Author: Bushra Alvi Razzack

Birthing of a Muslim

Reading Time: 1 minuteBushra fears the divisive and communal world her grandson would inherit in this poem, for Different Truths. In a world torn asunder With hate, prejudice, and conflict I gasp as I struggle to breathe As vicious fumes of toxicity Threaten to pollute The air of normalcy My eyes mist as I look at my babe […]

Voice against Violence: A Silent Protest Sensitises on Crime against Women

Reading Time: 6 minutesCrime against women has increased rapidly in India over the past ten years. A total number of 3,27,394 cases of crime against women were reported in the country during the year 2015 as compared to 11,887 in the year 2005. Violence against women is a serious violation of human rights. It affects the physical and […]

The Culprit

Reading Time: 2 minutesA powerful protest poem by Bushra. Here we see the poet as a Social Journalist, in Different Truths. My poem, The Culprit, was written when I was in the US a few months ago after a certain communal incident took place in Delhi at the end of Ramadan 2017. The situation has not eased since […]