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Karachi at 7:20AM

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Celebrate Sunday? Haaye!

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Since I missed a beautiful session on Sindh’s ethno-musicology this evening, decided to not end this beautiful week with sad feelings. Hence, here goes the post from the ever-so-amazing people of The Alternative, India who featured me this week as TA writer of the week. Sounds good, right?

You can read the post on The Alternative; here is a image from the article which I took in October while travelling to northern Sindh.

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Throwback Thursday – Beautiful Karachi Port

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Mesmerizing Karachi port at sunset

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Oh look! There’s a train being watched by a caring lonely star in the sky.

Dawn in the Valley of Wisdom – Saaee’n Amar Jaleel

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It was by sheer boring routine of the day that I decided to go through some pages on Facebook that I had joined over the past many years. In one of the academic pages, I stumbled upon a post sharing details of Sindh Abhyas Academy seminar on Sindhi literature. Sindh Abhyas Academy of Szabist has started a series of seminars focusing on Sindh – its history, literature, archaeology, and music.

Read: Does changing the script kill the language?

It was 4 am on a Sunday and the seminar timings were 3pm on the same day. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make it since I need a good few days before I decide to go out and socialize. In the morning, I though decided to not miss this opportunity of hearing Saaee’n Amar Jaleel [you can read more about this great Sindhi writer and his published work on his website]. By some miracle, my brother (who hates reading anything and everything and despises any sessions on literature) agreed to accompany me and so we reached at Szabist 90 – a good 40mins late.

First session was a talk by G.M. Umrani. I could only catch last five minutes of his seemingly controversial talk and povs. He sounded aggressive like some religious clergy. Pardon me, if you are a fan. By seeing the heat on Twitter, I am rather happy (or not) to miss the first session.

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Indian / Pakistani food: chicken handi and some sort of beef kebabs!

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