I recently upgraded from Manga Studio EX to the new Clip Studio EX. It’s mostly the same, except for a new Animation feature. I’ve been exploring animation as a way to make my blog posts more visually interesting.  I found Clip Studio EX easy enough for beginners to do simple animations….

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When you wait for all your doubts to clear. When you refuse to take action unless and until you have the information needed to take an unequivocally “correct” decision, you close yourself to possibilities. You are so focused on the vibration of “Not”… “Not taking a chance” “Not going to…

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They’re all courting and wooing Indians! First it was the hostesses at British Airways Airlines who joined their hands to greet us in a namaste. The Fins took it a step further and did an entire dance in celebration of Indian Republic Day. Lastly, Luftansa joined the bandwagon, assuring us…

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Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford, is inspiring. I’ve watched it a couple of times. A line that stood out for me is when Steve says, “I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life.” Well friends, now, I’ve gotten lucky too. Since December 2012,…

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An amazing short film, inspired by actual CIA research files.  Just 15 minutes long.  Have a look.   Note to Dennis Lu (the Director): You really should start a Kickstarter to raise funds for part two.

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“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” Wow, I feel like the Genie from Disney’s Alladin, as he comes out of the lamp after being cooped up for Ten-Thousand Years screaming, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” Over the last twelve months or so I had been busy studying Arabic, Philosophy, Theology and other subjects. The studies had been really intense,…

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Sufi Comics started as an experiment 3 years ago on our blog, and Alhamdulliah a lot has happened during the last 3 years: * Published a book: 40 Sufi Comics * Comics are being translated in 4 languages… more languages coming soon * Is used in Madrasahs around the world…

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There are three things that I can’t imagine life without. – Chocolate – Coffee Breaks – and Wikipedia. Almost everyday I visit wikipedia to learn about some Person, Event, A piece of history, a bit of science…gosh the list goes on. When reading news online they have references to events…

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