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Fakhri Mohallah or Seher as we fondly call it is a traditional Gujarati style mohallah where the people belonging to the Aalvi Vohra community predominantly live. The mohallah houses the ancient Musanji Taj Saheb Mosque and my elders say that our great grandfather was the neighbor of the saint himself. It was a joyous and [...]
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Prologue : She slid her hands gently on the blades of the dewy grass that stood tall with delicate blossoms as she took each step towards the rising sun at the horizon with air in her hair, gleaming sharp eyes, adorned with an everlasting smile on her lips. It was all picture-perfect when suddenly there [...]
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Like an oyster were the seeds carrying this giant miracle in belly under the dust to tear it apart as lightening breakdowns the sky a sudden flash and I see the newly born crying out loud to the world let me grow smiling under sunshine playing in rain and then becoming a graceful lady with [...]
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Enchanted by her vigor and the poetry of her flow the sky cajoled her with sweet winds bringing the drizzles along. She blushed and gushed in the woods; the sky followed. In the starry night intoxicated with love she relented for him to hold her tight. Under the blanket of haze the sky gave up [...]
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Pious and pure, fragile and low, kind and devoted, was a humble soul. You won her, loved her, fought demons to save her so she could step in the fire and you could abandon her! Years of exile didn’t shatter her calm nor did the expulsion wound her heart. Your seeds she nourished in her […]

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Synopsis Anna was married to James, a raging alcoholic, and was held in an abusive relationship for several years. Even though the daily emotional exploitation was traumatic, she had accepted her fate and continued to live with her husband who was always apologetic for his dreadful actions upon returning to his senses. On a fateful [...]
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The impression of the stories narrated by my mother before kissing me “goodnight” still lingers in my mind. The fairy-tales, often accompanied by mythological stories from the Quran, Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Bible, crafted heroic pictures of the legendary characters in my imagination before I fell asleep. Once while traveling with my mom in an [...]
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Engrossed in the pleasures of the realm, ambitiously targeting the moon at every stage of life, struggling day in and out to liberate my soul from the viciously charming trap of desires and goals, which are nothing but a mirage that I fantasize a year long.   Then comes the span of Ramadan when all the rambling […]

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Every home has an allied tale Of Love, Grief, Ecstasy, Sorrow, Bonds, Heartbreaks, and more Strolling down the lanes of my town, Bustling with people and houses all around, The urban energy wavering in full flow I came across in the midst of this vibrant scene An atypical structure That stands still and serene. The wooden […]

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