“The woman walks into the living room. She acts as if everything is normal, but I can see how she’s looking around, taking it all in.” Story of the Week (February 5), by Henriette Houth. Translated from Danish by Mark Mussari.Read More
“You bend your head,/ offering up a scalp for my perusal,/ inviting some small sense of revelation/ in this act of witness.” Poem of the Week (February 3), by Rosalind Jana.Read More
“What others see of us and vice versa is often the result of a great and ongoing internal struggle to appear consistent.” Zino Asalor, our December Author of the Month, talks to Haseeb Ali Chishti.Read More
“Both Verkaaik and Ring look at ethnic violence from around the political lens, rather than directly through it.” Nabeeha Chaudhary looks at two academic texts on the subtleties of ethnic conflict in Pakistan.Read More
“Manik knew what it was like to be young and hopeful.” Story of the Week (January 28), by Nadia Kabir Barb.Read More
“What others see of us and vice versa is often the result of a great and ongoing internal struggle to appear consistent.” Zino Asalor, our December Author of the Month, talks to Haseeb Ali Chishti.
“…every poet writes from exile. For myself, it took me a long time to acknowledge I was an immigrant.” Nancy Anne Miller, The Missing Slate’s November 2015 Poet of the Month, talks with Afshan Shafi.
“The uncertainty that comes with willingly choosing a non-linear and unconventional career path requires that you take responsibility for your passion.” Shameen Arshad interviews spotlight artist Nayha Jehangir Khan.
“Both Verkaaik and Ring look at ethnic violence from around the political lens, rather than directly through it.” Nabeeha Chaudhary looks at two academic texts on the subtleties of ethnic conflict in Pakistan.
“Evidently, getting to like vegetarian meat is a matter of acquired taste and it’s a dish probably not for the faint-hearted.” Chitralekha Basu looks into the origins of an oxymoron in Calcutta.
“Nizam is just as homeless and out of place in the American’s valley as Antigone is in Thebes when it is reduced to Creon’s state of exception.” Part two of Peter Krause’s essay analysing Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’ and Joydeep Roy-Bhattachary’s ‘The Watch’.
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.