Flipping through the pages of yet another piece of fiction, I had an epiphany. There was something wrong. The book was well-paced. Nice plot. Then what was it? After a few moments of silence, I got the answer.
Hiraeth is a Welsh word that refers to the longing for a home that no longer exists.
On one of my visits to Varanasi long back, I went to the nearby Chunar Fort by sheer luck. It was my birthday and all I wanted from my parents was to go stare at a Fort’s ruins. Well, they smiled and agreed. They are awesome that way!
Originally posted on Sree is travelling:
“Do you know why Kiri is kept in a cage, alone and away from rest of the chimps?” The caretaker enquired It was a sunny afternoon and the “zookeeper for a day” at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) in Entebbe (Uganda) was proceeding in an amazingly awesome way.…
I woke up this morning to the sounds of Vande Mataram, right outside my bedroom window in my society’s grounds.
Originally posted on Radical Copyeditor:
Full image description. Language is a tool. It can make our worlds bigger or make them smaller. It can be used to create connection or to cause harm. It can affirm or it can disparage. When it comes to how we describe marginalized aspects of ourselves or others—things that are…
This week was low-key in terms of writing practice, so the cover picture is a repeat. Now that I straightened that out, something interesting happened, you guys! 🙂
Europe in the centre and the world pretty much around it. A mere coincidence or a remnant of the world’s colonial past?
Originally posted on WWA:
Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Last week I had an urge to find Sir Ganga Ram Agarwal Ashram and photograph it. I didn’t have much of a difficulty to locate it as its in Evacuee Trust Building occupied by Department of Health at 2-Court Road Lahore. Its…
When I used to think of Russia earlier, I used to think of cold weather, beautiful architecture and great writers. Today, I think of it in much more vivid terms. Orenburg shawls. Imperial porcelain. Valenki and samovars. Podstakanniks. Ah! The list is too long.