31 Jul, 2012

memories of the seawall…

31 Jul, 2012

Today is a day of rest after a weekend of long-distance travel, interviews and filming; I need time to digest all the information that I’m gathering. At night, Minal,...

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30 Jul, 2012

a trip to badin and tando bago…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Jul, 2012

After barely two of sleep, Aslam Khwaja arrives back at our house, and he and I set off again, this time for Tando Bago. On the way, we pick...

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29 Jul, 2012

more music, this time in jamshoro…

29 Jul, 2012

The drive from Karachi to Jamshoro is more than two hours long, but we pass the time with chatting with each other. Even though we planned to be at...

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25 Jul, 2012

going to lyari…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2012

The rental car turns onto Mai Kolachi road, and I look on both sides to mourn the loss of the mangroves that paid the price for easy access to...

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25 Jul, 2012

music outside our window…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2012

Our bedroom window overlooks a lignum tree with fresh purple blossoms. I remember when my mother planted the tree in the back of our garden more than thirty years...

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25 Jul, 2012

port grand…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2012

Like any large public space in Karachi, we have to go through metal detectors and purse searches before entering Port Grand near Kemari harbor, a new private enterprise designed...

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19 Jul, 2012

stuck in dubai…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Jul, 2012

As the British Airways flight descends into Dubai, I wonder if we’ll make our Karachi connection in time. We already know that there might be some problems – as...

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16 Jul, 2012

airplane memories

16 Jul, 2012

I remember the grownups driving through Star Gate and entering Karachi’s international airport – I don’t even think the airport had a name back then – and walking up...

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