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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13 Jan, 2009

These days — and for some time now…

13 Jan, 2009

These days — and for some time now — visiting newspaper offices in Karachi is different from how it used to be in the eighties. Now, to get into...

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11 Jan, 2009

On January 10…

Sehba Sarwar
11 Jan, 2009

On January 10, more than 800 people gathered at one rally that gathered at Karachi Press Club to protest the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. The march proceed down to...

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09 Jan, 2009

During the first ten days of Mohurrum…

Sehba Sarwar
09 Jan, 2009

During the first ten days of Mohurrum, there is an intensity in the air. It doesn’t matter if one practices or not, we all conform to the notion of...

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07 Jan, 2009

Another day trip…

07 Jan, 2009

Another day trip, this time to Sehwan Sharif, a city I have always wanted to visit. Here, Mohurrum is observed with dedication by all, shias and sunnis alike. The...

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05 Jan, 2009

In one afternoon, we visit two markets…

05 Jan, 2009

In one afternoon, we visit two markets three miles from each other: Itwaar Bazaar, an outdoor Sunday market that sprawls over a large expanse, where one can purchase everything...

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