Mahawish Rezvi

A journalist from Pakistan currently working for The Express Tribune. Mahawash is a recent graduate from Columbia University and she enjoys videography.

November 29, 2011

My school in Badin

Four months after torrential rains hit rural Sindh, the people of Badin are still trying to rebuild their lives. Shaukat is a fourth grader at Kehar Khan Lund primary school in Badin. This video shows  his journey to school every morning – a school surrounded by stagnant rain water. Every day, Shaukat and his seventy-two classmates wade through filthy stagnant rainwater, smiling, even laughing at their struggle. However, their teacher says with no help, little can be done to keep the school functional. Even though Shaukat is fond of learning and says that his favourite subject is poetry, he will ...

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An insider at Karachi – The Musical rehearsals

Inspired by the boxing fever that has engulfed Karachi’s district of Lyari, ‘Karachi– Haar na Mano’ is Pakistan’s first musical with an original score and script.  “The inspiration comes simply from watching a television report on boxing in Lyari,” said Nida Butt, the director, choreographer and co-producer. “I was quiet surprised to find that we have such a rich boxing history and that boxing is a sport that Pakistan has forgotten, but Lyari hasn’t forgotten.” The story follows the aspirations of a young wannabe boxer traveling from Multan in search of Pakistan’s best coach. His search leads him to Karachi troubled district of ...

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