31 Aug, 2011

eid on hillcroft

Sehba Sarwar
31 Aug, 2011

This year, Minal participates in Chand Raat festivities. We meet friends at Hillcroft, and Minal gets mehndi on her palms. On Eid itself, I cook up a feast, and...

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21 Aug, 2011

gearing up for VBB’s season opener

Sehba Sarwar
21 Aug, 2011

We are gearing up for VBB’s season opener. The flinging of my chappals across the electric wires on Dowling Street is the formal launch of the project. Don’t miss...

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15 Aug, 2011

my essay in dawn's books & authors

15 Aug, 2011

My essay “Devouring Mangoes with Gusto” appeared in Dawn Books & Author’s special Independence Day issue.

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12 Aug, 2011

minal-isms

12 Aug, 2011

As we listen to Tina Sani’s new album, Bahar Aayi, with Faiz Ahmed Faiz lyrics, Minal says: “I’m so glad you were born in Pakistan so we can listen...

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31 Jul, 2011

last morning at macondo…

Sehba Sarwar
31 Jul, 2011

As always, Macondo is a rich gathering with old and new friends. Throughout the week, we are inspired by readings and talks with Julia Alvarez, Naomi Shihab Nye, Esmeralda...

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20 Jul, 2011

a rough journey

Sehba Sarwar
20 Jul, 2011

Our flight did leave on time but Karachi’s international departure lounge was packed with people with barely enough standing room since all PIA flights were delayed. By the time...

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18 Jul, 2011

continued turbulence

18 Jul, 2011

The day we are flying out is packed with drama. My mother is supposed to head out to the airport a few hours before us to catch a flight...

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17 Jul, 2011

last minute attempts

17 Jul, 2011

I’ve been trying to go to Bohri Bazaar for weeks. Today, one day before my departure, I inform everyone, “I’m going.” “The traffic’s supposed to be terrible,” my sister...

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15 Jul, 2011

continued city closures

Sehba Sarwar
15 Jul, 2011

Before we go to bed the previous night, we learn about the Mumbai bombings, but when we wake up in the morning, we sense new tension in the air...

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12 Jul, 2011

more trouble in the city

12 Jul, 2011

The internet connection at our house has been more erratic lately, making the job of regular blogging more of a challenge. In the meantime, the violence has subsided in...

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