three statements by Anjum Wasim Dar

When wars become a way of life, culture roams on the roadside.



ditch the burdens avoid the bend step ahead straight, transcend



I know one thing  I have a song to sing



I was born in Srinagar (Indian occupied Kashmir) in 1949.

My family opted for and migrated to Pakistan after the Partition of India. I was educated in St Anne’s Presentation Convent Rawalpindi from where I passed the Matriculation Examination in 1964. Graduation with Distinction in English in 1968 from the Punjab University ended the four years of College with many academic prizes and the All Round Best Student Cup but I had to make extra efforts for the Masters Degree in English Literature/American Studies from the Punjab University of Pakistan as I was a Back to College Mom with three school going kids.

I always enjoyed writing poems articles and anecdotes and soon my written work found space in local magazines and newspapers. My real breakthrough came with the Internet when a poem submitted online was selected for the Bronze Medal Award and I was nominated as Poet of Merit 2000 USA…

An ELT  Teacher Trainer by  Profession , I love to knit . Memoir writing is my favorite form of creative expression…

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