Browsing All posts tagged under »culture«

Pictures and Observations from Italy

November 6, 2015

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This post is mainly to showcase some of the pictures I took on my 11-day vacation to Italy. This is also my first blog on my travels. I find myself wanting to write this to remind myself that it wasn’t all just a dream. The observations may serve no other purpose than expose my naivete […]

Our Dry-Cleaning Lady

November 9, 2014

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When you move to a new place, and some of the service providers start recognizing you, you begin to feel more at home. This epiphany came to me when I went to drop off our dry-cleaning a few weeks after we moved to Toronto. The owner of this store is a pleasant Korean woman, always smiling, never […]

Letter to a 15-year old forced hijaabi (wearing a veil)

October 8, 2014

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Context: Last year, I wrote a post, “On the Hijaab (Veil), Topless Jihad, etc.” The basic premise of this post was to assert that forcing someone to take off their veil is as bad as telling someone to wear their veil. I was merely trying to provoke a thought process by which we examine what we, […]

On the Hijaab (Veil), Topless Jihad, etc.

April 15, 2013

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Let’s be honest, whenever we think of a Muslim woman in a hijaab, we think of oppression or conditioning. We do not think of it being a personal choice and freedom. We think to ourselves how that woman was forced to wear it, or taught (read brainwashed) that she needs to wear it. My first interactions […]

How to (NOT) Get a Good Husband as a 9-Year Old

April 16, 2012

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Growing up in a Gujarati Jain-Saraswat Brahmin household, my sister and I were exposed to a minimal amount of traditions and festivals. While this practice led us to become broadminded and less religion-governed, it used to be a great source of distress when we were younger. Living in Gujarat, a lot of my classmates were […]

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