Behenchara

Issue 7

Rahma Ali

I am currently a student at IBA Karachi, hoping to major in history. Apart from that I have always been a huge fan of Kathak and deeply interested in understanding Pakistan’s aversion to it. In this interrogation, the question that often comes up is whether the nation is repulsed by the idea of women using …

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Ayesha

I am Ayesha, I make buildings (architect by profession) while I make space and movement (dance to resist) while I sing (chanting against patriarchy). Looking back at 2020, one thing I am grateful for is that it made me reconnect with my innermost self and I found myself dancing after I had given up on …

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To Love Freely – A Dream by Syeda Iqraa Bukhari

Art work By Jawaria Noodle soup Bio: The writer is currently working at PRIF (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) as an Erasmus+ Recent Graduate Trainee and is conducting research on topics relating to politics, (counter) radicalisation, intelligence and security, with a special focus on South Asia. She recently finished her Master’s degree in International Security from …

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To the red dupatta color-bleeding in my washing machine By MahRukh

Artwork by Hafsa Nouman   your crimson dye leached out of the fibres & stained all my whites i understand now why mor jaan did laundry the way she did    separated all the whites from the reds, women have always been the white clothes, & the reds always the burdens of society – dyeing …

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