Opinion

Dear Married Men Who Are ‘Just Joking’

To all the men out there who get a kick out of making indecent jokes about your married life, this one is for you. I know you want to make people laugh. You want to capture the room with your wit. Lighten the mood during gatherings. Make people’s day with your tremendous humour. But for […]

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Opinion

Instant Wife. Just Add Water.

What do men want in a wife? Or is the better question: what do their mothers want in a daughter-in-law? It seems like the ‘ideal’ desi wife would be: Fair and slim. Tall, but shorter than the guy. Able to cook and take care of the house. Educated, preferably with a doctor’s degree but no […]

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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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Opinion

‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Is Not An Excuse

Guest post by Sharmeen Wasim We have all heard this phrase before.  ‘Boys will be boys’ has not only made negative actions forgivable, but it has also robbed the potential for men to become better people. So many times, parents have accepted negative behaviours in young boys claiming that it is normal and so many […]

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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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