‘Mindfulness’ has been the ‘buzz’ word for a few years now.  I first got acquainted with it during my pregnancy when a relative of mine who is qualified in ‘Mindful birthing’ coached me. Now this term is everywhere, in every field, in every aspect of life.  Being ‘Mindful’. It’s a great, non-religious approach to one […]

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  The movie by Khadija al-Salami is based on the book I am Nojood, Aged 10 and Divorced, written by Nujood Ali & Delphine Minoui. This is a true story about a young girl in Yemen who is married off to a man 3 times her age by her parents, who then gets subsequently raped […]

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Not too long ago my husband and his sister enlightened me on YOLO and FOMO.  I am so sure I am the only person who was not familiar with these acronyms but just so as no to sell my self short and have you MO (Miss Out) – (You Only Live Once -YOLO), (Fear of […]

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Happy New Year! It’s the 4th of January (3rd still if you are anywhere West of the UK). How are you faring with your ‘New Year Resolutions’? Did they start on the 1st of January?  Or are you waiting – like me – for Monday – the first day of the week? 🙂 I ask […]

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Every time I introduce a colourful woman, I say she is someone special. Every single one of you is special and wait and watch… you will find yourself reading about yourself here and finding out just how special you are! My colourful woman today is Milanee Kapadia.  I first met Milanee as the wife of […]

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On August 19th, 2006 I was in California visiting my family.  On that particular day I was in Hanford, California visiting my brother and his family and my besties from LA drove up (3.5 hours) to surprise me. It was my 21st (NOT!) birthday!  I was clearly surprised that the 3 of them – Roma, […]

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The End of An Era…at Mum’s Mecca… In June of 1984, Manu & Jyoti Nagrani (Mum & Dad) opened the very first Desi designer boutique on Pioneer Blvd., Artesia (Little India), California called Sari Boutique. Sari Boutique was opened 2 months after mum and dad migrated to America and boy was it opened with panache […]

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