09 Mar, 2013

another minal-ism…

09 Mar, 2013

Driving together is when I hear Minal’s wisdom. Perhaps this is when she slows down and has time to respond to the world around her. Today she says: Ammi,...

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15 Feb, 2013

a visit to portland state university…

Sehba Sarwar
15 Feb, 2013

Hosted by a graduate art student, Erica Thomas, I spend two nights in Portland, visiting Harrell Fletcher’s graduate program Engaging a Community Through Art project with Portland State University,...

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Why do women work so hard?

– Why do women work so hard here? Minal asks me over dinner. – What do you mean? I ask. – Because women are always working and they don’t...

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14 Jan, 2013

when kohl-kajal becomes a weapon…

Sehba Sarwar
14 Jan, 2013

I’ve written many blog entries about airport security, but this afternoon at La Guardia Airport is surreal. The first time my red carryon goes through the security checkpoint, the...

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02 Jan, 2013

returning from the rio grande…

Sehba Sarwar
02 Jan, 2013

Lights flash as we approach the rectangular building sitting alone in the desert amidst hot land and cactus. Wearing green pants & shirts, they stand: We are border patrol....

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01 Jan, 2013

“the window” at big bend…

Sehba Sarwar
01 Jan, 2013

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