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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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Found the One? Don't Call Your Mom, Call an Astrologer!

You’ve finally found the one! Congratulations, but instead of calling your mom, we suggest first calling an astrologer. Consulting an astrologer when you are getting married (or for any major life decision) is something that most South Asians do without even questioning the reason behind it. Astrology is quite simply a very normal part of […]

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Jasbina the Matchmaker: Where are all the guys?

I’m Well Into My 30s – Wondering Are There Any Guys Left?  I find myself getting a bit apathetic about relationships, dating, and finding my special someone. It’s not that I haven’t dated, or haven’t dated one or two decent guys in the past. It’s just that the decent guys didn’t work out for various […]

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Why You Are Not Married and South Asian

by Ayesha Hakki If you haven’t been living under a rock these past few months, you’ve undoubtedly read or at least heard about Tracy McMillan’s Huff Post article, “Why You’re Not Married.” The article, which states six valid reasons why women are still single, has become the most read article on the Huffington Post ever. […]

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