the category of “acquired taste” and not every average Pakistani is prone to these food diets. Roti, Daal and Chawal is ...

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  • TAGENCIES-Indonesia is one such country where a tourist becomes a millionaire instantly on arrival as soon as one walks out of the money changer kiosk. Indonesian currency known as Indo Rupee is Rs14,000 for an exchange of $1. Having said that , the country’s claim to fame is not only as one ...

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  • TGeneral Manager of Marriott hotel Islamabad, Mr. Maurizio Romani took full advantage of the light November chill in the capital and infused two completely different cultures at the pool side Marque, inviting guests to witness what was baptised as “Beyond Borders”, a theatrical ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Margala Hotel, Islamabad was the epicentre for literary minds as the 6th Islamabad Literature Festival with the title “The focus is tomorrow: Reflecting on the past” got underway.It is two and half day bonanza, where the denizens of the capital can rub shoulders with ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Tuxedos, bow ties and men in black dominated a gathering at a fund raiser gala dinner on the invitation of Aziz Bolani, CEO- South and Central Asia Serena Hotels and Stefano Pontecorvo, Ambassador of Republic of Italy. The raison d’etre was to witness a performance by an ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - From the pristine beaches of Brazil to the hills of Islamabad, Marriott hotel Islamabad brought the flavours of Brazilian cuisine to savour the crème de la crème taste buds. From soups to salads and curry to BBQ, it was a mouthful night out. “Brazil’s diverse ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Nestled in the food court of Giga Mall, DHA-2 Islamabad, are two small tea outlets belonging to two different genres; one a kiosk, Coco Republic and second a ‘dhaba’ called Tandoor Chai. This is where the east meets the west.Coco Republic’s menu is pregnant with all ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -    It seems the word Food Coma is a term coined only for the month of Ramazan. The eateries go bazaar in competing with one another on the number of dishes on the offer to draw customer’s attention right from the very first day of Ramazan moon sighting. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-When an ordinary person becomes a celebrity or enters stardom, he or she is granted a different status overnight; someone larger than life that will now be inaccessible to many and an idol of millions. The fans and admirers play a pivotal role for this award and strive day and night to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Luqman Ali Afzal is first Pakistani businessman awarded Pride of Performance by President on entrepreneurship this March. At 40, he has achieved what many strive for in the experimenting hospitality industry of Pakistan.“I won the bid for Monal restaurant at Pir-Sohawa in 2006 and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Keeping the yearly tradition alive, General Manager Islamabad Marriott Hotel Mr Maurizio Romani invited the crème de la crème of the capital to celebrate Chinese New Year or Spring Festival as it is also called at Dynasty Restaurant at Marriott Islamabad. The Chinese ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - This success of this year’s Islamabad Eat festival can be gauged by the increase in the number of food stalls. “We had 55 stalls last year during the festival’s debut in the city and this year we have 70 kiosks” informed Ms Cyra, one of the ...

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  • Tislamabad - On the occasion of the National Day of Hungary and the 62th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution, a food gala was arranged in collaboration with Serena hotel and Hungarian Gastronomic National Association which attracted quite a few hungry guests at the event.  The invitation ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - It was a house full at the beautifully manicured Spanish garden of Carlos Morales, the Spanish ambassador for Pakistan. The guests had come to say goodbye to the ambassador who has spent more than 3 years in Pakistan and is leaving soon for Spain to take up his new assignment at the ...

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  • TIslamabad-The air in Nadia Coffee shop of Marriott Islamabad was filled with the aroma of Shinwari cuisine on a Friday night. As winter approaches in the capital, it brings with it a change in preference of cuisine. To tantalise the taste buds during the season, Marriott has recently introduced ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - It’s a game of numbers when it comes to Iftari competition in Islamabad. The larger the number of items offered, higher the price.  In last one year, new eateries have popped up in different sectors of Islamabad and F-7 is now the new Mecca for the food aficionados with ...

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  • Tislamabad - The word Giralda has multiple meanings. An icon of Seville, Spain, Giralda, the magnificent Bell Tower of a cathedral has weathered many storms since it stood on the ground in 1195,   built by a Muslim architect as the minaret of the Aljama mosque, before being turned into a ...

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  • TIslamabad-The Third Wave blurs the lines between coffee shop and restaurant. Little did Alvin Toffler know that The Third Wave, a bestseller he authored in the 1980’s, will lend its name to a restaurant in Islamabad after half a century. Located in F-7, the coffee shop-turned-restaurant is ...

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  • TIt is a general perception that a business investment in a school or restaurant is a guaranteed profitable venture. Those who have been successful in these endeavors can vouch for this statement!  The owner of a newly opened eatery HashTag at Bahria Town, Rawalpindi in the vicinity of Arena ...

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  • TIslamabad - Jose Martinez bangs his hand on the steering wheel a few times. He is my taxi ride from Barcelona international airport to the hotel. It worries me, so I ask “What’s bothering you?” To my surprise, he laughs back, “I am not upset, it’s the commentator ...

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  • TIslamabad-To experience Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine all under one roof is a treat for the foodies in Islamabad, especially those into the Asian cuisine. The newly coined word “chillaxing” fits perfectly well in the picture as weekends are meant to be a laid back affair for many. ...

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  • TIslamabad -Come winter, and morning walks, afternoon picnics, and high-cholesterol dinners become a treat for the residents of Islamabad. To avail the season to the fullest, families enjoy a list of outdoor activities in the morning and afternoon such as walks in park. For indoor activities, people ...

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  • TIslamabad - The celebration of Romanian National Day at a local hotel was a crowded affair. The hall at the hotel was packed to capacity. The ratio between Pakistanis and diplomats attending the reception was fifty-fifty; a rarity. The presence of a large number of people was a testament to the ...

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  • TIslamabad - Investing in a school or a restaurant is a gamble worth taking, from a business point of view. However, the motives behind these two profitable enterprises include passion and money-making. When an academician or educationist opens up a school, passion is the primary motive and business ...

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  • TIslamabad - The PML-N government seems to be in a fix. The Sharif household is in a state of panic and is unable to hide that fact from the eyes of the camera.  The Finance Minister of Pakistan and a close relative and confidant of the Sharifs, Ishaq Dar, is now a wanted man as nonbailable ...

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  • TIslamabad - As November chill makes its presence felt in Islamabad, activities in the tinsel town have also turned cold. The only activity going on in this winter is the political activity in the shape of protest by religious leaders and by the House of Sharifs. These are the only two parties ...

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  • Tislamabad - The most convenient and easy way to undo your guilt is to blame the others. Our society is no exception. We try to pass on the blame on the others knowing well that the onus of culpability lies within. However, having said that, we make mistakes, blunders and are at fault many a time ...

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  • TIslamabad-The first impression one gets after entering the beautiful lawns of Bokhara at Pearl Continental Rawalpindi is that the invite has come from the federal Ministry of Provincial Coordination instead of PC hotel Rawalpindi. The creative team deserves appreciation for turning a regular food ...

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  • TIslamabad - The guests at the Algerian National Day reception witnessed the highest order of diplomatic breach, as the Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shiekh Aftab – who was the chief guest – didn’t show up. The Ambassador of Algeria Lakhal Benkelai stood at the ...

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  • Tislamabad - With just six months on the job, the Executive Chef at Marriott Islamabad, Thomas Figovc has already made his presence felt. He is a not a marketing wizkid but in a short span of time at Marriott Islamabad, he figured out a profitable proposition, as lunch at Nadia Café is ...

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