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At Our Grandmother’s Bedside

Today is, would have been, Ba’s 89th birthday, and it has also been exactly four months since she died on July 23rd. With Amir and Setu, I was fortunate to spend the week before her death with Ba, Dada, my … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Recently, I have been reading. And when I finish reading and I think of what to do next, I read some more. It is an action born out of leisure, boredom, futility, an attempt to seek fulfillment. It’s too late for … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Zarina Hashmi and W.H. Auden

Zarina Hashmi Atlas of My World, 2001 (detail) Portfolio of six woodcuts with Urdu text printed in black on handmade Indian paper Edition of 20 Sheet size: 25.5 x 19.5 inches “Partition”, W.H. Auden (1966) Unbiased at least he was … Continue reading

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Things White Men Say to Me at the Museum: Annotated Vignettes from the Contingent Cultural Economy

To what extend should I be offended by microaggressions? My little brother–a brilliant mind–argues that when people of relative privilege feel victimized by quotidian interactions, their offense distracts from bigger injustices at hand. He’s not wrong: I live a life … Continue reading

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what do contemporary turkish fiction and American country music share in common?

I pose a question: What do writer Orhan Pamuk, and country music band Little Big Town have in common (besides occupying considerable space in the part of my brain designated to processing pieces of cultural production)? In March, went to Istanbul, … Continue reading

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Things Men Say to Me With Complete Confidence That Prove They Actually Don’t Know Anything, Annotated

Today I am going to share with you the first installment of “Things Men Say to Me With Complete Confidence That Prove They Actually Don’t Know Anything, Annotated” (I wanted to save this one for a longer Toast-like list, but … Continue reading

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First Day of Work

Today is my first day of as a hourly-wage earning worker/not a (graduate) student for the first time basically ever in my life. This was never a part of THE PLAN (just kidding there has never been a plan). The good thing … Continue reading

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