Times of India has quotes my post on Varun Gandhi today. Well, I know media-wallas have to find stories and sell. It was good to see my name in a prestigious paper but the intent ascribed was not too flattering. I believe in peace and reconciliation between India and Pakistan as the only way forward for South Asia. And, I will condemn extremism wherever it raises its ugly head – in India, in Pakistan and elsewhere.
What is good is that at least we – the citizens/bloggers – are being heard. (RR)
Elections, the new e-conflict zone for Indian, Pak netizens (PTI – in TOI today)
NEW DELHI: It’s a virtual war in the cyber space. As the election scene hots up in the country, netizens especially in Pakistan are watching the scene keenly and letting out their views on all issues ranging from elections, candidates to Varun Gandhi and his controversial speeches. […]
The newsitem below is remarkable. The earnest desire of an Indian blogger (who happens to be my friend as well) to understand Pakistan led him to blog on Pakistan. His series has been now recognised and it is quite a feat. Good luck to him and hope keeps on writing. Incidentally, I had also contributed to this series – my post can be found here: http://www.razarumi.com/why-i-love-pakistan-top-5-reasons/
Islamabad, July 23: An Indian blogger’s write-ups on five things Pakistanis love about their country may soon be included in a Pakistani school text book.
The Oxford University Press in Karachi, which is working on a Class 11 text book, has sought Mayank Austen Soofi’s permission to print the series he ran on his blog pakistanpaindabad.blogspot.com last year. […]
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 […]