A prayer for Kashmir
A friendship forged in Kashmir, a common tuition teacher and two-line plays about the Kashmiri Muslim and the Kashmiri Pandit
On Eid, this year, I wrote to Henna, a childhood friend in Kashmir. In the mid-1980s, we were taught by the same tuition teacher, Pyarelal Trisal. Our parents are friends too. Henna is now an English lecturer at a college on the outskirts of Srinagar. I sent her Eid wishes and enquired about her welfare, knowing fully well that the situation in Kashmir wasn’t good, following the violent clashes between protesters and security forces.