The Petite Desi Mama

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

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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Of conscious efforts to form Adult friendships

  Growing up in Karachi I never had to make a conscious effort to make friends. All my friendships were organic and formed as a result of living in a certain environment with a large sample of like-minded people from similar backgrounds. All friendships blossomed without me knowing and putting any extra effort to form…

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Having a child soon after (arranged) marriage: Why it’s not such a good idea

  Before I start to write, let me tell you if you are not from a culture where arranged marriages are still a norm, this post may not interest you as much (assuming my other posts did). Also, I sincerely don’t intend to offend anyone who doesn’t think on the same lines as me and…

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Carnival Themed Birthday Party

Gone are the days when birthday parties simply meant cake, ‘Happy Birthday’ sign on walls made out of streamers with balloons stuck just about anywhere. Nowadays, it’s about themes, carefully planned cake tables which literally are grand enough to serve as a backdrop for a mainstream magazine photo shoot! I won’t deny that I love…

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Mum of Two boys and loving it!

  Mum of two boys and loving it! Yes You heard it right…. Being a mum of two boys I cannot recall the number of times I have been told to have a go at it again just so that I can have a girl, the“buhat pyaray bachay hain bas ik lerki aur hojae” comments…

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Being Short: The long and short of it!

  From “hanging on monkey bars will make you taller” to “economy seats men business seats k mazay” to “qad berhao werna shadi nahin hogi” .. have heard all kinds of weird things growing up as a petite little thing. The most innovative one was when someone remarked (though not directly to me) how weird…

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Kitchen Reveal

One of the rooms that often gets neglected when it comes to home decor, despite being often one of the most frequented rooms in the house, is the kitchen. As someone who loves eating with a special affinity towards home cooked food but also someone who doesn’t really enjoy cooking, I still spend a considerable…

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50 Shades of Brown!

  A few days back, I posted on my instagram account about how I was stuck at work when I should have been out basking in the not-so-common hot London sun and enjoying those picture perfect blue skies. Little did I know this will be a long summer of sunny, sunnier, sunniest days without any…

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About Me

  I have always felt uncomfortable in situations where I am asked to introduce myself. It’s not that I don’t know what to say but the fact that I have so much going on in my mind but when asked to say those things out aloud and in a definitive order, I don’t know where…

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