Childhood lessons in the casteism of perfection Google images“Mariyam has scars on every corner of her face. Count, and tell us how many are there?.. How did you get that scar at the bridge of your nose?.. Oh god, your
Learning to cherish the present “Mughal-e-Azam is about to air at 8 pm. Turn on the television,” my sister texted me one Sunday evening. Dad was in bed curling under the blanket for more warmth, while Mum was doing some
Derive strength from your vulnerability. Be vulnerable around friends. Sarah, my vulnerability and Plan B mate.“Teetooo! Teetooo!”, calls out a heavy man as he walks towards our home’s entrance. Dad’s nick name is Titu (pronounced Teetoo), and the man calling him
A journalist by training, Mariyam Haider is a writer and performance poet in Singapore.
She is the researcher of the book The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age written by James Crabtree.
Her writing has appeared in Hindustan Times, Livemint, Feminism In India, New Asian Writing and Kitaab.