The Death of Detail

    There were far worse strategies in life than to try to make each aspect of one’s existence a minor work of art. Pat Conroy As a writer, one of the most disturbing developments I’ve seen in publishing from classical literature and journalism to its modern counterparts is the steady erosion of description. I […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 8

  The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt Its very rare that I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, but today was one of those days. I was irritable for the […]

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People go on marrying because they can’t resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month’s pleasure with a life’s discomfort. Thomas Hardy If you come from a South Asian background, people have probably been planning your wedding before the concept of marriage even dawned on […]

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Conquering the New World

And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in […]

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The Woman

I’ve been thinking about this topic for days now and I don’t think I’m closer to having any solid conclusions than I was on day one. Since the dawn of our species, I don’t think there has been a more mystifying question than the ‘woman question’. So perplexing is the woman that I’m unable to […]

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