Category Archives: Society

Vive la Liberte

Showing a candle to Lord Acton’s preeminent solar flares: power is jealous and absolute power is absolutely jealous. So it would seem that power does not only corrupt, power is also jealous and incredibly intelligent. This jealousy is revealed in … Continue reading

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Giantism

The giants of our youth will always be bigger than us. For most of us, the idols that we create in our age of naivety are, and will always, be bigger than us. As we gain consciousness of our surroundings … Continue reading

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Janaza

Millat ka Janaza hay zara shaan say niklay. The collapse of our civilization and the abject slide of our culture and society towards the dung heap of history can be assessed by looking closely at a bevy of different metrices. … Continue reading

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Symbols

Paris is a treasure chest for the historian, and for the artist, and for the gourmand, and for the aesthete, and even for the person ready to accept that they will appreciate beauty if they see it. The boulevards, the … Continue reading

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Jahalat

Ok, I promised myself I will not unload myself on Facebook. But Fahd has gone to Singapore, Hussain & Azer & Saad are in a different time zone, and calling Ahmed is extremely expensive and I need my daily dose … Continue reading

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Faiz Sahab

I have always been absolutely in awe of Faiz Sb. So have most Pakistanis interested in poetry or politics or literature or aesthetics. He is the one aesthetic idol which we all worship for the beauty that he creates through … Continue reading

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w w w

Not the world wide web and the glories of the Information Age; rather, What women want. Recent excavations at the city of Pomplaneum in central Italy have unearthed an engraved tablet which contains the first few lines of a groundbreaking … Continue reading

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Daagh Daagh Ujala

So, there was another 14th August today. 63 years after Pakistan came into existence. East Pakistan was lost in 1971 because an excessively colonial attitude, bigotry, militarism and apathy towards the plight of compatriots. Kashmir was partially lost in 1948 … Continue reading

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August Mubarak

I expected a pre 14 August post where I would be gushing and beaming with happiness. But, I have already lost faith in the country and its future because of all the violence at individual and communal levels rife in … Continue reading

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Making a first impression

So, I got engaged recently. And, it seems that my in laws, scores of them, needed to see and know me. So, guess what they did. Yes, make a list of possibilites and pick the one at the bottom. They … Continue reading

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