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Gulrukh Tausif

An avid reader and a compulsive writer. Being a mother of four children gives me plenty of hair raising, funny, serious, joyful, heart-warming and emotional stories to share.

Changing Traditions of Ramadan

By: Gulrukh Tausif When I was a student, a joke used to circulate prior to every school exam that was held to torment us. A father asks his son how his preparations for the upcoming examination were going on. The son replies, “Very well father. I have bought a new set of uniform, two pens,…

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May 29, 2017


Summer Camps: Changing Trends

By:Gulrukh Tausif In 2010, I wrote an article about summer camps for a magazine. I discussed various activities most summer camps provided for children back then and various reasons why parents opted to enroll their children in summer camps. In 2017, I wrote another article on summer camps and boy, have the trends changed in…

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May 25, 2017


The Bright Side Of Load Shedding

By Gulrukh Tausif Last Sunday, after a hectic lunch I decided to have an afternoon siesta. It was Mother’s Day after all and mothers are entitled to some rest and recreation too, right? But as soon as I entered my room, the air conditioner switched off abruptly as if mocking my intentions. Howls of protest…

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May 19, 2017


The Three Gates of Wisdom

By: Gulrukh Tausif “If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?” These wise words have been accredited to almost every sage ranging from Buddha to Greek philosopher Socrates to Sufi mystic Rumi to Hindu guru Sathya Sain Baba and even to Hazrat Ali (ra) But irrespective…

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May 8, 2017


Shattered Illusions

By: Gulrukh Tausif We often talk about the negative impact of social media, Hollywood/Bollywood movies or video games on our children but we forget that children are exposed to a lot of violence many times a day through television, newspapers and the Internet. It has become quite a norm for news channels to air detailed…

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April 19, 2017


The True Test of Our Inner Strength

By Gulrukh Tausif There is a very famous Chinese saying: “Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.” Whether we want to be more organized, more punctual, have a cleaner home, whether we want to learn a new skill, get rid of bad habits, save more money or get in shape, we need resolution…

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March 28, 2017


OMG! I Sound Just Like My Mom

By Gulrukh Tausif There are a few dire warnings, threats and statements which desi mothers are prone to make, and these are handed down generations like precious heirlooms. When I was growing up, I would roll my eyes, grind my teeth, or swear to myself that I would never say such things to my children…

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March 21, 2017


The Stranger In My House

By : Gulrukh Tausif How was your day? Fine. Anything new in school? No. Everything alright? Yes. While conversing with your teenager, you might wonder if there was really a time when your child used to talk nonstop. As toddlers, from the moment they opened their eyes to the minute they went to sleep, all…

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March 11, 2017