Meet Hina Husain, 32 year old living in Canada, here to tell us her life story, especially a major part of her life that involves marriage. Hina had a very nontraditional marriage, because she did not get married to a Pakistani man, or a Muslim man, as most Pakistani girls do. She married an Indian Hindu man, named Sai, who she met nearly 10 years ago.
In April 2019, the Wikimedia Foundation launched the Heart of Knowledge contest to invite creative submissions from artists and writers around the world on the theme of “what does open access to knowledge mean to you?” Hina Husain's entry 'Pakistan, Love, and Jane Eyre' was the grand prize winner in the creative non-fiction category.
My grandmother was half Kashmiri, which means my father was a quarter Kashmiri, which means that I’m an eighth Kashmiri. But if you were to ask me about my Kashmiri heritage, all I’d have to offer up is Kashmiri chai.
I’m so excited to feature Pakistan Eats first guest post! Hina is a writer and amateur photographer from Toronto, Ontario. Her work has appeared in VICE Canada, HuffPost, the CBC, and Matador Network. Hina’s writing is charming and provocative, and she has recently begun to write about food.
In the pantheon of all time classic Bollywood films, Dil Se.. has rightfully earned itself a spot as one of the most thought-provoking, cinematically beautiful, flawlessly acted, and affecting movies ever put to film.
Food was love, and that was something both my parents taught me through their shared joy and appreciation for our country’s cuisine.Through food, we stayed connected to our culture, our heritage, and what we later came to describe as memories of our “past lives.”
This International Women’s Day I want to bring attention to five badass women of Pakistani heritage who are just killing it in their respective fields of expertise.
'My bravery was put to the test when I met and fell in love with Sai.'
Every evening as the family gathered in the living room for chai, you knew the atmosphere was going to be relaxed.
In memory of Wiarton Willie (2004-2017)