Famous chef and DIY remedies expert of Pakistan, Zubaida Tariq, known as Zubaida Apa is no more with us. Saba Imtiaz, a freelance journalist and author of the Karachi You are Killing Me, once dubbed Zubaida Apa as Pakistani Martha Stewart. Zubaida Tariq owned a charismatic personality for the women of sub-continent. Her way of speaking, and carrying herself in beautiful Saris and jewelry combination made her an icon of perfectionism in style. She was something women could look towards to seek the solutions to their problems.
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Who was Zubaida Apa?
Zubaida Apa was born on 4 April 1945 in Hyderabad Deccan, which was then part of British India. She came from a very notable family of artists, poets, writers, and intellectuals. Famous writer Anwar Maqsood and Fatima Surayya Bajia are her siblings. The poet Zehra Nigah is also her sister. Nawab Bahadur Yar Jang, a prominent leader of the Pakistan Movement, was her uncle. Maintaining a distinct presence, while being from a family that comprises of literary heavyweights is indeed a tough task. But she proved through her wisdom, elegance and a unique civic sense that she didn’t lag behind her siblings in any way.
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Zubaida Apa’s Last Message on New Year 2018
DIY remedies for households and beauty tips gave Zubaida Apa a real recognition. But her last message on New Year 2018’s eve, when the world was busy in the crazy New Year celebrations, shows how much she was concerned about the well-being of society in general and her home city Karachi in particular. Her totkas (tips) were forged to accommodate the social media humor and viral SMS jokes, but no one knew about her desire for an educated society that could ultimately lead to a peaceful co-existence. In a viral social media video, she stressed upon the necessity of training our future generation. Well, this is the aspect of Zubaida Tariq’s, wisdom that deserves to be a social hit more than memes on her totkas.
Popular Zubaida Apa Tips for All Ages.
DIY remedies that Zubaida Apa offered are capable of standing the test of time. They are natural and free from the threat of resistance. Apart from being so authentic, they are also much sustainable and need-oriented enough to not push people towards consumerism.
Let’s have a look at top 5 Zubaida Apa Tips
- Use a mixture of lemon, rosewater, and glycerin to get a glowing and spotless skin.
- Apply a blend of Yogurt, Egg and Mustard Oil to get shiny and healthy hair.
- Make hair thick by washing them with coconut water.
- Applying Kerosene oil with cotton balls can make furniture free of bed bugs.
- Zubaida Apa also revealed how mashed raw potatoes could conceal the dark circles.