Birbal in Buner

Posted on December 13, 2010
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Mast Qalandar Most of us have read or heard the Birbal stories. In fact, we grew up reading those stories. Birbal, a courtier of Emperor Akbar, one of the nau rattan or the nine jewels of Akbar’s court, was known for his quick wit, wisdom and repartee. His stories were always amusing. In his exchanges […]

My Journey with ATP

Posted on November 29, 2010
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Mast Qalandar (MQ) It was the summer of 2006. I was in the US on a short visit, but my stay, unexpectedly, stretched a bit too long, and I started missing Islamabad, my home for the last 12 years. A friend told me to look up this new blog, All Things Pakistan (ATP), started by […]

The Caps of Pakistan

Posted on November 27, 2010
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Mast Qalandar (MQ) (Editor’s Note: This was first posted at ATP four years ago on November 27, 2006. It remains one of our favorite ATP posts and we are re-posting it today on its fourth anniversary). Pakistan is a country of many ethnic groups and cultures. This is apparent not only in the looks of […]

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