Issue 06 | Space
September – October 2020
populated space is. Every nook and cranny holds a story; vacuums are rather rare in the world we interact with. There is so much around us that we take for granted. As you read about different kinds of spaces, I hope you take to noticing the subtleties of your surroundings.
Alas, we couldn’t feature all submissions into the issue! The handpicked few that made it into the issue, however, were the ones that stood out the most and I hope you, dear readers, will enjoy and benefit from reading them.
Editorial, Issue 06 ‘Space’
The Art of Architecture – Poetry Prose & Art
By Yusra Ravat (Art & Writing)
The spaces and houses we move from and to throughout our lives have a great impact on the memories we gather, and yet as we move on from them, we take no token to take with us. Our stories remain words to be erased with time. Yusra, an architect, proposes our spaces should be preserved in something more solid than memory. Her art and design aims to frame spaces in a modern and chic way.
Unleashed– Short Story
By Aisha Zahid
Almaas has lived under her best friend’s shadow all her life, allowing the other girl to crush her under the expectations and wishes she holds out from her. But when Almaas breaks down under pressure, she makes a heartwarming discovery that flips her perspective around.
Lost– Short Story (Fiction)
Ahmad wakes up one day to find himself with a near tabula rasa but his doctors reassure him he should regain his memory soon. But as the days drag on and his hope dwindles, he’s forced to think about his place in the world – with or without his memories.
Life Under Occupation: India Occupied Kashmir – Creative Nonfiction
Rabe’a shares a short memoir on her life, growing up in Kashmir and living through multiple lockdowns. Kashmir is at the brink of an ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide. When the rest of the world struggles to cope with the pandemic-enforced lockdowns, perhaps the plight of Kashmir will seem more relatable now than ever before. Read her narrative to learn the story of Kashmir beyond the news headlines and why it is so dangerous to forget Kashmir today during its hour of need.