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"Bangladesh's Unresolved History of Independence." Creative Time Reports, December 16, 2013.
"The Story Behind the Stories." Homes and Histories, pp 3-7.
Eds. Sehba Sarwar and Joshua N. Turner. Voices Breaking Boundaries: Fall 2013.
"Invisible Thread." Women Under Siege, pp 3-7.
Eds. Sehba Sarwar and Joshua N. Turner. Voices Breaking Boundaries: Fall 2013.
"Freedmen's Town Lives!". CITE 91, A Hand-Made Issue, March 2013.
Poet-in-Residence
for Poets & Writers, October 2012: October 1. October 9, October 15, October 22.
Op-Ed: Observing social change, in Houston and Karachi, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, January 29, 2012.
"Slipping Between Borders." South Asian Review, Special Issue, Pakistani Creative Writing in English, 31.3 pp. 106-11. Co-guest eds. Fawzia Afzal-Khan and Waseem Anwar. October 2011.
"Devouring Mangoes with Gusto." Dawn Books & Authors. 14 August, 2011.
"Think Global/Act Local." Houston Chronicle Op-Ed. 30 January, 2011.
"The poor are the hardest hit by devastation in Pakistan." Houston Chronicle, 12 September, 2010.
"For Choice." in an on-line roundtable Pens and Swords. The Mantle, 26 January, 2010.
"Education is the key to peace." Houston Chronicle, 17 October, 2009, B-15.
"Sisters in Struggle: Karachi & Houston." CITE Magazine. Rice Design Alliance, 79 Summer 2009: 9.
Heartbeat.” Callaloo Salutes Texas Writers. 32.1 (2009): 235-240.
Lives: Karachi’s Winter Days.” New York Times Sunday Magazine, 30 March 2008.
Street Signs: Karachi Graffiti.” Words Without Borders blog, 14 February 2008.
Kalidas in NAPA in Karachi.” Words Without Borders blog. 16 January 2008.
"Calling All Asia." ASIA: Magazine of Asian Literature. 2.2 (2007): 375-379.

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