The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns, and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family’s spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots.
Life this week Eid this year fell on the weekend. It's the 1 to 3-day festival Muslims celebrate after a month of intermittent fasting. Usually, my family doesn't celebrate it with much fanfare as it's just us but this year we decided we'd put more emphasis on celebrating it, while still keeping it casual. Originally,... Continue Reading →
Life this week Eid is almost here! It's the 3 day festival Muslims celebrate after a month of intermittent fasting. People will be visiting family and relatives, going out, gifting money to kids and small presents to adults and offering the Eid prayer together at the mosque. It's a truly bustling event! For the... Continue Reading →
Can you believe that May is already over? Time is so relative. I thought I didn't read much but looking back I've actually written 11 posts, read 6 books and DNFed 2-3. Haha, what constitutes as 'reading much' is relative, too. Links to 'read' books will direct you to my reviews and the ones for... Continue Reading →