Illume Magazine Feature on the Boston Marathon

    Originally published here: http://www.illumemagazine.com/zine/articleDetail.php?Boston-Marathon-Home-Under-Attack-14257 It was a regular day at work on Patriot’s Day for Hamza Syed. Working in his office in the suburban town of Burlington, Mass., life was going at its typical Monday pace. About 18 miles away, in Copley Square, thousands of people had gathered to cheer on runners participating …

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“Beyond the Ideas of Rightness or Wrongness”: Ambreen Butt

“Beyond the Ideas of Rightness or Wrongness”: Ambreen Butt By Maha Kamal A Pakistani artist with long, jet black hair works carefully in a suburban studio in Lexington, Massachusetts. Shades of ochre and maroon seem to come alive on one wall. On closer inspection, the colors are revealed to be a body of ants, representative …

A Silent Melody

A Silent Melody Motes of melted gold, Through wisps of cotton candy, A splash of lilac and a whirl, On a cerulean canvas. Footsteps, and leaves - rust and dust And colors fading into gray... Enshrouded in intoxicating perfume Of the silent melody of Autumn dawns.

Grayscale

These past few days have been a blur of moving-in, buying books, heat and "hurricanes" and a very familiar walk up and down Comm Ave =P. 31st August Moving-in to Myles in the blazing heat(in Ramadan): Two huge suitcases, and two equally huge storage boxes. It took me a couple of hours to unpack and …

Air blues

Disclaimer: This post might not make any sense due to mild-severe sleep deprivation. Sunday, August 29th, 8:52 PST I'm at Dubai Airport right now. Mouth parched as I sit here typing away, trying to access facebook on a really slow wireless hot spot. I was too lazy to get water at duty free; that would …