Home away from home

FAMILIAR FACES in a familiar place, eh? Oh yes, they could well pass off as regular shoppers in the busy Charminar and Lad Bazar areas. Only they weren't. They were from the friendly neighbourhood! Pakistani swimmers taking part in the Afro-Asian Games `felt at home' walking through the labyrinthine lanes of Lad Bazar while scouting for Ramzan gifts for their folks back home. Bangles, perfumes and what have you. "Oh, it's so much like home," they gushed. So much so that the striking familiarity appears to have baffled them a wee bit as they took to the place like fish to water. Only the ace swimmers had to wade through a sea of traffic!

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