What is your favorite music genre?

Let’s rewind to when I was 10. I hated my Indian classical music lessons. But I loved listening to my Dad’s LPs and dancing with Mom to Daddy Cool. Saturday afternoons meant Eric Clapton and…

أن تكون نباتياً في بلد عربي

رحلتي من ساندوتش الكبدة إلى الخس -1- مشهد ا – على مائدة الطعام بعد أن وصل أبي من السفر، إخوتي وأمي تملأهم الفرحة، بينما أنا غارق في عالم أخر، عالم الخوف والقلق. على المائدة كل…

The Art of Re-inventing Yourself

They say, every two/three years the tectonic plates of our life move and shift around. While they adjust, we deal with the tsunamis over ground. Big waves of loss and desperation washing us over, sending…

What it feels like to Live in a Giant Theme Park

Picture a regular day at the beach. Sure, you have your deck chairs, families putting on their sunscreen and making sure the kids are slathered from head to foot in spray, cream and whatnot. Then…

The Single Non-Muslim’s Guide to Ramadan : GO ON A DIET

This summer, if you are in town and find your life rendered meaningless after the Game of Thrones finale that shocked the world and  Jurassic World  that can only be re-watched that many times, pick…

The Other Side

An over-enthusiastic view on an under-explored city.   Thursday It’s 7 pm and my weekend has officially begun. I’ve been invited to a concert in a beautiful garden. The night whizzes by in a blur…

What She Gave Me

I didn’t come here for the art and culture. Who does that? “Oh I’m going to Dubai to get my art and culture on!” Ah. No. I came here just like any American man – To…

Review: To Live in Autumn: Zeina Hashem Beck

45 poems and 2 hours of my life later, I had been teleported to Beirut. I walked down the streets of a city I had never been to physically, as Zeina Hashem Beck spun her…