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Rainy Sydney

Sometimes I wonder what the point of anything is. I hope God forgives me for this. It is my middle-aged hormones making everything appear without colour, without purpose. As I sit at the breakfast table, one child emptying the dishwasher, … Continue reading

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Gajar ka Halwa – cracked!

Desi halwas were surely meant for the freezing climes of Europe and North America. The nuts, the khoya, the ghee, all come together to produce a dish so unique, it is hard to resist when you begin each winter’s day … Continue reading

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Oh Malala, Malala…

Malala! Boo! And the nation is in an uproar! Sometimes I think Pakistan might implode on itself. We are angry when not acknowledged, angry when acknowledged, angry, angry. Why now though? Since the prize was announced yesterday, October 10, 2014, … Continue reading

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Third Culture Kids

Our recent trip home was the most emotionally draining one so far. Lots of factors combined to make it so: BH is not enjoying his new role in the company anymore. After seventeen years of fidelity to it, he seems … Continue reading

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Cheesecake Virgin No More

I made a cheesecake! A chocolate cheesecake that tasted like it had been bought from an expensive patisserie! I feel bound to share my recipe straight away – it would be a crime not to reveal how easy it actually … Continue reading

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Of Boys Becoming Men

My baby just came home from a school trip – he wasn’t a baby when he left. But he’s come back a young man. Alhamdulillah. He just unpacked his suitcase as I sat on his bed watching him. Everything came … Continue reading

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A favourite tale

My French teacher and I keep falling into long discussions on life – in French, believe it or not. We have discussed politics, religion, adult acne, colonialism and families among other things. She has a singularly sunny disposition and it … Continue reading

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