Mumukshu | Filipa | Fabulist
Features and articles in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, TED, Qulture, REORIENT, Doha News, Dissident Voice, Culture Unplugged, The New Indian Express, and elsewhere. Fiction and poetry published/ forthcoming in Acorn, ARDOR, Banshee, B O D Y, Rattle and StepAway Magazine. Pushcart Prize nominee, placed in competitions at the Cork International Poetry Festival 2019, Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 and International Literature Festival Dublin 2018.
Indian-born, UAE/US-impressioned, inhabiting Ireland via Egypt, France, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland and Qatar.
*for Victor Valdovinos* "Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets." -- Jacques Derrida
The day I bit an apple, and it bled, I knew we had died. Downstairs, in the kitchen, you were brewing tea(rs). Love is under fire, in someone else's home: a kettle's weak scream.
I want to be in a band with a crazy name/ because on Ashbury in 1982, you stopped me by the poster/ of the boys playing in the bar that Sunday and said "Ingenious"-- / and I'd...
FEATURES & ARTICLES
Like Alice in Wonderland or Neo in The Matrix, acclaimed artist Sacha Jafri invites us down the rabbit hole on a journey to the Soul of the World.
11 year-old Han-Na Chang only wanted to meet Mstislav Rostropovich, considered by many to be the greatest cellist of the 20th century, even one of the greatest cellists of all...
Plucky photographer Ana Maria Garcia Montero talks Peru, Paso horses and her life through the lens.
Qatar's ambassadors for the PUMA 'Built for One' T7 Track Jacket campaign give their take on art, film and design in the Middle East.
If the TEDx Summit is a harbinger of the world to come—beginning with a region that has for too long been besieged by misunderstanding and conflict; then speak, world.
Peace is not an obligation. It is not a compromise. It is not a halfway house. It is a conscious, renewed and continual commitment to responsibility.
A no-first-strike policy appears to translate to a no-first move-policy too, as India refuses to lead—as it has before—an active, committed and urgent initiative to achieve...
There are those who will, no doubt, remind us that stories of war and violence are as old as humanity. But this rationale is as much a case for peace, as it is for war.
Contemplates the responsibility of writers not only to speak the truth through their writing, but to move people, and change the world, by "bringing the truth about matters of...
"...Maybe then we will realize that it’s not about the wars or the differences; at the end of the day, we’re all just people.” People spreading ideas. Ideas worth spreading.
A highly subjective, vaguely useful and sometimes irreverent round-up of the top five booths you don’t want to miss at the COP18 Sustainability Expo in Qatar
This Frenchman lives half in shadow, never revealing his full face or even his full name — you know him simply as JR.
*Nominated for the Pushcart Prize