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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

the new e-conflict zone for Indian, Pak netizens?

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. […]

April 12th, 2009|Indo Pak peace|2 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

On loving Pakistan

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. […]

July 26th, 2008|Uncategorized|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