The Petite Desi Mama

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

Month: January 2021


  A common sentence accompanying a divorce is ‘She should have compromised’. In our culture, the blame, the onus almost always lies on a woman’s ‘inability to compromise’.⠀ ⠀ What is this ‘compromise’ these divorce seeking women are unable to achieve?⠀ ⠀ A woman who is abused verbally, emotionally or physically by her husband or…

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7 Small Hacks to Achieving Self-Care

  “Do things for yourself. In 30 years, nobody is going to remember your choices except you”.⠀ Fact.⠀ ⠀ It’s true how we adults, specially Women, put ourselves on the back burner when we become parents. It’s all about a better life for kids, giving them all the happiness in the world, adapting our aims/dreams…

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Urdu Medium

  “Your son will be at a disadvantage when he starts school given you talk to him in Urdu at home. He’ll struggle to keep up with his peers. ⠀ “Isi liey Hum tu apnay bachon se English mein hi baat kerte hain”⠀(That’s why we converse in English with our kids”) ⠀ This was 8-9…

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