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Help Save the Birdman of Kashmir. Save Rasool : A Fundraiser

Some of you may remember Rasool. My guardian, and the one who brought Kashmir to me. I had written about him more than a few times. But for the ones who might not have heard about this Birdman, this magic man, must read this first.

Remember me with a Lotus: Memoirs of Heaven and Birds in Kashmir

But if you have skipped and are reading this. Let me please request you to meet him first yourself.

You must have known that for some time i had been meaning to do something for Rasool. Not because i must but more because his life is more important than most. As he knew, he understood how valuable, how important others lives are. He loved, protected and cared for the lives of those who were left to fend for themselves. He saved the birds and all nature beings as his own.

For me, to find his work and a small bird park in a region marred by Bullet sounds and all kind of violence was a revolution in itself. For local children and many others he is someone really rare whom they can look up to; the only light.

Rasool and I in good times

Kashmir has been a volatile place for past three decades and if we consider these circumstances he is a hero to me. To set an example of love and compassion. Not that so many others who do are not but at least in Kashmir he is amongst the only one. And I have tried to help him as little as i can but this time he needs more than one heart.

He is not well. And, this week as we prepare to leave 2021, i want to request my Road to Nara family here and anyone who can, to help him stay well and stay relevant.

He needs our help.

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If anyone reading it wants to help Rasool in anyway, please write it in comment box or on my mail.

Thank you.

If today is the first time you have arrived on The Road to Nara, you are heartily welcome ~ Namaste

If you have any suggestions, please write in the comment box or feel free to write to me at

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I will take this opportunity to introduce you to About me and importantly;

As a co-traveller, my Ten Learnings from several years on the roadbefore you coarse on youown Road to Nara.

Also read: Top 9 Most Read Posts of 2022

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Hi, I am Narayan Kaudinya. And i welcome you on this journey, the Road to Nara ! I am an Ethnographer and a practicing Indologist. I did my masters in History and further learnt Sanskrit, Yoga and Nerve-therapy. At 24, pushing most academic sounding, office sitting works away, i felt compelled to know and understand the world and my country, Bharat/India. I travelled, and as it happened i took up teaching in Kashmir and further up in the remote villages of Baltistan in the foothills of Karakoram Ranges. For around three years and many states later there came a time when i felt that it was only while teaching i learnt how to laugh, to see, feel, breathe, love and cry -with children, and mostly resource-less parents in the harshest-freezing border conditions. I write, and work as a documentary photographer and Filmmaker, with numerous published, exhibited and some awarded stories. In my travels and life i have let nature lead me, the divine mother, and as a Yogin, my resolve here is to share my experiences and thoughts as honestly, and through them to blossom in everyone the power and possibility in pursuing your breath, that you seek your true nature with courage and curiosity. Here, on this road i will share my spirit, my love for nature, the elements of life that are us. And in doing so, i'll be happy to see you along.


  1. Hey bro! wonderful, i looked at the contribute click. Within a week i will be in contact with you to let you know if my contribution goes through ok. Will not stop until it does. Thankyou for this. hope you are all well and good. much love. sis xo

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  2. Gone through your article.
    You have projected the requirement for fund raising.
    Indeed required.
    Me too agree on it.
    Wish to do something.
    Let’s see what I can.
    Thank you for bringing this to our notice.
    Regards Narayan Ji 😊 🙏🙏

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    • Anita, he was very, very organised. To an extent i have never been impressed(as one normally doesn’t) how he used to make his bed, sometimes even mine when i stayed with him to putting anything, making food, pressing sandwiches- he was inspiring even in the smallest of details.


  3. The Lord God of heaven and earth be with your friend and heal him in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior. May He give your friend His peace. Amen! Thank you for sharing this post. I hope you have a prosperous new coming year. Stay safe, and God bless you and yours.


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