As a young girl, Ramadan always brought excitement and joy. I loved waking up at the crack of dawn to enjoy my mother’s homemade parathay, or South Asian flatbread, a filling meal to conquer the day with.
But as I graduated college and joined the working world, my sentiment around fasting became very different than the one you’d hear from 15-year-old me:Suddenly, fasting isn’t as exciting as it used to be.
Client calls all day? Hello dry throat. On your feet for 8+ hours? Hello slowly decaying limbs. Staring at excel spreadsheets? Try not to fall asleep on your desk.
In many Muslim countries, businesses have adjusted working schedules to accommodate for the holy month by starting and ending the work day later.
Meanwhile in the United States, many major companies host annual iftar dinners that celebrat