Narratives

Cowtown or Browntown

By Sona Bhargava Without all my brown friends at college, one might mistake me for a human hermit. Almost every organization or club I’ve joined, and almost every friend I’ve made shares my cultural ties (cough, cough Other Collective). This

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Same Religion, Different Interpretation

By Taimoor Qureshi My religion gives me guidance and inner peace. Islam has always been a source of wisdom and comfort to rely on regardless of how dire my situation’s circumstances are. However, I frequently find contradictions between how I

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Miram Madrese

By Kiana Borjian first day of “Women in Islamicate Societies:” Why are you taking this class? I begin swirling like the dervishes my mother is named for: Sufi plus an “e” I am jealous of her name – the way

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Dry Mango

I sat in our study lounge for the fourth consecutive hour, when my phone flashed with a message from my mom. As usual, she was sending me mouth-watering pictures of Indian delicacies for the festival season – sweets and savory

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Why English?

Summer 2018 was a blast indeed. I left Davis as soon as Finals got over and came back to Eid festivities and holidays at Dubai. I had missed my family, the weather, the culture and the feeling of togetherness that

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