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Pakistan: Blog-o-New Year!

Categories: South Asia, Pakistan, Citizen Media

As the year comes to a close, I am forced to look back and ask myself an important question, “why the heck did I not write a post for GV last week?” The answer is relatively factual; I was visiting the nation of Procrasti (Procrasti Nation), a beautiful island off the coast of Ecuador. Lovely people and extremely laidback, and I seem to fit right in. (Actually, the truth is I lost my contact lens and broke my glasses all in the same week, so I was visually impaired for a few days and therefore, couldn't be buggered with fiddling around with my computer).

It is a rather momentous occasion today, as I bring to you my final post of 2005. “The fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union and now this!” … I hear you say. Yes, CNN and Fox News were scheduled to present a live broadcast of me writing this post but unfortunately, they had to cover the excruciating minutia of the President's activities during his holidays at his Crawford Ranch in Texas, including his last bowel movement of the year.

So, without much further ado (about nothing), I present to you my tiny collection of blog posts for your perusal:

Suspect Paki presents a rather apt commentary on the Baghdad situation [1]; Windmill presents an alternate version of Pakistan's national anthem [2]; Fountainhead writes about Pakistan's Rosa Parks [3]; Opinionated Voice highlights a tale of torture [4]; Minigma writes about attending the Reviving The Islamic Spirit Convention [5]; and finally, I comment on GW's spy saga [6].

Before signing off, I would like to wish the founders, editors, writers and readers of Global Voices Online a very happy 2006. May the coming year bring with it tolerance, exchange of ideas, the courage to question authority, and some cold hard cash in unmarked bills for all of us!