“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”

I am lovingly drinking my morning tea as I type this post... because I finally can! (ETA: I was when I first started writing this post, anyway) I haven't been able to do this for a month (well... there was a week in between where I did, but that's a minor detail we don't need… Continue reading “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”

Why it matters that India lost

For those of you who have no affiliation to either India or Pakistan, today's significance may only be due to the fact that today is Father's Day. But for those of us who originally hail from the Indian subcontinent (don't forget, it is the Indian subcontinent ;), depending on whether your affiliation lies with Pakistan… Continue reading Why it matters that India lost

My first iftar!

Okay, so obviously I did not have my first iftar last night. I've been fasting for close to two decades - and I have attended plenty of iftars in my lifetime. FYI: For my non-Muslim readers, "iftar" is the name of the meal Muslims eat after breaking their fast. But last night was the first… Continue reading My first iftar!

It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

Ramadan will begin this evening and thus, tomorrow will be the first fast of this lunar year for many Muslims living in North America. I now live in the land of calculations (i.e. ISNA), so I know for a fact my first fast will be tomorrow. But whether one follows the moon- sighting or not,… Continue reading It has begun… or will begin very soon! i.e. some pre-Ramadan thoughts.

My ‘Duh’ Epiphany of the Day: Making Decisions is Hard for An Indecisive Planner

You know, when you start a project, you want it to go well. (Um, why would you start one hoping to fail, Rafia?) I know failure's a fact of life, but no one ever starts a project with the intention of failing. When things, however, don't go according to plan - and you're answerable to… Continue reading My ‘Duh’ Epiphany of the Day: Making Decisions is Hard for An Indecisive Planner