Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Traditional straw items, Sehwan Sharif

I really like these traditional items made in various parts of Sindh province. In this case they are the daily use items like plates, covers, tops, decorative pieces for walls, etc. They are earthly, which means they are environment friendly; they are made from hand thus employing lots of females in the process; and they are cultural icons for Sindh, just like blue tiles from Hala or ajrak from central Sindh are.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time for prayers, Karachi

Via Flickr:
Muslims pray for their Asar namaz (known as Sala'h in Arabic). Asar is the 3rd namaz among 5 daily obligatory prayers in Islam.

Paradise point beach is one of the most famous soft sand beaches of Pakistan.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Anti-Pakistan poster, Sehwan Sharif

Sindu Desh is the concept probably launched by late G. M Syed, leader of Sind and a very well read person. He was regarded with awe and respect by almost all Sindhis and hated by Establishment and the Punjabis for speaking out atrocities committed by them on Sindh. The issue of distribution of water and other resources troubled his entire life. His followers and many other Sindhi youth, who are disillusioned with the entire concept of Pakistan, have continued this struggle and are now openly printing these posters and pasting all over Sindh. It really surprises me how Pakistan Army and its intelligence could allow such posters?

Today, lot of mini-bombs went across Sindh province hitting apparently at ATMs. Read this report: