Black is Badass. #WHATTHEBLACK

 Black is a special color in my life, as it helps me to be hidden, or should we say stay undercover? I know it sounds completely weird, but hey, black is as stealth as a shadow. Black is dark, brooding, mesmerizing and sure as shooting BEAUTIFUL. I have a peculiar list of black things that I would want in my life. Here goes!

Christian Louboutins


I have always wanted a pair of black louboutins, but honestly, I don’t think I have the confidence to rock the pair. I feel like you need the elegance and poise to carry it off. But one day, I hope to wear them with the swagger that remains in my head alone.


Owl Pendant


I have been searching for the perfect black owl pendant since I developed a penchant for owl inspired accessories. Seriously though, they make you look adorable even when you are a giant (like me). So yeah, that would definitely be a part of my black-stuff-I-want-to-Possess list.


James Buchanan(Bucky)Barnes– The Winter Soldier


The whole idea of being a spy, dressed entirely in black is appealing and sexy. But when it comes to redefining all that brooding and pain smashed into one, I would hand it over to none other than the Winter Soldier portrayed by actor Sebastian Stan. I simply loved the depth of the character and how Stan managed to capture the raw agony bubbling beneath the surface of a very calm and confident spy. He is dressed entirely in black except for his shining metallic arm with the soviet red star. I don’t think I need to explain my reasons for wanting to possess him!

Dusk Abaya


This is abaya is a part of an exclusive collection from Inayah, an online Abaya store that has various types of abayas for people who would just look too damn cool if they donned them. This is one of my personal favourites because it is something that I would dare to wear. It is classy and fine, and damn, the mid-section of this excellent piece makes me go wild. I want this one, real bad!




I think bangles can beautify anyone. Especially for someone like me who prefers to be seen in an abaya when I am out. It makes me feel cool, and these black babies will simply do the trick. Slipping in some metallic bangles will just glorify the black ones, making them stand out distinctively.



5 things that you love in Black!

This post is a part of #WhatTheBlack activity at


Pray for Gaza!


Raise your hands!

Beg. Appeal. Lament.

For the children

Ripped to shreds,

Riling up a blood bath

Feasting on the innocent

Why, Ya Allah?

So let me pray to you,

For you are Ever-Merciful


And All-Hearing,

Ya Rabil Alameen,

Heed to our pleas

Your slaves beckon to you

O! Master of the Universe,

We Pray for Gaza.


Sheikh Zayed Masjid



I miss

the cold marble floors

of the Masjid,

The intricate patterns on the ceilings

and walls, so blue

so serene,

A small fountain

spurting cool water

where I can slump my hand in,

A place where I can reach out


And feel his presence,

Solacing my woes

calming my nerves

in his no nonsense way,

He is All-Knowing


and All-Hearing,

The ONLY one

who knows what writhes

in this dirty heart of mine,

Blackened by sins

so awry

and incapacitated?

Requiem for a Soul


How many times

Can a soul break?

How many more blows

Can it take?

Frail and soft

A core so brittle

And gullible

So pure, it shivers,

Until the poison swarms

Into the depths

Of unknown truths

And deceptions,

Cries of the darkened

And destroyed ones

Resonate and writhe

In agony,

The price paid is the loss

Of a loved one,

Not a single tear drop


Platter to Heaven – #MyBeautifulFood

I had cooked dinner about two hours before my husband returned home from work. But I knew that he would wolf down anything hot and spicy that I place on the dining table. One thing that aggravates me about him is that he demands that the food be hot, I know I sound lame, who doesn’t love hot food right? He gets on my nerves though. So the clock dinged 9 pm and all that I was well aware that he would be home by any minute.

‘Damn you hot food hogger’, I said to myself and fished out the Borosil’s Easy Grip Round Casserole from my kitchen cabinet where I stock all of my beautifully untainted utensils.
I popped it into the microwave and let my tummy turning dish heat up like Johnny Storm (The Human Torch – Fantastic Four).

‘You like it hot but I like it not’, I thought to myself as the microwave cried out for the food to be taken out. I crowned my hands with oven mitts and went on to fetch my baby. The Paratha Noodles I cooked up looked tantalizing and ready to dunk into my husband’s stomach.

I placed the casserole on the table along with two of Borosil’s Melamine Dinnerware plates. Soon it was clattered with colours that invited my eyes. The base starts off with crispy yet soft parathas, sizzling with gleaming butter. The whiff of the flavours of sautéed onions and garlic wafted towards my eager nose. I could not wait to tear and gobble up the heavenly piece of awesomeness. The pieces of tender chicken amalgamated with fried and shredded eggs blazed with spicy tomato and soya sauce under the dining room lights.
I pitied my husband’s condition though. The look on his face when he sets his eyes on the casserole would be priceless.


(This is a part of the #MyBeautifulFood contest by IndiBlogger and Borosil :