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  • ‘Tangey walay baba’ and I on the road to becoming a doctor

    I don’t know who found him, or what even his name was, but we called him ‘Tangey Walay Baba’, or at times, just Baba...

    Then at the end of grade six, we left the school and the town to relocate 1000 miles south in Karachi, where dad had finally found a job, after nearly three years of searching...

  • “Do parathay or ek doodh patti”

    “Ustaad, do parathay or ek doodh patti!” (Two parathas and one cup tea)...

    That was the first voice I heard as I entered into the New Bismillah Afridi hotel and restaurant, located near my residence in North Karachi...

  • Samosa patti — secret behind the crunch

    The days when making samosas was a lengthy process are long gone – now, the delicate pastry, also known as patti, in which the filling for the samosa is wrapped and then fried, is readily available in the market...

    Several shops in the narrow streets of Raja Bazaar have opened over the last decade that make and sell samosa roll patti, which people can then buy and use to make samosas at home...

  • Fussball: Pundits of patti

    The streets of Karachi carry a notorious reputation...

    ”Waseem and his partner, software engineer Saad Mohammad Sheikh, are a legendary duo on the fussball circuit in Karachi...

  • India nabs pigeon

    Anyone with the slightest knowledge of dove and pigeon behaviour would know that pigeons are easily caught when you have a flock of such birds present around your home...

    I conclude by wondering out loud: why on earth would anyone involved in skullduggery need a pigeon in this era of internet, smart phones and miniscule drones?Rafi Ahmed KarachiPublished in Dawn, June 7th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store |...

  • Pakistani spy pigeon: The proof

    Yesterday, Indian police detained a pigeon at the border with Pakistan, after it was found carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

    Last year as well, India had arrested a pigeon, which it claimed to be a spy from Pakistan...

  • ‘Pigeon-keeping has morphed into an industry’

    The 40-year-old pigeon keeper, who lives in downtown Rawalpindi, is well known as ustad...

    In downtown Rawalpindi, many people keep pigeons as pets, and sometimes race them in pigeon race tournaments held two or three times in the summer and winter seasons...

  • Where dreams take flight: Pakistan’s pigeon racers

    “It is a love affair,” says Akhlaq Khan, a famous octogenarian pigeon-fancier and author of the only book on the subject in Pakistan...

    Pigeon followers broadly class the birds into those known for their competitive flying ability, and those prized for their looks...

  • Free that pigeon!

    So how does it proclaim its position in the world? By detaining a pigeon allegedly carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Modi...

    But would the Indian authorities please set the poor captive pigeon free?irfan...

  • 'Spy' pigeon's wings clipped to stop it flying back to Pakistan: Indian police

    The wings of a 'spy' pigeon taken into custody by Indian police earlier in October have been clipped, an Indian Punjab police official told The Telegraph India on Wednesday...

    The 'spy' pigeon was found carrying what officials said was a warning note to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the heavily-militarised border as Pak-India tensions simmered following the Uri attack, subsequent ceasefire violations and an Indian 'surgical...

  • India police detain pigeon with threatening Modi note

    NEW DELHI: Indian police said Monday they have taken a pigeon into custody after it was found carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the nation's heavily militarised border with Pakistan...

    Last year, Indian police seized a pigeon on suspicion it was being used for espionage by Pakistan and also X-rayed it to check for any spy camera, transmitter or hidden chip...

  • Pigeon flies from Rajanpur to Peshawar in 7 hours and five minutes to win longest-ever race

    The winning bird covered the distance in a record seven hours and five minutes, returning home to the Gul Bahar area of Peshawar, according to Qamar Zaman, the association’s president and owner of the winning pigeon...

    The pigeon that came in second was owned by Wahab Afridi from Bara in Khyber District and the third position holder belonged to Hussain Obaid from Hayatabad Township in Peshawar...

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