Pakistan

Like Gamergate, except from India and about Kashmir instead of videogames

Seven million people have been cut off from the internet and even landlines.

Mosquitos

The real Los Angeles sky is bluer than how they show it in the transition shots.

The Haircut

Though they would probably never admit to agreeing on anything if they were to meet, the Hindu fascist in New Delhi and the diasporic Muslim in Baltimore had made the same assumption.

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The man-who-sells-birds-on-the-corner-of-the-street and I had an argument

Eventually, he released all of the birds, and I bought him a cup of tea.

My Dictator: General Zia

A piece of fruit killing that guy seems cosmically right.

I felt a familiar numbness settle over me

Living in Pakistan has taught me that political change is not as sexy or dramatic as I had envisioned it as a teenager in suburban Dallas.

Winter Light in Lahore

In winter the noise of the Lahore streets sounds different. It is clean and vivid.

My Airport: Karachi

There’s just a handful of airlines that still make it to Pakistan, so even the wealthiest of Jinnah International’s patrons have limited options.

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I moved back and forth between this life and that life

Caught constantly between my open wounds pressed against sharp edges and my peeling skin, and her open wounds pressed against sharp edges and her peeling skin.