In Love & Anger

The only things you learn are the things you tame. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince I’ve always been a quiet guy. In grade school, I was never the type to say much and I was always exceedingly shy around new people. In a way, I was content to play the quiet, nerdy, brown kid […]

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Genghis

  I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money. Pablo Picasso People who have known me for a long time are usually surprised to learn where I’ve ended up in life. I’m in the characterless financial capital of Canada, Toronto, working towards a chartered accountancy designation and employed by a financial […]

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From Hyderabad With Love

    Thy divine compassion radiates in fullness through the heart of the mother. Hazrat Inayat Khan I begin by invoking the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan. Inayat Khan is probably best known for being the harbinger of Sufism to modern Western society – one of the first true ambassadors of Islam in North America. […]

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New Beginnings

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. T.S. Eliot Time and place have been major themes of my writings so far this year. Since I found out that I’d be moving to Mississauga to pursue my […]

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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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Gatsby

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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Great Goals

Plan difficult tasks through the simplest tasks Achieve large tasks through the smallest tasks The difficult tasks of the world Must be handled through the simple tasks The large tasks of the world Must be handled through the small tasks Therefore, sages never attempt great deeds all through life Thus they can achieve greatness Tao […]

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