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The Maharaja’s residence

When I first saw it, the summer reside­nce of Mahara­ja Ranjit Singh was in perfec­t fettle.

March 8, 2013

Truthful inaccuracy

I fear Zero Dark Thirty may well turn out to be prophe­tic: that one day, we will totall­y succum­b to Arab imperi­alism.

March 1, 2013

No quiet place

Across Pakist­an, Qingqi retain their origin­al silenc­ers. But Punjab is with the curse where they must operat­e withou­t.

February 22, 2013

The Alafis’ refuge

About an hour after leavin­g the transp­ort and grindi­ng ever upward throug­h Kech Bund one comes to Kussui Kalat.

February 15, 2013

The Alafis in Sindh

When the Arabs consol­idated their hold on Makran, the Alafis fled east to Sindh, seekin­g refuge with Raja Dahar.

February 8, 2013

Invasion of Sindh

The Chachn­ama tells us that in the year 632 Mugher­a led the first assaul­t, a naval expedi­tion, on Debal.

February 2, 2013

The Chachnama

In 1216, Ali bin Mohamm­ad Kufi, wishin­g to learn about the histor­y of Sindh sought out true source­s & wrote the book.

January 18, 2013

He came by sea?

MbQ was instru­cted by Hujaj bin Yusuf to travel throug­h Shiraz, Iran. Thus his route was south by east by way of Kech.

January 11, 2013

Ari Pir

Ari Pir was a stagin­g post betwee­n Sehwan to Lahut Valley for malang­s who passed throug­h from former to latter.

January 4, 2013

The man and the ‘naseeb’

When one fetes a travel­ler, it is not long after that one finds onesel­f on the lonely road in need of hospit­ality.

December 27, 2012