Rāwalpindi was populated by a community of Hindu ascetics before the town was settled by Sikhs in 1765.

Reader Comments (14)

  • Ali Tanoli
    Apr 7, 2012 - 7:20PM

    Pindi is now home to many northren pakhtun since islamabad became capital of pakistan the twin city of pindi.


  • Ellen I. Goldberg
    Apr 7, 2012 - 10:16PM

    Farah Kamal has a unique way of looking at the world. Another wonderful album.


  • Apr 7, 2012 - 11:18PM

    Awesome work Farah! thumbs up :)Recommend

  • ProudPakistani
    Apr 8, 2012 - 12:48AM

    Garrison city of Pakistan..!!


  • Hasan
    Apr 8, 2012 - 1:01AM

    Rawalpindi is not an Urdu word. It is a Punjabi (or if you hate Punjabi so much that do not want to mention it…atleast mention its dialect Potowhari).

    Pind= village in Punjabi
    Gaoun/Dehaat= village in Urdu

    God knows why Pakistan is averse to everything related to Punjab and Punjabi.


  • Anon
    Apr 8, 2012 - 1:06AM

    @ Ali Tanoli,

    Not only Pindi, but also Lahore, Jehlum, Gujarat, Sialkot, Multan are home to many northern pakhtun who have migrated to Punjab and are a burden to the already overpopulated and poverty-stricken province.

    Should we kill and send these people back to their province like the Balochis are doing to Punjabis?


  • Aqib Malik
    Apr 8, 2012 - 7:01AM

    I loved it. Only by looking you can live the picture.


  • Aqib Malik
    Apr 8, 2012 - 7:02AM

    Only by looking at the pictures you can live them. Loved them.


  • Naveed Ali
    Apr 8, 2012 - 9:38AM

    This has become part of my skin. It is peeping inside our souls. It’s colors are full with life. It has given new dimension to Pakistan. These smiles are need of the time. Keep it up


  • Mohsin Tejani
    Apr 8, 2012 - 3:28PM

    Great work, Farah! The diversity in the pictures is captivating :-)


  • Zafar
    Apr 8, 2012 - 4:51PM

    @ Ali Tanoli and Anon
    We must understand that every Pakistani citizen in Pakistan has a right to freely move and work. One of the main reasons of our country’s current situation is racism and intolerable attitude towards other fellow Pakistani on the basis of ethinicity and language.
    If same thing happens in the West or even in Muslim Gulf countries, we cry about discrimination. Imagine the situation if millions of overseas Pakistanis are forced to abandon their adapted countries.


  • Ali Tanoli
    Apr 8, 2012 - 8:29PM

    Baluchistan is burning because of its feudals and there are more pathans live in baluchistan than punjab and sindh combind and what i said in above comment was in good sence not in rational or ethanic base and if u talking about getting rid of pakhtoon then lot of punjabis lives in K.P and there are therty percent of punjab popoulation has pakhtoon roots how u gonna get rid of that??
    Mr Anon.


  • Apr 9, 2012 - 10:23AM

    some of the shots are tilted for no apparent reason. in all-good work!


  • GlobalNomad
    Apr 9, 2012 - 1:52PM

    @Naveed: There need not be a reason for camera tilt, sometimes it gives better visuals to the subject.
    Imagine being at the bottom of a building obviously can’t fit in one frame and then tilting the camera upwards cab capture the entire building structure. And finally everyone have preference and style, i love tilted shots so i often experiment with it.


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