It runs in the family: Mahgul and Mahnum Kabir

Twins Mahgul Kabir, business analyst at Coca Cola and Mahnum, PR head at Élan, tell us about their experiences

March 27, 2016

Twins Mahgul Kabir, business analyst at Coca Cola and Mahnum, PR head at Élan, tell us about their experiences of traveling on each other’s passports, being cookie monsters and why one of them steers clear of the other’s closet

What’s your first memory of each other?

Mahgul: I can’t really pinpoint it; it’s hard to recall the first time you notice your shadow.

Mahnum: I can’t remember last week very well, so my first memory of her is a really tall order. But according to our parents, I was the happy child and she was the one who always cried. Also, growing up, she used to have serious temper issues and slap me around everyday.

What is the craziest thing you have done together?

Mahgul: Traveling on each other’s passports would definitely
top the list.

Mahnum: Traveling on each other’s passports.
Separately of course!

What did you get punished for the most as a child?

Mahgul: Eating, especially because our mum would put
us on a diet.

Mahnum: Sneaking food, mostly.

If you could only wear one piece of clothing for the rest of your life, from the others closet, what would it be?

Mahgul: Her white Zara knit coat, It’s effortless and
completes any look.

Mahnum: It’s weird, but I have this psychological thing with Mahgul’s things. If they’re hers, I maintain a specific distance and wear them only on rare occasions. So if it had to be something, it would be this sporty, navy pullover. Oh, and one of her million, white and black tees.

If you could swap places with each other, what’s the first thing you would you do?

Mahgul: Start using my brain for a change.

Mahnum: She works at Coca Cola, and there’s currently a Diet Coke shortage. So if I were her, I would fix the problem, and steal a couple of cases for my sister.

What is the one thing you love about your sister?

Mahgul: Her ability to make
incredible food.

Mahnum: She’s my primary brain. My own brain is my backup brain.

If you are fighting with each other, how do you make up?

Mahgul: After ignoring each other for a bit, we pretend like nothing happened and resume our conversation.

Mahnum: We steer clear of each other for a few hours max, and then we just start talking again. Pretty low key.

What is one secret talent your sister has, that you wish you did too?

Mahgul: She has quite a few talents. She is a great writer, baker, and extremely creative with clothes. I’d love to have
her creativity.

Mahnum: She has been working out regularly for years. I also think she’s incredibly sorted.

Describe your sister in three words:

Mahgul: Creative, easy going, and impulsive.

Mahnum: That’s difficult to do without being vague, so I’ll just list a few things: she’s persistent and incredibly manipulative when she wants me to make her cookies, hardworking, quite scary if you don’t send her the car on time and has the potential to be a doormat and a really good listener.

Which fictional character is your sister most like?

Mahgul: Mindy Kaling.

Mahnum: Cookie Monster.

How are your personalities similar?

Mahgul: In too many ways. Values, ideals, aesthetics, almost all of these things are similar rather than different.

Mahnum: Our sense of humor is the same.  Being twins, we have gone through a lot of things together, so our outlook is similar 88% of the time.

I can’t live without my sister because…

Mahgul: We have the exact same sense of humor. Who doesn’t want someone with a fantastic sense of humor around them?

Mahnum: She’s my backup bank, and our food cycles are incredibly synced.


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