The human tragedy remains

I was standing on the banks of a muddy tributary making its slow rippled way through rice paddies. A cold wind was blowing in my face and ruffling the trees freshly washed from last weeks rains. The sky was partly overcast with shafts of lights peeking out from among the clouds onto the fields, it…

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Enter 2011

There is a small one room restaurant on Jenkins Avenue in Norman Oklahoma called “Greek house”.Its family owned, full of little square tables and it serves gyros. You can get them on a plate or in a sandwich and as soon as one enters the place the air is thick with the fragrance of meat roasting on a skewer. The fries…

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Personal Space

Three days ago I was standing in line at my bank before the teller when he decided to take a little longer than he normally does. As I stood there waiting, a hand suddenly appeared from over my shoulder tapping the glass and telling him to hurry up, no response from the teller turned into…

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Takmeele rooh

Us ki qandeel ke noor tale Lehron pe jhoomte huaye Momin jiye ja rahe hain Halki halki moseeqi me Baton ke pahar banate Thori see piye ja ra hen aur woh un ka rab is soch me hay Ke me ne kis mitte se inhe bana dia Farishton ko in ke samne jhuka dia Ye…

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Twitvey – What to eat in Karachi

Twitveys are random surveys carried out by me on twitter. They often yield pretty interesting results Question : What is your favourite thing to eat in Karachi? Answers mosharrafzaidi @faisalkapadia Burns Road. Bhunay huay seekh kabab. Aaa Lahore! Kithhayy?? DanQayyum @faisalkapadia Delhi Javed Niharihttp://www.facebook.com/JavedNihari ahsanshafik @faisalkapadia kata kat & mutton karhai – cafe laziz –…

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Pk relief mission 5 report

Even though we had not gone back to shikarpur in two weeks the off roaders had kept in mind the SSGC degree college camp witnessed by us while we were on ground there. We contacted Mr Mukesh the pointman of this camp and found that the food situation there was getting desperate. This camp houses…

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Pk relief mission 2 report

KPICASA_GALLERY(Pkrelief2#Gv1sRgCKeJ2Zq8q9ewhwE) On return after our first relief effort to Sukkur two weeks back we had several meetings amongst the core group of volunteers adopting a long term medical relief and rehabilitation strategy, however during the subsequent week we continued to receive urgent demands for help emanating from many of the inundated villages of Sukkur and…

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Pk flood relief mission 2 live

When we got back from our last distribution in sukkur we  had gained not just experience & pics but a lot of on field contacts, which will be useful in the 2nd distribution mission which starts tomorrow..err make that today in 5 hours. The plan To take 7 trucks of food/water hampers (3500)  & 1 truck…

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A battle against time

As mentioned in my previous post, Offroaders Pakistan and the Motor Rally club had been collecting funds for flood relief for the past two weeks in Karachi. We received a tremendous response and with around Rs. 2.5 million  donated to us, we loaded five trucks of food supplies as well as a truck full of tents and set…

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Pkfloods10: Flood Relief Campaign for Southern Pakistan

The earthquake’s  that hit Pakistan in 2005 and 2008  were regarded as the worst tragedy for the nation. Few have realized that the recent floods have in fact caused more damage then those earthquake’s did. As per latest reports official figures stand at 1600 dead and 12 million left homeless. The Monsoon rains began  two weeks ago and…

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