Hushed whispers, raised eyebrows and smirks. Didn’t know wearing a burqa and being a Muslim would get me this kind of attention in an upscale residential society in the national capital region. During the initial months of my stay in my new home, I didn’t realise why I was so unwelcome in the new neighbourhood. Apart from two-three friendly souls, most of them were dismissive of me as an individual. My year-and-a-half-old daughter wouldn’t be invited to birthday parties! It was
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