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· April, 2007

Stories about Pakistan from April, 2007

Pakistan: Roadmap to Peace

At The Pakistani Spectator, an Indian living in Doha talks of the roadmap to peace. “In my conversations with both Pakistani and Indian taxi drivers is that both Indians and...

Pakistan: The Hypocrisy

the olive ream sums up global politics. ““I before E except after C” is a mnemonic device that helps me remember the rule for spelling certain words in the English...

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: 1857

chapati mystery on the 1857 Mutiny (or the First War for Independence) and how historians choose to interpret it. “Colonial historiography on the Rebellion quickly cemented around John Kaye’s immense...

Pakistan: Panjpeer Rockies

An Islooite's day out at Metroblogging Islamabad. “I was surprised this Sunday to find one of the best kept secrets of Islooite outback. I have never seen such rock formations...

Pakistan: ISPs

Tee Emm on Pakistan has a post on the ISPs doing business. “The News is saying that at least two groups, one of which is from UAE, wants to take...

Pakistan: Praying and Playing

The Pakistani Spectator doesn't take very kindly to comments made by the Pakistani Cricket Team's manager about the connection between Namaz (the ritual of prayer) and playing. “But its shocking...

Pakistan: Want to “make friendship”?

A strong step taken to publish numbers of people who harass others by calling them up at Behind the Chairman's Door. “First off, it takes a small man to call...

Pakistan: Driving in Lahore

Light Within on traffic in Lahore. “they will always drives at a speed less than 40 kilometres per hour along the middle of recently beautified, recently widened Lahore roads, and...

Pakistan: The Umpires

Metroblogging Lahore reminds us that while the cricket team may not have fared well at the World Cup 2007, the Pakistani umpires are doing a great job. “Not very long...

South Asia: DST, Agent MR-9, SAARC Car Rally, Tshechu ritual, Caste Practices, Driving and Piracy

A wide range of topics up for discussion in the South Asian blogosphere. The possible chaos of adopting Daylight Saving Time, Bangladesh's answer to 007, a car rally to improve...

Pakistan: No Hugs please

To each its own on why women in Pakistan cannot get their hugs. “As per the fatwa, “hugging” was an illegitimate and forbidden act and Muslim women are expected to...

Pakistan: What is a “Progressive Muslim”?

iFaqeer attempts unpacking the various adjectives used for Muslims, and wonders what a Progressive Muslim is. “There is one universally applicable Islam. But it is a comprehensive “deen”, a complete...

Pakistan: Lawyers Rally

Metroblogging Islamabad on a rally to protest President Musharraf's removal of Pakistan's Chief Justice. “The rally in Islamabad on Tuesday was the biggest street protest yet in the capital in...

Pakistan, India: I am a bandit

Light Within on language. “In the Angkor period of Cambodian history (9th-15th century) numerous Sanskrit and Pali words (by way of Buddhism) were absorbed into the Khmer language, and subsequently...

Pakistan: Rallies and celebration

Metroblogging Islamabad suggests that money be spent in better ways. “The huge amount of money spent on rallies that is, apart from political propoganda, is not effective at all and...

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