Strange encounters in the tomb of a woman sufi. [Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi] Evenings at Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah. Sometimes, too much crowd, too many tourists, and too loud qawwalis. No peace, no quiet, and no place to…

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Amidst the city’s Tibetan citizens. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] Red-robed lamas, apple-cheeked girls and the Tibetan flag. Also: fists, frowns, and slogans. In that side of the Himalayas, Chinese are killing Tibetans. Violence in Lhasa has left…

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A budding writer from Lahore visits the city of his beloved author. [Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi] The ignorant Delhi wallas often view visiting Pakistanis as ISI agents or trouble-makers. Mr. Raza Rumi, a native of Lahore, is…