Originally ransom was demanded for the release of life. It used to be said, 'your money or your life'. Now ransom is demanded for data release. Slowly and steadily, as humans have crept along the technology curve, life has transformed into packets of data.
"Let go" the two magical , short and simple words are replete with confusion and difficulty. Whether flowing from ancient philosophical thought or the Whatsapp message of a friend, these two words are doled out as advice, as a solution and as a way of life.
Capturing the magic of movies and encapsulating the thrill into a dream-like day is the essence of a visit to Universal Studios.
Chronicling our lives for our witnesses is something we strive for throughout. It is what gives our existence meaning and value.
After eighteen years spent in Greece, Mr. Khaleel provided us shelter and warmth, welcoming us from the moment we had peeped in the door. It is these people, along with the likes of Sundar Pichai and Indra Nooyi, who carry the flame of their home country abroad.
People seem to have lost their sense of proportion. Interactions are losing quality and an age of 'impressionists' has begun. This artificiality of relating to each other through verbosity, 'forwardosity' and 'instantisity' through a click is upsetting. It has dehumanized and brutalized us.
....little did I know that while discovering Athens and Greek heritage, my Syria experience would tug at the heartstrings.