ENTERTAINMENT, THE ARTS

Extravagant Highs: A Vignette of Sonnyjim

Extravagant Highs: A Vignette of Sonnyjim by Saambhi Sonnyjim is spearheading a key change in UK hip-hop, sparking interest further and further afield. Having allowed himself to embrace the cultivation of the come-up, it seems his harvest is imminent. Now bouncing from strength to strength, having honed his craft, he has matured into a singular […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT

Keerat Kaur – a Polymath Leaning Into Herself

Keerat Kaur – a Polymath Leaning Into Herself by Ushbah Al-Ain Keerat Kaur’s work is rooted in her practice of contemplation. Kaur excels in bringing into form archetypal imagery from the formless. The depth reflected throughout her work speaks of her dedication to expansion as an artist. I first came across Kaur’s work almost a decade […]

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CULTURE, LIFE, THE ARTS

Solitude in the Crowd: the Journey into Iftar

Solitude in the Crowd: the Journey into Iftar Photo Essay by Ushbah Al-Ain This is a collection of photographs I have taken over the last six years, chronicling moments leading into Iftar during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is the opening meal after a dry fast at sunset, upon the call of the fourth obligatory daily prayer […]

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EMPOWERMENT, MENTAL HEALTH, THE ARTS

The Case for Gratitude

The Case for Gratitude by Ushbah Al-Ain Artwork by Joumana Medlej To say that we are emerging from a pandemic that has fundamentally changed our lives is an understatement. The staggering impact of the past few years has left people feeling disoriented collectively. Yet the pressure to keep grinding persists: to keep providing, creating, and consuming […]

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