07 Aug, 2013

creating art…

Sehba Sarwar
07 Aug, 2013

Minal creating art with found objects. Above: a toothpick to create a design in her ice-cream; below: flowers in a dried leaf.

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a busy day…

Today’s a packed day: in the afternoon, a group of artists gather in the house, and I share updates about Bangladesh as well as details about Borderlines production project....

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05 Aug, 2013

after the rain…

Sehba Sarwar
05 Aug, 2013

Seashells laid out on sand by Minal We take a spontaneous trip to the beach. Rainwater clogs the streets, but once we reach Hawksbay, we are rewarded by an...

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04 Aug, 2013

monsoon rains…

04 Aug, 2013

Monsoon rains descend today. All plans get cancelled, and we stay at home to enjoy alloo-puri – with electricity, to my surprise. But at night, the lights fade away...

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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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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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15 Jan, 2009

At the very last moment, as my trip…

Sehba Sarwar
15 Jan, 2009

At the very last moment, as my trip is winding down, the office of Constance Jones, Cultural Attaché at the US Embassy in Islamabad, sets up a visit for...

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11 Jan, 2008

Around the city, billboards and writings…

11 Jan, 2008

Around the city, billboards and writings welcoming Benazir are scattered on walls and roundabouts. But Benazir is gone, and a sense of depression and grief pervails. The January 7...

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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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