February 12, 2019

Twenty-four hours after our mother died we were arguing about the order of the service, me wanting to pull rank and speak first, when the envelope was delivered. I was feeling stubborn and out of sorts. My sister had arrived too late to...

February 12, 2019

Having received a communication that I was being considered for an appointment as a

professor of the humanities at C---- University, I took the proffered airfare and arrived at the

address given. There it was explained to me that C---- Un...

December 11, 2018

I would not be Muslim if it weren’t for my father.

To combat “intellectual” Islamophobes, I’d like to say it is science and my own rigorous search for the truth that keeps me a believer, but it’s not.

It’s my father.

You see, Bapi as I cal...

May 13, 2018

The world around us is rife with controversy, so it’s no surprise that filmmakers are tackling challenging themes and subjects too, as most artists’ work reflects the society in which they live. But there are certain caveats to that gen...

March 13, 2018

I became a teacher purely by accident. It wasn’t a calling.

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