Faith on a Wing In Sri Lanka, the recent ban on face veils raises questions about free will and stirs up memories of a feisty woman who defied conventions. Written by Arefa Tehsin | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2019 7:29:30 am The limits of free will: The ban on face veil in Sri Lanka doesn’t... Continue Reading →
The Indian Express: Love Will Keep Us Alive
Love Will Keep Us Alive Written by Arefa Tehsin | New Delhi | Now, more than ever, we need love jihad. For, isn’t that how societies and the world change, one heart at a time? Where even inter-caste marriage becomes an issue, how open are we about inter-religious marriages? (Source: Thinkstock images) Disclaimer: This... Continue Reading →
The Hindu: No Muslims please!
No Muslims please! AREFA TEHSIN Is Mumbai really as cosmopolitan as it is commonly perceived? “Nah…how can this happen in Mumbai, that too with a Bollywood star?” I heard many people say when Emraan Hashmi reported that he was having difficulty in finding an apartment due to his faith. Then it was... Continue Reading →
The Neighbourhood Grocery Store
“Some have too much, yet still do crave; I little have, and seek no more. They are but poor, though much they have, And I am rich with little store.” - Edward Dyer The grocery store near the old neem tree that I used to visit as a child always had enough for our need... Continue Reading →