April 2012

Book Review: The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West

April 17, 2012

When I think “West”, I think of the United States. It’s all about us! But then there’s the UK – the initial West. There are quite a few Muslims from a host of countries that have settled there and, I believe, before a lot of immigrants from “Muslim” countries even started coming to the United […]

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Aligning My Goals with Star Wars

April 10, 2012

Last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother had an interesting premise – Ted and Marshall, and later Barney, had been watching the Star Wars Trilogy every 3 years and would think about what their lives will be like the next time they watch the trilogy. The episode wasn’t the best (although I really […]

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Maharajas! Getting Acquainted with My Indian Side

April 9, 2012

When I first heard about the exhibit titled Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, I thought to myself Cool, I should check that out since, y’know, India and Pakistan are neighbors and I’m totally Pakistani. (Some others may have been thinking: India isn’t in Asia!*) It […]

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Going Further into Coffee Nerd-dom

April 1, 2012

One time ages ago I was at Barefoot Coffee Roasters in Santa Clara getting the kind of mocha that tends to make me weep from joy, when I picked up a bag of beans that sounded pretty good. It was called “Redcab” and hailed from Brazil. The description read: “Warm spice and subtle floral notes […]

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