telling our own stories. . .

Found art collage by Minal, Karachi 2013; materials: flower petals, leaf, photographed on red floor Yesterday, my essay, My Chicana-South Asian daughter, finding her roots in Karachi and south...

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02 Feb, 2022

love in the time of omicron…

02 Feb, 2022

L: Roasted corn, camel, and sunset (photo by Minal S); R: With siblings, cousins, and Ammi at Usman’s mehndi celebration My two weeks in Karachi were punctuated with wedding...

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flying to the moon …

A long line ahead of Minal and me on a cold and rainy morning as we waited to get tested for COVID so we could fly today Even though...

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week 11: honoring legacy…

Yesterday, more than 50 invited family members and friends from around the world signed in on Zoom to celebrate my father and share stories about him. The baithak was...

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on lockdown with the rest of the world…

Week 1: a Saturday evening sunset at Redondo Beach, a site that is now closed Week One (March 16-22): Two weeks ago, all schools in Los Angeles and most...

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15 Feb, 2019

one coup per dictator…

15 Feb, 2019

A decade ago while I was in Karachi, I captured this graffiti scrawl in Karachi. Today, as Trump declares national emergency to enforce the creation of “a wall,” I...

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31 Aug, 2017

torrential rain on a global level…

Sehbar Sarwar
31 Aug, 2017

2008: Destruction after Hurricane Ike in our old Houston neighborhood In 2005, when Hurricane Rita hit the Gulf Coast, I wasn’t maintaining a blog. But the day we drove...

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22 Jun, 2017

reconnecting circles in a backyard…

Sehba Sarwar
22 Jun, 2017

November 2009: Audience members in my Houston backyard at a production I created, Honoring Dissent/Descent, to honor my father Dr. Mohammad Sarwar, and living activist Daniel Bustamante; photo by...

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18 Jun, 2017

cricket in pasadena, california…

Sehba Sarwar
18 Jun, 2017

Each Saturday, I walk past soccer and baseball fields to reach the nearby farmer’s market. This morning, as I cross the main road and enter the park, I stop...

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12 Feb, 2017

the invasion of plastic…

Sehbar Sarwar
12 Feb, 2017

Today, before heading out to Karachi Literature Festival at the Beach Luxury Hotel, filmmaker Tehmina Ahmed and I carve out time to visit Khajoor Bazaar. Located in old Karachi,...

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