Umrah Diaries | One Day To Go

12th January 2019 To say that the day was crazy will be an understatement. I reached home this morning, around 10:30 AM. This city is freezing, and the 45 minutes ride from railway station to home was a sheer torture. I slept a lot in train, almost 7 hours, which is is double then what…

Umrah Diaries | January 2020

Dammit! Why am I so indecisive? I am in Mecca and have just finished my Umrah. I wanted to post every day, a little bit about how each day felt like in Mecca and especially in Haram Shareef. I had drafted the posts, with tags and categories and whatnot. Then, I realized that i don’t…

Umrah Diaries | Two Days To Go

11 January 2020   Saturday is here. I sleep only on Saturday, but I was too anxious to sleep. I am packing my bags and readying to go home. No matter how many times I travel, the 16 hours train journey always scares me. Have you ever felt scared of the fellow passengers? Like if…

Umrah Diaries | Three Days to Go

10 January 2020 Last day at work. I am so excited, I cannot even stay at my desk for long, or focus on anything. The clock is ticking. At 5:25 PM, I will be out the door sprinting towards the bus. I go home every couple of months and yet, I feel the same excitement…