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12 Interesting Facts I Learned About my Family through Genealogy

Introduction I have been crazy about Genealogy since 2010. All my life, I heard my maternal grandmother (Nani) Rosemary Anne Sarfaraz (1934- ) talk about her first cousin Robin Frederick Charles (1937-2015) with whom she had lost contact for over 50 years. In 2010, I was living in London and I decided to find him through …

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My Genealogy Story – Part 2 of 2

How I Traced my Missing Family This is a continuation of my article how I began the quest to discover my missing family. These two articles in a way define me. The moment I found my Nani’s lost cousin, I felt complete. The happiness in her eyes made all my effort worth it.  My mom …

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My Genealogy Story – Part 1 of 2

The Quest for My Roots Begins Even as a child I was curious to know more about where I came from. My father told me when I was only 5 years old, I said “Mein soch rahi hoon kay mein kon hoon?” (I am wondering who I am?) I loved trying to solve mysteries in …

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13 Lessons Chess Taught me About Life

Introduction I learned the game probably at 7. I love how it constantly requires you to think. I have seen my Nani and Nana play this game all my life. It has been their favourite past time. My earliest memory is that they would let my sister Nataliya and me play with the pawns that …

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Organizing Chaos: Cosmetics

Introduction Hi guys, I hope you are well. Are you a makeup freak? Do you buy a lot of makeup? In this post today, I will be talking about cosmetic organizing. It will include: My relationship with makeup Pictures & details of cosmetic organizers 5 beauty essentials for every girl 3 cosmetic hygiene tips Inspirations …

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Qararay Pakoray – Pakoras with a Twist

During this blessed month of Ramadan, Pakoras are a popular snack at Iftar time. Through out the day (for about eighteen hours) we resist our temptation. There may not be a better feeling in the world than that of breaking your fast with deadly Irani dates, scrumptious pakoras and the divine taste of chilled water. …

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Organizing Chaos: Footwear

Importance of comfortable footwear I never realized the importance of wearing comfortable shoes until I got a severe foot condition (warts and verrucas). I had to visit the podiatrist a number of times to seek relief from the excruciating pain. After hearing my routine, he told me that long continuous hours of physical exercise with …

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