Category Archives: Family

Let’s Shoot the Amateur Photographers

It’s a beautiful day to explore a deserted town rumored to be abandoned years ago because it was haunted. A town that is also rumored to be off-limits because it is private property, but there is no sign anywhere to … Continue reading

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An Early Morning at the Muttrah Corniche

After crossing the UAE-Oman border, the long (and seemingly never-ending) drive and spending some time admiring the white houses, we finally drove straight into the Muttrah—one of the largest seaports and commercial area of Oman. We arrived around 6pm,  tired … Continue reading

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Crossing the UAE-Oman Border

“How are you doing?” I asked my sister on the phone last Thursday. “Yeah, I’m good,” came the reply, “How about we drive all the way to Oman this weekend?” And just like that, the very next day, we—my two … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Shoot if I Knew How to Draw

… perhaps not as much as I do now, anyway. Had I been gifted with the talent to sketch with finesse, I would spend my free time re-creating the still life that surrounded me. Like this one, for example… However, … Continue reading

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My Aunt And The Amateur Burglar

A couple of weeks before the Eid celebrations, I had this Yahoo Messenger conversation with my aunt, who lives in Karachi. Me: Assalam o Alaikum, Phupo.  How are you? Aunt: Walaikum Assalam, beta.  I’m doing good, Alhumdulillah.  How is everyone … Continue reading

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Atlantis: The Palm, Dubai

Situated on the spectacular man-made island of Jumeirah is one of the most spectacular hotel and resort of the world, the Atlantis. The grand opening will be on September 24, 2008. This is definitely one the places Masood and I … Continue reading

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When You See “Stuff” You Aren’t Supposed To See

“What is it?” I asked my sister, S, who was sitting besides me, staring out of a window into the dark. It was a hot summer night, and would we usually leave our bedroom window open and curtains drawn to … Continue reading

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