I love walking in the wood, around the antique & vintage things, on the trail, along the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one’s batteries 💡 #thoughtoftheday#chasinglight#rajasthan
This was my second time trying to spot a #tiger in the wild in India. #Pench was a disappointment in 2007 and now this #Periyar Tiger Reserve was just a little better than a joke. Hopefully third time’s a charm this December at #Ranthambore .
'Book Review: Remanants of a separation (2/2)'
"There was no point in thinking about it; we could not go back there. But the truth is, even though I might try to forget- trust me, I have been successful in doing so for many years- I know that I can never truly get over what the partition did to us."
I was always of the opinion that objects represent materiality and hence are superficial but this book has changed my opinion in making me realize that objects do play a very critical role in family collectively, if not an individual. 'Was it at all easy to leave everything behind when they knew that they had nothing on the other side?' is that one question, out of many, that has always intrigued me. And I have always wanted to ask this if gotten a chance. Thanks to writer, Aanchal Malhotra, a got my questions answered.
What I liked the most about the manner of writing or should I say narration of the writer is that the reader won't find the writer's biased opinion anywhere. @aanch_m has simply written the conversations she had with the people living on the sides of the border and left it to the reader to interpret. This book leaves the reader moved, upsetting their mind by its exceptional description of the partition time but at the same time it leaves such a calming impression on the minds of the reader that one would feel ecstatic.
The author shares expriences of many survivors whom she had interviewed and I cannot pick a single favorite chapter because it has plenty beautiful memories, stories. The memories that they share are so rejuvenating that as I progressed to read, it left a lasting impression on my mind.
1) Heart-wrenching description of the partition times, interestingly rivetting.
2) One could feel the horror that was "the partition".
3) Those who are interested in reading about the time around partition, this book is for them.
4) A perfect blend of emotions and practicality.
MASALAH Also known as Masaal Tchot, Masala Lavasa or simply Masaal, this is the Kashmiri equivalent of a wrap.
Typically a breakfast dish that is both filling and delicious, the masalah is made with a soft Kashmiri bread called Lavasa (similar to naan) which is stuffed with a chickpea mash and doon chetin, a chutney made with walnuts, radish, yogurt and green chillies. Super comforting and delicious. I'll admit here that I had two.
Video Credits: @cheftzac