mehman nawazzi...

pakistan01Mehman nawazzi is Urdu for hospitality; more than that - it's about going out of one's way to make sure the guest feels welcome.

Mehman nawazzi is embroiled in elaborate social codes of hospitality; an obligation to make the guest feel welcome is required of citizens of good-standing.

The idea is that everyone benefits from mehman nawazzi. Poor people, travellers and strangers get to eat, and the well-to-do have the opportunity to display darya dili - big heartedness - and improve their standing in the community.