Prose

The Liberating Walls of the Ghazal Nirvana

This piece aims to quite literally walk you through a ghazal — Gulon Mein Rang Bhare (Filling the Flowers with Colour) — penned by Pakistani Marxist poet  Faiz Ahmed Faiz in 1954 while he was in Rawalpindi’s Montgomery prison for his communist beliefs. Walking with you is  Ali Sethi, a young classical singer who breathes life into the poetry

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But the Heart Is Where the Home Is

I’m in my early teenage years, traveling back home with my father and mother after a short vacation. We always fly through the Tribhuvan International Airport, and our stopover usually being the Qatar Airport. The Tribhuvan International Airport, the only international airport in Nepal, is small as a domestic airport here in the US, maybe

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Teaching Chinese at the North Bennington Village School

As a computer science and math student, I keep thinking how the process of translating Chinese text to English is takes exact same logic when I try to convert my ideas into computer code for computers to execute. Things have never been easy for people who lives in translation, especially being a Chinese student studying

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