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Blog #177: No Pain, No Gain

 Mid-March in Egypt were the months of subtropical heat waves, shockingly humid afternoons and soulful melodies of the fly. Heat licked at our sunburned faces and coiled around our limbs like a great hot-blooded serpent. The ground smoldered and sent up a disorientating haze. Even the birds were silent, and the grass stood still as if too hot to move. My close friend, Dhananjay and I were sitting in front of the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, waiting for our cab. As usual, we were discussing philosophy, uncertainty and why we were single. Suddenly, a group of jovial Egyptian teenagers approached…

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Blog #170: The Art of Juggling & Worrying

During my childhood, I couldn’t sit still. I had a habit of juggling balls. While trying to juggle 3 balls at the same time, the 3rd ball slipped from my hand and hit my mom’s favorite flask. Disssssssssshhhhh, the flask broke into multiple pieces. O’shit, I broke my mom’s favorite flask. I’m dead now! Suddenly, I began panicking. I started picking up broken pieces and threw them into the dustbin. All the broken pieces were gone but the flask was still broken. I ran to my nana’s room, hugged him tightly and told him about the flask. I was really worried…

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Around the Corner! Blog #166

I have a loved one in this great world that has no end; yet the days go by and the weeks rush on, and before I know it – A year is gone. And I never get to see his face. For life is a swift and terrible race. He knows I like him just as well. As in the days when we went for long summer walks holding hands together. I spend evening listening to his tale. His gentle voice guiding me life values. But I was younger then. And now I am busy, tired men. Tired of playing…

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