Connecting Earth and Heaven

Picture by Jafar Shameem The waterfalls, a traditional burial site to the Snoqualmie people, are the place where “First Woman and First Man were created by Moon the Transformer,” where “prayers were carried up to the Creator by great mists,” that rise from the powerful flow,  and these mists rising from the base of the… Continue reading Connecting Earth and Heaven

New House

By Zen Abidi (Zen is the son of Sadaf and Jameel Abidi who are very close friends of my daughter Sabila and her family. Zen is in the 10th grade in a school in Boston. He was born and brought up in USA and therefore the story he narrates is well outside the confines of… Continue reading New House

The Bygone

by Ariana Husain (Ariana Husain our grand child, is the daughter of Sabila and Malik Husain. She is in the 10th Grade at a School in Boston. This is her first article and hopefully will continue to contribute many more in future. She is transporting us down memory lane, let us accompany her!) All of… Continue reading The Bygone

In Quest of Shangri-La

Sir Thomas More, in 1516 in his book Utopia, portrayed a fictional society in the south Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America. He pointed out the similarity of utopia to ‘eutopia’, which is from Greek: εὖ (“good” or “well”) and τόπος (“place”); hence eutopia means “good place”. Through Merriam-Webster dictionary we now learn… Continue reading In Quest of Shangri-La


by Ayaan Shameem (Ayan Shameem is in Grade 3 in a School in Delaware and has after some persuasion taken time off from his online classes, video games and basketball to reflect and write down a few of his personal experiences. Sharing it with you for you to offer your kind benediction on him)

My Story

By Serena Shameem (Serena Shameem is in Grade 2 in her School in Seattle. Due to Covid - 19, like other children, she is learning her school lessons online. She took time off to write this story and has promised that she will continue with her stories in future too. Sharing it with you so… Continue reading My Story

Review: Just Mercy

by Eshan Shameem Just Mercy is a legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. It is based on the story of a lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, who faces racism and police brutality in his fight to free an innocent man called Johnny D. We start with Bryan traveling to Alabama to work… Continue reading Review: Just Mercy


इब्तिदा अनजानों की हिचकिचावट और तकल्लुफ से हुई ,   बहुत जल्द ही ज़िन्दगी के शिरक़त दार शैदाई हो गए सलाहितों के मुज़ाहिरे से सब मक़ासिदे हासिल हुई,   ज़िन्दगी से लुत्फ़ अन्दोज़ हुआ, इत्मीनान रूहानी, दुनियाई मिल गए ibtidaa anjaanon ki hichkichaavt aur taklluf se huee,   bahut jald hi zindgai ke shirkat daar shaidaaee ho gae… Continue reading Tanhai

A Few Humble Words

I do not decry or praise them For me they were mortals in search of power and pelf They built huge armies they had the best weapons with them Their vision stretched not beyond but themself Conquering cities and towns they did with impunity Killing and destruction they accomplished with ferocity The Ceasers, Alexandes, Napoleans… Continue reading A Few Humble Words