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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CULTURE, POLITICS, THE ARTS

King Crimson and the 21st Century Schizoid Man

King Crimson is an English progressive rock band formed in 1968, renown for its experimental style and approaches to music. It is also one of my favourite bands ever — their music definitely isn’t for everyone, but I would encourage people to give it a shot regardless! Their stylistic choices make it so that even […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT, THE ARTS

Nike Basketball | The Window

How do you pick yourself back up after what feels like a devastating loss, miss-step, or mistake made due to a lack of knowledge or experience? For many poor, underprivileged people of color who are trying to make it out, the weight of a mistake feels crushing because it can be the difference between a […]

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