TheSarahEffect

My take on anything and everything. My husband thinks I'm a good storyteller but that's just his opinion. Why don't you join me on this ride and find out for yourself!

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Of romance and horse drawn carriages

It was the summer of 1992 and as usual we were all gathered at Nani Ma’s place. It was one of those glorious July days that Karachi witnesses once a year; overcast skies, cool monsoon winds, no sign of humidity (frizz-free hair yay!) and the trees and shrubs looking actually green. We have all seen…

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Time to speak up

          PC: Peter H. Reynolds An Atif Aslam concert made headlines recently about some men’s ugly behaviour towards the women in the crowd. Atif Aslam had to stop the concert and intervene on the girl’s behalf and apparently it was sorted. As the expected outrage poured in, there were some elements of…

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For the love of home & good food

I read The Kite Runner back in 2005 and fell in love. The depiction of life in Afghanistan pre-Russia and pre-Taliban mesmerized me. Khaled Hosseini has this amazing ability to draw you in; I disappeared inside and Amir took me along his journey. It is a book about friendship, kinship, betrayal, guilt and ultimately redemption. The…

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Of blood ties & sisterhood

Hafsa & I were born exactly 11 months apart, me on 19th June and she followed on the 19th of May the year after. Our moms are sisters and extremely close to each other; hence the deep bond we had was always meant to be. My earliest memory of her is what our moms told…

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Old endings and new beginnings

I am a middle child. So is M (hubster) for that matter. I think that’s what we must have bonded over. Our dukhbhari kahani of a childhood filled with negotiations and compromises. Because that is what a middle child ultimately faces, doesn’t he? “It’s okay, woh bari hain na?” or “It’s okay, woh chota hai…

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Qissa ek Qissa Khwaan ka (A story of a storyteller)

Speak your truth quietly and clearly And listen to others, Even the dull and ignorant They too have their story, With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams It is still a beautiful world -Anonymous   I have always loved this quote. I can look at it and ponder on its meaning for hours.  It…

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