November, 2010

Living in constant fear

Living in constant fear
They say that unless a disaster affects someone you know, it doesn’t really register in your mind and you don’t understand the intensity of the situation. You watch the breaking news, sympathise with the victims and the survivors, wonder how ...
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Trust no one

Trust no one
What is a man to do when he believes sinister forces are closing in on him? How does a man cope when bereft of all friends and allies? Who does a man turn to upon realizing that a system he ...
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The President is a cat killer …

The President is a cat killer …
How dare he? This, this, this monster called Asif Ali Zardari. How dare he shave when millions of Pakistani men are struggling to afford decent razors, blades, shaving foam and aftershave? If he is not Muslim enough to keep a beard, ...
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Who’s afraid of e-books?

Who’s afraid of e-books?
It was gratifying to note that one of my recent blog posts elicited some strong responses from readers. In fact a few readers had become involved in a heated debate over print books versus e-books. One side argued that books made ...
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Threatening our ‘image’?

Threatening our ‘image’?
From blaming the world for all our problems to being the hard-hitting cynic, we all have been trying to find our own ways to survive through these times. It has come to a point where we see people justifying gruesome ...
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Personal space

Personal space
Three days ago I was standing in line at my bank before the teller when he decided to take a little longer than he normally does. As I stood there waiting, a hand suddenly appeared from over my shoulder tapping ...
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Light and fluffy

Light and fluffy
I must confess – I have an odd hobby. I like opening random pages in a dictionary to look up different words and their meanings. I find the pronunciation and etymology of words very fascinating.  These days, however, I use ...
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My Name is Khan and I Am a Terrorist

My Name is Khan and I Am a Terrorist
That’s right, my name is Khan and I am a terrorist, but I wasn’t always one. In fact I wasn’t even that religious before, though born in a so-called Muslim family. According to my current understanding I was actually a ...
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Dr. Q T Khan’s concise history of Pakistan – I

Dr. Q T Khan’s concise history of Pakistan – I
8th-19th century Pakistan came into being on the 14th of August 712 AD. Gallant Arab leader, conqueror, poet, and expert javelin thrower, Muhammad Bin Qasim, is believed to have founded the country. However, some modern-day Pakistani historians suggest that Pakistan was first ...
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Unrelenting optimism

Unrelenting optimism
I am proud to announce that I have solved all of our nation’s problems. We do not need to end corruption, inflation, the energy deficit, injustice, unemployment or even street protests; we need to change ourselves and establish a life ...
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