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Love and Lal Kitab Astrology

We’ve all seen the ads in the classified sections of newspapers from astrologers claiming they can fix your problems. Having money problems? No problem. Can’t find a suitable mate? No worries, Peer SoandSo can solve all your dilemmas just as easy as it is to pick up the phone and dial his magic digits. Ordinarily I […]

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Love in the Time of Cancer: The C Diaries Post 5

By Ayesha Hakki Make Up. Break Up. Break Up. Make Up. Relationships twist and turn. Strain and yearn In times of illness. Those you thought would be there disappear in a flurry of excuses. Then the ones you thought never cared surprise you with love and patience. This is what I am learning. People react to […]

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Swimming Over Shipwrecks: The C Diaries Post 4

By Ayesha Hakki Admittedly, it took me a while to write this fourth post, and I knew it would do so. At this point, I have already had the surgery to remove the cancer tumors and have spent the last several weeks mired in my own scattered thoughts. When I first was diagnosed, I knew […]

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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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