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Shahid’s Images of the Week

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This is the seventh post in a(n almost) weekly series wherein I will post images, memes et. al selected from the Pakistani Internets (Forums, Blogs, Facebook Pages etc). The main story this time is Shahzad Roy and his ‘contentious’ remarks on a Geo TV show. For scrolling through the gallery, just click on the current image and the image preview ... Read More »

A Culture Shock

Photo: Hassan Cheema

Watching a Test match in South Africa, and what Pakistan could learn from it Read More »

Shahid’s Images of the Week

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This is the sixth post in a(n almost) weekly series wherein I will post images, memes et. al selected from the Pakistani Internets (Forums, Blogs, Facebook Pages etc). A top feature this time is personal attack posts, which seem to have increased in numbers as the election approaches. There were a lot of them very, very below the belt, but ... Read More »

Things I Have Seen on the New York Subway

By: Annie Mole - CC BY 2.0

The New York subways are home to the most insane characters and sights you will ever encounter in your life. There’s always a story every day. Here are some of the ones I remember. Man Cuts His Nails Sitting right across from me, I saw a bald white guy in his mid thirties who looked pretty educated and well dressed, ... Read More »

Darwin Award of the Day

credit: Avon-Lake patch/Christina Johnson

Avon-Lake – OH has a website that carried this piece by local resident, Kathleen O’ Brien, on how ‘Animals Can’t Talk’. It was brought to my attention by @mattaikins via twitter, and I’m pasting it below because everyone needs to read it. (This is legit btw and NOT from The Onion.)   Signs that read “Deer Crossing” and the like are going ... Read More »

Shahid’s Images of the Week

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This is the fifth post in a(n almost) weekly series wherein I will post images, memes et. al selected from the Pakistani Internets (Forums, Blogs, Facebook Pages etc). For scrolling through the gallery, just click on the current image and the image preview will slide over to the next image. Or you could select an image from the slider below, ... Read More »

Why I Must Wear An American Accent

By: Rob Boudon - CC BY 2.0

A little while ago I was producing a radio documentary that required me to narrate the story in my own voice. I completed it, submitted it and forgot about it. A few months later, I revisited the piece and found myself horrified at the weird, alien voice I was hearing. I was speaking with an American accent, complete with rolling ... Read More »

Shahid’s Images of the Week

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This is the fourth post in a(n almost) weekly series wherein I will post images, memes et. al selected from the Pakistani Internets (Forums, Blogs, Facebook Pages etc). For scrolling through the gallery, just click on the current image and the image preview will slide over to the next image. Or you could select an image from the slider below, ... Read More »

Whatever Happened To Pakistani Bands?

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The last 5 years have seen the sad decline of rock/pop bands in Pakistan. Here’s why it happened. Things have gotten so bad for bands in Pakistan, there’s pretty much only one left: the new incarnation of Noori, who’ve snatched up the survivors from other bands, adding Zeeshan Parwez from Sajid and Zeeshan and Faraz Anwar from Mizraab. Sure, there’s a ... Read More »

Zaid Hamid – A Visual Tribute

Ready to unleash Pakistani Power

This is a visual tribute to the great Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid, thinker extrordinaire, writer par excellence, spellbinding orator, unmatched theologian and patriot amongst patriots. When Ghazwa-e-Hind will be launched, the Indians won’t know what hit them. Two of my most favourite videos, you will see the passion and the immense skills shining through: The rest of the galleries: For ... Read More »