All Of The Latest International Trends That Are Actually Desi

By Arslan Athar | 23 Jan, 2017

For some reason, we all look to the West for the latest ‘trends’ but have you noticed how some of the latest trends are SO VERY DESI? Like Hayee O Rubba. Here’s a complete low down:

 

The Golden Latte

No, iss mein zevar nahin hai, it’s actually haldi, or turmeric, that makes it oh-so-golden. As kids, haldi doodh, has been the go-to to get a good night’s sleep and general ‘healthy honay ke raaz‘. Now it’s being celebrated in the Western world as the ‘alternate to coffee’ is also being called a ‘superfood’.

Daadi Maa, aap sahi bolti thi.

golden-latte
Source: delish.com

 

The cringe-worthy chai tea fad 

Chai Tea, what a ridiculous name, it means Tea Tea. It’s like if I were to start a shop in Lahore by the name of Kapray Clothes. In all seriousness, though, the people in Amreeka are learning why chai is the absolute bae of all times. Them goras are going crazy for chai! Welcome to the club, kids.

oprah-chai-tea
Source: abcnews.com

 

The “Ajrak” Swimwear

They’ll never admit it, but recently a lot of swimwear is looking like its made of ajrak. The patterns are all there and it looks eerily similar. Not just swimsuits, but blouses and shirts are featuring this Sindhi print and guess what? They’re being sold as ‘Moroccan’ design shirts. Morocco may be a great place, but at least credit should be given to the right location 🙁

ajrak-wear-feministani
Source: The Feministani Via: WordPress

 

Ghee

Oh yes, you read that right! Ghee is about to be given ‘superfood’ status. Ghee ko Velayat aur Amreeka mein itni izzat mil rahi hai. Since it’s good for lowering cholesterol and also ‘lactose’ free, ghee is proving to be insanely popular.

Daadi 2 – Your nakhre 0

ghee-khao
Source: indiatimes.com

 

Coconut Oil

A lot of people in Pakistan swear by coconut oil and its ability to keep your skin forever jawaan! While you may cringe at that idea, people around the world are going mad for the stuff. So let’s try it out on more than just your hair?

At this point you should realize that giving your buzurg a call and noting down all desi totkay may be a good idea.

coconut-oil
Source: medicalnewstoday.com

 

Also see: Here Are A Few Ghar Ke Totkay For A Glowing, Healthy Skin This Wedding Season

 

Henna Tattoos

Your gora friend: “OMG, Henna tattoos are so pretty”

You: “Yaar chup kar, don’t insult mehndi by calling it a tattoo.”

Innovative Pakistani and Indian Americans have packaged and sold mehndi to the white folk pretty well. A lot of women are getting huge ‘tattoos’ done because hey, its temporary and pretty!

henna-tattoo-lower-back
Source: paintthetownbodyart.com

 

Now here are some other desi totkay we think should definitely get international attention

Ispaghol

hashmi-ispaghol-husk
Source: asianfoodcentre.com

 

Pitkhari gargles 

Ask your daadi about this one, if you don’t know.

phitkari
Source: ayurvedichomeremedies.net

 

Baysin walay face masks for your skin

facial-masks-acne-diy-natural-spa
Source: remediesforme.com

 

And last, but certainly not the least:

 

JOHAR JOSHANDA

johar-jashanda-packet
Source: dubaiconfidential.ae

 

 

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