Lohri a north Indian festival is celebrated around harvest time in mid January. Traditional attire, traditional food, song and dance encircling bonfires is a common sight at most squares in Punjab and many other parts of Northern India. This is also an occasion to give adulations and honour a newly wed bride into the family as well a welcome to new borns in the family.
The feast of fasting comes here A festival that calls for share and care For all those faithful so Islamic The day observed with zest terrific Bringing to end the month Ramadan When fasting formed a vital form Begin the day with a sweet something Signifying new sweet beginnings And praying Fajir in the … Continue reading EID AL FITR
Nairobi blooms with Jacaranda upsurge all around. A poem in praise of the rich purple spread around.
The Hindu Sindhis celebrate Cheti Chand as their New year. Since the partition of India only a fraction of Sindhis remained in Sindh territory which came under Pakistan. Thousands of Sindhi families that were forced to abandon their abode during the partition of the country migrated to India and various other parts of the world. Since there is no state that belongs to this growing community, they are recognized as world citizens and have adapted themselves to respective cultures and continents. The uniting factor is their culture that marks Cheti Chand as their day of identity.
Reposting this as a follow up on my work “Shame and guilt” when the #Me too seems to making rounds. There are so many victims and so few voices.
You are going to get through this. In 2 years time you’ll be sat on your bed writing a blog post on how you conquered inpatient, are in a home of your own, and can finally close your eyes at night without seeing the devil in the darkness of your eyelids. Your going to be get through this, You won’t have to worry about those ‘how are you feeling? Don’t answer that. I will tell you how you are feeling because you can’t tell me.’ you won’t have to think about the constant darkness surrounding you everyday of your life, tell someone, tell them now, sooner rather than later because they will believe you M, they really believe you. They support you, they’ve held you up, they’ve got you help, they love YOU. Not him. HEs lying, everything he says is a lie. You need to ignore who he was and…
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The Sindhi New Year is known as Cheti Chand as it is observed at the beginning of the Sindhi Month Chet.