Follow the Dervish’s trail as she wanders through books, seeking the truth, seeking her soul
“Doubt is the greatest gift given to mankind.” The Raja of Mahmudabad said this to me during one of our conversations. “Otherwise our minds would all be in stasis.” The Architect’s Apprentice is a book for doubters. People who wonder if there is any order or sense to this world. People who are consumed byContinue reading “The Architect’s Apprentice: A gift for doubters”
‘Rabbana Atmim Lana Noorana…’Oh Lord, perfect for us our light. This is a verse from the Quran, one of the prayer-verses that begin by addressing the Creator as ‘Rab’, which literally means The Nurturer. The one who loves you and nurtures you and cares for you. I learnt this verse from a friend, who usedContinue reading “Reading through the Layers of the Self”
The Forty Rules of Love. I first began reading this book almost two years ago. And was immediately put off by the protagonist Ella. Repulsed by her. Wrote a Facebook post lamenting how marriages are depicted in the most clichéd way in most books. I was angry. I could not read beyond the first fewContinue reading “The Forty Rules of Love”
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