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Yes We Lost Our Direction!

Inspired by this excellent story by Amna Khawar on Pakistan’s travel/tourism posters, I tweeted about the way we have taken a totally different direction – of disinheriting ourselves of a rich heritage, scaring away […]

A portrait of Rumi

Thanks to Taimur on Twitter, I found this portrait of Mevlana Rumi:

October 24th, 2011|Photo stories, Rumi|3 Comments

Magic moments – incredible photos on mysticism

Today, a magical photographer and a brave journalist Iason Athanasiadis, wrote to me after reading some of my comments in NYT. This is such a small world after all. Iason has also lived in Pakistan and some of his beautiful pictures can be found here (I am posting an image from Pakistan below from his collection). What a treasure it is. I am so grateful that Iason got in touch..

Here is another one from Iran – absolutely stunning… […]

February 28th, 2010|Photo stories, Sufism|3 Comments

A picture that sums up a long story

Pakistan Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud is seen with his arm around Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud during a news conference in South Waziristan (read more here courtesy this site)[…]

February 22nd, 2010|Pakistan, Photo stories, terrorism|0 Comments

Fatehpur Sikri

I was in Fatehpur Sikri […]

March 25th, 2009|Personal, Photo stories, Travel|6 Comments

Two pictures- Breaking the Fast and Desecration

Two pictures with captions tell many stories

I Breaking the Fast

A lone man eats in a soup kitchen set up for Ramadan outside a public housing project in Paris. Source

II Desecration
A damaged portrait of Jesus Christ hangs on the wall of a demolished home after an anti- Christian mob attacked it in Barakhama village in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. […]

September 16th, 2008|Photo stories|3 Comments

Anandi Boiragi – the eclectic painter and an urban Baul

With legendary artist S.M. Sultan as his mentor, Anadi Kumar Boiragi from Jessore attended Khulna Art College in the late ’80s, before enrolling at the Oriental Department at Charukala in Dhaka to further his artistic education. […]

September 4th, 2008|Arts & Culture, Bangladesh, Photo stories|0 Comments