28 Dec, 2011

departure…

Sehba Sarwar
28 Dec, 2011

I head to Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on December 27, the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, who was murdered four years ago. Buildings and cars were set on fire...

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27 Dec, 2011

performing for “the people”

Sehba Sarwar
27 Dec, 2011

Yesterday was the much-anticipated PTI-Imran Khan rally in Karachi. I watched some of the performance on television and was amused to see Khan’s speech punctuated by pop music –...

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26 Dec, 2011

a trip to the interior…

Sehba Sarwar
26 Dec, 2011

I catch a ride to villages outside of the rural township of Sujawal with architect Shahid Khan, CEO of Indus Earth Trust, an NGO that’s working with the coastal...

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22 Dec, 2011

“security”…

Sehba Sarwar
22 Dec, 2011

On an afternoon visit to the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Karachi’s patron saint, I am not surprised that we have to go through a security gate, or that...

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20 Dec, 2011

memories…

Sehba Sarwar
20 Dec, 2011

I always enjoy visiting the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi. Today, I spend some time with Tazeen Hussain, who will be helping out with VBB...

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18 Dec, 2011

daily living

Sehba Sarwar
18 Dec, 2011

We go for a walk late at night at General’s Park. I always cringe when we name the park — Pakistan certainly has a strong history with generals, and...

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16 Dec, 2011

taking off again…

16 Dec, 2011

I’ve landed in Karachi after a fairly painless 24-hour journey. I fly out of Houston Intercontinental Airport’s Mickey Leland international terminal. At the security gates and am asked to...

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12 Nov, 2011

ideas are bullet-proof…

Sehba Sarwar
12 Nov, 2011

  Graffiti along Allen Parkway.

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31 Oct, 2011

another minal-ism

31 Oct, 2011

Minal stares at a pink bag in a grocery store. She reads the words: Buy me now. Save Texas – purchase your own grocery bag. She turns to me....

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19 Sep, 2011

art and rain…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Sep, 2011

Minal and I start out the day by attending the Houston Fine Art Fair, where we see exhibition booths set up by galleries around the US. One of the...

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