'Proud to be Urdu-medium!' Karachi café challenges language stereotypes amid Cannoli kerfuffle

03:11 PM | 22 Jan, 2021
'Proud to be Urdu-medium!' Karachi café challenges language stereotypes amid Cannoli kerfuffle

With people furiously debating over the colonial mindset that was aggravated after the much-hyped Cannoli incident, 'Coffee Wagera' has made waves with its inclusivity policies normalising Urdu language.

Pakistani believe their culture and language as anachronistic, which unfortunately points towards the reality that speaking English is associated with being wealthy or literate. The viral video where the Cannoli by Cafe Soul's owners Uzma and Dia were seen ridiculing their manager for his inability to speak English was highly discouraged, which is the proof of the colonial mindset of the elite society.

Located in Badar Commercial, Coffee Wagera is a hidden gem, and is often crowned as the first proper coffee shop in Karachi. Its speciality makes it stand out from the plethora of cafes. 

With the general public roasting the owners of Cannoli by Cafe soul, Team Coffee Wagera gave a befitting reply to the deep-rooted patriarchy normalising Urdu language:

"Proud to be Urdu-medium!"

As a society, we have failed to make efforts that have rendered our language obsolete. The initiative taken by Coffee Wagera is a breath of fresh air, as it may be a positive effort to normalise speaking Urdu in lavish dining.

Previously, the famed coffee shop brought its first transgender barista, Moni Bhatt on board - breaking stereotypes.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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