“Bhai Adil Sheikh, Hoshiyar!” Bellowed a Sehriwalla at 3:30 am as I woke up from an echoing sound from the streets around my Nani’s home in Bhopal.
From the first day of ramzan to the day of Eid, My fascination with the practice and simplicity of the customs only grew stronger. I remember during Eid, Saleema Masi would only wear serene white chogas paired with sheer odhanis and traditional salwars, she would handpick har ittars outside the moti masjid bazaar and wear silver chaandbalis. Reet celebrates that purity in the simple act of honouring one’s tradition. Of an eternal love story with your maker and the belief in your rituals.