Tag Archives: Human Rights Violations

International Times

The Way It Is, at International Times today.

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The Way It Is

We can’t sing certain songs that speak of our glorious past or our identity. We are shamed. Tunes hummed softly to walls that sometimes listen but don’t record words barely coherent they brush cheeks against hard surfaces and sigh to … Continue reading

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Litro

This is Home is a short story I wrote last year about a Palestinian woman stuck in the middle of the conflict. Check it out here.

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Earthen Lamp Journal

“Dream of the Housemaid” is my contribution to the theme on Migration. To read the other contribution in Vol II Issue III go here.    

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2014- the Year that Commemorates Global Catastrophes

2014 is a significant year for anniversaries of disasters. While all attention seems to be on the centenary of World War I this year is also significant as it the anniversary of several natural catastrophes that took place around the … Continue reading

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Reid Avenue

  The trees are falling, falling down along the avenue   flanked by the law, the arts and the house of the intellectuals.   Helpless we watch the machines hum as a piece of history is cut down to the … Continue reading

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India

Terror Nadu’s eunuchs huddle in the Lok Sabha impotent to the cries of a thousand and one voices in the valley up north. They dance   to the tune of the nautch girl   from the south now too old … Continue reading

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