Pakistan: Blog-o-rama

Without a helmet, riding a Vespa scooter at 45km an hour, I headed out on the internet highway last night, swerving my way through heavy traffic (risking life and limb) to bring you this neat little collection of posts from some very interesting Pakistani bloggers.

Meanderings had a rather eloquent and angered response to President Musharaf’s (now infamous) comments to Washington Post, which she incidentally forwarded to the President’s web site; Teeth Maestro posted about President Bush’s desperate need for a BATHROOM BREAK at the UN summit (as he hadn’t ‘been’ earlier); Suspect Paki examines the news of the incident in Basra and the two British marines; Mina presents her shell shocked comments on the recent bombings in Lahore; and Windmills highlights the story of an Israeli conscientious objector which is definitely worth reading.

Apart from the above, I want to highlight some ‘non-newsy’ posts by Pakistani bloggers that are worth viewing because they help break the monotony of political blogging highlighted above. Kay’s blog is rather refreshing as it presents a tri-photo commentary of life; I AM MAKING IT HAPPEN excels in photo blogging as her photo compositions are superb; and finally Light Within writes about mountain climbing in northern Pakistan which is a riveting read.

Well that’s all for now, I better be off or my ISP Proxy will fine me for not wearing a helmet.


  • You spotted a great variety of blogs during your ride, and its an honor to be noticed! As a ‘non-newsy’ even! :) I must agree Mina and Light Within are wonderful at expressing their opinions on current topics.

  • For more facinating non-newsy posts from Pakistan and around the globe
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