A woman behind the veil

IDLE MUSER (aka Aditi)

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Mahira always used to wear a black, plain veil; even at her workplace. Nobody ever asked her to not to wear it.

She was from Kashmir and had recently shifted to Chennai for her work. But she didn’t shift alone; her husband- what he seemed to, at least, people around- did too. Nobody ever saw Mahira without Saif or Saif without Mahira. Both were the employees of the same company, both worked in the same department, both were seen holding hands while walking outside the company’s premises, both never ate without each other- what other reasons did anybody need to not to picture them as a couple. But yes, nobody knew for sure if they were a married couple.

Though, if the place from where Mahira hailed was considered, it wasn’t much of a modern society- sending a girl to the other part of the country alone would never have…

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On Inspirational Quotations: What’s It All About?

Head to Head, Heart to Heart

There are so many motivating, stimulating and okay, I’ll have to say it, inspirational quotes around today: on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest…and many other forms of social media, with attractive or fittingly apt images attached for visual force to boost the power of the written word. And of course we have them in diaries and in dictionary collections, on T-shirts and posters, on plaques for the home, as tattoos, on key rings, and there are even collections online gleaned from particular authors’ specific books, to add to those handed down as a form of history from poets, writers, sages and philosophers through the ages, as well as those handed down in families…we all know ones like these: I want, never gets;Be careful what you wish for, or you might be disappointed;To thine own self be true;Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill; Least said, soonest mended….in…

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