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

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The Best of Planners

There were many lessons gleaned from 2017 alone but I'll share one story which had taught me this lesson again and again: Allah is the best of planners; trust Him. “And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. … Continue reading The Best of Planners

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

I picked this book after listening to the podcast on World Book Club where Mohsin Hamid answers readers' questions with regards to the story. The Reluctant Fundamentalist tells about the story of Changez, a Pakistani man with a degree from Princeton and now works at a valuation firm for a decent salary. He falls in love … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green

If you are a fan of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Room, you'll love this too. Meet Budo, an imaginary friend of Max. They are the best of friends. Max is diagnosed with the Asperger's Syndrome. Budo has always been a fiercely protective friend who has helped Max overcome bullies in school. Budo is … Continue reading Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green

Grief is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

Grief is The Thing With Feathers is a short, unique, interesting read. In dealing with their mother's sudden death, the two boys and their father (and the mysterious crow) proffer their viewpoints in turns. Porter explores this difficult topic with poetry, fiction, novel... fascinating mix and ambiguity in style and peppered with metaphors which strangely … Continue reading Grief is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter