Salman Rashid

Travel writer, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society

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At 29 November 2015 at 18:04, Anonymous Muhammad Athar said...

Sir ge shoke da koee mull nahe. I appriciate your will power

At 30 November 2015 at 15:30, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

آپکا بہت شکریہ اطہر۔ اگر ہار کر چھوڑ دیتا تو پھر یہ سفر کبھی نہ ہو سکتا۔

At 3 September 2016 at 13:41, Blogger Unknown said...

After 50 0r 60 years you'll be remembered just like Peter Fleming.

At 6 September 2016 at 15:40, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

Hah! Mujtaba, Fleming is remembered because the West reads. I'll be forgotten because we only eat tikka, boti, kebab. Books are forbidden for us.

At 14 January 2017 at 21:43, Blogger Unknown said...

Salman Rashid,

You are one of the most prolific story tellers in Pakistan on culture, history, and travel. No less than Peter Fleming.

I can partially recall your outstanding research and presentation for "Nagri Nagri Ghoom Musafir", the programme aired on PTV providing historical backgrounds with local myths of different travel destinations of Pakistan. The episode on Kutte-ji-Kabar (Dog's Tomb) was particularly fascinating. Hope the footage is safe in PTV archives because it was the finest travel programme ever to be aired on local TV.

With respect..

At 21 January 2017 at 10:18, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

Lone Wolf, the finest travel show ever to be aired in Pakistan was by that great doyen of documentary makers, the one and only, Obaidullah Baig sahib. His show Selani kay Saath was the one in the late 1960s and perhaps also 1971-72. I have no shame in saying my show was a poor copy of OB's. Having set the record straight, I thank you very much.

At 6 March 2017 at 20:19, Blogger Unknown said...

Salman Rashid,

Undoubtedly, late Obaidullah Baig was a legend himself, a man of profound knowledge, wisdom, and linguistic brilliance with such humility and balance in personality. No words can describe him. I wasn't born when Selani kay Saath was aired on TV. However, both the old and new episodes of "Kasauti" made me a fervent admirer of him (RIP).

Although, it is insanely difficult to speak Urdu in the dialect and accent of Mr. Baig (haha, you have your limitations..!) but for my generation "Nagri Nagri Ghoom Musafir", despite being a copy of sorts, will remain the most brilliant travel programme to have been aired on local TV. Even today, it still surpasses the most recent travelogues aired by miles and miles because of its profound research and extended narration.

Thank you again for your brilliant work.

At 7 March 2017 at 09:17, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

Lone Wolf, Nagri, Nagri Ghoom Musafir was a copy. Not of sorts, just a copy of my guru OB's Sailani. I am not the least bit shamed to say I copied the greatest documentary maker Pakistan produced. A man of substance and erudition. He was a friend, a mentor and much more to me. He was OB!


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Sea Monsters and the Sun God: Travels in Pakistan

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