Insights: How this Reluctant Solopreneur Managed to Escape the “Bucket of Crabs”

﷽ Languages and colloquialisms evolve with time. There are phrases and words from my childhood that are absolutely alien to most young people today. And then there are the new phrases that are added to a language every few years, becoming part of everyday conversations. Nowadays, you might have come across the use of the … Continue reading Insights: How this Reluctant Solopreneur Managed to Escape the “Bucket of Crabs”

Books that Impacted Me as a Teenager: Confessions of a Bibliophage

  ن وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُونَ "Nun. By the pen, and what they are writing." [68:1] I am standing inside a used-bookstore. It is extremely hot. A bracket fan installed up in one corner spews out bursts of humid air. Beads of perspiration slowly roll down my back as my eyes minutely scan the shelves, up … Continue reading Books that Impacted Me as a Teenager: Confessions of a Bibliophage

The Price of Success

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ I awaken gradually, the metallic leg of the steel bench next to my head feeling cold against it. I spot sneaker-clad feet go by. The airport terminal seems to finally be very quiet. I blink several times as sleep leaves my eyes. I sit up. The tablets seem to have worked. … Continue reading The Price of Success