"Roots In Kashmir" is an initiative launched by us, the Kashmiri Pandit Youth, to reclaim our Roots that identify us. Even though we have been hounded out of our homes and hearths in the Kashmir valley, our "Roots" are very much anchored in the Vitasta Valley. This is an initiative to protest and raise the general awareness of public to a level where our "fight for our roots" is felt, heard and acted upon.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I didn't know what to say to her
I went to my grandma's room to wish her goodnight. As soon as i wished her, she said, "meh chha ni yivaan az nindriyi. Meyi pyav az garr yaad. Mei pyav az soruy yaad. Goldy aesis kauchh kyath tulaan toopyi dith ti aesis gooris khaaraan". (I am unable to sleep. I was thinking about our home (Kashmir). I was thinking about how I used to cover Goldy's head and go to milkman and fetch milk.)
I didn't know what to say to her.
And, then she said, "vall vanyi, yath gaam ni gasun, tamyuk naav kya hyon". (Anyway, why talk about a place where we know we can never go)