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In memory of my friend Saad Ainuddin….

Losing a friend is always hard. Particularly when you’ve known them since second grade.  Rest in Peace. I hope you get to meet the father and brother you lost at a very young age.

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A man lives on when his name is spoken….

GNU Terry Pratchett.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

When I finished all Wodehouse and then Douglas Adams, I cast around for my next binge read. Terry Pratchett met the case, even if I started with “Snuff” – one of the weaker Discworld books. I really hope that DEATH … Continue reading

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Raza Rabbani is vile

He does the decent thing for once in his life, and professes to weep copiously at the prospect. Give me unalloyed corruption and outright authoritarianism over this flowery self-satisfied devotion to principles they neither understand nor comprehend. He wouldn’t know … Continue reading

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Why “Homeland” misleads

I grew up in Islamabad. It’s a friend of mine. The caricature on “Homeland” is no Pakistan. Islamabad was – and still is – green, leafy, piney, and at the base of mountains. Not a desert. No camels. And few … Continue reading

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Another hero

http://m.imgur.com/G7lV1SU Fifteen year old Aitzaz Hasas gave his life tackling a bomber trying to get into his school. As his father said, Aitzaz’s mother wept so hundreds of others would not have to. Rest In Peace.

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Massacre in Peshawar

Really, is there anything that can be said? When children are singled out and slaughtered, and teachers and administrators are burnt alive, there’s nothing can be said. These children were not the “elite” – they were middle class whose parents … Continue reading

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