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The problems with Desi small talk

As a brown girl living in Pakistan, who didn’t get married till the age of 30, I have been subjected to a lot of ‘Desi small talk’ aka extremely personal questions from the most random people around me. Mostly female, but not necessarily aunties. Questions about my salary, about my weight, about my hijab and of course when I would get married and start producing babies. When we meet people abroad, small talk revolves around the weather, hobbies, what the…

Party food ideas on a budget. Idea number 2 is the evergreen one dish party where everyone makes one dish and brings it to the hosts house where it is served and enjoyed by everyone.
Lifestyle/ Party Planning

Party Food Ideas on a Budget

Hosting a dawat can be expensive, and that is why I have come up with party food ideas on a budget. Serve delicious food, and enjoy the company of your loved ones without breaking the bank.  It’s always fun when loved ones come over. Good food, lots of laughs, reminiscing about old times, and just catching up on gossip is always enjoyable. But throwing parties regularly can be expensive. Here are some tips that will let you entertain, but in…

Invite friends and family over to have some game night fun. Options for board games include Sequence, Pictionary, Taboo, Cranium and more.
Lifestyle/ Party Planning

Game Night Fun

Skip the traditional dinner party, and invite friends and family over to have some game night fun. Options for board games include Sequence, Pictionary, Taboo, Cranium and of course handy dandy playing cards. I love board games, and have extremely fond memories associated with them. Playing Pictionary with friends the middle of breaks between classes in university. Staying up all night playing Taboo with cousins in the candle night in the middle of an electricity breakdown. Starting a game of…