Wasim Siddiqui was a young geology student at the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh at the time of Partition. He was bright and ambitious but uncertain about his future in India, where there were job quotas for Muslims. Thus he made the decision to migrate to Pakistan alone, leaving his home and family. In 1955 Wasim crossed into Pakistan through the Rajasthan desert and settled in Karachi. He is a graduate of Imperial College London, and a Fullbright scholar, and has worked in power generation across Pakistan. But it all started at Aligarh for him. Aligarh is where he found his voice, his community and his friends.