I am determined to watch Sanjay Kak's documentary "Jashn-e-Azadi" tomorrow (Insha Allah)
A couple of years ago, my sister and I were bargaining for a shawl. It was good natured bargaining that desis should be familiar with. At the end, the shawl seller told us that we should have tea. We politely declined and she asked him "Aap Kahan se Hain?"(=where are you from, sir?) to which he replied "Hum dilli ke rahnewale hain, Kashmir tho sirf Musalmanom ka he na?"(=we are residents of Delhi, Kashmir belongs only to Muslims right?). Evidently, the shawl seller thought we were Hindus too and my sister and I were silent, somehow ashamed to identify ourselves as Muslims. It was such an uncomfortable and sad moment.