Unaware 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/
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/
“I wondered why people consider escapism so bad, even the escapism on display right then. At first it might appear unseemly, but in the end its lack of pretension gives it its own sort of beauty.” – Saadat Hasan Manto, Bombay Stories.
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 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/
Civil society protest in order to reclaim Lal Masjid.
A charming view of Darbar Mahal at dusk. Darbar Mahal is a historic fort located in Bahawalpur and was commissioned by Nawab Bahal Khan (V) in 1094.
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/
Razia peeks out of her makeshift house in the Afghan slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.
Twelve-year-old Hameeda, the only girl in her class, finishes her work in a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad.