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Hello everyone,

I have been away first because of the prevailing conditions in Kashmir and then I lost my computer.
Actually my PC crashed and I gave it for the repair. The shop was gutted in a fire before I could get my computer back. The computer had been repaired by the guy. His loss was bigger than mine as he lost a lot of machines amounting to 25, 00,000 Indian rupees. His tragedy was compounded by the fact that his insurance had lapsed and due to current conditions he had not renewed his policy.

As for me I am feeling handicapped. You all can understand how my position is.

So how is everybody. I have been missing all of you.

I also missed out on interacting with the new VOF group.

Love

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alia's picture

Salam my dear NusratWe have

Salam my dear Nusrat

We have been missing you too . Iam so sorry for the losing of this man ,I feel so helpless too manytimes .

The new 30 VOF correspondents are great as the same as 2009 correspondents :)

Have a nice day

My love
Alia

Nusrat Ara's picture

Thanks for the kind words.

Thanks for the kind words. It's great to hear about the new VOF correspondents.

Lots of love

Nusrat

jadefrank's picture

Welcome back Nusrat!

Dearest Nusrat,

Oh how we have missed your voice and hearing news from Kashmir. But so glad to hear that you are well, again connected to the Internet. So sorry to hear about your computer, and the man whose shop was burned.

We are eager to hear about news from Kashmir, and how you are doing my sister!

As Alia mentioned, the 2010 Voices of Our Future class is strong and already begun their curriculum. We also just finished the VOF speaking tour with Jackie, Sunita and Malaya. Such a powerful tour! You can read about their experiences in Jackie's journal.

We are now working on a campaign to help pass the International Violence Against Women Act, and collecting testimony letters worldwide. It would be so powerful to have a letter from you, as a woman in Kashmir. See the program page to learn more: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/international-violence-agai...

Lots of love,
Jade

Nusrat Ara's picture

Thanks Jade. I read Jackie's

Thanks Jade. I read Jackie's journal and have been keeping up with the updates on fb. The pics are there to tell all :)))))

As I mentioned I am a bit handicapped but I will try to write a letter. And tell me what is going on in WP. I want to contribute more.

Lots of love

Nusrat

Sharese's picture

Hey Nusrat!!

Wow! It is so good to finally hear from you again and to know you are well (albeit the loss of the computer). I am so sorry for the loss of your computer and for the man's store. Sometimes the chaos of life is very difficult, yet we still continue to survive.

I send you love and strength. I look forward to reading more of your voice!

Love,

Sharese

Nusrat Ara's picture

Hey it is great to hear from

Hey it is great to hear from you too. Thanks. I have been missing u all.

Lots of love

Nusrat

Debra L's picture

Welcome

Nusrat - I can't imagine what it must feel like to lose your computer - I hope you had back up copies of everything that is most important to you so at least you can recover some things. So sorry to hear that the fellow's insurance had lapsed - I hope he is able to recover and start fresh.

I am glad to hear from you and look forward to hearing more from you when you are able to reconnect.

Love

Debra

Nusrat Ara's picture

so good to hear from you. No

so good to hear from you. No back up :( Thanks for the concern.

Love

Nusrat

All Greetings Nusrat -

I have had this same thing happen twice where all files on a laptop were lost due to viruses. You had a FIRE virus! I feel so sorry too for the man who lost his entire business. Now I try to remember to backup everything on my laptop on an external storage site. It's a terrible lesson to go through.... very unsettling. You will definitely come back stronger through this.

I have good news, an opportunity and a quick question for you.....

Would you contact me about writing for Women News Network? You can reach me via this email: womennewsnetwork [at] gmail [dot] com

I can send you the details. To see the latest work at WNN go to: http:womennewsnetwork.net

All blessings and best,
- Lys

womennews

Nusrat Ara's picture

Thanks. It's comforting when

Thanks. It's comforting when someone understands. Actually I had this kind of encounter before too. My hard drive crashed once but this time the loss is bigger :(

I should also take back up regularly. I will contact you for sure. I think we are a bit connected already through WINGS and Frieda.

Lots of love

Nusrat

Starland's picture

So happy to hear you are back

Hi Nusrat

I am so happy you are back on line. YAYYYYY. To my experience the "computer gods" have been on a rampage of tricksters. Glad you are back and my sincere compassion for the man and his store.

I have been gone more than usual as well. My mother just turned 90 years old and is failing a bit more each day. I drive 2 hours to see her when I can. I will be with her again this weekend. Please hold a good thought for her.

love and hugs
K-lee

K-lee Starland, Ph.D.

Nusrat Ara's picture

It is so good to hear from

It is so good to hear from you. Mothers are such a precious resource. Take care of her and yourself as well.

Lots of love

Nusrat

Rita Banerji's picture

Good luck :-)

Oh I sympathize completely Nusrat :-)

For me too I tell people, it's not that easy for me from India like it was from the U.S. There I could say -- I will email tomorrow.

But here, i wake up and there -- either the phone is dead, or the electricity is gone, or the computer is down. It's the miracle of the triple mantra.

But take the rest while you have it ! Happy New Year.

Rita Banerji
www.ritabanerji.com

Nusrat Ara's picture

You are absolutely right. And

You are absolutely right. And I kind of fear that people like my editor in US might think I am making too many excuses.

Thanks for the understanding.

Love

Nusrat

Jency's picture

Hi

Hi Nusrat,

It was good to find out that you were a VOF correspondent. Hope to be enriched by your works.

BTW, you are the one Afsana featured in theweekendleader website?

Rgds
Jency

Nusrat Ara's picture

Thanks Jency. I don't think I

Thanks Jency. I don't think I am the one u are talking about :)

Love

Nusrat

Nusrat Ara's picture

Thanks Jency. I don't think I

Thanks Jency. I don't think I am the one u are talking about :)

Love

Nusrat

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