Points of Entry will definitely leave you thinking of a bygone era and yet see patterns of it in present day Pakistan.
I had been on a reading sabbatical since my daughter's birth, progress was pretty slow with small kids in the house. Reading exclusively was a luxury I simply could not fit into my unpredictable routine. Last year saw some progress as the youngest started playgroup; there were several hours of commute and waiting outside offices... Continue Reading →
Title: Saints and Charlatans Author: Sarim Baig Genre: Short-stories, Fiction, Contemporary Ratings: This is Sarim Baig's debut narrative. It is a collection of short stories that are set in contemporary Punjab in the neighborhood of Rampura where the majority of settlers are from the village of Suratwalla. As someone who grew up in a small town, the... Continue Reading →
The water inlet from the nearby river is a source of entertainment and an integral part of the town. But the water has an ugly history of women falling to their deaths from the cliff above into the "Drowning Pool"- the more accepted name . The latest death is that of Nel Abbot, a mother to a teenager who was documenting the strange deaths of women that had occurred at the Drowning Pools.