Last night, I spoke to an adorable elderly white Methodist woman who had not only heard of Hyderabad, but had actually visited the city! Hyderabad has been on my mind quite a bit lately. First, it was the article we published in our journal examining theodicy and the Hyderabad Zakat & Charitable Trust - and… Continue reading Hyderabad on my mind
Upon the discussion of a book that a friend and I disagreed on (I liked it; she didn't), we naturally moved onto my favourite topic of discussion: Partition. Now when I say Partition, I'm usually referring to the Partition of the Indian subcontinent. Though I must say the entire enterprise of partition is a fascinating… Continue reading Why you like what you like: Ruminations on interests and how they may have actually chosen you.
Before I begin, I'd like to preface by adding that I dreamed I wrote this post. Well, actually, it was more along the lines of: I had just prayed fajr and wanted to go back to sleep; but in between that wanting-to-sleep and unfortunately-I'm-awake zone we all tussle with each morning, I started writing out… Continue reading I got 99 problems – and dishes are number one
It recently came to my attention that people might not know what Hyderabad is. In the short story that I just submitted for publication last Thursday (pray for me!), I decided to make the protagonist a Hyderabadi Muslim girl, not unlike myself. Fiction does not come easily to me. In fact, the only kind of… Continue reading Hyderabad: A Different Kind of Love Story