Category Archives: Muslim

Yes, I am a Pakistani

Are you a Pakistani?” The first time I overheard this question, my daughter was five years old. We were attending a pre-wedding function at a friend’s home. It was 28 November 2008, and 10 terrorists from Pakistan had laid siege … Continue reading

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I was born to write this.

There is a song in Chak De! India that has a very unexpected effect on me. It happened first during a car journey. I was travelling to the Tees Hazari District courts with my 3-year-old daughter by my side. We were going … Continue reading

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5 Diwalis

He is a Muslim and I am Hindu. Both by birth and choice. The first year after we were married, we went over to my parent’s home and sat with them for the annual family Diwali puja. We sing a … Continue reading

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