I am a Modern Woman.

Today, I was thinking about the meaning of modern. What is our outlook towards the word MODERN, how we take modernization or a modern woman. In this regard I kept on thinking about this word and I found it quite difficult to understand this word, actually I was failed to figure out this word. So, to clear up my mind, I started to explore the meaning of this complex word through various sites of dictionaries. The meanings of this word I found are contemporary, ahead of times, current, up to date and these meanings actually made me more curious to think of. Are these actually the exact meanings which we take in our day today life? And the answer was a clear and big NO. Because according to our perspective, the word modern describes us the picture of the lady wearing the shorter clothes they can deal with. The shorter the clothes, the more you will be called as MODERN.

The Modern Women for our society.

When a woman with a proper Hijab and a woman with jeans and top, standing together; whom the society will call Modern? Definitely the jeans one, let me take an example of my own self, wearing proper hijab along with Irani chadar, who will call me the modern? I don’t think even a single person will do so. Because for us, modernization means to expose oneself, flaunt of beauty and body. And a woman with a complete covers of Hijab is an antiquated and outmoded woman not more than that.

The Modern Women for me

But I consider myself as a manifestation of modern woman because I am educated, well-mannered, refined, leading a successful career under an international network. I am a modern woman without skirts, jeans and tops, with clear face no fake layers of makeup, conceal with Hijab, self-confident enough to tackle with the society. I am a modern woman without any exposure, a woman who has a job, familiar of the taxes which I have to pay, well aware of the political and economic scenarios, the circumstances our society is dealing with, a woman who drives around the town. I belong to a “moral brigade”, I am a  Modern Pakistani Woman.

 

 

Lawn Marathon

As summer is about to rise up, with all its Sun shine, heat and stretched days. This season of hot and extreme climate is also a big reason to earn a hefty sum of revenue for many of the fields but among all lawn is one of the skies hitting business in this season because of the extreme humid climate of the country and this accord many of the branded lawns has launched their collections in PC, Marriot and many other high end hotels. And these various collections of lawn exhibits a wide array of colors, designs and prints. Sometime this really becomes a marathon to lead the race of lawn and fashion as per women psychology. Every single woman wants to lead this race and put all her effort to look different and unusual. So many of the brands has been launched and out in the market lets have a look on different brands and their collections.

Gul Ahmed Lawn

Gul Ahmed Lawn

Firdous Lawn endorsed by Kareena Kapoor

Firdous collection endorsed by Riya Sen

Firdous collection endorsed by Diya Mirza

Sana & Safinaz lawn collection

Al-karam collection

ZQ lawn collection

Anti-Aging foods for skin.

Aging is a natural procedure, which one cannot help and seems to be one of the major dilemmas for the females, as every woman wants to look younger and younger. Many of women use different types of treatments and skin care for anti aging, many herbal treatments are also there for this purpose. But we forget that nature has a precious contribution in our lives.

Studies have proved that a diet consisting of natural food rich in anti aging, helps to keep the body healthy and diminishes the rate of aging. Anti aging foods are also beneficial for the skin, as the antioxidants in them help in protecting the body against free radicals and flush out the harmful toxins from the body and keep it clean.

List of Anti Aging Foods for Skin

Here are a few anti aging foods for skin, which are a must when it comes to your daily diet.

Avocado

One of the best anti aging foods, avocados contains significant amount of vitamin E, which prevents aging and thus helps in maintaining a healthy glowing skin. The monounsaturated fat present in avocado helps to reduce the amount of toxins and bad cholesterol in the body. The fruit is also used in facial mask and hair conditioner preparations.

Berries

Various varieties of berries, ranging from blackberries and blueberries to raspberries and strawberries, are rich in flavonoids. These flavinoids are powerful antioxidants, which help in protecting the body and skin from free radicals and natural aging.

Broccoli

Broccoli, as well as broccoli sprouts, are rich in antioxidants such as  quercetin and isothiocyanates, which help in tackling the damage caused by free radicals. In fact, broccoli sprouts has 30 times more isothiocyanates than regular broccoli.

Beans

Beans, such as black soybeans and black beans, are rich in anthocyanin, a water soluble pigment, related to flavinoids which helps to curb aging and neurological diseases. In fact, soybeans also contain isoflavones which are rich in anti-aging properties.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, turnip and radish, are rich in vitamins and fiber, which help the body to fight against toxins and cancer. They are also high in vitamin C which helps the formation of skin rejuvenators – elastin and collagen.

Garlic

Garlic is yet another herb having several health benefits. It is an effective anti-inflammatory agent which combines to remove heavy metals from the body and thus helps in keeping the skin healthy and ever glowing.

Green Tea

This may come as a surprise for many, but green tea is one of the best anti aging foods for skin. Green tea, is rich in catechins, the tannic acid, which acts as an antioxidant and helps to keep the skin healthy and beautiful.

Nuts

Nuts contain significant amounts of good fat, antioxidants and minerals. Adding nuts to your daily diet will not just help you to have a healthy skin, but will also boost up your immune system and help you in fighting various diseases.

Root Vegetables

Yellow and orange root vegetables, such as carrots, root potatoes and squash, are rich in beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, also referred to as super-antioxidant, is beneficial for skin as well as the eyes.

Salmon

Salmons are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and high quality protein which are beneficial for the skin. Studies reveal that including salmon in your diet, at least thrice a week, helps you to stay healthy and sport a beautiful skin.

Spinach

Spinach is rich in lutein, an antioxidant which helps in keeping the skin healthy. It facilitates skin hydration, and eventually gives the skin a glow making it look more young and beautiful.

Tomato

Lycopene present in tomatoes is a powerful weapon used by the body to fight free radicals. It doesn’t just help in neutralizing free radicals but helps in tackling sun induced aging as well.

Watermelon

One of the most effective anti-aging foods for healthy skin, watermelon contains a long list of nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, essential fats and zinc, which help in fighting free radical damage and skin aging. Read more on nutritional facts about watermelon.

Water

Last, but the most important component of anti aging diet for skin is water.It’s important to keep yourself hydrated all the time. Water he lps in getting rid of the toxins and unwanted waste materials which are either ingested or produced within the body. It is recommended to have at least 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday.

These were some of the best anti aging foods for men, women and children alike. Other than including these anti aging foods in your daily diet, you will also have to cut down on sugars and unsaturated fats, in order to live a healthy life. Refined foods and sugars tend to increase free radical activity and therefore are best avoided. These anti aging foods for skin and a few precautions are bound to help you in living a healthy life, and more importantly, look young and beautiful!

Another gloomy day in the history of shias.

Another incident in the history of the shia assassination, when unidentified motorcyclist sprayed bullets on a group of pilgrims form Karachi leaving for Iran and Iraq via Taftan border. Three pilgrims shot dead including a woman and many are killed and as always shooters fled away from the scene. When this will come to an end, when it will be stopped and whom do we accuse for it? And Government has no reply for the entire incident. Below is the link for full story.

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/30-Jan-2010/3-Zaireen-shot-dead-in-Quetta

President Zardari signs women harassment bill

Another gag with the feminines. A bill has passed against the sexual harassment of women. Why do we forget that we are leading a men oriented society and a women couldn’t get sanctuary. Below is the link for full story.

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Regional/Karachi/29-Jan-2010/President-Zardari-signs-women-harassment-bill

HIJAAB…

Now a days hijab is regarding as the most difficult attempt to follow. As we are leading in a Muslim society but as far as government is concerned there is no restriction on the women to cover their head as we can see in other Muslim countries, restricted their women.

If we see in the light of Quran and Sunnah We have many evidences and restriction for women to wear hijab.

Surah Ahzab ayah 59 says,

O Prophet! Say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the faithful to draw their outer garments (jilbabs) close around themselves; that is better that they will be recognized and not annoyed. And God is ever Forgiving, Gentle.

Another question is arising now a days is what is the reason behind to wear hijab? I asked many a women most of them replied the same that they wear hijab because they find it comfortable, they don’t have to change their clothes while going through markets and etc. But the real reason is that we wear hijab because Allah SWT has commanded it. We should not regard it as modesty or protection. So don’t listen to Satan and his whispers in your mind, not let him rule your life. Once u have to come in your life to wear hijab, then YOU have to set a day and JUST DO IT…………