Color, Camels and Celebrations at Channan Pir

Posted on October 13, 2009
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Umair Ghani Yellow sand and fine dust raise high in the sky, tractor trolleys encumbered with colorfully attired men and women, kids and older people throng from all sides and honk loudly to find parking place amid camel carts and motorcycle rickshaws scattered randomly in the outskirts of the shrine of Channan Pir in the [...]

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar: The Red Sufi of Sehwan

Posted on August 16, 2009
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Umair Ghani “Mast O Mast Qalandar Teri Haan Mein Teri Haan”, Abida Parveen’s deep drone filled the air as special train to Sehwan crawled into Railway station like a lazy dragon. Motley crowd of devotees, malangs and dervishes hung from compartments, windows and train top. Loud chants “Dam Mast Qalandar”, “Ali Maula“ and “Bolo Lal [...]