Eid-ul-Fitr is all about celebrations and being with your loved ones. But in midst of all the excitement, we often overlook those who are not as fortunate as us and those who are unable to celebrate the festivities with their loved ones.
How about you celebrate Eid this year differently by spending time with patients at hospitals or the elderly at old homes and make someone’s day extra special? You can take some gifts with you such as clothes, candies, chocolates or flowers to spread the spirit of Eid and happy vibes. If nothing else, your time and attention are more than enough to bring a smile to someone’s face.
The Current put together a list of places where you can go and give back to the community this Eid.
Bint-e-Fatima Old Home (Trust) is a non-profit organisation providing shelter to senior citizens and Gender Base Violence Survivors (women with accompanied children and girls). The organisation is registered with the government of Pakistan. You can make their Eid day special by visiting them, applying mehndi and eating sheer khurma together.
Dar ul Sakun in Karachi is a home for physically and mentally challenged person. It has three branches across Karachi and you can visit any one of them this Eid.
Eid is often more fun for kids than adults. But what about those kids who are unable to enjoy the spirit of Eid? Lahoris this eid, you can go to the SOS Village or Children’s Hospital along with some gifts to cheer up cute little toddlers and teens. It’ll be a lot of fun if you turn up as a desi Santa.
Another place you can go to in Lahore is Old Age Happy Home which is a shelter for senior citizens. You’re bound to come out with more knowledge after spending time with them.
The Umeed-e-Noor centre is Islamabad houses special children, particularly those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. You can take some balloons and toys for these children and play games with them on Eid to cheer them up and bring a smile to their faces.
As sad as it is, street children are often neglected which leaves them with few means of survival. So if you don’t know of any organisation in your area where you can go, you can always head out to the slums and spread some joy. These children deserve our time, attention and care. After all this Eid is called the Meethi Eid.
The Panah Gahs set up on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan in various cities of the country are a great place to go to to spread the spirit of Eid. You can head out to one of the panah gahs with some dessert like sheer khurma or sawaiyan and spread the meetha.ha
P.s. It is advised to call all these before hand and let the management know that you will be coming. That will make the process easy for both you and those who manage these places.
We all love taking selfies, don’t we? But your once-in-a-lifetime farewell moment has to look super hot. When you’re all dolled up, making goodbye memories, master your selfie pose with The Current’s selfie guide.
Always tilt your head a little to the side. Practice in the mirror and figure out your best side. Everyone has one and we’ve actually had female politicians tell us not to photograph them from a certain angle. So trust us when we say, know your best angle and SMILE. Because you’ll look young and happy. Not too big though and try sticking your tongue lightly to the roof of your mouth. Gives your smile a little softness. REMEMBER: You want to be Deepika at her wedding, not Priyanka.
If you’re going to pout, you better do it right. Otherwise your school title will be Duck Face and no one wants that. So to master the perfect pout, make sure you use lip liner when you put your lipstick on. It will define your lips and also give it a nice, rosy shape. For a natural pout, you need to put slight pressure on the edges of your nose. Push your nose down slightly, tilt your head to a side angle, and do a small pout. That’s the only way to go.
Can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Invest in a phone with a good camera (preferably ones with a portrait mode since they look soo professional). But if your phone sucks, you can get a good selfie out of it. How? Always take your selfie from a higher angle than your face. It makes you look thinner than if you do at eye level or below. And if you’re taking a selfie with friends, DO NOT EVER take the selfie yourself. The person taking selfie will always look the worst so its better them than you.