Chronicling our lives for our witnesses is something we strive for throughout. It is what gives our existence meaning and value.
After eighteen years spent in Greece, Mr. Khaleel provided us shelter and warmth, welcoming us from the moment we had peeped in the door. It is these people, along with the likes of Sundar Pichai and Indra Nooyi, who carry the flame of their home country abroad.
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.