About Sidrah Ahmad

Having written casually for informal audiences through her blog for several years, she now writes for herself, and edits for FUCHSIA. Sidrah’s favourite things include spending time with her crazy family (the Pagalkhana), photography, poetry, reading, music, dance, clouds, rain and the night. She has a deep love for connecting with strangers, and believes that stories, and story-telling, have the power to change the world. She dreams of a world where boundaries and differences are only celebrated, and not a cause for divide. She currently works for the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), planning and developing social services for vulnerable children and youth.

Knitting Beliefs in Pakistan Chowk: Photography Exhibition At a busy bustling chowk in Old Town, Karachi, a young man uses some wooden easels, carpets, a few chairs, hanging light bulbs and several images to tell a story. It is an inclusive story of minorities, told to an audience across a range of gender, language, statusContinue reading

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A Book Review ‘The adolescents of my generation, greedy for life, forgot in body and soul about their hopes for the future until reality taught them that tomorrow was not what they had dreamed, and they discovered nostalgia. My Sunday columns, like an archaeological relic among the ruins of the past, were not only forContinue reading

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In this issue’s restaurant review, FUCHSIA will take you to a local food-haven less-known to expats and new arrivals in Singapore. Off Yio Chu Kang and Sengkang, there is a street called Jalan Kayu, which was made enormously popular about 30 years ago by the roti pratas of Thasevi Prata Restaurant. Today, there are 3 restaurants along Jalan KayuContinue reading
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The friend we turn to the moment we are in need. Without fear of judgement or persecution, we confide all our weaknesses. We confess our flaws, and admit to not knowing enough. Such is this friend that never leaves our side, and is always there for us. In fact, this friend’s name is now soContinue reading
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The friend we turn to the moment we are in need. When faced with an uncertainty, or needing some clarity in life, we feel absolutely no hesitation in reaching out for help. Without fear of judgement or persecution, we confide all our weaknesses. We confess our flaws, and admit to not knowing enough. Such isContinue reading
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As I was taking my seat, I became conscious that the man next to me seemed to be a migrant worker. He obligingly inched his seat away to give me more space, even when I didn’t need it. I placed my handbag on the floor between his legs and mine, and again, he moved slightly.Continue reading
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