Am I fake? 

I used to be fake. I walked about lying. Pretending. Why? It was just easier. When you are just not ‘feeling it’ and you get those imposing questions asking you ‘how are you?’ What do you do? 

Did the question asked actually want to know that you broke a nil and it hurt. That you had a bad hair day and cried in the toilet! So I lied. I pretended and yes I was fake. 

I then asked myself ‘why?’ For what reason was I removing myself from reality and starting to pretend that I was ok? It was not easy but I started reassessing me. Realising my strengths and figuring out me. 

That was a long time ago and I truly feel so super empowered now. I embrace my emotions. High and low. Yes, if my handbag strap breaks and I feel annoyed. I embrace that! If I wake up to the sound of birds singing outside my window I embrace that. 
This is my reality. 

Embrace your emotions. Own your life. Life is too short to hide how you feel or to not be who you are. 

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Giving Love

Love was probably the first thing I encountered being born. My parents are incredibly loving. But I guess everyone says that about their respective families. My mum has never put me in a naughty corner or used a wooden spoon on me. Was I the perfect daughter.. In a make believe world I like to think I am! 

My dad was generous to all and sundry and treated extended family kids as if they were his own, with love, respect and always lavishing little treats for all. 

Losing my brother Kuben to death recently detracted me away from my ‘love giving’ mode. Only a sibling who truly loves their sibling can relate to my loss. I definitely believe he has gone on to a life hereafter, but living in this physical world no amount of reasoning will heal a sore heart. 

This is my birthday week. I remember growing up and planning my birthday for a year! Do I love getting older? Yes. It makes me wiser and smarter 😉  I have taken a small sabbatical from my column and social media sharing and this being my birthday week, I have returned. 

Which brings me back to the post. The most amazing thing I know of my immediate family is we love to give, love and share. As it is my birthday why not share with you? 

I will be choosing one person to have a spa pamper afternoon. And one person to have a consultation with me. 

I will also select 15 of you to enjoy a special evening with me to celebrate life and love when I am in Durban. 

All you will need to do is share tweet @be_pamperedspa and @mysticsisters with I want #mysticlove and on our Facebook pages 

Thank you for being patient. 



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hello lovely, 

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you have a groupon voucher, please email I am unavailable until the 14th April. 

Once the voucher is redeemed, you can book in any time during the year. 

All my love 


Mystic Sisters

Hello my lovely,

A few people have recently bought vouchers and asked me for reviews from previous clients so I thought I would post a few on here. Some of these reviews were inboxes to me. Most however can be found on my page on facebook. as well as on my Twitter. @mysticsisters.

Will post a few more later.

Lotsa love

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Mystic Sisters, Mellissa and Jayshree Mallaya have become a household name in South Africa and internationally. They are intuitive therapists who have read the palms and cards of stars from Hollywood to Bollywood!

Mystic Sisters was founded by sisters Mellissa & Jayshree Mallaya a decade and a half ago. Their accuracy in readings have profiled them in magazines, newspapers, televions and on radio shows internationally. Mystic Sisters are a household name in South Africa and are quite popular with the Bollywood and Hollywood stars that visit our shores.

Mystic Sisters are based in South Africa and will be setting up in London, United Kingdom. They have been resident hosts of radio shows as well as contributors to magazines and weekly national newspapers. Mellissa will be available for interviews and will consider contributing to various newspapers and glossies in London shortly.
Past Media contributions
-South African The Sunday Tribune. 3 years
– SA India 3 years
– The Post newspaper 1 year
-Dolphin Coast 2 years
– Salt Water girl Magazine 2years
– CHIC Magazine 1 year
-Eastern Express 1 year

Engineering a better future for you, your family and your company!

Wrote a best selling book, Palm Reading and Positive thinking
Living Legend Award -Durban South Africa December 2012

Palm/ Tarot/ Karmic Soul readings Corporate restructuring/ Team motivation 1 on 1. Telephonic and skype consultations.

Mystic Sisters Menu UK
Menu of Services

Palm Reading 30 minutes £50
Palm Reading 1hour £90
Palm & Tarot Reading 1hour £110

Intuitive Life coaching £200 –3 month course which includes a 25 minute consultation each month and a 10 minute bespoke life planning each week.

Karmic Soul Reading £180

a reading that is presented in a folder. This is an intense reading which shows you the lessons that your soul has to go through and your souls purpose.

Intuitive Image Consulting £200
4 hours where we would work on your life path, purpose, colours and styles that suit you based on your souls purpose. Includes a consultation and tea.
Im Single! and Hen Parties POA

Contact Melissa Mallaya~Pandya – 07720748095

Wickham Studio
804 Wickham Road
Surrey CR0 8EB
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday: 10:00- 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00
Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00
Sunday: Closed

Appointments only


Twitter : @mysticsisters


The platinum brother

9:59am. UK time. A call from my sister Jayshree, in Durban. Our little brother was feeling ill and was taken to the doctor. I cancelled my plans for the day and sat on the bed with my mobile. My brother was not one to get ill, let alone visit a doctor. I tried to think back to when he visited a doctor. Lots! Everytime he took one of us to the doctor but never because he was ill.

11am. At the doctors surgery. An ecg was clear. The doctor was baffled and suggested checking into hospital for observation.

11:02. Calls to my British husband Paresh. His love and support was what I needed.

11:30am. Calls to Sa. Whatsapp messages. Texts. The fear of every expat has sinks in. ‘I’m so far away, what’s going on?’

Paresh kept checking up on how Kuben was. On how I was. He knows how much I love my bro.

1pm. I get anxious. He has been admitted to hospital and is in a constant delirious state. All the ‘what ifs’ that I had played out in my head upon moving here is slapping me furiously.

I pray.

3pm. My bed looks like a mini office. I have been rooted to that spot since 10am. My iPad, phones, landline, laptop all in front of me. I’m texting. I know I’m harassing people. I mentally apologise. I need answers. I need to know. I need to be there. My mind searches for reason. I engage family members on social media in jokes and in jest, asking casually about Kuben. Some are busy, some reply. Leaving your loved ones thousands of miles away is very heart wrenching . It is at moments like this that you realise Skype cannot give you that comforting hug.

My baby brother whose arms I felt comfort in and whose love and advice enveloped me through all situations I was not there for him

I felt destroyed

My body is in the UK. My heart is in Africa.

5:10pm. A wild emotion envelopes my body. Hubby walks in with take out as I’ve not eaten nor had energy to cook. He looks at me howling and asks what’s wrong? “I don’t know” I reply. We go upstairs to our bedroom and he tries to contact home.

No replies to whatapps, no one is answering my calls. No replies to facebook messages. No one wants to speak to me. I shiver and continue my plea with God.

My phone rings. Githa, my sister in law mumbles ‘your brother has died’

Only an expat can understand that exact feeling. The anger, the frustration, the desperation. I should have been there.

Paresh calls my family. Gets online, books a flight. I feel far removed from reality.

My brother. 37. Healthy, pure, amazing, physically no more.

Why? How? He had so much to live for.

Getting on a direct flight to South Africa was not immediately possible. There would only be flights available the next day. I thought back to all the wonderful moments we shared and the laughter we enjoyed. I thanked God for lending you to us. I read the whatsapp messages we sent.

Rip Kuben. You truly were an angel in my life.


Kuben and his gorgeous wife Githa



Super excited. Mystic Sisters London office will be up and running soon. So many exciting ideas floating about in my head. Interrupted by a text from a nameless client! Oh dear. She is stalking her husbands ex!

Ignoring my advice she has contacted her hubby ex and is now got her knickers in a twist!

Slap up my Tarot cards and give her some advice. I need a vineyard regarding some clients!

Cooking dinner. Prawn stir fry. Smells delish. unfortunately the sauce is too sweet. Note to self, if the name of the sauce is corny, do not buy it. No more ‘good boy’ marinades for me!

Call up hubby and treat him to dinner. Creative thinking. Well pleased with my day!