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This is How I am Raising a Transgender Child - Zardozi Magazine

This is How I am Raising a Transgender Child

Raising kids in today's world is a challenge, but learning her son was transgender was something California Mom Vaishali Keswani never expected. It's a Boy As many parents often do, we decided to find out the gender of our unborn child before birth. “It’s a boy,” the doctor said. Having had a boy and girl…
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Fashion & Beauty

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beauty Review for Zardozi Magazine

Stila Stay All Day Lipstick Product Review

Overall, we love the Stila Stay All Day Lipstick and confidently give it the Zardozi Woman Approved product stamp of approval. Every girl knows the value of a good lipstick. With shelves full of varying shades of red, pinks and the sometimes forgotten nudes, picking the right colour is often an adventure in itself. Then comes the logistics…

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Weddings

You Married Someone from the Motherland-Zardozi-Magazine

You Married Someone from the Motherland

London’s Aneesa of Instagram’s ibreatheshoes is usually posting dreamy photos of her coveted shoes and style. But in this story, she gets raw about the judgement some South Asian women face when they marry someone from the motherland. Why are so many South Asians ashamed of their culture and their country? It makes me so…

Motherhood

This is What Happened When I Gave Birth in the United States | Zardozi Magazine

This is What Happened When I Gave Birth in the United States

  I gave birth in the United States. It was not easy. Moving from Canada, I wrongly assumed that the United States-the so-called most powerful country in the world-would surely take care of its most precious and innocent-newborns. I was wrong. In Canada, mothers receive one year of maternity leave, their jobs are held for…

Travel

Istanbul Travel Guide - Zardozi Magazine - Blue Mosque

Istanbul Travel Guide

“Where are you from?” asks the man in the tiny shop lined up to the ceiling with fake designer purses. “Colombia? Arabic?” This seems to be a common question across Istanbul from restaurant waiters to men hawking perfume on the street. It is not surprising considering the city was once an important stop along the…

Culture

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Why are Periods Still a Taboo?

Have you seen “Pad Man”? The Bollywood film starring Akshay Kumar follows the true story of south Indian Arunachalam Muruganantham who developed sanitary pads for his wife after realising she was using dirty rags every time she got her period. It’s not your usual song and dance masala film, but that doesn’t really matter when…

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