Archive for December, 2009

I’m happy to report that I’ve been nominated in the Best Celebrity Blogger category of the Pakistan Blog Awards. The awards/convention, being organized by CIO Pakistan and Google Pakistan for the first time ever in Pakistan is a fantastic venture that aims to ‘discuss, recognize and platformize one of the the fastest growing online mediums in […]


Two days later, Karachi is still smouldering after a suicide attack on a Muharram procession that killed over 40 innocent people. Literally, minutes after the assault, we began to see what was envisaged to be the backlash. Rioters set fire to police stations and vehicles. However, the most crucial and permanent damage was done to […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=MQM&iid=3406736″ src=”d/d/d/9/Pakistan_Election_Gear_3577.jpg?adImageId=8529828&imageId=3406736″ width=”380″ height=”413″ /] With our usual suspects, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), up to their regular antics, it looks like the political horizon is opening up for relatively untried candidates. As I read Mosharraf Zaidi’s new post, a version of which is in The News, I […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=president+barack+obama&iid=7349027″ src=”f/2/a/f/OBAMA_af7d.JPG?adImageId=8298547&imageId=7349027″ width=”380″ height=”472″ /] Even though the phrase is repeated ad nauseum, Pakistanis seem to be more annoyed than usual on hearing US leaders urge Pakistan to ‘do more’. The Daily Times on Sunday has United States President Barack Obama saying to CBS News that ‘Pakistan must help US against Qaeda.’ […]


I think I have always had the desire, the longing to visit Delhi. It was like being born with a nostalgia for a place I had never seen, and I know that you can only have nostalgia for what you have seen and lost. Having migrated to Karachi from Delhi at the time of the […]


I am delighted  and humbled to report that Tea Break, a network/community for Pakistani blogs, has named me their Blogger of the Month. Thanks for the continuing support and the honour. I wouldn’t be a blogger if it weren’t for your initial encouragement! You can read the interview here.


At least 40 people were killed in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi yesterday. Maybe because the attack targeted Muslim worshippers gathered for what is in the Islamic cultural of the subcontinent the week’s most important namaz many reacted by declaring that this CANNOT have been done by Pakistanis. For whatever reason, it is increasingly the […]