My favorite bit in the newly unveiled National Strategy for Victory in Iraq aka Plan for Victory, is not that it is three years too late; not that there is no Arabic translation of this Plan available; not that the whole endeavor is regressive; not that there are cute checkmarks next to lines such as [...]
Blogs, Borders and Google. [via Kottke]
There must be a deep-boned tiredness that comes from working the field all day. Maybe that is what Gandhi wanted us to believe in. The soil under ones nail, the muscles stretched raw; a mind wiped clean. I haven’t the faintest. As a child, I went many a times with my Dadaji or my Chachji [...]
Victorian Internet: “The next problem was to cross the sea. Britain, as an island with an empire, led the way.”
Ms. World in Bombay/Pune.
My urdu post got severely messed in a DB transfer. I am leaving the comments.
A solitary Netflix has sat on top of my tv for the last month. It just sits there. Sometimes, it makes it all the way into the DVD tray. Maybe even the menu comes up. Maybe a few scenes play out. But, this is one movie that never ends because it never can begin. There [...]
Anjo Jojo in Pakistan. God bless her.
I know Raver likes elephants. Here is the full print by Ramesh Sharma.
“There are good people with bad papers; and bad people with good papers.” – Bertold Brecht
Happy 20th, Windows! “The system requirements for Windows 1.0 were 256KB of RAM, DOS 2.0 and two floppy drives.”
I am miserable. Is it bird? Is it superman? All I know is that I don’t enjoy breathing through my gills. Used to be that Abba gee would recommend Hamdard’s Joshanda. But then, he recommended Joshanda for everything – including broken bones and hurt egos. I hated that stuff. It left this slimy after-taste. Usually [...]
Obtuse political satire as hateful wingnuttery.
JoPitt will visit Pakistan; dressed in azure-blue shalwar and a white kurta, no less.
What are they still calling him a ‘Dirty Bomb’ Padilla for?
I want to draw your attention to two cases that share nothing except your sense of outrage. In one case, there is little you can do. In the other case, there is a lot you can do. Let’s take the one where your agency counts, first. I know that the hip thing is to talk [...]
“The two schools, put another way that parents rarely articulate so bluntly, are too Asian”.
$5.8 billion pledged for Pakistan. “General Musharraf promised accountability as the money is spent”. Righhht.
When the late-night comedians of 2021 reach for a Bush joke [and forward then, there will only be one Bush president in memory], the punchline must be the us/them, here/there world that Bush has created. After all, to that future post-identity world, speaking SinHinglish and typing with their hyper-muscled eyelids, such crass ethnic and ideological [...]