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Maria Yusuf


“Timekeeper” – The Reaper is the Keeper

Words Amatullah A.   Photograph Alifiya S. Amatullah is a theoretical physicist specializing in stellar astrophysics and cosmology, official international Book Fairy (@bookfairies_ke), Sam Kean and Sherlock fanatic and dabbler in the arts of philosophy. She lives on coffee and science, although she is hoping…

July 13, 2017

In Conversation with Yasmin Ben T.

In conversation with Yasmin T. Photography by Sakina K. A good foundation is key – whether it is values instilled in children or a base for your make-up. And Yasmin bhen excels in both. A regular super-mom, she raises three young children and manages her home…

July 8, 2017
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Guest Blog

Abecedarian- Guest Post

Words Zainab H.   Photograph Fatema A. Language Octopus Born in: Madagascar Citizenship: Indian Brought up in: French private schools Religion: Islam, which, thus, includes Arabic understanding and Lisan-ud-Dawat talks   What a mess? Nope. I would rather say – what a cultural wealth, one…

July 7, 2017

“Timekeeper” – 13 Life Hacks To Help You Deal With Time

Words Sarrah H.   Illustration Fatema A. A (human-sized) mug of rich brown cappucino brewed with a pinch of love and a spoonful of courage. But if anything can describe me best, it is that I write; be it code or poetry. While the former helps…

July 7, 2017


Words Duriya A.  Photograph Fatema A. (cosmicweavers) Being fortunate enough to be able to travel to Mumbai often, I always try to make it a point to bring back rose petals from the turbats of Syedna Taher Saifuddin Saheb RA and Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb…

July 5, 2017
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Streets of Dubai

Photography and Words Abbas TD. I started photography about 5 years ago. In the start, the concept was more abstract than clear. As the time went by, photography grew on me. I started learning using YouTube – I still am learning. Whenever I need to…

July 4, 2017

rida x sneakers – ed.3

Lookbook July 2017 Outfit Fatema A.   Photography Sakina K.  Words Safiya A.  Sling bags, shoes, scarves, sunglasses, sneakers and shopping sprees. We all need a little retail therapy sometimes. This month’s lookbook is a casual look for a laid back day out with friends or a…

July 3, 2017

Artist in Focus: Dr. Tarwadi

 In conversation with Dr.  Alihussein Tarwadi Art or science? People often make this crucial choice early in life and often, it’s set in stone. Some gifted individuals pursue both and what’s more, they make their art compliment science. Master of both, Dr. Tarwadi is an…

July 2, 2017
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“ABCedarian”- The More We Know, The More We Don’t Know

Words Arwa A.   Photograph Fatema A. I like fancy prose and fancier chocolate, neuroscience and anthropology but most especially, blue; the hue of the world at its edges and in its depths, the tint of longing for the distances you never arrive in. ABCedarian…

July 1, 2017
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“ABCedarian”- I Bend So I Don’t Break

Words Zahra K.   Photograph Alifiya S and Fatema A. By qualification I am a Home-Science graduate with a specialization in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from Nirmala Niketan College of Home-Science, Mumbai. 6 years after I left college and 4 years after I got married, I…

June 23, 2017