As millenials, we may share genetics with the older generation, but that may be just about it. One could say that modern day relationships now belong in cyber space- suspended. The fundamentals of courting use to be about personal interrelations- meaning body language and communication. The new generation of speed daters pick up prospective mates… Continue reading ‘Dating’ in the 21st century..
Dear Mr President. Firstly, congratulations on winning a long road of striving to fight for what is right. As a large chunk of the country celebrates your win, as the currency of our country celebrates with you. Winning by a mm or cm is still winning. The people of the ANC have entrusted you… Continue reading An open letter to the President
Hi there. This is an official, warm welcome to the Christmas season. I suppose you are here because you celebrate Christmas, but if you are not - pretend we are speaking about Sabbath or Eid-ul-Fitr. As someone who does not celebrate Christmas, I cannot champion about the true meaning of Christmas. However, the fundamentals of… Continue reading Celebrate Christmas the alternate way..
Allow me to explain what being a smoker feels like; Imagine you're opening a tap, and you dip your finger into the stream. A glass is filled with crystal clear water. To the touch, the water is cold, but on your tongue, the water is foreign. It is not quenching or sustaining anything but your… Continue reading Smoking a cigarette: a flame at one end, and a fool at the other.
A feature on Zahrina Valley. Aamir Khan's recent Indian movie, Secret Superstar, has come to South African cinema. Amidst the familiar popcorn and the klanks of Suncoast casino comes a movie about a Muslim girl who finds a passion in singing. Except, she has to keep it a secret. The idea of a Muslim girl… Continue reading Could this be Cape Town’s latest vocal star?
Let's take a Lal Qilla Supreme Sella Indian Basmati Rice - and the bag it is presented in; On the official Lal Qilla website, it states that the word 'Basmati' has a Hindi origin, meaning the ‘Queen of Fragrance’. The rice is produced in the foothills of the Himalayas in India. The website also states that the rice… Continue reading Don’t talk to me – talk to my Basmati.
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Brown mothers are a rare species of eccentric. I say species, because they are an exclusive type of humans who can never be re-created. It must be noted, that while we do believe brown mothers always have good intentions behind their actions, their execution may fall short in some aspects. So without further ado, I… Continue reading You know your mum is Brown, when…
Hi. It is I, the infamous underarm hair girl on Facebook. In my late 'teens, I had one of the greatest revelations of my time. During one of my beautician appointments I realized that I am happily paying her to feel pain. I did this because I wanted to feel pretty again. And I thought… Continue reading Beauty is not pain.
Amélie, directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet is a film for the eccentrics. Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Actress: Audrey Tautou Genre: Adventure, Romance Running Time: 129 minutes Amélie is quiet. She is a charmingly innocent character, played by Audrey Tautou, placing us at the brink of one of her greatest discoveries - a box of treasures found… Continue reading Amélie – Foreign Film Review