promoting a cultural meld?

leading to gradual erasure of the pakistani culture all together! Karachi Sheraton Hotel and Towers started this event, a restaurant for a week, titled “the pakistani – a taste of south indian food”.

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What about this display looks Pakistani?! I think the people at Sheraton really need to venture out a little more in PAKISTAN instead of singing whatever tune they are singing!! As the first point of contact for foriegners in a country, i believe the hotels have a much greater role in promoting and safeguarding the culture of a particular nation. Sheraton especially, since it goes all out in other areas such as staff uniforms (saris, and shalwar qameez) the decor, paintings, pictures and stuff.

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8 Comments so far

  1. Zain (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

    I see no issues here when they have started a “South Indian” food week! Hotels all over the world do this.

    I stayed at one of the best hotels Mumbai a couple of months back and they, at the that time had introduced a dish called “Karachi Biryani” and the way they advertised about that was simply amazing. They put ads in papers, on dinner tables in their other restaurants that they are having a Karachi Biryani week at their hotel. Not only that, they actually made sure that every guest in the hotel is aware about the dish!

    Its normal I guess..


  2. Farhan (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

    all i have to say , the food is awsome the dosas , the mango coated kebabs and some chicken dig which i cannot pronounce or spell great . P.S the waiters are all wearing Tehband ( Dhoti ) and Shirts ..


  3. Zain (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 1:11 pm

    Farhan – cool man, I am thinking of going there Sat night with family.


  4. Anwar (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    Farhan.. Is it a buffet type or made to order and how much per head. Thanks…


  5. Farhan (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

    Its Ala Carte ( whatever the spelling ) the food is a little expensive , i got 2 dishes , 1 large mineral water bottle , 2 parathas for 1100 approx


  6. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

    Man that is much more than the expense it would take you to reach South India via Munabao route.


  7. UnholySaint (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 3:59 am

    Mansoor, isnt that like putting a chinese face to sell Italian Pizza? If it’s Indian, then show indian. Although I know exactly whats bugging you. Its that ‘religious’ symbol of Hinduism. Isnt it?


  8. mansoor (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 10:12 am

    unholysaint: no yaar.. the symbol isnt bugging me.. its the fact that the name is ‘Pakistani’ yet, nothing in the whole decor is pakistani.



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