The True Audacity of Hope

The events that have taken place in Charsadda are the first of what will be many horrific testimonies to that night in Abbottabad. The people of Charsadda and Pakistan have many sleepless nights ahead of them while Barack Obama can rest easy knowing he has taken out America’s poster boy for terrorism. I remember the […] Read more…

Osama and I

This year on September 11th 2011 it will be the tenth anniversary of a tragedy that changed the face, heart and mind of not just America but our world. It has almost been a decade in the post 9/11world and Osama Bin Laden is dead. His family will mourn, politicians will have meetings, intelligence services […] Read more…

Great Love Affairs?

Great love affairs are all the same in the end and great love affairs that end are like those dreams we long to go back to sleep for. They are the love songs we catch by chance on the radio to which we hide our tears behind designer sunglasses. They capture our imagination for as […] Read more…

Politician Imran Khan is not a pretty sight!

Of course the value of a human life has always been in the eye of the beholder. Now I’m no mathematician but I can put two and two together and the less you value others, the more you drop in other people’s eyes and how the mighty continue in their fall from grace. Imran Khan’s […] Read more…

Bang, bang my baby shot me down!

I’m about to start watching ‘Valentines Day’ (the movie), you know trying to get myself in the spirit for February 14th. Even as the opening credits begin, the only thought that comes to mind is as if the whole thing wasn’t bad enough already, they had to go and make a movie about the excess […] Read more…

Salman Taseer: An act to be remembered

This is an article of mine Express Tribune published on the assassination of Salman Taseer: Salman Taseer: An act to be remembered. But here, on my blog I want to talk about something else, why keeping quiet about these things is not an option. Just eight hours before his assassination, Salman Taseer tweeted the following couplet […] Read more…

Once upon a time…

People kissing in the rain Eyes Open Cut to water in your shower TV switching on…white noise Flick to some one surfing Submerged in water The sunshine on a field And people eating ice pops Playing the guitar Playing football The streets of some valley. Out the door and in the world The noise, the […] Read more…

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