We've all had Instagram crushes right? Not the ones you ogle over for a few seconds and then scroll past, but the ones you find tagged on your best friend's cousin's neighbour's mother's profile? And then from his bio, posts, and captions, you truly get to know his personality, hobbies, career, and family, and you realise… Continue reading My Relationship/Instagram Crush according to Bollywood songs.
Catfish: to give the impression of being an attractive person in order to attract someone online while being a complete or near opposite of that portrayed- Urban Dictionary. I would just like to thank Snapchat, Facetune and Instagram filters for my occasional bomb ass selfies. I truly could not have developed my low self-esteem without… Continue reading How I Catfish the Internet: Tips for Instagrammable Selfies.
As someone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas (being from a different religious background), I’m still a big fan of all the traditional festivities associated with it. Jingle bells, gingerbread and my favourite- Christmassy lights err’where! Apart from these norms seen and heard in my local shopping malls, my only exposure to a typical Christmas day is… Continue reading If Christmas was run by Durbanites- Desi/Char Edition
We're trying to see the world from a Brown point of view, so naturally, this includes Christmas too. Even though he's based on the legendary Saint Nicolas, let's face it - Santa isn't real. Sorry if I broke your bubble, but this is 2017. The year of bubble bursting. So if he isn't real... He… Continue reading The Brown Santa.
The weather this week made me mad as hell. I was told that we're in the month of December. In South Africa, that translates to: KE DEZEMBA, PEOPLE! Time to roll out of bed and put on arm bands! Time to get the braai smoke smell infused into our whole wardrobe! Time to get outside… Continue reading The Killing of Ke Dezemba.
Bollywood likes to try new stories every once in a while, but I do believe that there's a classic recipe amongst brown people for a box office win. While I can't give you all the ingredients, the essentials are no secret: Ultimately it has to be about family relations. Someone has to get married. Someone… Continue reading How To Make A Great Hindi Movie
Ah yes! We are the generation of feeling awkward and uncomfortable in perfectly normal social situations. A perfect example is, when I’m asked of my welfare by an unfamiliar group of people, I supply them with the history and nature of potatoes, rather than a simple ‘’I’m okay’’. I’ve been told on numerous occasions that… Continue reading Situations that turn me into a socially awkward penguin.
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…