Sending this from a moonlit night in the middle of the thar desert on a mobile phone. Hot wind blowing and foir once it is not unpleasant in the slightest. Tea annd good conversation flowing too. True desolate desert of the sort I have never been to
with all its romance and solitude.


~ by safrang on June 10, 2010.

One Response to “tharparkar”

  1. Ahmad Javaid Zeerak (aka Hamesha) whose photo “On The Road (Kabul, Winter 2008). is the basis for a painting I did, was an Afghan citizen, had studied International Political Economy and Political Philosophy in the United States; and served as a consultant for the Rural Enterprise Development Programme Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. He was one of the key persons to conceive of it; and was the Chief Executive Director of the program. I discovered, after a search, that, on July 9, 2010, Javaid and a collogue drowned in the Panjshir river. Javaid was known for his commitment to his people, his passion towards enterprise development, his eloquence, and his leadership style. Javaid had a Flicker account called “From Afghanistan With Love,” under the name Hamesa, and a blog; that is where his photos were on display. When I could not reach him to get permission to use his photo as a basis for this painting, I started a search, and learned this tragic news. My heart is broken.

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