Archives for August 18, 2009

Yes, we still live in a post-911 racist America

My Name is Khan movie post: Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol

I saw the news and I had flashbacks to hearing Rizwan Ahmed aka Riz MC dropping beats at the London Mela in 2006 and rapping to his latest track: the satire and controversial infested “9-11 Blues.”

So with hate groups on the rise and President Obama being forced to drive The Beast, we haven’t really moved past the post-9/11 state of racism in this country, have we? Furthermore, our President is the most protected President in American history and I know some people who are more concerned about his safety than whether he’ll do his job.

If he’s assassinated, like John F. Kennedy, he can’t do what we want, now can he?

So this brings me full circle to the issue of Bollywood super legend Shah Rukh Khan being detained Saturday at the airport in Newark, New Jersey.

In a state where the vast majority of the minority are South Asian people, where people from India and Pakistan were vouching for the man, a man that some worship as a God, you mean to tell me, Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration had NO idea what was going on? [Read more…]

{Beautirati} I Touch Roses: Spidergirl & some Eurphoria

Beautirati logo by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

Have you ever come across something that exceeded whatever expectations you set for it? Well, that was me with a mineral makeup brand called I Touch Roses. It’s my new favourite eye shadow brand.

It’s afforable, lively, rich in colour and flat-out awesome! If you have ever used MAC and know anything about pigments – then you’ll completely understand where I am coming from when I say this – this has the pigment of MAC products.

It’s really rare that I come across a brand and would automatically feel comfortable purchasing their products just like that – I would do that with I Touch Roses. [Read more…]

{Bookworm Review} Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

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Recently, I took to reading Steve Harvey’s “Act like a Lady, Think Like a Man;” a comical, enlightening and often commonsense set of stories for women, by a man looking out for women.

I was really skeptical when I picked up this title because I’m not the type of girl who reads “self-help” books. Call me crazy, but if need to pick up a book to evaluate myself via Barnes & Noble, it might be more sensible to see a shrink. At least the degree on their wall might convince me they are more interactive than a few pieces of paper slapped together with some glue.

But I digress, “Act like a Lady, Think Like a Man” is a beneficial, quick, easy and good read for any woman over the age of 16 who has dated, had a crush on or ever been intimate with any member of the opposite sex.

You know when your daddy said, “Men are only after one thing…” Yes, ladies, Steve Harvey says so too. But he’s not your daddy, and will take it a step further outside of the “comfort zone” to tell you WHY:- [Read more…]