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Recognition is endearing, after all

NYT blog has noted the cyberzine – Pak Tea House – that I founded and manage. Each time it gets cited, I am encouraged that there is room for influencing perceptions on Pakistan (both within the country and outside).

As Pakistan’s government continues to vie with Islamist charities to provide relief to millions […]

August 14th, 2010|Pakistan, Personal|1 Comment

Blog it out

Haneya H. Zuberi writes on how the influx of blogs has made writers — or bloggers — out of the ordinary people
Digital has taken over analogue. People have stopped keeping secret diaries or any diaries of their own, for that matter, and have switched to blogs. A blog (aportmanteau of the term “web log”) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. While many blogs provide a commentary or news on a particular subject, others function as more personal, online diaries. Who needs to go through the hassle of filling ink in a pen in order to inscribe when they can sit in front of a computer screen and effortlessly type away all that comes to mind — open or anonymously. […]
July 19th, 2010|Pakistan|5 Comments

Shobhaa De notices blogs from across the border

Shobhaa De has noted the ramblings of yours truly on her blog:

I came across a Pakistani blog that took him to the cleaners – but in such a witty way. Since he’d been clubbed with Modi (why not?), the blogger from across the border, urged the world to watch out for the new […]

March 30th, 2009|Personal|4 Comments

Lahore Nama – A new blogspace devoted to the magical city

I have been rather casually posting news, stories and comments on Lahore’s heritage and its current status on Lahore Nama. While blogging here I was always tempted to write about Lahore or post stuff by others on my beloved city. Noting that […]

April 23rd, 2008|Lahore, Personal|6 Comments

My interview at the Pak Spectator

Raza Rumi was interviewed at the Pak Spectator blog. My interview is nothing but rambling galore; but I did relish answering the various questions. I am not sure why I was asked about my preferred travel destination[s], but I did enjoy the day-dreaming:

That top most travel destination would have to be […]

October 9th, 2007|media, Personal|12 Comments