I am up early after going to sleep on the sofa out in the living room. I wake up sometime in the night and walk past my uncle and cousins who are up watching the Croatia-Nigeria match. It was almost stoppage time and the Croats were two goals to the good. Another African heartbreak, when … Continue reading Post Eid Fajr
We stand by the road that stretches along the beach in Mugadar area of Calicut. The Kannamparamb Mosque and the huge, iconic grave yard that overlooks the sea on the other side of the road is a sight to behold. The new gate and entrance towards the mosque gives it a unique look compared to … Continue reading Mosques, Calicut, Ramadan – I
This is my dear Abdur Rahman Ustad. Ustad here refers to a teacher or a master. I used to learn Arabic and a little Qur'an from him as a high school kid. At the same time, he used to make it a point to clarify doubts he had in English. To remain a learner as … Continue reading The Khutbah
The Indian national football team has beaten Macau 4-1 to top the group and enter the Asian cup for the fourth time! On the other hand, each and every attacking or defensive move by the Indian under 17 football team at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup makes me wonder, there is much more this 'sleeping … Continue reading Football Fever
Tariq Ali, the blurb says, is a writer and filmmaker, long time political activist and campaigner. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics, including The Clash of Fundamentalisms and Bush in Babylon. The first novel in his Islamic Quintet, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, has received wide acclaim and was … Continue reading Book Review – The Idea of Communism, Tariq Ali
It is the third Monday of September, and I have not written my first blog post of the month yet. As things stand, it is clear that I would not be able to post one for this week either. It would be possible to get your mind off something banal by getting back to writing … Continue reading Ayyo!
We have always known this shop (first from left) as 'Shettigar'inde pedia' or Shettigar's Shop. It used to and continues to have an answer to almost everything the house needs. From tarkaari (vegetables) to masala powder, akki (rice) and other grocery, the shop has it all! This shop though holds a special allure to the … Continue reading The Shop