*This post was merged with a February 4th, 2019 post and updated on July 26th, 2019.
Hi, All About Sana readers! Hope you are doing well. I have a lot to tell you today that is a matter of great importance to the American women and the rest of the world.
23 And Me
While clearing and sorting my life essentially, I also managed to create a royal Mughal family tree, which grows and changes. I am so excited to receive the results of 23 and Me (see HERE) and checkoff and add to what I know already. It is a wonderful to recreate your ancestry in modern times such as today; it is like creating a lineage or new family traditions.
The Legion Of Honor Museum
On Saturday, I went to Legion of Honor again (see HERE) to attend some special events relating to their current exhibition “East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from The Al Thani Collection”. These jewels from the Al-Thani collection (a name my maternal grandfather gave me) were sent to my husband’s family as a gift upon the occasion of my wedding. My grandfather, the oldest living patriarch of my royal French – Mughal family reserved this collection for me since I wanted to be put up the family jewels up in a museum. I have an English royal sister, who was sent historic photographs of our royal Mughal ancestors. My royal cousins with English, French, & Mughal blood & other royal sisters with similar bloodlines were sent heritage fabrics, textiles, & heritage stitched clothes belonging to Mughal ancestors common to us. My brothers & male cousins are patrons of different art & architectural sites associated with the Mughal Empire. They have chosen to commemorate their heritage & ancestry in their own way. It is a huge honor to own these pieces of Mughal heritage & I wanted my collection of heritage jewelry to serve learning purposes.
Sana’s Recommendation On Teas
I make a huge deal about tea. While my Nawabi parents are big on doodh pati (tea cooked in milk & sugar) or cooked tea mixed with milk and sugar, the Shahi in me loves to take on any play of teas. During what some may perceive as experiments, I have gained tons of knowledge on teas, their colors, and their benefits aka color therapy. I do try to mostly use mylks (vegan or vegetarian kinds of milk) and white sugar substitutes like honey, brown sugar, and even maple syrup.
It is my knowledge that most Homo Sapiens have issues in their lower three chakras. Thanks to many and many religious texts, relics, and institutions left by our prophets, our top four chakras require only regular tune ups. One way you can help your lower chakras to work properly is to have chakra colored teas or made with an intention chakra teas.
I usually reach for red-hued teas like Hibiscus, Acai, Pomegranate, Raspberry or any of their blends when I feel like my root chakra needs help. Some of the symptoms I may feel are exhaustion, unusual heating, and constant need to burn calories aka work. However, when I drink red-hued teas, I usually get the satisfaction that I am taking care of my health. Organic red-hued teas have protective anti-oxidants unlike many teas available on the market.
For my sacral chakra, I reach for Peach Passion, Orange, Apple Cinnamon or any of their blends. These teas are orange & great for those days when you need to feel a little TLC and joy. Organic orange-hued teas have herbal minerals wonderful to induce energy of every kind.
For my solar plexus chakra to boost energy and metabolism, I drink plenty of yellow-hued teas like Chamomile, Lavender, Licorice or any of their blends. These teas give me energy, stability, thus confidence throughout the day. Organic yellow-hued teas probably do the most complicated work. Similar to turmeric, they constantly heal and protect the engine of your body – your digestive system.
For those days when I feel a little sick, I go for white or green teas, which aim to heal the upper chakra system. Do subscribe to “Meditative Mind” channel on YouTube. It is a wonderful ASMR or sound therapy to listen to while drinking healing teas.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend just as much as I did. It rained most of the time, but, it was beautiful and happy. In the religion of Islam, rain is one of the blessings, separate from nature, the environment, and wildlife as a whole. That’s why special attention must be paid to it. The month of Ramadan during monsoon seasons is considered especially auspicious, and the Indian Subcontinent’s week long festival of “Basant”, which commemorates the end of the monsoon was celebrated around the country until recently.
My father would take me to traveling fairs who would come to town for 2 weeks filled with animals, vertical carousels, candy floss, gola ganda (colored shaved ice), Sindhi and Balochi (Mughlai), Pathan or Afghani (English), and Punjabi (French) puppet shows, monkey and goat shows, balloon shooting stands with Afghani rifles, plus democratic Pakistan’s Mughlai food served Shahi and Nawabi style aka streetstyle. Since the Indian-Subcontinent is famous for its monsoon seasons all year long, these caravans travel to different parts of the entire country to serve children.
Hollywood Award Season 2019
Bunto Kazmi will not be participating in the 2019 Grammy Awards Ceremony nor the 2019 Academy Awards Ceremony unlike some perceived. It has been arranged by SAKS (see HERE) that since Bunto Kazmi did such a brilliant job providing fabrics, dyed fabrics, & crochet “fabrics” for 2019’s The Golden Globes Awards Ceremony (see HERE), The Critics Choice Awards Ceremony (see HERE), & The SAG Awards Ceremony (see HERE), the Academy Awards 2019 & the Grammy Awards 2019 will be managed also by the democratic country of Pakistan’s designer, Sabyasachi. The fashions of 2019’s The Film Independent Awards ceremony, iHeartRadio Music Awards ceremony, Tony Awards ceremony, & The Emmy Awards ceremony will be managed by the design house in the democratic country of Pakistan, Manish Malhotra. Thank you.
Please note that Roopal Patel is a Hindu and not a Sikh so please do not anger her or anyone really by saying that to her face. I apparently was perceived by her to have made this mistake once in New York City in 1998. But, she has an odd sense of humor. She calls a couple of men her sons and her husbands. I have it figured out. Do you? Also note that during President Trump’s State of the Union Address, the little girl, Grace & her paraplegic brother were in Pakistan and claimed to have ancestors brought to America as slaves. She had a tall and dark man yell that slaves were not Hindus, but Africans that now have rights in America. So basically my understanding was and is that slaves who were brought to America as indentured servants turned into slaves permanently and were Hindus. Please correct my understanding NOW. Grace, who was known as Sarah & her brother, Ben, and that tall black man were the children of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, whose sister is, hopefully still, Sheryl Sandberg. Okay. I will tell you more later.
The US Political Scene
Also, note that the trial & investigation of Mr. Kavanaugh was ended because every evidence presented during the televised trial pointed to a mistrial aka every bit of evidence was judged false. Simply put, it is now illegal in the United States of America to mention Mr. Kavanaugh was tried, ever. All evidence presented was seen as baseless accusations & the falsified accusers are & will be addressed severally. Another point that can help Mr. Kavavanaugh is that all the accusers were Hindus that also followed me in New York City in 1998 & threatened Mr. Kavanaugh with a lawsuit because he didn’t take care of a parking ticket immediately. They were also extremely jealous that I was dating Jack Dorsey & being presented to The Society Of New York, specifically The Vanderbilts belonging from Vogue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Victoria’s Secret, Tiffany’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, The Stock Exchange, US banks, & many famous New York artists & chefs. I even reunited with some of my friends I met first in Pakistan like Lucy Ricardo, Amy Sedaris, & Gloria Vanderbilt. It was a unique experience to meet these people in their “habitat” I had said. Please note, Jack & I were basically followed by the paparazzi so if there are any logistical connections or subsequent concoctions, just don’t worry.
Note that the current CIA director has been to Pakistan on many occasions and is fully educated and aware of what has happened and what is going on in The United States Of America. So please, keep reporting what you feel to the FBI, the CIA, and POTUS on Twitter and always pray.
Superfoods I have Tried
My beauty regiment now includes cruelty-free makeup, beauty products, & organic superfoods. I feel beautiful inside out & twice as much fun applying makeup and looking great in it.
Chia Seeds: This is a great pick-me-up superfood. I take it only occasionally with apple juice or water. I let a tablespoon worth of chia seeds sit in the water for 15 – 20 minutes, then add honey & cinnamon to the water & just drink it all. With apple juice, it is more calories, but apple juice serves additional beauty purposes as well.
Aloe Vera Powder: This superfood is great for any stomach issues ranging from acidity to ulcers. A surprising side-effect of the Aloe Vera Powder is that it hydrates & smooths out your skin like any smart moisturizer does. I take a tiny amount of Aloe Vera Powder 2 – 3 times a week.
Cinnamon Powder: Cinnamon Powder is great for young women who suffer from issues like PMS, bloating, and stomach acidity. While I wouldn’t say it improves skin texture or appearance, it does make you feel pretty in other ways and it is delicious when sprinkled on different foods and teas.
Matcha: Matcha is a new discovery of mine available in True Foods & Starbucks. Matcha is said to have many anti-oxidants & enzymes that control hormones. Plus it is considered anti-aging & anti-inflammatory as well. I recommend purchasing the drink instead of making it yourself at home. It is quite difficult to get the right taste & texture when you do it yourself.
If interested, see more HERE.
Superfoods I Want To Try
Maca Powder: This superfood is comparative to kale & spinach in its benefits. Packed with anti-oxidants it can slow down the aging process, contains antioxidants to address needs such as inflammation or flare-ups from the inside out.
Açaí Powder: This superfood is derived from Acai berries & is another superfood packed with antioxidants, fatty acids, amino acids, & dietary fibers that are great for women in their 30’s. The color of Acai Powder juice is pomegranate red, which is such a sexual color, so a plus for color therapy indeed.
Camu Camu: While this superfood serves more medicinal purposes, I am interested to try it for its teeth benefits. I will speak of my experiences in the future.
Beet Root Powder: It is a legend in my family that the beetroot cleanses or purifies your blood. So I am sure the Beet Root powder is just as beneficial. Packed with vitamins, minerals, & nitrate it can bring forth many benefits unknown to many. So try the superfood powder too.