17 Dec, 2014

landing…

17 Dec, 2014

I land in Houston and clear customs without any problems. René is waiting for me, and as we walk to the car, he shares the news about Peshawar. We...

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16 Dec, 2014

no city feels like home…

Sehba Sarwar
16 Dec, 2014

My first afternoon in Delhi is at the IIC – the Indian International Center – at a lunch hosted by Professor Alok Bhalla and organized by writer Noor Zaheer;...

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15 Dec, 2014

spaces in the city…

Sehba Sarwar
15 Dec, 2014

My childhood friend Fawzia, who’s now based in Delhi and who started the Big Chill restaurants with her husband Aseem, takes me to Khirki Village to visit Khoj, an...

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12 Dec, 2014

home is where it’s not always a comfortable path…

Sehba Sarwar
12 Dec, 2014

I am introduced to artist Masooma Syed by family friend and artist Salima Hashmi, who knows Masooma through Lahore, where Masooma grew up. Currently based in Delhi and married...

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05 Dec, 2014

“home” is where you go when you’ve lost everything…

Sehba Sarwar
05 Dec, 2014

On a quiet Thursday morning after a tea at Doshi House, I drive eL Seed and Asad Ali Jafri – who are visiting Houston as part of the Mitchell...

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03 Dec, 2014

the space for “home” is moveable…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Dec, 2014

My friend Kairn Klieman responds to questions about home: Home is feeling relaxed and free and at ease–hidden from all of life’s demands. It feels cuddly. Home is not...

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19 Nov, 2014

“home” is my family…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Nov, 2014

In a conversation over coffee at Café Brasil, Maha Khan talks about home: For me, “home” is my family – a sense of belonging that has warmth because of...

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14 Nov, 2014

“home” is where you’ve been the happiest…

Sehba Sarwar
14 Nov, 2014

Over a snack-lunch of papri-chat, bhel-puri and Bombay roll at Sri Pavan Bhavan on Houston’s Hillcroft Avenue, Zeba Shah – after being away from Houston for several years during...

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10 Nov, 2014

documenting the home by the freeway ramp…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Nov, 2014

photo by Minal I hand Minal my phone-camera before we enter the freeway ramp, so she can document the temporary “home” she sighted a few weeks ago: a tent...

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07 Nov, 2014

it’s taken time for me to be okay with being in-between…

Sehba Sarwar
07 Nov, 2014

Shirin Herman, who works with Houston Independent Services’ Refugee Program, talks about her personal journey: At this point in my life, Houston is home; being with my husband at...

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