Category Archives: Religion

The Soothing Sounds of Spirit

Ramadhan is in full swing, which means the whole caboodle of paraphernalia is in full display—mall décor, endless fast-breaking events and the ubiquitous religious songs on TV, radio, building lobbies and, sometimes, elevators. I’m not sure exactly when the tradition … Continue reading

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As The Boston Bombs Went Off, Muslims Worldwide Held Their Breath…

I worked at a British company in Jakarta right off college. Once, during a watercooler chat that somehow arrived at the Oscar-winning performance of Daniel Day-Lewis in In The Name of the Father, an expat told me that when he … Continue reading

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Not Yet the Hijaber Fashion Mecca, But by 2020, Maybe?

So, everyone had a good Idul Fitri break? For most of us, the gatherings and reunions have been attended, the cookie jars have been emptied out, and the festive garbs have been dry-cleaned. New clothes to celebrate Idul Fitri is … Continue reading

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Beyond the Big Business of Breaking the Fast

Second week into Ramadan, even if you’re not observing it or even a Moslem, I bet you have at least attended one iftar (fast-breaking) gathering. If not, then I’m afraid we’re gonna have to seriously talk about your social life, … Continue reading

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