Author Archives: Taimur Khan



“The years teach much that the days never know.”—Emerson | Photo by Taimur Khan

Oil Lamps

Raag Shankara – Taimur Khan

Raag Shankara – Taimur Khan

“Wedding” by Alice Oswald

This Alice Oswald poem is one of my increasingly favorite sonnets. In the three-minute video, Sir Andrew Motion touchingly interprets it as: “rush and change of the poem is its own point. It makes us think, first and foremost, about transformations, about the changes that love creates, and the changes that art creates, as it […]

Sparrow  - Rajasthan, 19th Century

sarangi turned nine: Aftab’s Late Winter Collection‘s ninth birthday was on 28 January 2014. It has been observed that when parents are busy with their work or the kids are in the middle of their exams, birthdays are often postponed to a more convenient day, like a weekend or two later. Nothing of that sort was the case here since Aftab […]

Ghaffar Khan

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

Freud’s views on Homosexuality

Homosexuality was removed as a mental illness from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry in May 1974. A woman wrote to Freud, that since you work on the mind and stuff, my son has the problem. Just look at the letter (that he wrote in English) and look at his style. That is why […]

A Red Finch

Once when I was in the Agha Khan University hostel, napping in the afternoon, I woke up at sundown, went out of the room, came back and saw a red finch perching on my red towel on the small clothesline we had. It was staring at me and I slowly went to it and grabbed […]


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