07 Feb, 2014

a frosty morning minal-ism..

07 Feb, 2014

We’re listening to Patti Smith’s song, “1959”, as I drive Minal to school this frosty morning. Because of the song, our conversation moves toward student activism. Minal: I predict...

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02 Feb, 2014

year of the horse celebration…

Sehba Sarwar
02 Feb, 2014

A lion at Houston’s Chinese Cultural Center’s Year of the Horse celebration.

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what is home?

In my two-year residency at the University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, I have the opportunity to work on a subject, What Is Home?, and...

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16 Oct, 2013

eid in houston…

Sehba Sarwar
16 Oct, 2013

As part of the Eid celebration, Minal decides to learn the skill of applying mehndi / henna on her own feet and her friend’s palm.

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25 Aug, 2013

comfort food…

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25 Aug, 2013

Paratha and sugar / cheeni – Minal’s comfort food.

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12 Aug, 2013

istanbul airport – again…

Sehba Sarwar
12 Aug, 2013

Minal and I experience a five-time security checking in Istanbul airport before we board our flight to Houston. Nonetheless, we are grateful that Turkish Airlines is now flying directly...

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09 Aug, 2013

end of ramzaan…

Sehba Sarwar
09 Aug, 2013

Even though the city continues to experience violence – especially after yesterday’s bomb-blast that killed at least seven people including young children in Lyari – there is a frenzy...

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07 Aug, 2013

creating art…

Sehba Sarwar
07 Aug, 2013

Minal creating art with found objects. Above: a toothpick to create a design in her ice-cream; below: flowers in a dried leaf.

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05 Aug, 2013

after the rain…

Sehba Sarwar
05 Aug, 2013

Seashells laid out on sand by Minal We take a spontaneous trip to the beach. Rainwater clogs the streets, but once we reach Hawksbay, we are rewarded by an...

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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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