So Far, Yet So Close: Senegal And Kazakhstan

When I was about 10 years old my brother ran after beeping cars all the time. You ask why? Because at that time and even now in some regions of Kazakhstan, beeping cars going down the road tell us that somewhere there is a wedding. I remember moments when children from our yard gathered near the huge yurt with only one purpose – collect “shashu” … Continue reading So Far, Yet So Close: Senegal And Kazakhstan

Kazakh Hospitality In India. You Don’t Usually Think About Such Stuff Until It Breaks Into Your Life.

I have a good friend whose name is Altukha. Every time I speak about Kazakh hospitality, I remember him. Why hospitality? Altukha invites foreigners to his house, gives them a place to spend several nights, his family set the “dastarkhan” (table with lots of different national food) with our tasty foods, and, of course, show them the true Almaty. ” Here we drink three cups … Continue reading Kazakh Hospitality In India. You Don’t Usually Think About Such Stuff Until It Breaks Into Your Life.

Happiness Is Real When It’s Shared. #Homelessness

“Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something while you live and it is in your power.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations We decided to continue organizing small charity activities during Ramadan month and after it. Last week we went to the heart of Kuala Lumpur to give our help people that we … Continue reading Happiness Is Real When It’s Shared. #Homelessness

Happiness Is Real When Shared. #RamadanKareem

My first year fasting turned out to be quite interesting, I wanted to get a better idea on not only how to discipline myself, but also experience what other Muslims do, as fasting can unite us all, all nations, all races, all cultures unite on one principle as if we all have one heart it made me feel connected. After four days of fasting an … Continue reading Happiness Is Real When Shared. #RamadanKareem

Shocking Thaipoosam holiday in Kuala Lumpur

This is my third Indian festival or holiday this year. And I have to say that Thaipoosam in Kuala Lumpur is the holiday that you definitely have to see with your own eyes. Every time I experience cultures of different countries, and especially Indian culture, it inspires me to explore more and more cultures. It was early in the morning when I made my journey … Continue reading Shocking Thaipoosam holiday in Kuala Lumpur

A very very Merry Christmas in KL

To be honest, that was really fun! I have never seen such happy people of different ages, nationalities, and religions, gathered in one place, forgetting their problems at least for now and having fun kidding around. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! – I heard these words all the time in songs and movies about Christmas, but I, myself, have never celebrated a Christmas, … Continue reading A very very Merry Christmas in KL

Indian marriage. I have accepted many things in this country, but this … this is a big surprise for me

Friday. Work. I am sitting and looking through a calendar. Suddenly, I realize that it’s been almost two months already as I live in India. Do I miss Kazakhstan? – Of course, I do, especially I miss my family and friends. I miss that time when my family and I were going on the shore of the Caspian Sea, making barbecue, setting up the tent and … Continue reading Indian marriage. I have accepted many things in this country, but this … this is a big surprise for me