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Cafes n Cities Magazine – A premium Life Style Magazine


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Author’s Profile on the Magazine

https://cafesncities.com/author/lamiya/

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Below are the links to all the articles published on ‘CAFESNCITIES MAGAZINE’ till date.

1. Birthdays not so special, yet very special now!

https://cafesncities.com/birthdays-not-so-special-yet-very-special-now/

2. Flattery: Being nice or just being fake?

https://cafesncities.com/flattery-being-nice-or-just-being-fake/

3. Get Creative During Quarantine!

https://cafesncities.com/get-creative-during-quarantine/

4. Blessed to be FORTUNATE!

https://cafesncities.com/eternally-grateful-to-my-mother/

5. Core of your Existence

https://cafesncities.com/core-of-your-existence/

6. Education: Let’s bring back the Magic!

https://cafesncities.com/mental-health-and-education-system/

7. Lifeline: Me for My Father; My Father for ME!

https://cafesncities.com/my-father-my-lifeline/

8. To be or not to be nice at work?

https://cafesncities.com/improving-office-environment/

9. Realizations of Pandemic!

https://cafesncities.com/realizations-of-a-pandemic/

10. Remembering Not to Forget to be Grateful: Happy Teachers Day!

https://cafesncities.com/remembering-teachers-on-their-day/

11. I Believe to Believe in You!

https://cafesncities.com/i-believe-to-believe-in-you/

12. A small incident that became our Routine

https://cafesncities.com/nostalgia-a-way-of-gratitude/

13. Distractions, Is it Hampering?!

https://cafesncities.com/distraction-is-it-hampering/

14. A Day I will Remember, Throughout My Life!

https://cafesncities.com/childrens-day-a-memory/

15. Man Strips on Dubai Flight: Importance of Mental Wellbeing!

https://cafesncities.com/depression-the-importance-of-mental-well-being/

16. CRITICISM – Always gets qualified as HATE

https://cafesncities.com/criticism-how-to-judge-whether-its-constructive-or-destructive/

17. What an Unexpected Experience!

https://cafesncities.com/covid19-an-experience/

18. What a Memorable Evening with a Stranger but a Companion!

https://cafesncities.com/an-evening-well-spent-with-a-stranger/

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A Small Incident that Became Our Routine


Posted in Cafes N Cities A premium Lifestyle magazine: https://cafesncities.com/nostalgia-a-way-of-gratitude/

It was just like any other day. Nothing special or planned! Day was going ‘ON’ at its normal pace. However, all of sudden my husband offered to take us out on a long drive. Me and my little angel readily agreed! It hardly took us 30 mins to get ready and we were on wheels! Cold breeze and lovely gathering of clouds in the sky were complimenting us for the drive. We almost drove for 100 kms with a single stopover for ice-cream and coffee for ourselves. Just then while sitting on the bench on the lake side watching the huge mountains, I saw my daughter innocently licking her ice-cream.

She was looking so adorable that I couldn’t take my eyes off her! 

Realizing that getting busy with our daily chores how at times we become ungrateful for forgetting that happiness lies in the small things in our day to day life! How often do we take time out to be grateful and live just in the moment appreciating all that we have rather than complaining about all that we want, desire or hunt for…?

Few moments of silence and not knowing what happened to me, I started to tease her and play around with her. I was cuddling her, making her laugh her heart out. She hugged me and started jumping out of excitement. The innocence in her smile, crispiness in her voice was making the day more beautiful. Making me feel blessed and grateful for all that I have in life.

As soon as she was done with her ice-cream, I took her to a nearby pleasantry shop and asked her to get something for her.

She started to pick up all sorts of colourful toys, filling them up in her little hands and tiny pockets! I couldn’t stop laughing. Just then she found an ‘ELSA TUSUM DOLL’ and threw the rest of everything away! I took that doll in hand, made it a puppet and started teasing her, calling her name in a blabbering tune…. “We got one more pet name for her! Our secret.”  Our conservations started with that doll making her a puppet, taking her to a fairyland that got converted into a story…

Not realizing that almost 20 mins had passed, we were busy playing like this. People have stopped and gathered around enjoying our ‘Doll Puppet Show’. That was the most unforgettable minutes wherein we had forgotten everything else, especially me! I was just in that moment with her! I came back to present with the sound of applause around me. Feeling embarrassed at the same time, glad, I got up, smiling to everyone, took her in my arms and went to the counter. Happily, purchased the ELSA DOLL and left.

It has been a couple of years now, my little angel from single digit has grown to double digit with her age, still our puppet shows in the morning and odd times in the day to play around with the tiny little doll is ‘ON’ making us both forget our actual AGE. 

Posted in CafesNCities Magazine: https://cafesncities.com/nostalgia-a-way-of-gratitude/

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My Books – My Lifeline!


This blog is especially dedicated to the books – My Books! A Book where I am the AUTHOR! Few where I am CO-AUTHOR. Will be sharing my collection and contribution to the writing world. Also will keep on adding and updating for future references 🙂

One Step Ahead. Available worldwide on Amazon. Non-Fiction.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
My 1st Book published worldwide on 17th December 2019

This book is a collection of various articles and works on non-fiction based on some real-life experiences. Subjects like Happiness, Hobbies, Challenges, Perfection, Relationships and Technology are covered in this book. Personally, I feel we all are full of emotions and sentiments. Knowledge is everywhere and can be enhanced more with experience. We can overcome all negativity and achieve anything through love, friendship, acceptance and hope. Destiny can be made and changed!

Take a look
Worldwide available. Non Fiction.

2. 3 Trimester of life.

They taught us what pain is… Sacrifice is their Middle name… Yes, they are CALLED as Mothers.

3 trimesters of life. Beginning of motherhood.

Real stories of the mother about the journey of 9 months of having a baby. Released on Mother’s Day.

Motherhood generally describes a part of woman’s life but the word often carries a woman’s world in itself. Being a girl, you are often asked to get married as soon as you enter valid age. Once you are married, the immortal question to plan a baby comes in the queue. then this story usually starts from the good news. It goes through a long journey of patience for nine months and ends with a melodious cry. This is a story every woman has lived. A story every girl imagines about.

https://www.instamojo.com/famian/3-trimesters-for-life/?ref=storehttps://www.instamojo.com/famian/3-trimesters-for-life/?ref=store

Use Name Lamiya Siraj in Reference.

3. One Above the God – MAA

One above the God – MAA

A special Anthology for Mother’s Day. Launched on 10th May 2020.

Mother – Yes a small word but carry a lot of strength and a power to hold things.

4. Papa – Hamara naam aapse hi hai!

Papa – hamara naam aapse hi hai! Lauch date 21st June 2020
An anthology for fathers to show our love, respect and gratitude for fathers across the world.
For fathers on Father’s Day!

As Father’s Day is jut around the corner, and when it comes to Papa, we never do anything special for them. Lets break this stereotype this time, and gift our father a book with a content on HIM.

5. Feel of Love

Feel of Love
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Memories OR Flashback attached with ‘Scent’


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Can You think of an memory attached with the ‘SCENT’ in life? It could be of anything, but surely close to the heart. Am Sure you must be having more then ONE!

Our brain stores memories through everything we touch, experience, taste, smell, see and many other such things. ”SMELL” certainly is an element, which helps stored memories to flash out.

I personally feel the SCENT – SMELL is the strongest memory trigger. Memories and emotions are a strong combination in itself.

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It can be a smell of perfume associated with ‘SOMEONE’ we are close with, or a strong SCENT of lilacs. It could be the scent of the OCEAN or the Mud of first rain after summer. It could be the smell of coffee or tea made by mother, the first thing in morning. Smell of your favourite food, perfumes, flowers, books and its pages, and so much more…

It can be connected to an event that has a strong emotional impact on us in the past. So when we smell that particular smell, it can trigger an emotional response. This can happen even years down the road.

It’s a fact that our sense of smell is automatically heavily connected to our memory system. Few such memories are engraved in me for lifetime. The scent that evokes memories for me is Eucalyptus. It has always remained closed to my heart. It’s my absolute most favourite scent, that is full of nostalgia, love and simpler times. My childhood memories are attached with it, with lot of functions, celebrations and gatherings.

Eucalyptus was used by my mother in the mixer of freshly homemade ‘Mehndi’ with few other ingredients. Till date no celebrations are completed without applying it on our hands. The aroma of mehndi stays for days on hands and months in hearts.

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Also the smell of gentle monsoon breeze takes me to afternoon sitting outside our house on a porch with my mother and friends.

Anytime if I happens to smell such familiar smell in life, I try to take it in me as much as I can as an storage for the upcoming days. It makes me feel alive and energetic.

Do share with me what is yours? Would love to read your share!

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Core of your existence


Core of your existence

Check out my poem on cafesandcities magazines for ‘Mother’s Day’.
Pls hit the like button if you like it 😊❤️🙏🏻

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‘‘Sleepless nights to give you peaceful sleeps’’

‘‘Wrinkles on her face, proves the struggle for your grace’’

‘‘You are her everything, she never had a personal space.’’

‘‘Your happiness makes her day bright!’’

The only thing she longs for now, is to have you in her sight.’’

‘‘You are the reason for the smile on her lips.

Keeping you first, however others may crib.’’

‘‘With her life’s struggle, to make you grow she has gone all weak and low,

So, in your youth now, don’t complain when her age had made her ‘Slow’.’’

‘‘You make her sit alone on chair by wind chap sound,

When winds blow for her End and prepares to go.’’

‘‘She made you grow big,

But now all you do is make her wait.’’

‘‘Don’t you think this woman is above everything?’’

‘‘If you are a follower, become devotee to this woman who dedicated her all life,

For you and your happiness.’’