07 May, 2015

essay in gray matters…

07 May, 2015

photograph of my 2009 “Listening from Within” installation dedicated to my father, Dr. Mohammad Sarwar; photo by Eric Hester An excerpt from my longer essay “That Long Monday Afternoon”...

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30 Apr, 2015

people don’t talk about the necessity of crossing…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Apr, 2015

Karen Martinez, a filmmaker and a recent college graduate, talks about “home” and crossing borders: Houston is my home. I was born in Tula, Hidalgo – Mexico – and...

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i need to be here right now to get my daughters through their education…

Sehba Sarwar

Sometimes, I get my hair touched up at Ruby’s salon on Harwin Drive, around the corner from Hillcroft. I go to the same place for threading and waxing, and...

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04 Feb, 2015

essay about my short trip to delhi…

04 Feb, 2015

snacks outside a Delhi train station My essay, No Borders: Delhi Twenty-Five Years Later about my travels to Delhi appeared in Aman Ki Asha, a print and online newspaper...

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12 Jan, 2015

i’d feel more at “home” here if there were more people involved in the arts…

Sehba Sarwar
12 Jan, 2015

In a conversation with one of my oldest and dearest friends, “Justin” (name changed for personal reasons), I’m not surprised to hear his words: My deepest feelings of “home”...

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no city feels like home…

Sehba Sarwar

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 art...

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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 sharing tea with eL Seed and Asad Ali Jafri – who are visiting Houston as part of the Mitchell Center’s Intersections project  at Doshi...

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13 Apr, 2014

a panel discussion for the mitchell center…

13 Apr, 2014

As part of my residency with the Mitchell Center for the Arts, I participate at CounterCurrents 2014 in a panel discussion, Challenging the Boundaries: Collaboration Among the Arts, and...

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