Archive for the ‘Satire’ Category

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=commercial+airline&iid=8656706″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/8656706/gov-imposes-stricter/gov-imposes-stricter.jpg?size=500&imageId=8656706″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] You would think going off to Europe for a week would be fun, yes? Think again if you’re taking a flight out of Karachi’s Jinnah Terminal. I’m one of those people who leaves home three and a half hours before my flight is meant to leave. For […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=zardari&iid=4723702″ src=”6/d/b/7/Pakistani_President_Asif_d46d.JPG?adImageId=12932907&imageId=4723702″ width=”380″ height=”271″ /] When I left my home a couple of days ago, I noticed that there were more cops of many different varieties than is the usual in my neighbourhood. Has anyone else noticed how many different kinds of cops there are these days? Special forces, extra special forces, […]


She grabs my inner clothing (you know what I mean), yanks at it and releases me with a jerk. Her clear gloves move on before I know it, and they are unrelenting. Let me say, though, that the hands may shift, but the expression remains the same – that of complete ennui. At the end […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=dog+fight&iid=7375320″ src=”6/5/9/0/Dog_Fighting_Returns_1161.JPG?adImageId=8871509&imageId=7375320″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] There appears to be a developing trend of Pakistani leaders abusing each other on live national television. I am not sure what it means, but I find it to be a source of embarrassment and distress. What is also quite upsetting and perhaps, that is what makes […]


Deny Everything

13Nov09

When I got in to work at 6 am yesterday morning, our overnight anchorperson complained that it was a slow news day. “Nothing’s going on. We’ve been running the same headlines all night; just changing the order around,” he yawned. I immediately responded by saying that he shouldn’t get used to it, as it was […]


[picapp src=”8/4/c/4/Ideas_2002_Showcases_4987.jpg?adImageId=7333851&imageId=1786858″ width=”380″ height=”526″ /] This has been the week of the Seymour Hersh piece. The news just keeps on coming out of that one article. But I don’t want to talk about the New Yorker item, or not really. In light of the publication of this piece, I’d like to revisit a less current […]


I Heart Twitter

09Nov09

[picapp src=”c/4/b/b/E3_Gaming_Conference_5742.jpg?adImageId=7266977&imageId=4916490″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] Last week Dr Awab Alvi and Faisal Kapadia, a couple of bloggers who comprise the core of the Pakistani blogosphere, interviewed me. They invited me on to their online current affairs show, The Laidback Show, the first podcast show to come out of this country. As I watched the grainy […]