Embracing My Insecurities

Now that life has returned to a slower pace, I have started to unpack the learnings from 2017. I am slowly beginning to see where my insecurities are because for the most part, they remain...

Are you my alma mater?

Finding the right MBA program is like finding the family that speaks your language. They may not look or talk like you, but you feel “at home” because they understand and value you. I knew...

Diversity + Conflict = Maximimum Growth

It’s Sunday night and nearly 2am. I have class in 6 hours, but I have an urge to sit here in silence and write. It feels like a month has gone by. Flipping through my...

My Favorite Weekend at INSEAD: Basque Country

I was reluctant to sign up for another big group trip, as this generally means less independence, and sometimes leads to more confusion. Four months into the 10-month program, I was no longer going on...

Daily Nourishment

So far, I've shown you pictures of Iran from the inside out. Here's one looking from the outside in - this is me in my element: I am nourished by my daily reading practice....

Protected: The Confluence of Two Paths: Ismaili Gnosis and Jnana Yoga – The Start...

My best friend described finding “the one” like a game of Musical Chairs. She would say, “Sabrina, when the music stops, you marry the one you’re with.” But I think it’s more like a game of Go Fish; you keep fishing until you find your match. The last time I went fishing, I found the […]

Authenticity Circle: The Seed of a Conscious Community

Made in the Image of God The Universal Command is pure vision, unlimited possibilities, and entirely boundless. It ignites the Universal Intellect, through which thought is bound, defined, and then projected onto the Universal Soul....

Part I: The Launch of the Aga Khan Museum – A Personal Interpretation by...

Based on my previous research of the Aga Khan Development Network, I shared my personal interpretation of the purpose and relevance of the Aga Khan Academies almost two years ago (see earlier post: From...

From AKDN to AKA: A Systematic Vision

This paper addresses the following questions: “What is the primary purpose of AKDN?” “What are the essential values or ethics which inform the AKDN’s vision?” “How does the establishment of Aga Khan Academy support the vision of...

The Mehmani of My Soul

Touching fresh, home-cooked food was forbidden until my mother had set aside the best portions for Mehmani. I would watch her as she joyfully assembled a meal fit for a King - complete with...