08 May, 2008

Yesterday afternoon, as I drive Minal…

08 May, 2008

Yesterday afternoon, as I drive Minal home, I approach the stop sign that we pass every day. Once we reach it, I do what I always do: I put...

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13 Apr, 2008

6 word memoir

13 Apr, 2008

along coastlines she walks home slowly I was tagged by Anita I tag Emmy, Kayte, Lauren, Vivek, Christa The six word memoir rules are: write your own six word...

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01 Apr, 2008

my essay in NYT magazine…

01 Apr, 2008

Back in January, shortly after I returned to Houston after spending six weeks in Karachi, I was invited to write a piece for the New York Times’ Sunday Magazine...

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24 Mar, 2008

Neither side of Minal's family is…

24 Mar, 2008

Neither side of Minal’s family is particularly religious. But today was a quirky day. After dropping Ammi to the airport, we pick up Sissy Farenthold and drive to Bapsi...

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05 Mar, 2008

Election fever's in the air.

05 Mar, 2008

Election fever’s in the air. At 9:30 am this morning, as I head out to drop off Minal to pre-school, I see police cars blocking the street in front...

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23 Feb, 2008

It's now been five days since…

23 Feb, 2008

It’s now been five days since Pakistan’s Parliamentary elections took place, and despite the rigging, it’s clear that the tide against Musharraf is rising. But there seems to be...

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19 Feb, 2008

Many of us said the Pakistani elections…

19 Feb, 2008

Many of us said the Pakistani elections wouldn’t happen. But they did today. My sister, Beena Sarwar, filed a story for IPS regarding the mass rigging that took place....

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17 Feb, 2008

Some days the distance between…

17 Feb, 2008

Some days the distance between Karachi and Houston seems very short. All week, there’s been dire forecasts tornadoes and hailstorms in Houston for today, Saturday. Many events were postponed,...

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10 Feb, 2008

More police brutality in Islamabad…

10 Feb, 2008

More police brutality in Islamabad after lawyers decided to boycott courts until the 18 February elections. Check out teeth maestro and read the article in today’s Dawn.

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06 Feb, 2008

Today, on the drive to pre-school …

06 Feb, 2008

Today, on the drive to pre-school with Minal, we talk with each other in Urdu–as we often do when we are alone with each other. Generally, I have to...

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