Monthly Archives: September 2013

Compromises

Islamic scholars maintain that, for Muslims, living in a Muslim country is always preferable to living in a non-Muslim one. The reasons are self-explanatory. Our recent failure at attempting to arrange a space for the boys to pray at school … Continue reading

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Edelweiss

We went hiking to Zermatt over the four-day break we had this week. Drove a very long way, with three and more kilometre long tunnels running through mountains. The children tried hard to keep up their sacred ‘Back-seat Rituals’, holding their breath … Continue reading

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The new house

In our sci-fi house, I have now decoded the kitchen hob. It is an induction stove-top with a fierce sense of morality, refusing to work if takes exception to the material your cooking pot is made of. It takes a … Continue reading

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The Bare Necessities

Things an average Pakistani needs to set up house in a European city in order of urgency:   – Lotay – usually used to water prettier things than your derriere.      – THE INTERNET      – Good tea – … Continue reading

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Us and Them

And so over the weekend, at a lunch party, conversation seemed inevitably to turn towards how our culture and norms are superior to those of the West. Which was interesting because the more I meet people from various cultures and … Continue reading

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