Aila watched as the last roll squeaked down the belt, tipping into the folds of purple and red tissue paper. … Continue reading “The Infamous Agha Roll” →
The pink froth bubbles out everywhere like a bath bomb exploding from a tub. It collects in pools until it … Continue reading “Cow Town” →
Originally published April 8, 2019 during a trip to Satkhol Village and Delhi, India. There is a relatively unknown story … Continue reading “On Identity.” →
I’ve started a new little project for my condo: collecting vintage photographs of South Asian portraits or families. The vintage … Continue reading “The Desi Vintage Project” →
I struggle at diners because I never know where to put the trash I’ve created from mixing my coffee. Sometimes … Continue reading “Diner Trash” →
Jinn Jaani was quiet like Samia. She lurked in shadows, hiding in the corners of dusty closets or behind large … Continue reading “Jinn Jaani” →
A trio of Pakistani siblings conspire to stop their sister’s arranged marriage by exposing their uncle’s evil intentions on tape. But when the tape goes missing, they must work to find it before it’s too late.
A Mughal emperor is warned by his trusted Sufi adviser that he must abandon his severe opiate addiction or risk losing his entire kingdom, including his wife and their unborn son.
Tariq, an undercover spy for the U.S. Department of Defense, meets with a high-ranking ISIS official to exchange niceties, and death, in a Turkish bathhouse in Antalya.