People seem to have lost their sense of proportion. Interactions are losing quality and an age of 'impressionists' has begun. This artificiality of relating to each other through verbosity, 'forwardosity' and 'instantisity' through a click is upsetting. It has dehumanized and brutalized us.
....little did I know that while discovering Athens and Greek heritage, my Syria experience would tug at the heartstrings.
Outside it continued to snow, and millions of light years away, Earth was relegated to ‘wait and watch’.
I write this memoir of Aleppo not as an obituary to that vivacious city, but as a reminder to its people and all of us. Cities like Aleppo survive, they grow back, rebuild and rebound
I guess, at last I have understood why it is important to celebrate the dawn of the New Year. Whatever day, month or time it is - all cultures and parts of the world have their new year demarcated.
..the reactions 'ordinary' gets are anything but regular or commonplace. Being ordinary is perceived as a sign of failure, of not having made it, or still a work in progress, aspiring to the extraordinary.
She had been lying there in the corner of the cold dark room, surrounded, suffocating with the others for what seemed an age. It had been a long journey, and now that the fatigue had worn off, she tried to move to look around at the others. "Why has there been no movement for so... Continue Reading →