Kashmiri Wedding - Part 3
For those of you who have visited my blog before, you might have already read a little something about the Kashmiri Wedding here.
While preparation of food (see Khandar the Kashmiri Wedding) is a very elaborate and lavish affair, the process of finding your soul-mate, the koshur-way is a complicated and tiring process (see Khandar the Kashmiri Wedding – Part 2. )
While talking of the match-making process, I had actually talked of how the ‘thap’ or ‘catching the bride’ is done. 🙂 [It is nothing like it sounds really – don’t start visualizing the savage men running after and catching women. It is a very simple (though in cities it can get very complicated .. but that is another topic), affair. The girl meets the boy’s family and is given a gift as a proof of consent for the marriage. Continue reading
Posted in Kashmir, Kashmiri life, Life, Muslim issues, Muslim Sisters
Tagged Bride, Engagement, Feast, Groom, Kashmir, Marriage Rituals, Nikah, Wazwan, Wedding
I never thought it would come to this. I have been closing the windows and even suffocating myself in this heat just to make sure that the rats that I have heard of don’t walk in. Yes it’s a pigeon infested area, with rats running around happily. I saw one outside our bedroom window once and I never left the window open.
And here I was, walking into the kitchen to get my glass of water before I go to sleep and I had a feeling that there was someone – something – behind me. I switch on the lights – and eeeeek! a rat – or maybe a mouse – but it was ratty indeed — quickly made its way out from the exhaust fan opening. It all happened in a flash and I was calling for help. Continue reading
Posted in Life
Tagged Pest control, Rats
Who's the bad guy?
Now that Osama has been officially declared dead, I wonder who is going to be the next ‘bad guy’.
The fight between good and evil always exist (well the good needs to do a lot of good to itself, and needs a bad guy to bear the brunt of it all). We have seen major BIG bad guys defeated – the soviet communists, then the evil Saddam and recently the Bad Osama. Continue reading
Close your eyes and think of yourself as a child. Think of what used to amuse you and what made you happy.
The little pleasures of life.
As I do that, I think of our garden and me sitting in the porch looking at the little in our garden tree with yellow flowers all over it. Yes its spring and the grass is turning green. Everything looks fresh. And a yellow flower in my hand.
And the day is ending, darkness hiding the bright day light. Its time to go inside.
What a question? Some years back, I used to feel so disgusted (and I mean DISGUSTED), when I saw women discuss what they cooked every single day! I mean seriously, when there is so much happening in the world – so many things to ponder upon, why in the world are women stuck to this? (and of course the discussion of other not-so-noble things) Continue reading
Well this isn’t the first time I have written I am back, or as I read a tweet from Rubban, BRB – my brb didn’t quite become a brb all this while. Where have I been? I have been hibernating…and that’s the closest I can get to explaining my absence.
I have been here.. online most of the time but still not writing. My train of thoughts that are so sakooterish went hidden somewhere.. and I just couldn’t get myself to write. I guess there have been too many changes that life has brought. And seriously, its good to be back. I haven’t rummaged at my key board like this for ages. Continue reading