O. R. Nizam Road
On a hot and dusty afternoon in Pakistan, a young boy awaits the return home of his father. His searching eyes notice a girl appear from within a local store. Spellbound, he continues to watch her, until a rickshaw comes to a nearby halt. The boy turns away from the young girl and rushes towards his father. He will run in her opposite direction for many, many more years.
On a hot and dusty afternoon in Pakistan, a young girl emerges from a grocery store. She spies a boy on the opposite side, at some distance. He seems somehow strangely familiar. As a chaperon escorts the girl away, a hurried glance back seals the moment. Once home, the memory of the boy is lost. But never quite forgotten.
On the hustling, bustling street corner of O. R. Nizam Road, a young boy and girl meet for the first time. Moments later a shattering gunshot fells the young boy.
So begins the story of Kareem and Meena.
Published: 15 January 2016