Language Maketh a Man

The oft-quoted idiom 'clothes maketh the man' should long be passé - I believe language is the dealbreaker now. Words are chief in the construction of one's character. It has everything to do with the kind of person you are. The words you speak reflect the state of your heart. So if you speak rotten … Continue reading Language Maketh a Man

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Of Wisdom, Woes & Wonders: Tales of the Wisdom Tooth

My dentist handed me a small, transparent packet with fragments of my wisdom tooth and blood. There you are, you nasty thing. The cause of my pain for the past two years. I stared at the repulsive sight and wondered if this was intended as a sacred memento; a congratulatory crowning of the beginning of … Continue reading Of Wisdom, Woes & Wonders: Tales of the Wisdom Tooth

The Symbol of the “Modern” Muslim Women

For a long while, I was struggling to understand the phenomenon of the turban hijab. I can somewhat understand its gain in popularity - fashion icons, celebrities, companies repackaging the 'traditional Muslim headgear' into something that's more 'modern', digestible and acceptable to the masses, but I cannot understand the prevalence of it in terms of it … Continue reading The Symbol of the “Modern” Muslim Women