Raj Thandhi

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I Am Malala: Book Review (8/52)

When I started this reading challenge, I really only had one rule – each of the 52 books I read would have to be written by a different South Asian author. I didn’t really have any thoughts about genres, fiction/non-fiction…

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Step Up to the Plate Maria Singh: Book Review (7/52)

Something I haven’t talked about a lot during this reading challenge is my love of young adult novels. They are my favourite way to escape from a heavy week, or give my mind a little break. That’s why after the…

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Vaisakhi Activities: 2018 Countdown Calendar for Kids

Planning Vaisakhi activities with your kids leading up to the festival gives you opportunities for teaching your kids about Sikhi, the history of Vaisakhi, and our Gurus, while building anticipation. I’ve always felt that mainstream holidays have so much ‘pre-event’…

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Home Fire: Book Review (6/52)

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie was recommended to me by a member of our South Asian Reads facebook group, as well as Tahmima Anam – the writer of my first read of the challenge, The Bones of Grace. (Side note…

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Cowichan BC: Quick Weekend Getaway

Everybody loves an extended holiday, but the truth is, sometimes a weekend getaway is all you have time for or can afford. I’m a big fan of the 2 nights away type of trips. They let you disconnect from work…

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5 Tips to Elevate a Basic Outfit

I’m about to make a big confession here folks. Despite all the high heels and cocktail dresses in my closet, I’m really just a jeans, tee shirt, and Converse kind of girl. What I do love though – is looking…

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Marriage of a Thousand Lies: Book Review (5/52)

Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindhu is a story that will resonate with any desi kid who’s ever felt like the black sheep. The main character of this story Lakshmi aka Lucky, is stuck in marriage of convenience…

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Sofia Khan is Not Obliged: Book Review (4/52)

As part of my 2018 reading challenge (52 books by 52 South Asian authors) I’ve been trying to stretch myself to read about different topics, locations, and settings too. Last week it was The Reluctant Fundamentalist, this week it’s Sofia…

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Cowichan BC: The Perfect Getaway for Foodies

For years I’ve been telling my family how much I’d love to spend a week in the South of France on a foodie adventure. We’d rent a little house, wander markets, cook, and visit great restaurants. Living the dream you…

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