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…

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…

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…

Following Shantaram. Bombay.

Perizat, a good friend of mine from Almaty has presented me a book called “Shantaram”. I heard a lot about this book: someone told about a journey of the main character, someone told about real love and devotion, and someone told that this book teaches you the respect. After I read this book, by the…

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…

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…