If cultural norms cost so many lives every year, what's the harm in wrecking them?
March 2nd marks the 48th death anniversary of noted Urdu poet Syed Nasir Raza Kazmi, commonly known as Nasir Kazmi. Why am I writing about Nasir Kazmi on his death anniversary this year? Because I realized this year that my journey of reading and learning Urdu poetry began with Kazmi. I remember entering the Liberty… Continue reading Remembering Nasir Kazmi…..
Living in the West I have begun to resonate strongly with Fall. It was an unnamed season before but now a prominent season and mood in my life. Despite the beautiful shades of green, yellow and rust outdoors, happiness of the new academic year starting begins to fade away around October. The monotony of the… Continue reading Reboot with Fall goals
Old stone structures, French street names, and lots and lots of authentic poutine - this is what I had been primed about Montreal so far in Canada. But it was not until last month that I had the pleasure of visiting Montreal for a work trip. I had always heard about the city's French-Canadian culture… Continue reading Travelogue: quaint lanes of Old Montreal
A few months ago I decided to read more on my Kindle app, as I have been updating on this space on and off. While its been somewhat irregular lately, I did read a few great pieces in the e-book format that are worth discussing. Just a Name by Becky Monson I have a thing… Continue reading Reading Roundup: Some e-books I read this year…
Here's to summer 2019..its begun! Last year was all about understanding what I enjoy most outside of academics. It turned out having a hobby like knitting and getting back into reading for pleasure and then talking about it on my blog were a few things that bring me a lot of joy. So, this summer… Continue reading Summer Reading and More…
If I am reading something dense and literary on paper, I choose something light and comedic for my Kindle.
I've said this in a previous post that I found knitting a great self-taught hobby with tonnes of room to improve. But to be honest my last attempt at pursuing knitting with fruitful results didn't go down well. It was summer, a lot was going on and I couldn't produce final products which eventually took… Continue reading A perfect winter hobby…
I started this post a while ago with the intention of setting a reading list target. I even started a good reads shelf 'winter-break' but as time went plans changed. I had planned to read mainly but recently picked up a big knitting project (more on that soon!) and have started catching up a lot… Continue reading Winter break reading list
I have a not-so-great morning routine. I wake up stumbling out of my bed and have just enough time to get dressed, grab my stuff and a quick breakfast (that will be eaten in the office). This kind of rushed morning takes a toll on small things we must do that matter. Inspiration and processOne… Continue reading Morning water therapy