Written by on July 26th, 2007

With quite possibly the best public transportation system in the world, New York City contains hundreds of train stations. Many of them are located beneath the city’s surface. As useful as these commuters may be, they are at most filthy and disgusting! Infact most travellers would describe these stations as a nuisance and some can […]

Product Review: Eyeliner

Written by on July 9th, 2007

I hope you all enjoyed my last article about applying eyeliner and now that you all know how to do it, you can read about several different liners and decide which one is best for you. Liquid Eyeliner Avon EyewriterThis liquid liner has a thin, felt tip which makes it easy to draw thin lines. […]

Applying Eyeliner

Written by on July 1st, 2007

When applying make-up, women tend to emphasize their best features in order to bring attention away from their flaws. Some women dazzle with amazing smiles, while others have eyes that shine brighter than the sun. I am a part of the latter group; with eyes almost too large for my face. I’ve found that eyeliner […]

Product Review: Bath & Body Works

Written by on June 22nd, 2007

Japanese Cherry Blossoms symbolizes feminine beauty, and the captivating scent of this precious flower will surely bring out the inner beauty in any female. The Body Splash combines an exotic blend of Japanese Cherry Blossom, vanilla rice, several oriental woods and delicate mimosa petals. The top notes of this sensual splash are Asian Pear, Fuji […]

How sexy do your lips look?

Written by on May 27th, 2007

How sexy do those lips look? Midnight Swirl Lip Lustre by Revlon incorporates “never-before-seen black pearls” to create a sexy effect on your lips. The combination of the sensual swirl of colors with the subtle sparkles leaves lips looking lustrous (how’s that for a mouthful?). It comes in seven different shades, ranging from a chocolate-y […]

Blog: The Doll’s Despotism

Written by on May 10th, 2007

This article was published with the permission of the author, Heena Kazi. You can access her blog here. Note: The views expressed in this article do not reflect the views of’s staff or owners. They are solely the views of the writer of this opinion piece/blog. Young girls are often given Barbie dolls at […]

An Analysis of the War in Iraq

Written by on May 1st, 2007

Note: The views expressed in this article do not reflect the views of’s staff or owners. They are solely the views of the writer. George Washington, the only unanimously elected president in the history of the United States, advised his country to avoid entanglements with other nations. Throughout the early years of American history, […]

Brown Girls in a White World

Written by on January 2nd, 2007

South-Asian girls like myself often face problems while shopping for clothing in American malls and department stores. The different styles are often much too revealing for modest girls to wear; gaping necklines and midriff-baring tops are definitely a no. From what I’ve noticed, with each passing year, clothing brands are producing increasingly skimpy clothes, and […]

Most Influential People of 2006

Written by on January 1st, 2007

Entertainment3. Aishwarya RaiAlmost every South-Asian knows Aish as a major star in Bollywood. However, she has only recently begun shooting for Hollywood in movies like The Mistress of Spices. Aishwarya is slowly opening the doors for Bollywood actresses into Hollywood’s domain. 2. Oprah WinfreyHer talk show reaches millions each day, while addressing numerous important issues. […]

America’s Next Indian Top Model?

Written by on December 1st, 2006

There aren’t many Indian models in the industry on the Western side of the globe. However, will the appearance of Anchal, a nineteen year old sales clerk from Florida, on America’s hit reality show America’s Next Top Model change all of that? America’s Next Top Model is a reality show produced by Tyra Banks. Girls […]

Abortion in the Desi world

Written by on October 1st, 2006

I’m sure you have all heard about the topic of abortion. This particular issue had been debated in the previous US elections. For those of you not living in the United States or anyone not aware of the facts involving this, let me inform you in a few short sentences. Bush vs. Kerry. Pro-life vs. […]

Competition in the Desi Community

Written by on October 1st, 2006

Considering I am the eldest daughter in a semi-traditional Desi family, being the victim of a brutal comparison to some other kid is not new to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure children from different backgrounds deal with the same thing, but for some reason, it seems more prominent in Desi families. How many […]

Arranged Marriages

Written by on September 1st, 2006

Arranged marriages usually come across as constricting and confining to most people; they are viewed as forced and wrong, when in reality, the truth is far from that. Modern day arranged marriages have a lot more input from the soon-to-be wife and groom. Even though arranged marriages are not so arranged anymore, will their atrocity […]


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