Avari Towers Hi-Tea – What To Expect?

I was invited to Avari Towers to partake in their newly launched Hi-Tea last week and I’ve been meaning to write about it since then.

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Avari Towers is now offering Hi-Tea in their Asia Live restaurant between 04:00 pm and 06:30 pm Monday to Saturday. Avari Towers used to host Hi-Tea way back in the day and I’m glad that they are offering it again.

So, coming to ambiance; Ambiance of Asia Live is pleasing. It’s a fine dining restaurant and meets all expectations. It’s the kind of place where you can go for date night as well take someone for a fancy treat or invite guests.

Food offered at Avari Towers Hi-Tea ranged from their delicious salads that I’m a big fan of to snacks like samosas and pakoras. Various kinds of sandwiches, channa chaat, dahi baray, daleem, fish fingers, pig in the blanket, Alfred penne pasta, vegetable chowmein, one bite burgers, spring rolls, chicken bihari boti, french fries and chicken wings are a few of the many offerings they had.

They had a wide selection of sweets to offer too. Food was accompanied by juices, tea, coffee and green tea whichever you like and however many you want.

For me, Avari Towers Karachi Hi-Tea checks all the important boxes; price, food, ambiance.

  • Timings: 04:00 pm – 06:30 pm
  • Days: Monday – Saturday
  • Charges: 1350/- pkr + Tax
  • Charges for kids: 0-5: No Charges; 5-10: Half charges
  • Offers on Bank Cards: UBL, Alfalah and Faysal Banks
  • MONDAYS reserved as Avari Ladies Day with 20% discount offered
  • Reservations in advance open as well as walk-ins

Will I go back to Avari Hi-Tea with my own money? You can bet on it. It’d more likely be a Monday though. Coz I love me a good discount. Value for money through and through. Especially if you have guests that you want to take somewhere or a shadi ki dawat or a ladies day out, this is perfect for it.

 

It’s Time To Take Edhi’s Mission Ahead!

When you visit an Edhi Center, you can instantly see that things could be better. Ideally, the Centers should all be in excellent condition, painted, clean, maintained gardens, simple but decent furniture, constant supply of electricity and back-up generators, air-conditioners that can be turned on during peak summer, clean clothing for residents, hordes of volunteers or staff and all residents receiving the best medical and psychological help available. We all wish for this to happen. The question to ask yourself is, what are you personally doing about this?

Visit any one Edhi Center and talk to them about numbers. Ask: how many dead bodies do they receive every day? How many lost children, women and men show up at Edhi Centers across the country every day? How many calls does one ambulance center receive per day? Considering the breadth of services Edhi Foundation offers, your questions can be endless. You are certain to be surprised by the answers.

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Yes, Edhi Centers could do with renovation and modernization of their services. Yes they could do with more volunteers and more staff. They can definitely do with upgrading their ambulance to the current global standards. No one will deny that. But recognizing this should motivate us even more to help out.

Edhi Foundation is trying to grapple state-level problems at an unimaginable scale. Are these centers perfect providing the finest care that can be compared to private institutions or welfare setups operating at a smaller scale? Maybe not. There is always room for improvement. But that being said, the Foundation is the best option available to millions of needy, forsaken Pakistanis.     

Wajid, who has been working at the Edhi Foundation for the past 15 years, provides medical care to the drug addicts admitted at one of the Centers. He shares “Edhi sb was like a father to all and his compassion was incomparable, but sometimes I feel he was too forgiving. Faisal Edhi, on the other hand is younger and pays attention to details. He is also compassionate but he is more vigilant. He is constantly trying to improve operations and iron out the kinks in the system. I admire this about him.”

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So, this Ramazan, make a pledge to go beyond just contributing some money to the organization.

Coca-Cola’s Ramazan campaign #Eidi for Edhi wants to help you achieve exactly that. Following a similar campaign that was carried out in 2017, Coca-Cola has partnered with the Foundation again for a fundraising campaign and the company promises to double all donations received during the campaign. This year, Coca-Cola invites you to go beyond cash donations, and encourages contributing meaningfully bringing joy into their lives of the less-privileged. You can donate by:

  1. Using the Coca-Cola’s #BottleOfChange or collecting #EidiforEidi and dropping these at the nearest Edhi Center or at one of the 75,000 Telenor easy paisa outlets
  2. Using Easypaisa to transfer money to the Edhi Foundation, Telenor has waived off all charges as their contribution to the Edhi Foundation
  3. Making a direct online transfer into Edhi Foundation’s bank account

Wafa Ka Mausam – Between Love And Ego

TVOnePK is airing multiple dramas which are based on different stories and plots. The team at TVOnePk always tries to bring something that is unique and offers entertainment to the masses. The new drama serial titled “Wafa Ka Mausam” is also based on a different plot. The drama features veteran actors like Aijaz Aslam, Adnan Jeelani and film’s mega star Shafqat Cheema beside the much talked about Neelam Munir. The team of Wafa Ka Mausam conducted a bloggers meetup where they answered all the queries related to their upcoming drama. The event was organized at The Patio in Karachi on 22nd of February.

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In the meetup, Aijaz Aslam was very excited about his new venture and kept discussing how important it is to work with a professional team. He was happy to be the part of the team of Wafa Ka Mausam. Even Neelam Munir mentioned that she is highly enthusiastic about this drama as the character of Wafa, which she is playing in the drama, is very challenging and she worked very hard to get in to the skin of the character. She added that it is not an easy character to portray on the screen and viewers will definitely like the drama as well because of its uniqueness.

The director of Wafa Ka Mausam, Babar Qayyum, was also there and he shared that the drama is based on two very strong emotions i.e. love and ego. He shared that love is usually overtaken by ego but in reality it is all about unconditional love, irrespective of the relationship. The OST of Wafa Ka Mausam is sung by Quratulain and the music is brilliantly composed by Waqar Ali. The teasers and trailers were shown in the meetup and majority of the attendees liked them.

Let’s wish all the best to the entire team of Wafa Ka Mausam and hope that this drama serial will bring the positive change in the society and will also add high entertainment value. Following are some pictures from the event, enjoy; and don’t forget to watch this drama on Wednesday at 8:00 PM.

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