03 Jul, 2015

from sydney…

Sehba Sarwar
03 Jul, 2015

Dr. Ruqaiya Hasan, Hong Kong, Feb 2015; photo by Lexie Don When our flight lands in Auckland, I turn on my phone to find messages from my sister, who...

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25 Jul, 2014

landing on water…

Sehba Sarwar
25 Jul, 2014

Minal and I press close to the airplane window as we watch the airplane drop closer toward Lake Ontario’s blue water. In the background is Toronto’s skyline. At customs,...

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18 Jul, 2014

beets in boston…

Sehba Sarwar
18 Jul, 2014

My sister, Beena Sarwar, has a spate of snack-recipes to share: baked beets, sauteed carrots and baked cauliflowers – to name just a few.

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30 Jun, 2014

dubai airport again…

Sehba Sarwar
30 Jun, 2014

Dubai airport continues to expand, getting increasingly glamorous with little credit given to men from different parts of Asia who provide hard labor yet live outside the city’s air-conditioned...

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21 Aug, 2013

fallen aspen logs…

21 Aug, 2013

Fallen aspen logs at Lake George, Colorado.

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12 Aug, 2013

istanbul airport – again…

Sehba Sarwar
12 Aug, 2013

Minal and I experience a five-time security checking in Istanbul airport before we board our flight to Houston. Nonetheless, we are grateful that Turkish Airlines is now flying directly...

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20 Jul, 2013

the border…

Sehba Sarwar
20 Jul, 2013

The border crossing at Jaflong/Meghalaya In the morning, Pulak and I rent a car for a two-hour drive to Jaflong from Sylhet to reach the border. As we reach closer to...

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19 Jul, 2013

going north…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Jul, 2013

This July is a month of movement for me. Today, I catch an early morning Green Line bus to Sylhet, Bangladesh’s fourth largest city in the northern region, close...

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18 Jul, 2013

dhaka…

18 Jul, 2013

Khushi Kabir (center) at a music social organized by Britto Arts Trust In Dhaka, I stay at Khushi Kabir’s house, without whose help I wouldn’t have been able to...

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12 Jul, 2013

first three days in karachi…

12 Jul, 2013

My first three mornings in Karachi are spent buried in the passport office, where my sister is trying to renew her daughter’s passport and I’m trying to renew my...

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