There are raging debates amongst the mom-circles in Karachi about which pre-school to send their kids to, what is the right age to send them, what schooling philosophy each school adopts and so on. And as the blistering heat of summer makes its advent, the debate turns to which summer camp is best. Some first time parents find themselves lost, adrift and confused. Read More →

It is that time of the year again. When the devout fast and feast, pray and celebrate. I see so many Ramzan Mubarak posts on my news feed and so many heartfelt messages for this month full of blessings. It makes me nostalgic for my childhood. For all the Ramzans spent at home with my parents and siblings. It’s pure torture waking up at that hour (not just waking up but EATING) but something so charming about a home that is fully lit at 4am. Read More →

Last week I went to Dolmen Mall, Clifton. After a fairly satisfactory shopping trip, as I was returning to my car, I noticed something odd. I saw a little girl (a child ‘maid’) crouching on the floor against one of the pillars of the basement parking. Next to her was a driver, (pretty old all white hair and beard) standing next to a car. Read More →

There are some people constantly brimming with good ideas. And then there are people who take it one step forward and actually EXECUTE that great idea. I envy this type. They don’t sit on their dreams. They hatch on them. And let their offerings into the world.

One such creative individual has launched her service called CRATEFUL MOM. Isn’t that a funky name? So, before I get into what this mom does, let me show you something. How would you feel if this arrived at your doorstep?

Pretty special, huh?

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I turned 35 today. It’s daunting. It’s humbling. It’s eye-opening. It’s a mix of ‘oh-shit’ and ‘oh-wow’ and ‘is this middle age?’

And you know what? It’s also all kinds of awesome. I love being here. In the now. In this moment. Firstly because it’s a huge 5 year leap. My life lessons/understanding/maturity at 20 was almost the same at 25 and maybe just marginally more at 30. Read More →