Category: miscellaneous

Here cometh 2021

This is in continuation to a previous post, which you can read here. In that post, I try to lay out all the facets of my personality that I am unhappy with and I would like to vanish along with the year 2020. This post will be more hopeful and will lay out how I could change what I was and what lies on the path ahead. These will be the answer to the grievances, my jawab-e-shikwa. Read more...

Death to my 2020-self

Yesterday, I was watching the Netflix show Death to 2020. It’s a funny mockumentry with a stellar starcast about a horrible year that will be over soon. Watch the trailer here. It is up to anyone’s guess what 2021 will be like, but by all means it is very difficult for the coming year to be worse than what it was. Personally, it was a horrible year for myself too. With the pandemic spreading, I joined Twitter to keep up with all the developments and quickly developed opinions about Indian politics and climate change, some of which I will consider quite radical now. Read more...

Initializing my new blog

New beginnings Here is a couplet Dr. Bashir Badr. कोई फूल धूप की पत्तियों में हरे रिबन से बँधा हुआ वो ग़ज़ल का लहजा नया नया न कहा हुआ न सुना हुआ Here’s a translation in English: A flower, leaves seemingly like the sun, tied together with a green ribbon, The poetry here is very new, never before seen, never before heard of. Read more...