seema-bibi's-kioskUnaware of her surroundings, Seema Bibi is engrossed in separating decayed roses and tube-roses from the fresh ones and arranging them on a brown piece of cloth placed in front of her – Kohsar market, Islamabad.

Link to the story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/846313/making-ends-meet-no-rose-without-a-thorn/

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muhammad-amir (perfumer)

Muhammad Amir pours concentrated perfume oil into small bottles for customers at his fragrance shop in Jinnah Super market, Islamabad.

Link to the story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/840409/narcissus-not-just-a-pretty-wallflower/

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Unlike regular barbershops where you hear beeping cell phones amid chitchat about life, politics and work, Abdul Rasheed’s quaint one-man setup, with faint sounds of rubab being played in the neighborhood, has a soothing effect on its customers – Saidpur Village, Islamabad.

Link to the story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/813724/withstanding-test-of-time-the-master-barber-of-saidpur-village/

safiullah

Safiullah sits majestically in his resplendent Mughal attire and reaches out to fetch a variety of colorful ingredients from the biggest dome-shaped paandaan (betel-leaf box) in South Asia.

Link to the story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/806897/reminiscent-of-the-past-tale-of-a-khaandaani-paandaan/

navtej-johar

Navtej Johar, a Bharat Natyam exponent and leading choreographer from India mesmerized the Islamabad audience with one of the richest and the most difficult classical dance forms.

Link to the story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/807867/dance-fest-classical-dancers-spellbind-sway-audience/