Articles tagged Humera Afridi
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When The Butcher Cries: A Visit to an Organic Halal Slaughterhouse

By Humera Afridi | February 21, 2013 | Open City

A river of dark, red fluids frothed and pooled over drains. Men in green T-shirts scrubbed the floor with brooms as wave after wave of water washed away the sacrificial blood.

Lakshmi’s Night: A Muslim Woman Honors Diwali

By Humera Afridi | November 28, 2012 | Open City

I recall the monkey god’s gaze at the Ganapati Temple and my own impulsive desire to offer him a coconut.

The Democracy of Patience: Inside a Polling Station in Queens

By Humera Afridi | November 7, 2012 | Open City

“Romney is very hostile.”

Ramadan Meditations: A Muslim Woman’s Journey Towards Faith and Acceptance

By Humera Afridi | August 22, 2012 | Open City

“In the Pakistan I grew up in, women prayed at home. Mosques were the kingdom of men.”

Nimboo Paani: Spiced Limeade

By Humera Afridi | August 14, 2012 | Open City

A zesty cocktail of lime juice and water.

Mohammad Zuhoor-ul-Haqq, Spiritual Street Vendor

By Humera Afridi | August 3, 2012 | Open City

“Surah Rahman and Surah Yasin. Very, very powerful!”

Jackson Heights Greenmarket: “So Many Accents!”

By Humera Afridi | July 23, 2012 | Open City

A stroll through the busiest—and most diverse—bazaar in Queens.

Charan Jit Singh, Business Card Distributor

By Humera Afridi | June 19, 2012 | Open City

“Get Cash in a Flash.”

Hitting Your Stillspot

By Humera Afridi | June 14, 2012 | Open City

The search for serenity amid urban frenzy.

Arena, Performer

By Humera Afridi | June 8, 2012 | Open City

“I’m beautiful all the time. Twenty-four hours!”