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In Conversation with Khadija ben J.

In conversation with Khadija ben J. Interview by Mighzal. Photography by Murtaza A.T. Foreword Khadija Jafferjee founded and runs Stardrop Candles. She’s based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has a baby boy, a previous business and gained over 2,300 followers on the old ‘gram in under 6…

January 30, 2021
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The “Filtered-Funnel” (and other frivolities) – “Social Media”

Words Arwa A.   // Header Credits Alifiya Z. For the uninitiated, “The Social Dilemma” is a documentary about the insidious effects of social networking sites. Engineers, venture capitalists, businessmen and various industry leaders speak about the behind-the-scenes of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others. Everything…

January 29, 2021
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That’s what they want! – “Social Media”

Words Munira E.   //  Header Credits Alifiya Z.  When I first saw the trailer for ‘The Social Dilemma,’ I thought to myself, yes! Finally, someone has put what I have been thinking into something tangible. I knew I had to watch it, both for my…

January 22, 2021
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Are you game? – “Social Media”

Words Maria P.   // Header Credits Amena T.  ‘The Social Dilemma’ is a docu-drama that offers a stunningly eye-opening look into the dark world of social media, and breaks down how social networking companies take advantage of users.  Throughout the course of the film there were multiple…

January 15, 2021
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Escaping the Rabbit Hole – “Social Media”

Words Zahra K.   // Header Credits @AlifsMurt.  I love Instagram and the thrill of looking at pictures, with the full knowledge that social media is addictive and creepy. That we are all living in some kind of a controlled bubble, where all of our online activity is…

January 8, 2021
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Something Old and Something New – “Concrete vs. Jungle”

Words Amatulla Z.    Header Credits Fatema J. (@fatemajosh) One of the great triumphs of Islamic civilization was to envelope its subjects in the beauty of Islamic art that attempted to go beyond the aesthetic into an experience of the divine. God is beauty, the Quran tells…

December 25, 2020
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Our Minds – “Concrete vs. Jungle”

Words Munira E.    Header Credits Sakina D. (@sakina.dohadwala) Our minds are now habitats to animal thoughts we self-talk like venomous snakes betraying ourselves with doubt   we jump from the branches of one curse to another like desperate monkeys seeking attention from no-one else but ourselves…

December 21, 2020
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Pain vs Joy (or) Pain & Joy? – “Concrete vs. Jungle”

Words Nafeesa M.    Header Credits Umaima ben (@umaimasbeautifulmesses) I accompanied an old man once. His back a curve, his eyes had intriguing shadows beneath, the story of his life etched in the lines on his forehead. His scars reminded me of those ancient stories carved on…

December 18, 2020
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A different canopy – “Concrete vs. Jungle”

Words Amatullah Y.    Header Credits Amena T. (@_at_design_) I love the feel of the wind under my wings, I love soaring high and fast, darting towards the ground before sharply sweeping off, my talons scraping the water of the bay. I am a peregrine falcon, I…

December 14, 2020
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Past & Future – “Concrete vs. Jungle”

Words Nafisa C.    Header Credits Jamila M. (@Jamilamilamila) Bygone has the late hour; The dusk sets low on the clouds, barely a promise; a new dawn is over the horizon. Past is a mere fragment, residing in the memories, conscious looms at the peculiarity. What waits…

December 11, 2020