Underneath the Shadows

That afternoon in the month of May in 1950 in Sirohi village of Central India, was as bright and fierce as the reinvigorating blood that started flowing through the veins of this young democratic, republic country. 16-year old Mohan was excited to leave for the capital city in a few days. His mother was emotional … Continue reading Underneath the Shadows

Sunset with Mr. Toby

Mr. Toby Twain and his grandson Robert moved to Canada from New York city in 1931. This generation of chemists, owned a successful business in America but the shattering Great Depression of 1930s took away the dreams and hopes of millions including them, causing nation wide migration. Canada was not spared in these troubled times … Continue reading Sunset with Mr. Toby

Gazing Stars of the Desert

Sand storm in the eternal desert of Arabia filled nomads of the 11th century with exasperation and helplessness. There were hundreds of souls who begged the gods to show mercy.The winds blew constantly for five days and five nights, taking away many lives and stock. On the sixth day, the dust settled. The elders amongst, … Continue reading Gazing Stars of the Desert

Murmurs of Oud

When young 15-year old Jeriah saw his gift, a new wave of excitement to learn ‘Oud’ took him with it, into an unknown companionship of tranquility for all his living years. His father was a carpenter who brought him this musical instrument on his way back from northern Egypt in the early 14th century. Jeriah … Continue reading Murmurs of Oud

Butterflies

It’s Time.. It is the late September of 1970, today’s autumn morning in the english house of Davidson’s started rather hastily than usual. It is the last weekend of the autumn carnival at their town before it moves to Scotland. The kids 10-years old Sebastian and 5-years old Betty are running impatiently up and down … Continue reading Butterflies