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Prose

short stories, personal essays, & op-eds

Prose: Welcome
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personal essay

a short exploration of finding unwilling solidarity in a tragedy

short story

recounting a day in the life of a Pakistani family

short story

in her otherwise mundane life, an old woman finds greater significance through incidents as minute as a bus journey

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17 unspoken truths about surviving the suicide of a loved one

op-ed

Asking for help does not mean admitting defeat

op-ed

Pakistan’s band-aid solutions for child abuse are no longer enough

op-ed

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Image by Mihai Surdu
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The pseudo power of Islam and societal policing in Pakistan

op-ed

Pakistani men have weaponized #MeToo against the same women it should be helping

op-ed

personal essay

learning to ditch the internalized need to apologize, so that the genuine apologies hold meaning

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personal essay

In the wake of COVID, it may be time to re-evaluate the distribution of resources that revolves around an elitist dialogue narrowed down to divide and protect those who have been feasting far too long

personal essay

The tragic passing of a Bollywood actor has recently sparked a heartfelt discourse on social media regarding mental health and suicide. In light of this conversation, I'd like to suggest a few guidelines that would help this discourse remain respectful, kind, and most importantly, productive.

Normalize Normal Bodies

op-ed

Image by Sharon McCutcheon
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personal essay

On the 3rd anniversary of my brother's passing, I penned some reflections on my ongoing journey with grief.

personal essay

Drawing parallels with the toxic locker-room culture, this essay explores personal views on a toxic culture associated heavily with Desi communities, which I have dubbed Drawing Room culture.

short story

the story of a newspaper boy on his daily paper route, knocking on doors that hide their own secrets.

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short story

a boyfriend prepares for his girlfriend's funeral at home

personal essay

In light of Roe v. Wade - and all that America symbolizes in 2022 - a reflective essay from the perspective of immigrants

Prose: News
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