31 Mar, 2009

Aslam talking at the Station Museum…

31 Mar, 2009

Imran Aslam talking at the Station Museum, at a VBB event, Cultural Narratives. Documentation by Faroukh Virani.

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12 Mar, 2009

a difficult life…

12 Mar, 2009

The tow-truck driver strives to help me restart the car. “I don’t want to tow it if I don’t have to,” he tells me. He urges me to push...

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06 Mar, 2009

Quirky. But cool…

06 Mar, 2009

Quirky. But cool. That is the only way to describe Callaloo’s conference Callaloo Salutes Texas Writers that took place earlier this week. On Monday, I drive up to College...

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05 Mar, 2009

Today's bombing of the Sri Lankan…

05 Mar, 2009

Today’s bombing of the Sri Lankan cricket players has left people both inside and outside Pakistan reeling. In her IPS story, Beena Sarwar says, “…(the) armed attack on the...

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01 Mar, 2009

ammi / momma

01 Mar, 2009

minal: ammi, remember when i used to call you momma? me: i’m not a momma kind of woman. minal: yes, you’re not a mom kind of woman either.

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18 Feb, 2009

The Pakistani government has reached…

18 Feb, 2009

The Pakistani government has reached a ‘truce’ with the Taliban forces in Swat. Read more in Dawn, The News editorial and the Independent. The situation continues to be dire...

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13 Feb, 2009

On January 24, women in Mangalore…

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13 Feb, 2009

On January 24, women in Mangalore were attacked by Hindu extremists for drinking at a pub. The protest in response to the violence has been powerful. To read more...

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09 Feb, 2009

The news from Swat…

09 Feb, 2009

The news from Swat continues to be dire. Beena’s opinion piece was published today in Dawn and BBC News is publishing a diary by a schoolgirl in Swat. In...

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30 Jan, 2009

It's eerie to read Mohammad Hanif's…

30 Jan, 2009

It’s eerie to read Mohammad Hanif’s novel The Case of the Exploding Mangoes in 2009, nearly two decades after that giddy August 1988 evening in Karachi, when we all raced...

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16 Jan, 2009

Much of the footage that..

16 Jan, 2009

Much of the footage that I have been collecting for VBB’s Pakistan Live Broadcast” (with the help of my sister Beena) has been at moments when people come over...

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