02 Aug, 2014

a different narrative…

02 Aug, 2014

I know that I’ve landed in the US when I absorb mainstream news and find barely any mention of the 1,500 women, children and men killed in Gaza.

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10 Jul, 2014

sneaking a cup of coffee during an islamabad ramzan morning…

Sehba Sarwar
10 Jul, 2014

My writer friend Ilona Yusuf sneaks me into a café in Islamabad. They may throw us out, she says. But let’s try anyway. She shares the story of how...

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27 Feb, 2014

on air with david barsamian…

Sehba Sarwar
27 Feb, 2014

David Barsamian from Alternative Radio visits Houston to give a talk, and I manage to pin him down for a live conversation on KPFT Pacifica Radio 90.1 FM. To...

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17 Dec, 2013

bangladesh’s mother language day…

17 Dec, 2013

Rickshaws alongside a mural by students of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, inscribed with lyrics by Abdul Gaffar, and dedicated to Mother Language Day. My piece,...

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26 Aug, 2013

striking down “reclaiming home”…

Sheba Sarwar
26 Aug, 2013

Clump of burned visas with shadows of a spice string. Today’s the strike down for Coming Through the Gap on a Mountain on an Elephant, a production curated by...

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18 Jul, 2013

dhaka…

18 Jul, 2013

Khushi Kabir (center) at a music social organized by Britto Arts Trust In Dhaka, I stay at Khushi Kabir’s house, without whose help I wouldn’t have been able to...

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01 Aug, 2012

lyari…again

Sehba Sarwar
01 Aug, 2012

Photo by Akbar Baloch “Why do I need to tell you my story?” asks Atta Mohammad. “What do I gain from doing this interview? I’ve done many interviews and...

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12 Nov, 2011

ideas are bullet-proof…

Sehba Sarwar
12 Nov, 2011

  Graffiti along Allen Parkway.

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12 Feb, 2011

18 days of protest

12 Feb, 2011

It’s a cold brisk morning in Houston, Texas. I’ve just dropped Minal to school, but for some inexplicable reason, I don’t want to deposit myself at home or in...

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31 Jan, 2011

think global / act local

31 Jan, 2011

My Op-Ed appeared in the Houston Chronicle; the title I submitted – “think global / act local” – is a little different from the version that ran in print:...

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