28 Jul, 2013

music in karachi…

Sehba Sarwar
28 Jul, 2013

I land in Karachi by late afternoon and by night, our family is at a dinner at Khalid and Lali Mahmood’s house. Lali, a photographer, wants to learn more...

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27 Jul, 2013

last evening in Dhaka…

Sehba Sarwar
27 Jul, 2013

I end my time in Dhaka with a trip to Shahbag Square, where historical photos of the 1971 Liberation War are being displayed. Since February 2013 when the International...

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25 Jul, 2013

more visits…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2013

Two sculptures at the Institute of Fine Art in Dhaka The Institute of Fine Art at the University of Dhaka is an open space where students sketch, paint and...

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25 Jul, 2013

stories of loss…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2013

Khushi arranges for us to visit Savar, the site where the Rana Plaza collapsed back in April. Today marks three months of mourning for more than 1100 lives that...

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23 Jul, 2013

spontaneous party…

Sehba Sarwar
23 Jul, 2013

In the evening, I offer a presentation about VBB to the Britto Arts Trust, and they inform me about their artists collective. After the formal conversation and collection of...

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22 Jul, 2013

back in Dhaka…

Sehba Sarwar
22 Jul, 2013

Skulls retrieved from one of the sites where the Pakistani Army conducted mass killings. Back in Dhaka and recovered from a 48-hour journey to the India-Bangladesh border, I spend...

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20 Jul, 2013

the border…

Sehba Sarwar
20 Jul, 2013

The border crossing at Jaflong/Meghalaya In the morning, Pulak and I rent a car for a two-hour drive to Jaflong from Sylhet to reach the border. As we reach closer to...

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19 Jul, 2013

going north…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Jul, 2013

This July is a month of movement for me. Today, I catch an early morning Green Line bus to Sylhet, Bangladesh’s fourth largest city in the northern region, close...

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18 Jul, 2013

dhaka…

18 Jul, 2013

In Dhaka, I stay at Khushi Kabir’s house, without whose help I wouldn’t have been able to fly to Bangladesh. I’m learning all over again that we are now...

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12 Jul, 2013

first three days in karachi…

12 Jul, 2013

My first three mornings in Karachi are spent buried in the passport office, where my sister is trying to renew her daughter’s passport and I’m trying to renew my...

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