Monthly Archives: September 2010

More from Gretchen Rubin and “The Happiness Project”

Gretchen discusses symbolism and children’s literature: [C]hildren’s literature often plunges a reader into a world of archtypes. Certain images have a queer power to excite the imagination, and children’s literature uses them with brilliant effect. Books such as Peter Pan, … Continue reading

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Babar Sattar, the one trick pony….

I regret having to criticize Babar Sattar, Harvard Law alum and Pakistani attorney, who has always been unfailingly gracious in our personal communications. But like other perpetual carpers like Ayaz Amir, Kamran Shafi, and Aitzaz Ahsan, he always blames the … Continue reading

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“The Happiness Project”

Another comment on Gretchen’s recommendations in “The Happiness Project”. She suggests going to bed early by 9:30.  Even if work permits that, I’ve found that to be virtually impossible. 10 is the earliest that I’ve managed, though it still gets … Continue reading

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Jinnah House: The Original Owner Never Gave Up His Claim

I normally follow any of my letters on the issue of stateless Pakistanis, the so-called “Biharis” of East Pakistan. But I didnt realize this piece, on a less depressing topic, had made it into The News. The consulates snag I … Continue reading

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