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In Conversation with Zahra Ben A.

In conversation with Zahra A. Photography by Zahra A. These photographs were shot by Zahra Ben during a quick Photo Walk we did at Marine Drive, Mumbai along with a mini rapid fire, at the end of her interview.  Zahra Amiruddin is an independent writer and…

November 4, 2017
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“Books” – Guest Post

Words Duriya A.   Digital Art Fatema A (cosmicweavers). Reading Aloud to Children and the Magical World of Picture Books As an international reading ambassador for Scholastic Inc., it is my pleasure and passion to talk to parents, educators, school leaders, policymakers, children and everyone who will…

November 4, 2017
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Reading Slump Recommendations

Words Ruqaiyah K. (ruqkishreads) Illustration Fatema A. (cosmicweavers) If you’re an avid reader like me you must have come across the dreadful dark abyss that is the reading slump; a period of time where you just can’t seem to read. You try, but nothing sticks and…

November 2, 2017
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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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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
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Sister Duo: Pretty Gilded

In conversation with Pretty Gilded. Photography by Pretty Gilded. Pretty Gilded – a gilded art form created by two entrepreneurial sisters from Hyderabad. They create paper products with modern and contemporary designs, infused with the touch of tradition. Their dazzling wedding invitation card would make you…

June 12, 2017
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Turbulence – Guest Posts

This week’s guest blog post is a testament to you, our loyal readers. After sending out a call for submissions, we were in the unenviable position of having to pick one because we received so many fantastic pieces. As such, we decided to make…

June 11, 2017
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From Newton’s Law to fig newtons- Rashida Ben T.

In conversation with Rashida Taher Photography by Fatema A. Rashida ben is a talented pastry and bakery chef based in Singapore. We had the good fortune of conversing with her, watching her in action, and stomaching her delicious creations. It was a life without gadgets. It…

May 9, 2017
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The Girl from Neptune- Tasneem Ben A.

In conversation with Tasneem Ben Amiruddin Foreword by Fatema A. Tasneem Ben is the epitome of a child who never grew up. Her excitement about life is palpable. But you wouldn’t know until you meet her in person. From the brief messages and phone calls we…

April 10, 2017
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Gifts from The Garden

Words Hasan Safiuddin Illustration Alifiya Z. and Sakina K. My head throbbed. Only a few days ago, I was running a fever and almost collapsed. Today, I was dehydrated, tired, and squished. All I wanted was a nap. Actually, I’m not sure if it’s the nap…

April 8, 2017