“Outside everything burst into intensity: loud voices, chants, stomping feet.” Story of the Week (September 22), by Ania Mroczek.Read More
“By trying to make the female nude a part of our visual language, I am attempting to dispel the myth of sexualisation in nudity and make it something which can be viewed with respect and admiration rather than covetousness, shame or discomfort.” Scheherezade Junejo in conversation with TMS editor Shameen Arshad.Read More
“Docile hamlets grow lazy in the heat like cows;
and thin naked children learn to grow
with the taste of dust in their mouth…”
Poem of the Week (24 August), by Nabanita Kanungo.
“On the evening news, we see cars floating.” Story of the Week (August 25), by Urvashi Bahuguna.Read More
“As far as she was concerned, “The Visitor” was an old, irrelevant, and uninteresting story with nothing to say about her own time or her own needs.” Story of the Week (August 18), by Alzo David-West.Read More
“It is clear that the country’s situation is in a state of conflict, wherein the burden of centuries old customs are still felt deeply and staunch patriarchs are in power.” Hina Zahir Imam writes about the SHEvolution in Saudi Arabia.
“The Pink Taxi service… launched in March 2017 in Karachi and is already seeing an overwhelmingly positive response.” Ifra Asad reports on Paxi.
“I feel I might collapse at any minute. I need to release this mounting pressure somehow…” Elizabeth Lee Reynolds explores her connection with nature.
Farda Ali Khan performs her poem, ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be A Pakistani’. In a close competition, she placed third in a competition that showcased the talents of young poets under 30, from backgrounds as diverse as medicine, computer science and engineering, and the literary arts. The poem examines the shifting sands of culture against a backdrop of fragile patriotism.
Finalist and winner Orooj-e-Zafar performs her winning poem, ‘When Your Body Smiles’. She tied with Risham Amjad when the panel of judges that included poet and TMS contributor Ilona Yusuf and the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, was undecided on who to give the final prize to. Her poem speaks to the importance of being true to who you are and the daily struggle of being comfortable in your own skin.
Finalist and winner Risham Amjad performs her winning poem, ‘Conversations With A Reluctant Feminist’. She tied with Orooj-e-Zafar when our panel of judges was stumped who to give the final prize to. This strong poem attests to the struggles faced by women everywhere today.