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Tillism: Siddhartha as a boy

The Brilliance of the Sacred Heart of Buddha

The anthem is in Farsi, not Urdu, the national language. We understand a few verses, not all of them, but we know to bow our heads at the end, showing respect to Khuda, Allah, God… Sayyai, Khudae zul jalal.  Protection in the shadow of the Almighty.


The 7-year-old ‘Persian’ who wanted to go home

What I had imagined were shadowy road side bushes were actually tanks. It was the summer of 1979.

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