Stream of Memories

I remember rays of sunlight, streaming through the windows at my grandmother’s house when I was very small. The sun would send dust which would swirl in the light – a vision of beauty at such a young age. I also thought that the sun would sometimes dim – by itself – before brightening again, oblivious to the fact that passing clouds actually caused this phenomenon. Continue reading

It’s been 15 years, 586 posts, and 1358 comments

On June 2nd, 2006, this blog was born. Back then, blogs were popular, social media was virtually non-existent, and people poured themselves into the posts they wrote, along with the comments they left in lively discussions attached to blog posts.

15 years later, those days are long gone, and other mediums have taken the thunder from the blogosphere (as it was affectionately known back then). Continue reading

Cutting the Strings

I am bound
by invisible strings.

They linger in my consciousness –
even in a moment of peace,
such as this one,
where I sit utterly alone in this room,
morning sun streaming in,
birds emitting somewhat subdued chirps,
while the hum of the highway forms ever-present white noise. Continue reading

Ramadaan Basics: all you need to know about the Muslim month of fasting


Why do Muslims starve themselves during Ramadaan? What do they get out of it? And why is the moon so important to them in this month? If you’ve never really heard about the deeper meanings behind this sacred month of Islam, read on to find out all you need to know about the month which begins in just a few days. Continue reading