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Bari La Deosai – Land of the Dead

Bari La Deosai – Land of the Dead A hasty plan landed us in Deosai on the morning of Saturday. We planned it out on text messages and decided we will be travelling to Bari La in Deosai. ‘La’ is a Balti word for mountain pass and Bari La is…

Ten myths that keep us colonised

Ten myths that keep us colonised Until a couple of hundred years ago, most human population lived nomadic lives. This changed for most of us when our lands were stolen and/or our elders compromised by deceit, subjugation, and physical as…

Just like that—Happy Independence

All the past losses All the past hurts All the past murders All the past lies All gone Just like that. Welcome to Independence Day! Just like that We are told we are free. What if: our losses don’t stop; Our hurts deepen; More…

The Diamond Jug

The Diamond Jug Part 1 Imagine that there is a jug made of diamonds And full of life-giving fluids sitting on a table. Now, imagine that someone comes along And says: This jug and everything in it is mine. The owners of the jug reject this…