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Prison Tales V: Badamwari Agony amidst Blossoms

Prison Tales V: Badamwari Agony amidst Blossoms

Nostalgia Mothers with Tiffin Carriers By ZGM Having cured chilblains contracted during harsh winters by running  on   fresh snowfalls with deer’s and stag’s thrill; we would be geared by mid-February to be back to the school. Soothing spring breeze greeted us on the way to school, at times the lone almond tree in full bloom in the cherry orchards around the Jamia-Masjid made us detour our journey through the flowering almond gardens inside the four centuries old walled city at the foothills of iconic Srinagar hillock. … Read entire article »

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Nostalgia : Prison Tales III

Nostalgia : Prison Tales III

Nostalgia Prison Stories III In A Different School ZGM In the din of war cries, with eyes glued to the television screen couple of lines from the book ‘Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sundance’ started echoing in my ears:  “I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for … Read entire article »

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Shamala Mufti’s Memoir And My Nostalgia

Shamala Mufti’s Memoir And My Nostalgia

  Nostalgia Connecting To  A Memoir ZGM  Everyone has a tale to tell and a nostalgia to share. Nostalgia is cathartic. Nonetheless, it is equally a life-writing that goes beyond biography. It not only ‘encompasses everything from the complete life to day-in-the-life, from the fictional to factional’ but it also connects us with others and their immediate past, social and cultural moorings. Some days back, a doctoral thesis by one of our young United States based scholar … Read entire article »

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Bombay Days 14. Spiritual Solace In Madding Crowds of Bombay

Bombay Days 14. Spiritual Solace In Madding Crowds of Bombay

Nostalgia Spiritual Solace in Bombay ZGM   Instantaneously, on my arrival, in February 1983, I had fallen in love in with metropolitan not only for its glamour and glitter, its pulsating evenings and safe nights but the honesty amidst the hullabaloo of crime and fraudulence. The cab drivers, mostly Muslims from   Kutchi Memon community that had come from Gujarat to the metropolitan in the early nineteenth century had earned trust with the commuters for their scrupulousness and integrity. … Read entire article »

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