The Universe Wants to Know!

(Picture by Jafar Shameem) Really! Do the two gentlemen in the picture really want to know why a Bollywood actor committed suicide! Are they aliens from another universe? Yet the sensation seeking media through its clamorous and raucous representatives keeps the airwaves and the print media busy day in and out debating and hammering the… Continue reading The Universe Wants to Know!

I love It !

By Saman Jawaid Baqir (Saman is daughter of Sumbul and Jawaid Baqir, who is my youngest brother, who is full time into farming and they also look after a school. They live in  Kichaucha Sharif, a village around 70 kms from Faizabad in Eastern UP. Saman studied in a School in Baskhari which is 6… Continue reading I love It !


In every walk of life in a society leaders materialize, whether born, trained or unwillingly thrust by design or circumstances. However, the person who reigns the country or the nation matters most to us as his actions affect our living.  Political leaders survive as long as their people want them, this happens in a democracy.… Continue reading Leader!

Humne Bhi Duniya Dekhi Hai

(Picture by Jafar Shameem) Humne bhi duniya dekhi hai Bulundy se Badlon ki suhbat mein Neeche behad Shandar qudarti aur insani takhliquen hai Qayam hain sab barqarar Khamoshi mein Karte hain hum  safar din raat apne guzare ke liye Na Khauf mausam ka, na hi badalon ke takrane ka Khaliq ke hum nazdik hain, woh… Continue reading Humne Bhi Duniya Dekhi Hai

“Office” a Review

by Eshan Shameem The TV Serial  “Office” by NBC is one of my most favorites shows of all time. It has great storytelling, great character development, and great jokes. It has won five Emmy's and Steve Carell won a Golden Globe for best actor while on the show. In the review I would like to… Continue reading “Office” a Review


By Colonel VN Thapar (Colonel VN Thapar is my course mate from National Defence Academy, King Squadron. I consider it a compliment to include a write up by him on a book written by him baring the facts that led to the martyrdom of his very dear son in the Kargil battle. From my comprehension… Continue reading THE LIFE OF A KARGIL WAR HERO

Waiting for THE Vaccine

The season for testing and tracing continues in full swing. Millions are tested positive for the Corona virus and millions remain to be traced for testing. How long will this last? When can I play golf and have my lemonade in the bar, minus the ‘social distancing’ from my friends? The consensus echoes from known… Continue reading Waiting for THE Vaccine

Drawing a Mermaid!

By Serena Shameem (Sharing a lesson from Serena; she is seriously engaged in polishing her artwork in the free period during the corona-virus hiatus! Baqir Shameem)   (Serena is the younger daughter of Jafar and Tehmina Shameem and is in First Grade in Elementary School Woodmoor, Seattle)   (Norway in summer, Picture by Jafar Shameem)… Continue reading Drawing a Mermaid!


by Yameena Shameem (When she was four years old, while walking her to her nursery, she stopped suddenly, looked at me and said in disgust, “You are so big and you know nothing!” I told her that she was right! I had shown my ignorance when she had asked me to tell her the name… Continue reading Lift

Simba the Redeemer

by Eshan Shameem (The Coronavirus pandemic came as a boon to the school children! They stayed at home and remained enwrapped with the games on their mobiles or the laptops, day in and day out! When all pleadings to disengage and take recourse to actionably healthier activities failed, my grandsons were gifted Simba by their… Continue reading Simba the Redeemer