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Shenaz Wahid

Writer, Dancer and Traveller

Writer, dancer and traveller.
She follows her curious heart, especially if it leads her to a good story. A wandering bard, whose longing to learn from the world takes her exploring terrains. A dancer, expressing the music in her through movement. She writes to give words to experiences and moments, to all that she has lived and has stirred her heart deeply.

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The Beauty Of Being Open To The ‘Other'

I have conversed with a bar dancer on an airplane, exchanged a Happy Sabbath greeting with a religious man in Jerusalem, listened to a preacher speak about the different archangels, conversed with a chaiwalla by the Ganges about the sacred rivers of India, shared a laugh with a monk and climbed mountains with adventurers. Strangers have revealed their story and I've shared mine. I have been welcome joyously every time I put aside my limited understanding of the world and embraced the uniquely different.
12/01/2016 3:47 PM IST

India In All Her Blazing Glory

India, you will meet her, not in newspapers nor in a movie, not an idea or fantasy, not solely in her texts, nor what the journalist, moviemaker or prejudice says, nor in fables or documentaries. Y...
20/08/2015 7:25 PM IST
Shenaz Wahid

Why Travel Transforms You

Once you know there is more to the world than you previously imagined, you cannot go back. You wonder what it means to be <em>really</em> alive. Travelling sets you free from the things you thought you couldn't live without, having found new things, indispensable to you: dreams and a passionate spirit.
22/05/2015 8:12 AM IST