Other than blogs and podcasts that I read/listen, there are quite a few enewsletters that I am subscribed to. Most are free, some are not. Below are the ones that I get most value out of and have survived my ruthless email filters and unsubscribing-trigger-friendly finger. Business: McKinsey Quarterly Top…

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Maryam turned four months old on 30 April 2009. By the time you would be reading this it would have been close to 30 May and she would have been 5. I overheard my dad mentioning once to someone on the phone, that, watching your kids growing up, makes you…

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photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ O God, as the great grandson of the Prophet (SAW) Imam Zainul Abideen says in his prayer of Thankfulness, “The most thankful of Thy servants has not the capacity to thank Thee, and the most worshipful of them falls short of obeying Thee…” but still we…

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The Arif & Ali blog is now on Twitter and AllConsuming.net. What’s Twitter? Twitter is this wonderful service to help stay in touch with friends no matter where you are by sending status updates of what you were doing. So be it you’re visiting a websites (or a cafe) you…

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It has been a little quiet at the Arif and Ali blog and there are a few reasons for that: Muharram Late December, Muharram began. It’s the beginning of the Islamic calendar and where the Islamic world remembers the sacrifice of great individual Imam Hussain ibn Ali Talib. His sacrifice…

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Our Gynacologist had asked us to come for a scan on Monday the 29th of December. Me, my wife and my mum had gone along. It had taken us pretty much the whole day at the hospital. Alhumdulillah, everything was normal and by evening my wife and mum were home….

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I’ve truly had fantastic teachers throughout my life. Right throughout school, through religious school, during my association with Toastmasters, at my first job at KPMG all in Dubai and right now in Bangalore I’m extremely fortunate to have got highly intelligent, most sincere and extremely dedicated personalities giving their best…

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As Muslims if we happen to miss one of our Daily Prayers, we don’t get off the hook that easily, we first have to make up for it by completing that very same prayer with the intention of it being “Qazaa” (ie late/delayed), as opposed to it being “Adhaa” (ie…

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Every old friend that I meet these days, the conversation usually goes like: Old Friend: Arif, Hi man! Long time no see. What’s happening? Me: Old Friend! So good to see you. Life’s wonderful. Busy as usual. Nothing new really. Old Friend: Hey, it’s been 2 years since you’ve married…

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