Egypt is aflame and we watch breathless. Will the fuse that was lit by one man’s self immolation in Tunisia spread across the Middle East, all the way to Pakistan? To Afghanistan?
Are we witnessing a people’s revolution that will change the face of the Arab world? I wonder if there will be a contagious people’s [...]
Today marks India’s 62nd Republic day- A day of remembrance when Indian constitution came into force. And it also marks the first public holiday of the year for Indians.
This is my second year away from India. As I kid I remember Republic Day as being a formal event. First there was the special flag-hoisting ceremony [...]
The Jasmin Revolution of Tunisia has raised the world’s hopes for the Arab world - it’s raised mine for Pakistan. There are so many similarites between the two countries it’s hard to know where to start listing them - endemic corruption from top to bottom, a lack of opportunities for young people, a ruling family [...]
Can’t stop thinking of little Christina Taylor - the nine year old victim of Jared Lee Loughner’s seemingly random killing in Arizona on Saturday.
The child had been taken to hear her Congresswoman speak at a local supermarket. Christina had recently been elected to her primary school student council, and the neighbour thought [...]
It’s kind of like talking to yourself on the street. Does anyone hear you if you’re not addressing someone in particular? Is a personal blog a big waste of time? Or a creative way of talking out one’s own inner thoughts?
It seems like every second person has a personal blog - but who’s reading all [...]