CULTURE, POLITICS

Carving Out Indigenous History

The Story Behind the Black Hills   The Heart of Everything That Is is what the Black Hills have been known as to the Lakota, or Lakota Sioux, tribe. This location has been a sacred area for several indigenous tribes in South Dakota for hundreds of years. However, you might know this site as Mount […]

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CULTURE, POETRY & PROSE, THE ARTS

The Partition

The Partition is known to be the world’s largest mass migration, displacing 14 million people and killing another million. Following the British Raj’s withdrawal from undivided India in August 1947, the Radcliffe Line was drawn between the newly independent nations of India and Pakistan. The task of demarcating the boundary between India and Pakistan was […]

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CULTURE, POETRY & PROSE, THE ARTS

Grief in August

And so I write to my Rabb this time… Whenever August rolls around I become numb.  From the Partition to Article 370, and the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.  I can’t help but cry uncontrollably.  August is the month I pour my grief onto the prayer mat.  I stay there for hours until my tears turn […]

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