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Words Insiya K.   Illustration Fatema P (cosmicweavers).  I currently reside in sunny California and I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. To be rawfully honest, I have yet to nail my passion, my voice and my role in this world. To…

June 3, 2017

Han Sai Por

Words Sakina N.   Photograph Han Sai Por I absolutely love the arts, specifically, the Italian Renaissance, have a love – hate relationship with the Arabic language and am extremely passionate about stickers, socks, animals and plants! ABOUT: This installation, Black Forest 2016, is part…

May 30, 2017
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First Comment, First Dislike

Words Arwa P.  Illustration Fatema A. (cosmicweavers) Foreword Zahabiya H. Foreword: We’ve all heard the rhetoric. A veil, a headscarf, it’s all a form of keeping us bowed. Bound. But what needs to be revealed is not our heads or our limbs but our minds and…

May 27, 2017

Never Lose Hope

Words Mariam Moiz S.   Illustration Fatema A. (cosmicweavers) Foreword Zahabiyah H. Foreword Turbulence.  Struggles take on many forms but the hardest ones are the ones where there is nothing you can do but wait. Wait for a solution, wait for change, just wait. That’s when…

May 20, 2017

Who am I?

Words Zahra K.   Photograph Tasneem J. (tjphotography) Foreword Zahabiyah H. By qualification I am a Home-Science graduate with a specialization in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from Nirmala Niketan College of Home-Science, Mumbai. 6 years after I left college and 4 years after I got married,…

May 20, 2017

The Creator Of Fate, Is The Giver Of Faith

This piece is a dedication to all those who are fighting a battle, that no one else can understand. Words Sakeenah N. Photograph Sakina K. Foreword Zahabiyah H.   Foreword Turbulence. Usually something we associate with announcements to return to our seats, its actually a…

May 7, 2017

My Religion as My Rock

Words Rashida A.   Illustration Fatema A. (cosmicweavers) When I look around trying to make sense of the state of things in this digital world, where the media has flooded all forms of normality, where fashion and trends have overtaken customs and tradition, I see a…

May 1, 2017

Move Into the Light

Words Amatullah Sh A. Z. Photograph Lamiyah A. Murtaza K.   Light is the connection between us and the universe. Through light, we could experience distant stars and look back at the beginning of existence itself. In a nutshell, light is the smallest quantity of…

April 25, 2017
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Of Dodos and Puff Pastry- Treasures from a Bohra Kitchen

  Words Lubaina B. Illustration Fatema A.   Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, where I grew up is a bustling ‘happening’ neighbourhood today. When I was growing up, it was however out in the boonies and beyond. So chances of finding a Bohra in the vicinity were…

April 14, 2017

On Being a Bookstagrammer

Photography and Words Ruqaiyah K. (ruqkishreads).  My journey as a bookstagrammer; people who use Instagram as a platform to post and talk about books, has been life changing. And I’m not exaggerating. This journey has truly given me such a strong sense of who I…

April 7, 2017