ease

after hardship comes ease i know but its hard to tell ur heart to quiet down to muster strength to carry on when all looks so glum its difficult but yet I hope for the dark clouds to show that silver lining and reveal to me that ease which my heart yearns for for isn’t …

Surviving through Kashmir Floods

This is my story 6th September was my cousins mehendi _ day before the wedding day. We  didnt go the whole day as it was cold and rainy and it would be difficult to manage with a new born. My elder son who is 6 was bored and we spent the day playing word building. …

Palestine – Facebook Profile Covers

If you haven’t read this article yet, you should: Ten things you need to know about Gaza and if you haven’t updated your facebook profile cover yet, you should! Its a very small gesture to show your support and solidarity with the innocent people of Gaza who have had their homes taken away from them …

Palestine – facebook profile covers

Facebook has been removing pictures from Gaza to hide the agression taking place in Palestine. Use facebook to protest and share your concern (the least that you can do) with the world Here are facebook cover profiles for you. Click to view the image, download and set as your facebook profile cover.

The Autumn Leaves Still Fall

It’s early morning in Srinagar. The chinar leaves are fluttering in Lal Bazar. The sweepers are busy clearing the leaves from the roads. While walking through the tiny lanes that lead to ‘Rasool Kandur’ (Rasool the Baker), Charagh Baigh a 14 year old boy, hears a woman cursing the Autumn season, “Yem harud’an tul toas …

In search of the perfect leader

Who is the leader you identify with? Well, let me put the question differently – who do you think is the leader of our nation (let’s be specific about Kashmir here, though the same questions are applicable anywhere under the sun). Was there ever a leader that you thought you’d just give your trust and …

Certificate of no sympathy

It is hereby to award the Jammu and Kashmir police of not being militant sympathisers. I do understand that the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir said, “We don’t need anyone’s certificate.” but in reality the police gets a certificate each time a ‘militant’ is caught and killed or caught and tried for the militant actions. …

Khandar – The Kashmiri Wedding – part 4

What started off as a small note on the food preparation for Kashmiri Weddings has somehow got me into putting into words my experiences, perceptions, ideas on Kashmiri Wedding in a series of articles. Part 2 talked of the match-making process, while the last article – part 3 – talked of the ‘Nishayn’ or engagement, …