Category Archives: life in PK

Protest at Lalik Chowk – “All it takes for evil to succeed is for a few good men to do nothing…”

When I was a little kid I used to play cricket at a neighbor’s house. The younger sibling, who was my age, often received a thrashing. Soon his father started presiding over our cricket matches, and started giving decisions in … Continue reading

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Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

For many of us – including myself – who have spent the last few months hoping with all our heart the election results have proven to be a blow that has left us gasping for air. It is not that … Continue reading

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What is good about the man-eating tiger?

Well, people want me to have a balanced view, and mention the good things about the man-eating tiger as well. I must admit, I was being biased when I chose to ignore the positives. The hunt for the man-eating tiger … Continue reading

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Naya Pakistan

A quick response to the oft repeated, and probably, only argument PML (N) supporters give in favor of their choice. The gist of the argument is that IK has no experience and has not outlined a concrete plan for Naya … Continue reading

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PTI passion

Election day is around the corner, and I know for a fact that our youth is passionately supporting IK. However, if we want to affect a change, we need to convince our families to swing their loyalties. At first blush … Continue reading

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Falling in love with an idea ….

Growing up I loved Imran Khan. I was very young, innocent, and possibly very naive when he started campaigning for Shaukat Khanum. I asked no questions. All I wanted to do was raise the most money in my school, and receive … Continue reading

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We begin again …

It is an appropriate day to renew my resolve, and encourage my friends to write more. This blog has shown very weak signs of life in the last year, and even in its youthful days it was not a head … Continue reading

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A blog recommendation

Although, I have the link to this blog on my blog, I wanted to emphasize its’ brilliance; so here goes: CHECK OUT pakistaniat.com !!

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I wish I was there ..

After the match against NZ, I had a very strong feeling that Pakistan would win the Twenty20 world cup. I went around telling everyone who cared that we were going to pull this one off. Why? Because we needed it. … Continue reading

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Blackouts in Lahore

More on growing up in Lahore here Lights are ‘out’ these days oftener than ‘in’ …. Soon, my thoughts settled on memories I have not visited in years. Memories I have unsuccessfully tried to evoke before but they proved to … Continue reading

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