Busily starting up her own IT business, Hooked Technologies Singapore, Aghna indulges in her childhood hobby of writing through FUCHSIA. Aghna has given our readers multifaceted write ups in the form of Inspire for the Love of Mountains, Tete-a-Tete with Sophie Shaikh and mouth-watering restaurant reviews that left readers asking for more. Aghna confesses to being a hopeless romantic at heart. Nicknamed Rapunzel by her college mates for her endlessly long tresses, Aghna was a drama queen who took part in most school plays. Aghna is presently living the glam life by being mother to her 2 boys. Amongst her many aspirations in life, she wants to improve her Mandarin-speaking skills. Aghna wants to help out whoever she can, in whatever small way she can while she is alive, so that people remember her fondly when she dies. The little things in life matter to her, and she is a big fan of sharing and banto-fying choti choti khushian.” She believes in the saying that travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
FALAK AMAAR KHAN
Falak Amaar Khan has given us a smogasbord of articles that have left us in awe of this multi-talented law graduate who also has a Diploma in Fashion Design. From Moirai Fashion Shoot to Aasya Dadabhoy to Parkland Green and Quirkify Your Kitchen, Falak has always offered FUCHSIA readers something new and exciting. She wants to come up with an innovative and new fashion philosophy which is both pocket friendly and chic. Falak is mother to a daughter and a son. She aims to support a cause through her work, and aspires to live a healthier lifestyle. She would love to integrate more into the Singaporean community, and explore the island in a more realistic manner. Her motto in life? GET ON WITH IT!
Huma teaches us to strike a balance between health, nutrition and flavour! Her recipes in Ramzan Kay Rung, Bar B Que Tonite Kay Sung have been hugely popular with our readers. Try out her Fatteh, and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about! Passionate about healthy cooking, reading and health-related workshops, Huma currently runs a company, Ideal Balance. She holds an MBBS from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan and is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Health Coach from Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. She plans to start professional health coaching within a private health institute, with a focus on eating disorders. Huma is a mother to 2 teenage daughters, and she actually secretly wishes she could work as a doctor in Singapore! In life, Huma believes in staying content even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Imagine that the Iman Ahmad who gave our readers 11 days in Europe and a review of Peloton Juice Bar & Café, is a Materials Engineer with a Master in Mechanics & Processing of Materials from NTU, Singapore! Seeking out a platform for creative expression, Iman found that FUCHSIA gave her an opportunity to explore a lighter side of life and meet people from different walks of life, broadening her horizons. She wants to travel through Pakistan’s Northern Areas and Iceland to see the aurora borealis. She is currently between jobs, and refraining from giving in to the temptation of a full retirement. Born in Singapore, Iman has 1 Bhaijan and 2 evil older sisters. She loves Lord of the Rings so much that she dressed up as an Ent (the tree-creatures) with a huge tree branch attached to her ponytail at one of its theme parties. She also loves Star Wars, and has a penchant for old B&W Hindi songs. She believes that one should fear only God, and otherwise, be fearless.
Kiran Abbasi is the name behind many of FUCHSIA’s appetizing restaurant reviews: Shabestan, Teddy & Me, Pind Baluchi and Indian Wok, to name a few. Before becoming FUCHSIA’s taste tester, Kiran collected twelve years of generalist Human Resource experience. A Master in Public Administration, Kiran plans to return to full-time work once her 7-month-old daughter starts school. Kiran enjoys watching Anwar Maqsood and Moin Akhter stage shows. She is a happy paradox in the making, who can cry like a baby if she doesn’t get what she wants, and yet she wants to grow old gracefully like Meryl Streep. She believes one should be who one wants to be, and not what others want to see.
Tazeen Rizvi doesn’t like change and is definitely not risk-loving. So much so that she always orders the same dish at restaurants. This Health Care professional with a Master in Health Care Management from The Royal College of Surgeons, UK, has given us a series of book reviews, including The Architect’s Apprentice. FUCHSIA allows her to share her love for books and reading with others. Tazeen has worked in many Healthcare settings. She also ran a Health Awareness Program in Dubai schools on Healthy eating and also worked as a Clinical Consultant to the Ministry of Health of UAE for 6 years. Tazeen is married and mother to a son and daughter. She loves music, and aspires to be in a position where she can support the needy and helpless. She believes that when Allah has created you free, you should never be a slave to others.
With a background in Computer Science from IBA, and work experience at The Resource Group as Product Coordinator, Roma has widened her scope of achievements by reviewing everything from make-up to restaurants to smart-phone apps! Having written freelance through college, she now writes for FUCHSIA as it gives her the flexibility to voice her opinion on topics of interest to her. She is currently focusing on how to be a good parent, and has serious plans to pursue further studies. Her motto in life is inspired by Ian Maclaren’s quote, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Faiza Faisal lives by Lady Diana’s quote of “I don’t go by the rulebook; I lead from the heart, not the head.” It is with her heart that she wrote Ten Ways to Berlin-It-Up as well as 5 Stellar Reasons to Watch 50 Shades of Grey! for FUCHSIA. Faiza has a Diploma in English Literature from The Exeter College of Oxford University and a Master in English Literature from Kinnaird College, Lahore, Pakistan. She also taught English at Helen Doran. She aspires to be more of an optimist in general, and secretly wishes she were a great leader. Faiza loves to travel the world, read and discover new things. She currently lives with her husband and son in Munich, Germany.
Saima Hassan is the latest addition to FUCHSIA’s growing and valued team of editors, preparing the ready-to-be-uploaded final drafts, often done completely last-minute or in complete overhauls! Saima holds an MBA from Pakistan and an MPA from Indianapolis, America, where she currently resides. She is currently involved in communications and development work at a local non-profit organization in the USA. She is mother to a daughter and a son, and loves to read, travel and work out. Saima is a non-practicing personal trainer. She plans to eventually muster up courage to attempt sky-diving. Currently, she is pursuing comparatively non-adventurous Spanish language lessons! She secretly wishes she were a professional writer. One of Saima’s favourite quotes is “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, “Oh, crap, she’s up!””
Ujjwala has given our readers green rules to live by through The Green Casserole Recipe, Healthy Holidays and Guilt-Free Diwali Snacks. Living in Singapore, Ujjwala is a registered dietitian as well as a diabetes educator. She has 7 years of work experiencing spanning a variety of health-and-nutrition-based endeavours, including children’s nutrition workshops, weight consultations and cookery lessons. Ujjwala likes to write for FUCHSIA because of the welcoming attitude of the team, who she feels connects well with its readers, making her feel good about writing for them. She is married and mother to a 4-year-old boy. Her hobbies include art, dancing, craft ideas, home décor, fashion and make up. She believes her calling is to contribute to the world by sharing her knowledge and making it a healthier place to live in.
With Meg B., what you see is what you get, no additions or subtractions! Her tongue-in-cheek responses, funny moments and celebrity interviews with a vibrant candour are fast becoming a Meghna trademark in FUCHSIA. Meghna feels FUCHSIA allows her to express herself the way she truly is. She studied Fashion Design & Clothing Technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. She has starred in FUCHSIA Facebook videos and Skype-chatted with FUCHSIA celebrities. Meg B. is so inspired by herself that she only wears clothes she designs herself! Meghna cannot understand why anyone would think she goes overboard with her shopping; why, she only indulges herself once a day!
People have trouble believing that Afsheen F. Quadri has a 17-year-old daughter. Imagine then, when they hear she has three, aged 5, 8 and 17 years of age! With a degree in Accounting Associates and experience in Interior Designing for a home furnishing retailer, she is all about diversity. She plans to gain more exposure and strength in event planning to bolster her role as partner in MOMENTZ, an event management company. She believes it is important to be a good person, and feeds her love for volunteer work by getting involved at orphanages during Ramadan. Afsheen has a special fondness for art and craft and cooking different cuisines, both of which she offers her expertise to FUCHSIA on. With her creative ideas on art & craft, and her culinary skills, Afsheen helps FUCHSIA readers gain confidence in trying new and exciting things themselves at home.
ASHEEN F. QADRI
Ruchi Gulati aka Curvy Craze has given us Singh is King: Especially Mika Singh and Event – Form and Formless. FUCHSIA gave her the platform to pen her thoughts as she wanted, and not for any particular purpose. It allows her an entire “twitterverse” (more than 140 characters), and she enjoys being read. These days, she is enjoying consulting curvy women on fashion and presentation of self. Having worked as a consultant for Atom Consultancy, Ruchi is interested in Change Management and quotes her most significant achievement as establishing fair practice within Singapore. She has a Master in Human Resource Management, is married to the man of her dreams, and a mother to 2 handsome boys. Ruchi feels one lifetime is simply not enough for everything she wants to do and all the things she wants to conquer.