“Hun Lahore ae!” he would shout, informing the driver that everything was at peace, the wagon was full.
Aapa Basheeran, one of the four women guardians of a mohallah in Lahore called Aahata Bakhshi Ram, and my grandfather…
Called one of the world’s worst environmental disasters, this is Aral Sea. The corpse of Aral Sea, to be correct….
There are two ways to backpack across Uzbekistan. 1. You start at Tashkent and make your way to the west,…
So I met this Turkish origin backpacker in Tashkent who wanted to do the whole stans-trip and was going to…
Seeing me carrying nothing but a backpack, at least two people have already asked me to check-in their “over-the-limit” baggage…
My mother used to make these; I do this when I miss her.
Going for the whole day to sit at a desk and coming back after dark, it’s not really very fulfilling. It seemed fascinating when we graduated but it doesn’t anymore.
‘I may be committing a blasphemy here,’ she said and then paused for a while as if reconsidering her choice of words.
There are things that are only being said in the regional languages. There are things that could only be written by a regional writer.
We were smoking a joint. Me, a US-returned Kenyan artist, and a Norwegian nutritionist working in Ethiopia. The Kenyan artist…
I didn’t really like the 3G coverage maps provided by the telecom operators, so I created one.
I had just talked to the embassy and had the flight reservation page open when the the phone rang.
When people ask why do I travel in Punjab, I don’t always have a clear answer because it’s difficult to explain and I fear that people won’t get it.
‘Too bad, I can only be poetic in this state,’ I smiled and then read this verse of Baba Farid’s: Main bhulawa pagg da matt maili ho jaaye/ Gehla rooh na jaan-ee sirr bhi mitti khaaye.
“Wait, what am I asking, you don’t plan your trips, you just leave, just like that,” she said.
My father and I were talking about his recent trip to Indian Punjab when I asked him if he spoke to the people there in Punjabi.