Sunflower fields, multi colored wooden guest houses with slanted roofs, clouds affixed on the mountains, some hovering around the houses, so near that you could almost touch them, children peeking from behind closed doors, chimneys blowing smoke as evening tea boiled in the kitchen. … Continue reading Arang Kel: Piece of Heaven Within Heaven
I fell in love here. With some one. Some thing. How do you let go of something that makes you fall in love? I will never forget the first footstep I traced on the grounds of this land of beauty, taking in all the silence … Continue reading The Endless Skardu
We love touring around foreign cities and countries most of the time but how often do we tour the city we live in, where we were born and brought up, I mean how much of your entire city have you really explored? Can you say … Continue reading Touring Around Karachi City
So excited we were to get off at this magnificent place of junction between Pakistan and China after a long long snaky ride on the Karakorum Highway that some of us didn’t hear what our guide had said “Please don’t start running abruptly or make … Continue reading [Short Stories] – When We Met the Borders
It was around this time last year that I was in Lahore which was burning hot in June those days and it was Ramadan.. I ate my Sehri (pre Dawn breakfast) kept my fast and decided to take a post Dawn stroll on the streets of Lahore since sleeping was not on the list. We went to Delhi Gate, one of the six remaining gates of entry into the walled city of Lahore. This place has a distinct Mughal touch to it, with Shahi Hammam (Royal Bath) and Wazir Khan Mosque in the same vicinity.
There they are, lanes chaotically spread with wires and locked carts still waiting to be set free by their owners as mornings get busy and people start rolling out for early morning purchases, Beggars and dervishes quietly sitting in a corner looking at passers by hoping someone would drop a coin or two in their lap, People heading out the mosque after morning prayers, their faces glowing and steps picking up pace to go hit the bed at home and catch some sleep ….. And then of course there was Me posing under a beautiful blue painted door that multiplied the serenity of that place and allowed me to capture a moment that would give me a story to remember for all my life ❤
Food is an integral part of all travels. It tells so much about the people, their likes and preferences, their personalities and so much more. It is that crispy crust without which the foundation would be hollow and the necessary topping which completes the final … Continue reading Of Places and Food – Larkana