वो, तुम्हारे भीतर वाली दुनिया

वो तुम्हारे भीतर वाली दुनिया कभी शांत, स्थिर, मूक सी, आडंबर को ताकते हुए निस्तब्ध रहकर सिद्धी पाती है। कभी अचानक... उपद्रवी सी होकर हंगामा मचाती है। धरातल खंगर सा लगे पर भीतर अश्रु बहाती है। बेदाम, दुस्साहसी बन कर आज़ादी चाहती है। मगर तुम उसका हाथ थाम लेते हो लम्बा सा सुफियाना भाषण देकर, … Continue reading वो, तुम्हारे भीतर वाली दुनिया


Hiraeth- Partition Stories from 1947

My grandmother died almost ten years ago. I remember her last few years, when she would invariably express her desire to visit her maternal home, one that she hadn’t been to in a long time. One that was now just another version of the place she had once known. What is that one thing that … Continue reading Hiraeth- Partition Stories from 1947

फ़हरिस्तों वाली ज़िन्दगी

खुले मैदानों से निकलकर फ़हरिस्तों मे कैद हो गई ज़िन्दगी न जाने कब आंकड़ों मे खो गई सीलन भरी दीवार पर धूप की लकीर खींचा करती थी ज़िन्दगी कभी थोड़े मे ही खुशियां सींचा करती थी आज बेहिसाब बकिट लिस्टों के बारे मे हो गई ज़िन्दगी न जाने कब आंकड़ों मे खो गई हर एक … Continue reading फ़हरिस्तों वाली ज़िन्दगी

My Friend Alexa, Season 4- Reflection Post

The My Friend Alexa campaign, Season 4, was conducted by Blogchatter in September, 2019. Being a newbie blogger, I have just been trying to find my feet in the blogging world. After a rather slow start, I had participated in Blogchatter’s A to Z Challenge 2019, which was conducted in April this year. For both … Continue reading My Friend Alexa, Season 4- Reflection Post

The End is Just Another Beginning

I have always believed that there was history before history, and there is history after history. For every end is just another beginning. When I started “A Not-so Historical Tale of Shimla Town”, I had just one book in my hand (Edward J Buck’s ‘Simla: Past and Present’, published in the year 1904). Which meant … Continue reading The End is Just Another Beginning

The End of An Era

The story of Simla in the 19th century was written by the British. It was their ideal retreat and they planned everything about Simla- from its shape and features to its social framework and destiny…or so, they thought. What they did not realize in their zeal and over-enthusiasm was that they had sown, within the … Continue reading The End of An Era