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Current Events 6: ‘Ghar Wapsi’, the Homecoming

Ten years ago, my mother died with an unfulfilled dream in her eyes. Dream of seeing her home for one last time, home that she and my father had built saving each and every penny they could manage, home that was meant to house high hopes and dreams for their children and their future. My… Continue reading Current Events 6: ‘Ghar Wapsi’, the Homecoming

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Current Events 2: Seeing Anew

Why had Kareem-bhai and his friends bombed the army-camps? They were wrong. The soldiers who rescued me, ammi, and thousands in our flood-ravaged village weren’t the enemy. Who was? “I’ll join the army, protect my people,” 14-year-old Hamida suddenly beamed. “Inshallah, may more children see the light,” said her ammi. Image: Source  ****** A post dedicated… Continue reading Current Events 2: Seeing Anew

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Current Events

In a dilapidated hall of what was once a prestigious college in a small city of the troubled border-state that had seen many decades of ethnic cleansing and terrorism, the young, energetic and dynamic cabinet minister of the newly elected central government was speaking to a large audience of students, teachers, soldiers and out-of-work businessmen.… Continue reading Current Events

Fictional Jottings · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

From Those Other Worlds

Cushions. Check. Colour. Check. Wall-art. Check. Pizzazz. Check. Midnight. Even the most inviting divan couldn’t do it. Her monkey-mind kept running over many details. Her tired body, aching knees, sore back….all were craving for rest. But she was too restless. And then the music began… Three days later, their dream-home was almost all set. Back… Continue reading From Those Other Worlds