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Salman Rashid - Travel Writer
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The only Pakistani travel writer who has seen the North Face of K 2
The only Pakistani travel writer who has seen the North Face of K 2

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Rhetoric & reality
Between April and October 2016, I was conducting a study on Chashma Right Bank Canal that runs through Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was during the height of the frenzied and much-hyped ‘billion-tree tsunami’ by the ruling party of the...
Salman Rashid: Rhetoric & reality
Salman Rashid: Rhetoric & reality
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OBITUARY: THE NAIPAUL I KNEW
It was September 1995 when Nadira (then Alvi) phoned me and said V.S. Naipaul was in town and that I should see him. I refused. Why, he was an abrasive, disagreeable old man who had destroyed journalist Nusrat Nusrullah in his book Among the Believers. I di...
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Fata in 1980s
September 1985. I was freewheeling in what was then North-West Frontier Province. One evening I found myself in Bannu in a really ratty dosshouse — the only place to overnight in town. Having dined on mutton karahi (I had then not gone vegetarian), I was do...
Salman Rashid: Fata in 1980s
Salman Rashid: Fata in 1980s
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THE BARD’S PAKISTAN
There are two aspects of a good travel book. One, that towards the end it makes me a bit sad that it is going to be over — I actually read slower and slower near the end. Second, that it makes me want to leave everything and go travelling where the author h...
Salman Rashid: THE BARD’S PAKISTAN
Salman Rashid: THE BARD’S PAKISTAN
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Rising from the Sand - The Story of bahawalpur
The river Jamuna was home to a fearsome dragon in an age long ago. For some reason the gods became displeased with it and ordered it to leave the river and seek a new home in the vast oceans. But because the dragon could only travel through water, the gods ...
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THE ENIGMA OF RANNIKOT
In a word, Rannikot (pronounced ‘Runny Coat’ and not ‘Rani Kot’) is an enigma. And that is because medieval history makes no mention of such a magnificent undertaking. As for the name, that comes from the seasonal Ranni stream flowing through it and not fro...
Salman Rashid: THE ENIGMA OF RANNIKOT
Salman Rashid: THE ENIGMA OF RANNIKOT
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What is the matter with us?
Dawn today (06 April 2018) carries a news item on the back page about air quality inside courtroom number 1 of the Supreme Court in Islamabad being below acceptable level. This was in response to a petition filed by one Venu Advani of Karachi. This citizen ...
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GODDESS OF THE MOUNTAINS
My Indian friends insist Sharda was a university in ancient times. I, however, find no reference to a school at the site. Sources only mention the temple. Nor, too, did I find any archaeological trace in the area around the temple compound. The ruins of the...
Salman Rashid: GODDESS OF THE MOUNTAINS
Salman Rashid: GODDESS OF THE MOUNTAINS
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CHILLAS AND PICNICS
Gods, they say, live on mountaintops. They have Olympus for Greek deities and Kailas for our very own subcontinental ones. But when you roam this great and wonderful land of the subcontinent (even if you have to rely on maps because a border keeps you out o...
Salman Rashid: CHILLAS AND PICNICS
Salman Rashid: CHILLAS AND PICNICS
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Poisoning the earth
Shabbir Ahmad Rana, the Central Zone chief conservator of forests, has got his facts all wrong. This is evident from a letter of October 2017 duly signed by him and sent to the Gymkhana Golf Club management committee in response to a letter written by the c...
Salman Rashid: Poisoning the earth
Salman Rashid: Poisoning the earth
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