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· June, 2006

Stories about Pakistan from June, 2006

Pakistan: Through Thar

Light Within on the Thar/. “Thar Parkar is politically alive and in the limelight these days. Previously, one only chewed over and thought of such far away places, or read...

Pakistan: Traffic blues

Crow's Nest… on traffic blues. “The traffic police are non existent. Those that are can be found resting their lives away on a chair by the road side under the...

Pakistan: Grand Trunk Road

Shirazi on the Grand Trunk road that spans South Asia. “Its angles have been yanked and diverted by history. It has witnessed the march of Aryans and victorious advance of...

Pakistan: Rock and the Underground

Asma covers the rock scene in Islamabad. Watch out for the take on underground rock. “Here, bands remain underground only because financial constraints, lack of contacts, sponsorships and media attention,...

Pakistan: Dolls of the world network

Shirazi on the Dolls of the World network. “The idea behind the Dolls of the World took birth in Pakistan when Thatta Kedona – a self help project – started...

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Rethinking 1857

Sepia Mutiny discusses an article by William Dalrymple that explores the uprising in 1857. “I don’t think Dalrymple is saying that everyone involved in the Rebellion of 1857 was motivated...

Pakistan: All about Arrandu

People and breathtaking descriptions of Arrandu in Pakistan by Shirazi - “This village is located ‘on’ the Pakistan Afghanistan boarder. Dir-Chitral Road bifurcates near village Mir Khanni and a jeep...

Pakistan: Travel Writing and the Internet

Shirazi reflects on travel writing and the internet. “The Internet that is wrongly considered a pedestal for instantaneous scribbles mixed with emoticons and indecipherable abbreviations has already become a place...

Pakistan: Germany's Economy

Light Within on the impact on Germany's economy thanks to the World Cup. “Last time the world paid so much attention to Germany was 16 years ago when the (Berlin)...

Pakistan: Hindu temple

Lahore Metroblogging on the destruction of the only Hindu temple in the city, and clearing the air.

South Asia: The Immigrant Dad in the US

Sepia Mutiny announces an online collaborative project, where readers are encouraged to send photographs of their dads who were South Asian immigrants after the 1965 Immigration Act to the US....

Pakistan: Football, televisions, old timers and the Stock Exchange

A wonderful post by Shirazi on football in Pakistan. From television sales, to old timers. “For Abdul Ghafoor (65-year-old Pakistani), once known as the “Black Pele of Pakistan,” life revolves...

Pakistan: Karachi Anime Convention

Misha on the Karachi Anime Convention 2006 – “Anime, as opposed to popular opinion, is generally different from cartoons in that it has a very specific way of animation that...

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