At the stroke of midnight, mob of dedicated prayers flock into the temple for a chance to be the first person to plant incense sticks before their deitys. According to traditions, it is believed that the person who plants the first incense stick will receive the best luck and blessings. #Hellofrom Singapore
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Want to read a book on Partition?
I feel that all of us must step out of the formal information and dry statistics we learned from textbooks growing up, and begin reading personal accounts of just how harrowing it is to live in a politically charged enviroment. .
This time around I read The Weary Generation.
Hussein leads you into a story of love and marriage between two people from starkly different social backgrounds, which also mirrors the uneasy 'marriage' between the British and their empire. Naim, the son of a peasant, marries Azra, the daughter of a rich landowner, and their union is doomed from the start. Fighting for the British during the First World War, Niam loses an arm. Invalided home, he becomes angered at the subjugation of his countrymen under the Raj and aligns himself with the opposition. His ideals are swept away after Independence in 1947 when he realizes that, as Muslims, his family is no longer safe in their home and that they must migrate to the newly created Pakistan.
Such was the dilemma of millions during that time. It was partition of the soil then. The British, in their farewell agony of a lost and looter empire left us in bloodshed, and confusion. .
Today, it is partition of a different kind happening in India. Our minds divided, our allegiances tested, our history distorted. And once again, it is the resentment of another kind of "rulers" that is leading us to bloodshed.
May we rise above it.
May we fare better this time.
91313 January, 2020
Read this book, not just for the romantic comedy, but for the substantial display of courage, and honesty.
The Thakur sisters are five in number and named alphabetically.
Enters Dylan, a journalist who ruefully lambasts Debjani in an article on her maiden performance as news anchor on Doordarshan.
Girl meets boy and there is instant attraction.
But that's far from all.
Set in the years immediately after Indira Gandhi's assassination, Dylan is haunted by the Sikh massacre. He is tenacious and brave, does not falter in the face of mounting political pressure, his mission firmly set to help convict those involved in the pogrom.