Tag Archives: Pakistan

Beauty and grit – from Lahore with love

Waqas Ali keeps telling me that he sleeps.  I’m not sure I believe him. The last time I saw him was in late June in a coffee shop in Lahore.  We sat down at midnight, and it was clear that … Continue reading

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While the biggest highlight of my trip to Karachi last week was definitely meeting all the applicants to the Pakistan Fellows Program, the most fun and surprising piece was getting to play squash twice during the week. Pakistan has an … Continue reading

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Another face of Pakistan

I had the chance to spend last week in Karachi for the final round selection for the inaugural class of Acumen’s new Pakistan Fellows program.  From more than 500 applicants from all corners of this country of 175 million people, … Continue reading

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Dispatch from Pakistan

This was written by Acumen CEO Jacqueline Novogratz and appeared today on the front page of the Huffington Post.  Plus here is some striking raw video footage that gives a sense of things on the ground. Dispatch from Pakistan by … Continue reading

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On the Ground in Pakistan

I wanted to share this note that came out yesterday from Acumen Fund Country Director Aun Rahman about the floods in Pakistan. It’s shocking how muted the global response has been to this crisis, one in which 20 MILLION people, … Continue reading

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Hope, Pakistan, and the power of storytelling

From Acumen Fund’s *spark! event last month. Getting to work with people like Jawad Aslam gets me out of bed in the morning. I promise this is worth seeing through to the end. : : : : : : : … Continue reading

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Mohsin Hamid’s stories of Pakistan

In the past 24 hours I finished reading two books by Mohsin Hamid: Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. I’m not unearthing anything new here – Moth Smoke was a New York Times Notable Book and The Reluctant Fundamentalist is … Continue reading

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