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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19 Apr, 2010

patti smith in houston!…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Apr, 2010

I first met Patti Smith in La Guardia Airport in 2003 when she was on her way to Houston to install her Strange Messenger exhibition and perform in a special...

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13 Dec, 2008

Over the last few weeks…

13 Dec, 2008

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been asked by a lot of people to write my views about the bombings in Mumbai. While I’ve felt the same anger and...

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13 Apr, 2007

daily noise – the first one

13 Apr, 2007

A photo from MHC archives that’s now framed and displayed in the college library In a rented car, I jump on Mass Turnpike and drive west toward South Hadley,...

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