16 Dec, 2011

taking off again…

16 Dec, 2011

I’ve landed in Karachi after a fairly painless 24-hour journey. I fly out of Houston Intercontinental Airport’s Mickey Leland international terminal. At the security gates and am asked to...

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21 Mar, 2011

a nighttime drive to new orleans

Sehba Sarwar
21 Mar, 2011

In previous years, whenever I’ve undertaken the road trip I’ve always had René or a travel buddy with me. Today is my first road trip with Minal; driving to...

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19 Mar, 2011

movement

19 Mar, 2011

I suppose this is why they call this month March madness. So much movement in my life over the last few weeks. First, Ammi arrives from Karachi ten days...

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18 Mar, 2011

visiting NY

Sehba Sarwar
18 Mar, 2011

It’s been a few years since I’ve spent time in New York. This time, I am here to participate in a panel and give a reading / screening at...

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14 Feb, 2011

a busy day…

14 Feb, 2011

Today has been a busy day for 6-year-old Minal. I want her to know what protest and celebration feel like in this country, so we head out to west...

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13 Mar, 2010

Dubai airport…

13 Mar, 2010

Dubai airport. I’d love to say that I’ll never fly through there again.                

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20 Dec, 2008

As we leave Houston…

20 Dec, 2008

As we leave Houston, our bags get searched by a drug-ammo dog… The glittery Dubai airport where we spent an excruciating 6 hours.

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06 Oct, 2008

I travel on airplanes quite…

06 Oct, 2008

I travel on airplanes quite a bit, but I’m rarely searched as thoroughly as I am before I board the 2.5 hour flight to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. I’m running...

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18 Jun, 2008

after Katrina…

18 Jun, 2008

Years ago, while still a grad student, I remember driving through New Orleans and thinking that this is a city where things happen and people move. And then, things...

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21 Jun, 2007

In 8 days, René, Minal and I…

21 Jun, 2007

In 8 days, René, Minal and I will fly to Karachi so we can hang out in the heat, get replenished by family love, and night-time sea-breeze. I am...

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