Life

The Party Begins: The C Diaries Post 3

by Ayesha Hakki “Cancer is a rascal,” were the words Payal said when we met for drinks a few weeks ago. “You need to get your surgery scheduled.” Before she said those words, I was taking things lightly. It was a sultry mid-August night and the only thing I was really thinking about was heading […]

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Step Forward in Love by Stepping Back with a Matchmaker.

When it comes to South Asian-American dating and relationships, so many of us are caught between the cultural norm of school-career-(hopefully) marriage, the many of us are never really taught how to date, much less navigate healthy relationships. When the time comes to finding a life partner, we are faced with mismatched potentials, lack of […]

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Shimmy over Zumba…There's a New Workout in Town

By Bobbi Taxali There is a new, high-energy, fitness class in town, and it’s called Bollywood Cardio! This is a high intensity workout that is taking cities like Chicago, Houston and New York City by storm! I started Bollywood Cardio about a month ago and I think I have finally discovered the workout for me. […]

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Taking Charge: The C-Diaries Post 2

by Ayesha Hakki August 22, 2014: The thing about being diagnosed with cancer is that you suddenly start scrutinizing every part of your lifestyle with eagle-eyed suspicion. Perhaps it was that emergency stash of chocolate truffles I have hidden in my fridge, maybe it’s that expensive, divinely scented body lotion that I love so much or […]

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The C Diairies: My Journey Through Breast Cancer

By Ayesha Hakki August 14, 2014. Post One I’m staring at this text document on my laptop with fingers poised, somewhat unsure, over the keyboard. How do I start talking about the sudden, unexpected direction my life has taken? I Have Breast Cancer. Do I want to talk about it? How do I pose this? […]

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Jasbina the Matchmaker - Do Not Like Boyfriend Traveling? 3 Ways To Help

Question: My Boyfriend Travels A Lot – I Don’t Like The Absences – What Do I Do? I have a great boyfriend, who is smart, funny, and cute. We get along really well, except for one problem – his job involves a lot of travel and there are times when he is on the road […]

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October Horoscopes

 Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) This is a good time to simply work hard and get your life organized for better times to come.  Grab opportunities when they come up, or they might pass you by. Lucky number – 8 Lucky colors –  Sunflower yellow   Aries (Mar21-Apr19) It is a high-energy month.  Try […]

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September Horoscopes

 Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Financially, your months have been quite up and down. You will do your best work when completely alone. Focus on your goals and concentrate. Lucky number – 7 Lucky colors –  Brownie   Aries (Mar21-Apr19) There will be lots of time for you to have fun.  Time to have […]

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Raja Harishchandra to the Badshah of Bollywood

The Bollywood blockbuster Chennai Express is making news for different reasons. Some of the headlines this Shah Rukh Khan starrer is grabbing includes comparisons with Akshay Kumar starrer Once Upon a Time In Mumbai Dobara (or OUATIMD for short) over its release dates, how much money Chennai Express has made compared to OUATIMD, etc. The […]

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Asking for What You Want in Love

Technology is amazing. I love it. I feel super disconnected whenever I can’t check my email and naked without my phone. And yet, the more we** feel “connected” to others via technology — the ability to have a face-to-face conversation with someone across the world, to constantly be available by text — the more distant […]

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