August 24, 2018

My piece was inspired not just by Ayesha's piece itself, but also the lines she based it on. I too, consequently, allowed myself to be inspired by these lines :

"I form the words, the anger and the feelings almost on the tip of my tongue. And as I look into their eyes,...

August 22, 2018

Urvashi’s piece read to me like a children’s book. Except where there should have been fun and play there was war, injustice, and cruelty. I wanted to transform it into a visual that combined propaganda posters with children’s book illustrations. I felt the simple inno...

August 11, 2018

Using Abhimanyu's piece as inspiration to respond to, I made an ambient/noise piece based around the furious giant hand to explore the feeling of being overwhelmed by a suffocating burden only to be followed by our natural reaction to fight, to resist, to lift, to over...

August 7, 2018

My artwork is a response to Sumit Roy's piece - Swades. While Sumit's work explored the hard reality of women's restricted status in current day India and Pakistan, I wanted my artwork to be a beacon of hope for us women. Women have fought through oppression and contin...

August 3, 2018

Because she turns off the faucet

and fixes the thin glass window

which rattles in the wind

quietens the baby and silences

the snoring, walks down

the street to stop at every

fourth house till morning,

because once in a while

you sleep moving needles

in your dreams and wake


August 1, 2018

As a response to Samya Arif’s piece “Women of my land”, I wanted to elaborate the overlap of resistance and social media specially for women. Within our cultural norms, it is considered a sin for women to share themselves in public, here being social media. They’re giv...

December 12, 2017

We've often relied on the common ground between both of our countries to bridge cultural, political and emotional gaps. But while we continue to bond over what's beautiful about those commonalities we must also acknowledge everything that isn't . The piece is a tribute...

November 23, 2017

Whether done under the camouflage of a governmental policy, a fiery religious speech, or mob lynching humanity, the need of the hour calls for a wrong act to not only be condemned but for it to serve as word of caution for others. Lately, national dailies carry brave v...

October 8, 2017


After I stone the neighbour’s 

windows, I close my eyes.

It is 1999. I am 7 & this 

will remain proof 

some crimes are forgiven. 


In a siege, Kashmiris say, dilliwallahs

will die in 10 days. And Kashmiris? 

They barrel rations for months.


Monika, I too live alone & pre...

October 7, 2017

The booklet, my response to the theme of 'resistance' is a sort of a resistance instruction manual, that explores the theme in an abstract yet direct manner and teaches you how to find the Shikari inside you. 

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