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Pyaari by Zunaira Nadeem

By Zunaira Nadeem Dinaaz slipped into the drawing room and pulled the heavy double doors shut behind her. The sun was particularly sharp today, and the darkness in the room provided a welcome relief. It also made everything feel even more sneaky, forbidden, but somehow more tranquilizing. The windows were wide and covered an entire …

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A Single Wardrobe by Natasha Japanwala

Cover Art by Fartashia  Natasha Japanwala is a writer from Karachi. Her essays and reportage have appeared in publications at home and abroad, including Dawn, Al Jazeera America, The Independent, and The Washington Post. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.  I can close my eyes and picture the inside of my Nani’s wardrobe …

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کب عشق و مے سے آخر باز آئے گی غزل؟

کب عشق و مے سے آخر باز آئے گی غزل؟ عنوانِ زن کو کب تک دہرائے گی غزل؟ یہ کاروبارِ مرداں بیچے وصال و ہجر کیا اشتہار بن کر رہ جائے گی غزل؟ نازک وہ ہے، حسیں بھی، بے رحم قاتلہ کچھ پیچ حسنِ ظن (زن) کے سلجھائے گی غزل؟ پروینؔ نیک ہے تو کیا …

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“Gup Shup – Tina Sani for Rhythm, Resistance and the Revolution”

Artwork by Hiba Ashfaque  Tina Sani Bio Ma’am Tina Sani is a household name. She has a successful singing career spanning over 4 decades and has enchanted crowds across the world with her beautiful voice and spirit. Behenchara had the opportunity to speak with her for our issue Women in Music, and we got the …

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“Gup Shup – Meesha Shafi for Rhythm, Resistance and the Revolution”

Artwork by Hiba Ashfaque  Meesha Shafi Bio Meesha Shafi is a brilliant singer, actor, model, and overall badass who has been singing for as long as she can remember. You might have seen her on TV or heard her on the radio, but we all know that her talent, the quality of her voice, and …

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Song Review: Tutteya Ve’s Unbroken Resolve By Shehreen Umair

Artwork by Aneesa Kaleem on IG Coke Studio 2020’s season opener was an all-women anthem which garnered over 900k views on YouTube within 24 hours of its release. The official description calls the song an ode to the resilience of women, whose hearts remain unbroken despite constantly being on the verge of breaking. It’s a …

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The Musical Workings of the youth that’s leading the music revolution in Pakistan By Khadijja Muzaffar

Artwork by Wajiha Sherwani on IG   Artwork by: Emil on Instagram For this month’s issue focusing on music, we interviewed some of the most brilliant female artists in Pakistan who excel in singing, song writing and music production. The ladies who are leading the way and leaving a Hansel & Gretel-esque trail behind for others …

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