Life

My Budhiama and Her Essense of Understanding Sustainability

Guest post by Drona Dewi My grandma, I call her Budhiama (elderly mother in Nepali), who isn’t old but aging gracefully is actually an epitope of budhi (intelligence in Sanskrit).  How many people get the chance of celebrating their birthday having their mother beside them? That one lucky soul is her son, my Tulobau (Big […]

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Opinion

Don’t Hate Bad People, Hate The Bad In People

Guest post by Andale Seaworne A few years ago during Quran Tafseer (interpretation) classes in Ramadan, the teacher was going through an ayat (verse) and there was one statement she said that really made me take a step back, “Don’t hate bad people, hate the bad that they did.” This was a new statement that […]

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Life

7 Strange Quirks of Being a Flight Attendant

Guest post by Norbert Sari I’ve always found the idea of being on an airplane strangely cozy. I flew for the first time when I was 14. There’s nowhere to go, nobody can enter or leave, you have a chance to disconnect and the excitement of travel and arriving to your destination is enticing. I […]

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Opinion

‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Is Not An Excuse

Guest post by Sharmeen Wasim We have all heard this phrase before.  ‘Boys will be boys’ has not only made negative actions forgivable, but it has also robbed the potential for men to become better people. So many times, parents have accepted negative behaviours in young boys claiming that it is normal and so many […]

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Life

Letting Go of the Societal Pressure to Pursue Your Dreams

I had a fascinating discussion with my colleagues a while back. It started when one of them asked, ‘What did you guys dream of becoming when you were younger?’ As children, most of us dreamed of becoming artists, doctors, teachers and so on. Yet here were were, working as financial research analysts for this big […]

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