Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, the Jama Masjid (Masjid-i Jahān-Numā), situated in the heart of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It is not the first time that I am writing about Jama Masjid and the reason behind is the spiritual call one can feel when entering the grand and … Continue reading The Three-Pictures Tour of Jama Masjid
Dharamshala – The Godly City
Planning a trip is often a tedious task. It requires the traveller to dig deep into the purpose of the voyage and those who choose glamor over meaning often surrender to the normal tourism. I initially opted for different cities within India but at the end, after pondering much over the purpose of my voyage, … Continue reading Dharamshala – The Godly City
Journeying into the Democratic Republic of Congo – how it started?
It wasn't too long since it all began. That call at the golden hour was the most unexpected call. Yes, I was called for an interview to work as a contractor for the United Nations. I thought, despite the call, that it would be almost impossible to secure the job. The first interview went on … Continue reading Journeying into the Democratic Republic of Congo – how it started?
Wisdom – where is it found?
Books? That's the first thing that crosses our mind as we come across words like "wisdom" and "knowledge" but the reality, at least to me, is far from this. When I was still at school, I had this notion that books only are the doors to wisdom but after completing my studies from institutions made … Continue reading Wisdom – where is it found?
Our dwindling purpose in a budding world
When an elephant goes berserk, one would presume that the poor creature might have stumbled upon an ant unless folklore is a lie. While this article aims not to preserve the mystics of folklore, it does shed light on the so far abstruse anecdote that shall eventually lead to the demystification of our purpose on … Continue reading Our dwindling purpose in a budding world
The Journey to God
Neither is this a confession nor a justification; a mere expression it is. Like a vortex, entrenched in illusion and delusion, was this world when as a naive seeker, with knowledge meagre and mind uncertain, I felt the urge to find not just the answers to my uncertainties and doubts, but the questions too. I … Continue reading The Journey to God
Istanbul never lies
Six hours. This is the duration of the flight from Kigali International Airport, Rwanda, to Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey. It all came as a surprise to me that I have to transit via Istanbul to reach my final destination: Mauritius. As an adventurous young man, the surprise was a pleasant one. While Turkish Airlines managed to … Continue reading Istanbul never lies
Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
Until we open our eyes more to a country's glories and blind ourselves to its scars, I'm of the view that the art of traveling is nothing else but just a lifeless bucket-list. I have seen some new mornings in the past couple of months; mornings that are made up of chirping birds, dancing waves of untouched lakes, … Continue reading Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre
Make coffee, not war
Moshi is the smallest municipality in the Kilimanjaro Region and it is principally inhabited by the Chagga and Pare ethnic groups. This part of the world is still untouched by technology and prides itself for conserving its biodiversity. I was drawn by the solace of nature, the slow pace of life of the place, the … Continue reading Make coffee, not war
In my mid-twenties, when I was sojourning in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a great man told me “Once you drink the water in Africa, you will come back again”. I had little or almost no idea of what those words meant when they were being uttered but on the 3rd of September 2016, those … Continue reading Inside Zanzibar