67 years, two nations, one womb.
This August, Aleph Collective is kick-starting its first campaign — #BAATKARAIN
With countless efforts preceding us, this is one attempt by us at opening another window to peer into and from, some fresh air and perspectives, and honest people to people engagement.
The idea is simple. We, the youth from Pakistan and India, like our peers elsewhere, have access to social media and so why not use it to reach out beyond the stereotypes?
SO, here’s the deal.
With 14th and 15th August just around the corner, we are calling upon all Pakistanis and Indians – based anywhere – to talk.
Have family in India/Pakistan? Write up a message, take a photograph and send it. Wanna say hello to people across the border and wish them a wonderful independence day? Record a short video clip and submit it. Have a memory you’re trying to locate – an old photograph, perhaps? Share it. Working on a project that shatters stereotypes? Link it. Have a grievance or issue you want to address and think these processes only indulge in sugar and sweet. Air it. Music you want to put out there…you get the idea!
As long as you truly want to engage, we’ll curate it on alephcollective.tumblr.comand twitter.com/alephcollective and get this baat cheet on the map—all leading up to the independence days celebrated by both countries.
So, go ahead and email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We go LIVE on 8th of August. Toh, get CREATIVE, get talking!
Work Samples -
Some links to previously published work -
Somalis in UAE: A Vignette (The Atlantic Post) -
The Image Makers (Herald Magazine - Dawn Group of Newspapers) -
In Conversation with Roushan Illahi (Herald Magazine - Dawn Group of Newspapers) -
One Hour with Hameed Khan (Herald Magazine - Dawn Group of Newspapers) -
A chat with Documentary Filmmaker, Sarah Basyouny (Khaleejesque magazine) -
Arts Night at DIFC (MUSE’D - Muse Dubai’ official blog)
One-day event organised by Aleph Collective (www.facebook.com/AlephCollective) at the Sikka Art Fair, 2013. Theme - “Power of Words”. Venue - Bastakiya/al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. (Curation)