The Man With a Lost Origin

In India, there's a typical tradition to ask people about their place of origin when we meet. Where's your native place? Everyone has an origin within the country but I'm an odd one out. I don't have an origin in India; all the past glory is lost. Sometimes, I feel like no man's land. My … Continue reading The Man With a Lost Origin

The Lahore Connection

My father was born in Chiniot and spent his early childhood in Lahore. After the partition, he came to Delhi, and eventually to Mumbai, where I was born. All my life I heard his childhood stories from Lahore. He would tell me about his palatial home, the games he played, the vendors that came during the … Continue reading The Lahore Connection