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This past week I’ve been the local showing a best friend around a city that wasn’t even my home until very recently. I took her to the zoo, the new foodstreet, mini golf…and started noticing things that I hadn’t before.

Like this waterfall at the zoo. It was the most beautiful thing that I’ve seen in a while. It’s one of the top three things you should go to the zoo for – the other two being the monkey who looks like an old lost man, and THIS fake lake which is so covered with …scum, moss, green stuff? … that it looks like a lawn.

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I still think pictures cannot do minigolf justice. It’s just a place that you’ve got to go to, to see, to breathe it in.

The anarkali foodstreet, though, should be visited if ONLY to see this violin player,
who plays any indian film song you want, but his face was quiet sadness. This flute player looked very resigned to his art too.


But then floating musicians on street corners here always look a little sad, as if they know they’re just putting on a show, not really playing music. Music with food seems a little cheapened somehow. Or maybe it’s just me.

3 Comments so far

  1. Maleeha (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 5:50 pm

    I once had a long conversation with the violin player. He can play western classical music too, and played me some Beethoven. If anyone wants to learn violin and help out a deserving and unappreciated musician, he’s willing to give lessons at your home. His sadness and struggle against his lot in life, in spite of his very obvious talent, is something you’ll not easily forget after meeting him. Thanks for posting about him Nausheen, it made me remember him.

  2. Darwaish (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 7:56 pm

    life is cruel for most musicians in this country..makes me wonder how they are still able to create beautiful music .. how they are able to focus

  3. Patricia Ullah (unregistered) on August 17th, 2005 @ 6:28 am

    Has anyone ever heard of “DZC” in Anarkali Bazaar Hafizabad? Is it a store or business?

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