02 Jan, 2013

returning from the rio grande…

Sehba Sarwar
02 Jan, 2013

Lights flash as we approach the rectangular building sitting alone in the desert amidst hot land and cactus. Wearing green pants & shirts, they stand: We are border patrol....

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15 Oct, 2009

I've been getting ready for the big…

15 Oct, 2009

I’ve been getting ready for the big production on November 7 and the blog’s been pushed to the side — temporalily. I miss it. Sometime soon, I will be...

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05 Aug, 2009

what can one say after this long silence?

05 Aug, 2009

what can one say after this long silence?

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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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01 Oct, 2008

Hurricane Ike

01 Oct, 2008

I never thought about the squirrels, the possums, the grackles, robins, the doves or the fire ants. I never thought about them that day. But I do remember taking...

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16 Jan, 2008

Dubai invades Karachi

16 Jan, 2008

Blogspot is back up and running in Pakistan, but other websites are still hard to enter such as the Human Rights Commission website. Definitely feels as if things are...

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02 Jan, 2008

Ten days ago, in a nighttime conversation…

02 Jan, 2008

Ten days ago, in a nighttime conversation in our home, my father grimly forecasts: “There will be much bloodshed before the elections.” No one thought that Benazir would get...

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30 Dec, 2007

7 pm, Sunday

30 Dec, 2007

Today is the third day of mourning. Soyem prayers for Benazir Bhutto are being held nationwide with the heart of the gathering in Naudero, Sindh, where all her family...

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16 Dec, 2007

There are moments of peace…

16 Dec, 2007

There are moments of peace in this crazy city. Today, we took a 45 minute drive to visit Hawkes Bay beach. Winter-time is an amazing time to be out...

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04 Nov, 2007

Pakistan: Martial Law….again

04 Nov, 2007

On November 3, General Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan (something that has been expected for the last 6 months). My sister, who is presently back in...

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