Berlins beauty- Day 225

Berlin is a city unlike any I have ever encountered. It reeks of beauty build on tight crossroads of pain and tragedy. It reminds me of roses, spring, despair, a city that was once built brick by brick and broken down missile by missile.  When in Berlin, you don’t have a choice but to face harsh realities…

Day 61- Spain

Hello everyone. Last Wednesday, our school took us to meet and talk to a Syrian Refugee. To tell you the truth, I’ve always wanted to learn more about pain. I believe that the lessons you can learn from even hearing about the pain someone has been through can move mountains. It’s a part of the…

Day 25- Belgium

How to survive being an exchange student in 5 simple steps: Month 1 (Easy version) (i) Immerse yourself in the language. Notice how listening to things you don’t understand all day gives you a slight headache in your left temple and all of a sudden you’re aware of how numb your body feels. Regret your…

Day 23- Belgium

Things that my inner voice has said to me the past few days on train rides in a foreign country I now call home; (i) I wonder why there is no universal language if all the emotions we try to convey are more often than not the same with just different strings of alphabets joined…

Revolution. 

Dear revolution,  See I have burnt too many letters in the past to take words for granted again.  So when I have finally mustered the courage to write to you, know that it is the product of words I’ve left unsaid.  My words make love to each other like estranged souls Even if most ears…

The world as a “United Nation”

If every challenge could be combated hand in hand; if the blame game was one only played by those below the age of five; if we all stopped turning our backs on one another; if everyone was respected and accepted for who they chose to be; if there was mutual understanding and ego ceased to…

What good is war?

In a world, that today, stands still after the attacks in Brussels; the entire Muslim community is being held under doubt and scrutiny. In a world where some countries are more important than the others and the tremors of superiority complex are felt on an international level.  A world where it is understood that some…

A brief timeline of the cold war

Hey readers, I’d written this article for publishing in the official newsletter of the Acadia University, Canada. The newsletter is called “The Athenaeum”. I won this publication as a result of my journalistic skills at a conference. The newsletter can be found here on page 7.  Hope you enjoy it!  Regards  The voice behind the veil The…

“What good is war?”

Trembling from inside a mature mind He stared into the distance, A man who lost his childhood at merely fourteen. It’s true what they say, “What good has war brought us?” A mother who lost her child, A brother in search of his little sister. A husband, longing to see his wife, just one last…