Did not anticipate its arrival But it arrived Did not knock on our doors Rather it welcomed itself in Emptied out grocery shelves Crushed our coffee dates Many of us read Some sang beautiful notes Others danced to those beats And we paused as our beloved land began to heal Lockdown in all homes Fines imposed Airports and schools closed As mass burials … Continue reading Coronavirus by Kaif Ul Wara
Social media and the news has been particularly intense over the last few months. Of course, daily national or international news can be overwhelming in general, but since the pandemic and the recent Civil Rights movement, media has been quite consuming. At the beginning of a series of global lockdowns, a British news channel advised viewers to be wary of how much time you spend … Continue reading Moderating Your Media Intake
We met on a dark, gloomy Winter night Emotions shattering Like a broken glass You knock on my door As my palms sweat, Tears flow down my eyes Knowing you bring with you Loneliness, anger and pain Yet somehow, I allow you in And here you are, always so near like a shadow of the past Wanting to repeat history On a … Continue reading Anxiety by Kaif Ul Wara
Our guest blogger, Kaif Ul Wara, studying Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Laws, shares her experience of Ramadan during COVID-19. Since I was a little girl, I have known to observe Ramadan with friends and extended family. My favourite memories are of hosting and attending Iftar dinners with family and going to mosques. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! Everything I ever knew or did to observe … Continue reading Ramadan in Isolation!