Friday, December 11, 2009

Az Karachi Ast: From our heart to yours, our sister cities

Just thought I would bring toegether thoughts about Lahore and Mumbai in one place. My previous post had some thoughts about Lahore:

I have had some other thoughts in previous posts about the situation in Lahore: and

and in that other sister city across the bay marking an event this week:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hamara Lahore

For some of us who lived through Karachi's troubles, Lahore is in our thoughts nowadays. We saw the fanatic tripe wreck first our campuses, then our city, then the country and then follow us across the world. It was the proverbial problem you wouldn't wish on anyone else--and, of course, for us, Lahore is the perennial "other". And we, of all people, feel for that city.

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Macaulay, Zia and Us

Had reason to say this on Facebook:

We are all Macaulay's grandchildren--and Zia's children. We need to stop acting exactly like those two wanted us to: for example fighting amongst ourselves over the scraps that Gora Saahab, or our Shayukh throw us, thinking we can't live as full, co-equal citizens of the world with Gora Saahab, or said Shaiyukh.