05 Dec, 2007

We’ve only been in this city…

05 Dec, 2007

We’ve only been in this city of 15 million for about four days but it feels as if we never left—other than the fact that the weather and fruits...

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10 Nov, 2007

Today, I was sharing with…

10 Nov, 2007

Today, I was sharing with friends that Minal and I will be returning to Karachi soon to see my father who hasn’t been well. One friend (like most people...

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04 Nov, 2007

Pakistan: Martial Law….again

04 Nov, 2007

On November 3, General Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan (something that has been expected for the last 6 months). My sister, who is presently back in...

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20 Aug, 2007

I make up songs for Minal every…

20 Aug, 2007

I make up songs for Minal every day and I’m considering creating a blog just for her so I can put in my nonsensical thoughts about her. But then,...

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16 Aug, 2007

Dramatic return to Houston

16 Aug, 2007

Last Thursday, Minal and I flew out of Karachi right as a heavy rainstorm was starting up—our only experience of the monsoon this year—and it took us over an...

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02 Aug, 2007

University of Karachi/ KU

02 Aug, 2007

It’s a long drive from our corner of the city, Clifton, to the northern edge of Karachi where the campus of University of Karachi is located. (Everyone always refers...

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02 Aug, 2007

Dawn News

02 Aug, 2007

Today I was a guest on a talk show on Dawn News, Pakistan’s latest English language television station. On the show, I represented Alhamra Publishing and shared my thoughts...

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26 Jul, 2007

I've been in Karachi for almost…

26 Jul, 2007

I’ve been in Karachi for almost three weeks, yet it seems like a lifetime, as if I was never anywhere else. I sit at Beena’s desk with all the...

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10 Jul, 2007

landing in Karachi

10 Jul, 2007

On Thursday, 5 July, René, Minal and I emerge from our 36-hour journey from Houston to Karachi and step out into the open waiting area at Quaid-e-Azam International Airport....

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27 Jun, 2007

karachi flooding

27 Jun, 2007

it seems as if every few days when i think about posting on my blog, something new is happening in karachi. i wish i could say that the news...

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