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Issue 2



She knows that he is suffering, too. But her grief seems more than one lifetime’s worth.

Fear Not


زرد پتوں کا بن جو مرا دیس ہےدرد کی انجمن جو مرا دیس ہے فیض احمد فیض  | Faiz Ahmad Faiz


A Eulogy for Sundays

I remember everything in that room, but I cannot remember what it felt like. How does one negotiate the presence and now absence of memory?


Eight Axioms of Homesickness

All my life, I have prepared for perpetual unrootedness. It makes everything easier, and it makes everything more difficult.

Zahra Hamdulay visual


TMS Editor Zahra Hamdulay on society’s continued impressions and definitions of womanness.


Jamie Holman produces and directs this visual interpretation of our theme.

Day to Day

Love as the Centre of it All

I know the feeling of desperately longing for small moments of freedom all too well. Longing—for mobility, for liberty, for independence. And life has been kind enough to let me have a taste, even if it’s short-lived and even when it leaves my mouth sour.


poised as summer in the center/of a cold house, yellow joy/in the midst of blues, a girl/at a woman’s time of descendance.