just came back from the opening reception of “1947″ a pakistani art exhibit organized and curated by alishba kassim at the black radish gallery, rochester, ny. i broke my fast with some delicious samosas, chicken kebabs, gulab jamun and mango lassi. enjoyed the artwork, esp paintings by a. s. rind which combine colorful, fanciful portraits with thought-provoking poems by faiz ahmed faiz. alishba is an energetic young attorney committed to showing a different side of pakistan. bravo! let’s support her wonderful work – the exhibit will remain open until aug 31st. more here.