30 Dec, 2007

7 pm, Sunday

30 Dec, 2007

Today is the third day of mourning. Soyem prayers for Benazir Bhutto are being held nationwide with the heart of the gathering in Naudero, Sindh, where all her family...

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29 Dec, 2007

Again, this evening, restless…

29 Dec, 2007

Again, this evening, restless from home confinement and curious about what’s happening in the city, my mother, Minal and I wander out for a walk down to the main...

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28 Dec, 2007

9:00 pm, Friday

28 Dec, 2007

“Benazir Bhutto is sad,” says my 3-year old. “Why?” I ask, nervous about what I am to hear. After all, for the last 24 hours Minal has been moving...

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28 Dec, 2007

7:00 pm, Friday

28 Dec, 2007

Today, the country is shut down. All offices, shops, banks are closed. And there is no street traffic. After the mayhem of last night (in Karachi, more than 1,000...

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28 Dec, 2007

2:00 pm, Friday

28 Dec, 2007

Around 4:30 pm yesterday Minal and I clamber in our car to drop Nusrat to her father’s house. Afterwards, we stopped off at Guddu and Salma’s for tea, where...

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21 Dec, 2007

Shakuntala

21 Dec, 2007

Two years ago, a new educational institution was added to Karachi’s cultural landscape: The National Academy for Performing Arts. Envisioned by artist Zia Moyeddin, who serves as the Chairman...

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18 Dec, 2007

Another bout of police violence in Islamabad…

18 Dec, 2007

Another bout of police violence in Islamabad yesterday, just one day after the lifting of the “emergency” when 400-500 protesters protested for the release of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry....

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17 Dec, 2007

A hijabi barbie purse presented to Minal.

17 Dec, 2007

Made in China (where else?) Need I say more?

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16 Dec, 2007

There are moments of peace…

16 Dec, 2007

There are moments of peace in this crazy city. Today, we took a 45 minute drive to visit Hawkes Bay beach. Winter-time is an amazing time to be out...

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14 Dec, 2007

More than 400 people…

14 Dec, 2007

More than 400 people gathered at Regal Chowk, in the heart of old Karachi, to hold a demonstration to protest agai[Image]nst Musharraf’s ‘Emergency’ (which ironically, will be removed tomorrow)....

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