Nazaria – Book 3: Story of Kashmir

“Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast.” Amir Khusro very famously wrote about Kashmir, that if there is Heaven on Earth anywhere, it definitely is in Kashmir. But is it really so? Is Kashmir really the Heaven that we all want to go to? Kashmir Continue Reading

Nazaria – Book 2: An Indian Hindu What is Hinduism?

Who is a Hindu? How does one follow Hinduism? These are some of the questions that people do not even have the answers to, but claim to be a true follower or ‘Bhakt’. People do not have a proper understanding of their scriptures, and yet blame religion for the problems Continue Reading

Zindagi Ke Khareeddar

By Ruchi Roy “Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.” ~ Alice Walker ZINDAGI KE BAZAAR MAI INSAANIYAT KI NUMAAYISH HAI, INSAANO KE HAATHON MAI KHARIDNE KI TAAKAT HAI, DOOR KHADI DEKH RAHI THI MAI, KAISE BECHKE ZAMEER APNA JEE SAKTA HAI KOI, LEKIN NAHI Continue Reading

Nazaria – Book 1: An Indian Muslim

The Story of Banda Islamuddin An average Muslim person has more in common with an average Hindu person than the media or political parties let us believe. How many times do we find forming opinions about people based on their identity markers? When they are in reality all just a Continue Reading