The Petite Desi Mama

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." Shakespeare

Category: Lifestyle

A wishful Solution to an age-old Desi problem

    For centuries, the relationship between a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law has been a tricky one. It’s literally the tangible form of the phrase “kabhi khushi kabhi gham” – with Gham dominating more often than not. In our sub-continent culture, this relationship gets even trickier due to the Rukhsati of the daughter-in-law to her…

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Align, not Hustle

  As much as I value education and knowledge, sometimes I do realise why the philosophers said what they said when they said: “Ignorance is bliss”! With the lives of modern-day humans dictated by timetables and structured schedules ever since they are toddlers, from the 9-12 nursery hours, the lunchtime, the nap time, the swim…

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Self-Love or Narcissism?

With Kareena Kapoor taking self-love to another level with her line “Mein Apni Favourite hun” (I am my favourite) to the more socially aware individuals of today embracing & highlighting the importance of self-love & not giving attention to what others say/think, there’s another spin-off of this trend on the rise, a result of not…

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It’s only life after all

  “As long as I do not take myself too seriously I should not be too badly off” – Prince Because it’s only life, after all 😊 Right? What happens when we start taking ourselves too seriously? It becomes all about looking good and doing it right rather than learning new things. The fear of…

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1947 Partition- Three generations later

  Once upon a time, there were two groups of people, same but different, coexisting for hundreds of years. They looked the same, spoke many but similar languages, wore almost the same clothes, had the same cuisine more or less but followed different schools of thought but then that wasn’t that big a deal. They…

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Birthday Party Ideas for Boys aged 8-12

It is so easy to throw a birthday party for boys when they are younger. Just get a local community/church hall, an entertainer dressed as their favourite character or super hero, who can make them dance to the latest pop songs, and there you have it: a successful party and a very happy boy. You…

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Beauty lies in Fake Perfection?

Looking into a distant future and imagining the kind of conversations our kids/grandkids might have: “My mum is still so pretty. I mean look at those Wispies that frame those beautiful eyes of hers and enhance the color of her contacts, those done to perfection shellac nails, those thick luscious hair extensions! And that face,…

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A Letter to the Loving Parents of Pakistani Betis

  Dear Ammis and Abbus of us Pakistani girls, First and foremost, we love you truly madly deeply! Thanks for giving us a loving childhood. Thanks for investing in our education. Thanks for driving us from one activity/tuition to the other so that we can ace our Intermediate/A levels exams and get into the best…

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Living the Life in Likes

A few days back I wrote on my insta blog about how social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat have contributed significantly to a life we live in likes! Ironic as I used one of these very platforms to get the message across but despite the many pros which definitely outweigh the cons, the…

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The confused dark side of being a Professional Stay-At-Home Mum

  You are a stay-at-home mum who loves her role, who loves the fact that she is the centre of some tiny human’s universe but at the same time you struggle with coming to terms with this role publicly?  You are not alone sister! Welcome to the club of ambitious, career-oriented professional women now turned…

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