Pak Nobel laureate’s Ahmedi status hurdle for documentary

I was quoted in this story – a slight spin but an important point nevertheless.. Two young Pakistanis are battling all odds to make…

The body is manifest; Life’s spirit is hidden

When a dispute arises as to the ownership of the husk, the husk belongs to the one who possesses the kernel. The heavenly sphere…

The vanity of being quoted

A friend sent me these links and I am shamelessly posting them here: My views on the IMF programme for Pakistan – Also here…

Humanitarian Crisis of NWFP – Urgent Appeal

Let us all us join hands to alleviate the sufferings of the people who need our help Situation Background North West Frontier of Pakistan…

Ah, the deal

Much has been made of this NYT article on the class inequalities in NWFP that are fuelling the Taliban movement. However, I would like…

Turn your face toward your own face

The medicine of all intellects is just a picture of Love, the faces of all sweethearts are but His veil. You who are devoted…

Brutalities have swung public opinion in Pakistan

I have been quoted in this brave piece of reporting: Girl’s flogging exposes Pakistani rift Salman Masood (writing for The National) ISLAMABAD // The…

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…

Mysticism has assumed role of popular religion, says Indian scholar Dr Fatima Hussain

Dr Fatima Hussain said the current intellectual propensity was to debunk religion on the pretext that it had been a cause of bloodshed throughout…

More on Varun Gandhi

Amarjit Chandan has sent another article on the Varun Gandhi’s saga. My views have been quoted again. Naveen S Garewal Tribune News Service, Chandigarh,…

Varun Gandhi is a scary bigot

A post at Pak Tea House and the subsequent sharp comments have attracted some ire among the readers as to what is Varun Gandhi…

Postcard from Agra

Published in The Friday Times As Indian TV channels broadcast stories on Pakistan’s domestic infighting, and rumours of a new coup d’ etat, my…

Saluting Rehman Baba who braved bigots through the ages

Pakistani women hold flower arrive at the shrine of 17th century sufi saint Rehman Baba in Peshawar on March 7, 2009. Multiple bomb explosions…

Patriarchy and Caste System

Found this excellent piece at Virodhi’s blog on caste, casteism and love authored by Taimur Rahman As I have elaborated before, the¬†Asiatic Mode of…

Carlos Latuff’s artwork on Gaza

Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff creates artworks that call on the world to condemn Israeli brutalities in Gaza. Carlos Latuff’s statement: I’d like to beg…

Is it just cricket? Indian team should have come to Pakistan

“The tour’s cancellation means that terrorists have won; this is what they wanted to achieve.” I was quoted in a piece published by Hindustan…

Struggle for the soul

– Ayeda Naqvi While it is tempting to give in to anger, it is more important to take a deep breath and remember that…

Bureaucratics

Bureaucratics – Images by Jan Banning Bureaucratics is a project consisting of a book (ISBN 978-1-59005-232-7) and exhibition containing 50 photographs, the product of…

Islamabad is burning – down with terrorism

What jihad, what Islam and what kind of Muslims these butchers are – they kill innocent people, the underclass outside a posh hotel in…

My poems have been published – finally

This is the first time… Two poems of mine have been published by the international poetry digest, “A Hudson View” in its Spring 2008…
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