Friends from Islamabad called today to tell that they can’t take my Lahore updates anymore and are coming next weekend to see for themselves if the stories I tell are even true.

It would be the second time someone has been compelled to see Lahore because of my propaganda. The free-stay offer is also enticing, I guess.

I have been meaning to buy a haveli in Lahore, making its upper floor my residence, and turning the ground floor into a self-sustaining business: cultural events space or something. But a mehmaan-khaana would be good too. What do you say?