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· September, 2006

Stories about Pakistan from September, 2006

Pakistan: Lahore Fort

A history tour at Metroblogging Lahore. “Hathi Pol was built by Shah Jahan in 1632. It was meant to be exclusively used by elephants carrying the royalty. From this splendid...

Pakistan: Blog-o-addiction

Hi, my name is Omer and I am net-o-holic. I've been addicted to the net for the last 8 years and now I must admit I need help. My addiction...

Pakistan: Khyber Pass Railway

The Khyber Pass is the stuff of colonial stories and legend. Light Within on the Khyber Pass Railway. “Construction restarts in 1920 and the section from Jamrud to Landi Kotal,...

Pakistan: On Ramadan

Shirazi on observing the month of Ramadan. “What is particularly troubling is that often the very people who demand tolerance for themselves end up ridiculing and denouncing those who choose...

Pakistan: Albright still around

Whisk on the sort of representatives who are still sticking around, years after tactless remarks. “I believe she has since apologised for her tactless remark (7 years after making the...

Pakistan: The Autorickshaw

The auto rickshaw is one of the evident symbols of South Asia. Light Within has a rather comprehensive post on the auto rickshaw in Pakistan.

South Asia: The Pope and Academia

Chapati Mystery on the controversy and the difference between the last pope and the current one. “The central irony of this controversy is that the thesis of Three Stages in...

Pakistan: Dear Pope

iFaqeer requests the Pope to please stop feeding the bears. “What he's done is a gift to the people who'd like Muslims to follow their extremist, fanatic attitude. And as...

Pakistan: Toy Village

Shirazi profiles the Toy Village in Pakistan. “Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka – The Toy Village – is the name of the village in Punjab, about which a lot has been written,...

Pakistan: View of Manuel and the Pope

Metroblogging Lahore takes a closer look at what the Pope actually said, and in the context of the entire speech, wonders what the Pope's intent is. “Specially after reading the...

Pakistan: Salt Range

Shirazi on the Salt Range – that appears to have witnessed much history. “The Salt Range derives its name from extensive deposits of rock salt. It stands as remnant of...

Pakistan: Osama Bin Laden art

chapati mystery has an interesting post about Osama Bin Laden art. How is the man represented, caricatured and portrayed? “This paucity of visual images of UbL has forced all cartoonists,...

Pakistan: Progressive Muslims

ifaqueer on using the term “Progrssive Muslims”. “As to whether there is such a thing as a “Progressive Muslim”, and isn't there just one True Islam which, in its pure...

Pakistan: 9/11 and Sarcasm

The Olive Ream spins a sarcastic post ridiculing the government (in)action on September 11. “9-11 (nine hundred and eleven) also refers to the number of times Bush has read the...

South Asia Blog Buzz

The latest from the South Asian blogs: Bangladesh: - Rajputro writes a satirical piece on how the load shedding (power cuts to manage shortage in electricity supply) in Bangladesh can...

Pakistan: Clerk's House

More history at Metroblogging Lahore. “Entrance to the Maktab Khana (Clerk's House). It is a small cloistered court surrounded by arcades in which clerks use to sit, recording the names...

Afghanistan: Winning the War

Waheed says that if NATO forces really want to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, they must pressure Pakistan to take action against Afghan militants based there.

Pakistan: Earth and Sky

Shirazi on the breathtaking mountains. “Northern Pakistan is a land of contrasts, of surprises, a richly textured melting pot of diversity that leaves a vivid memory in the minds of...

Pakistan: Censoring the Net

KO on the move of the government in Pakistan to set up a body to censor the internet. He points us to a forum online where the issue is being...

Pakistan: Education

Education in Pakistan needs far more involved intervention. All Things Pakistan on a high school with one student. “Little wonder that the evident failure of formal school system is giving...

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