29 Jul, 2012

more music, this time in jamshoro…

29 Jul, 2012

The drive from Karachi to Jamshoro is more than two hours long, but we pass the time with chatting with each other. Even though we planned to be at...

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25 Jul, 2012

going to lyari…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2012

The rental car turns onto Mai Kolachi road, and I look on both sides to mourn the loss of the mangroves that paid the price for easy access to...

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25 Jul, 2012

music outside our window…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2012

Our bedroom window overlooks a lignum tree with fresh purple blossoms. I remember when my mother planted the tree in the back of our garden more than thirty years...

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25 Jul, 2012

port grand…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2012

Like any large public space in Karachi, we have to go through metal detectors and purse searches before entering Port Grand near Kemari harbor, a new private enterprise designed...

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stuck in dubai…

Sehba Sarwar

As the British Airways flight descends into Dubai, I wonder if we’ll make our Karachi connection in time. We already know that there might be some problems – as...

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16 Jul, 2012

airplane memories

16 Jul, 2012

I remember the grownups driving through Star Gate and entering Karachi’s international airport – I don’t even think the airport had a name back then – and walking up...

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21 Jun, 2012

protests in houston

21 Jun, 2012

In Houston, protests are rising – as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) goes on strike to demand higher wages for janitorial staff. Local organizers are participating in daily...

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21 Jun, 2012

21 Jun, 2012

Today is May Day and the most parts of the world are using today to take time off from jobs and instead, celebrate workers’ rights. In solidarity, I am...

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11 Jun, 2012

haystack rock, cannon beach

Sehba Sarwar
11 Jun, 2012

We close out our coastline travels with a night at Cannon Beach, half a mile away from the 235-feet tall Haystack Rock, which we cannot approach in the evening...

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09 Jun, 2012

a japanese dock at agate beach…

Sehba Sarwar
09 Jun, 2012

Along with many other tourists and locals, who are just as curious as we are, we spend the second part of our afternoon walking through patches of rain to...

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