Opinion

Your Stay-At-Home Mom Is Not Your Maid

Recently I’ve been noticing that whenever my mom asks me to do things for her – like wash the dishes, go out to get some groceries, or even the tiniest favour like get her a glass of water – she always makes it a point to say ‘thank you’ to me. It baffles me when […]

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Entertainment

Material (2012): Movie Review

I came across this movie when I was scrolling through Netflix, trying to find something to watch with dinner. Material is a South African film (my first I think) that revolves around Cassim, a young Muslim working in his father’s fabric shop in Johannesburg. Cassim is also a stand-up comedian (secretly, of course). He knows […]

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Life

Self-Care Ideas That My Cat Has Taught Me

Meet Bobo – my one year old Persian princess. He’s a male cat but trust me, that doesn’t make him any less of a princess. I never thought of myself as a cat person, or even a pet person in general. The idea of taking care of another living thing freaked me out – still […]

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Opinion

I Met My Husband On A Dating App

I met my husband on a dating app. There, I said it. This might not sound like a big deal to some, but for the longest time this little detail has been an awkward part of our relationship. Not only were we weirded out by it, but even our families strongly advised us not to […]

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Opinion

The Double Standards Faced by Women Who Smoke

Featured Art by @ thedaftdraft https://thedaftdraft.com/   When a man smokes, it’s a bad habit (buri aadat). But when a woman smokes, she’s a bad woman (buri aurat). Smoking is harmful no matter what your gender is. Then why are women always being significantly more condemned for it? Why does it only become everyone’s business when […]

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Life

Clutter-Free and Affordable Gift Ideas For Minimalists

Whether it’s birthdays, festive holidays, anniversaries or celebrations, gift-giving happens all throughout the year. Thinking of what to gift someone can be very difficult, especially if you’re on a budget AND especially if you’re someone who over thinks everything (like me).  Why clutter-free gifts? Clutter-free gifts are great not just for minimalists, but for anyone […]

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