September 27, 2017

What are the statistics for women who have failed to make historical/professional/personal progress due to lack of sleep because of loud snoring men? Why are men so entitled as to even be more obnoxious and amplified than women in their sleep?

A night hag’s just a very...

September 22, 2017

My art piece is based on a writing by Todd Brison;

“You will never stop.

Even if they leave you will not stop.

You will write to no one.

You will sing to empty chairs.

You will paint for the stars.

You will speak into silence.”

Resistance, a word so utterly simple yet so stro...

September 17, 2017

For my project on Resistance, I combined music with my perspective as a girl, growing up and living in the cultural and societal norms of Pakistan. I created an album of songs, titled 'Women of my Land' accompanied with illustrations. Each illustration represents a spe...

September 15, 2017

After contemplating on the different meaning on the resistance, the one that resonates the most with me is resistance to mindless chaos in the world. Here's my interpretation of the chaotic and suppressing world depicted by a furious giant hand upon us. The 'Us' is in...

September 13, 2017

I created this piece about two days after my father passed away last year in July, it was a confusing time, emotions made no sense, nothing really did, so I turned to where I found most comfort, music. Channeling my emotion towards sound, I found myself resisting norma...

September 10, 2017

'Bol' is a contemporary take on Faiz Ahmed Faiz's unforgettable poem 'Bol Ke Lab Aazad Hain Tere'. 

Using the poem as a refrain we are working on a visual and lyrical extension of the central theme of resistance and rising up against injustice.
The context of the poem i...

July 1, 2017

Everyone on either side of the border has a Partition story. It is passed down like a tissue-wrapped heirloom with its loose seams sewn and missing buttons replaced with imagined accounts. For the few old enough to remember, it is worn habitually like a chiffon dupatta...

June 30, 2017

It is time for the second story to be told. 
Let us remember, then, that we still exist -
hold on to your shoulders and feel
the bones beneath.

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All I wanted to do on that frantic car ride east was to be able to look at her pallid face.
I imagined myself bending down to...

June 23, 2017

While the Indian and Pakistani armies engaged in a fierce battle on the eastern front in December 1971 during Eastern Pakistan's widely documented liberation war, India's Ladakh Scouts and Nubra guards, under the command of Major Chewang Rinchen, forayed into the north...

June 21, 2017

Her husband told The Telegraph that she would’ve loved to be on the seventh page of the newspaper as it was her favourite. The last time they had been photographed together was by a journalist at Tate Modern. On the seventh page of The Telegraph, they were seen standin...

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