“… we respect the right of any human being to practise his or her religion, offending anybody on the grounds of their religious beliefs is unthinkable to us.” So, we decided to make cartoons of Muhammad? I fail to connect the dots. Also, this iconophobia needs to chill.
The title leaves a tad to be desired but Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi really impressed me [no, it is not an underworld movie. wtf is up with the marketing on this one?]. It is sad that I cannot watch any Indian movie without thinking, ‘how would I teach it?’ but, at least, this will [...]
After going to the future, our intrepid historian is going to the past. Now he misses the Cold War. Someone take his keyboard away. Please.
I will hollar at you, o curry n rice girl [thx Bea!]
Happy New Year, gentle readers.
Thank you, Michael Aram, for doing the right thing.
Putting Senator Durbin in a turban and calling him a terrorist is the stupidest shit I have ever seen.
FIS/Algeria/1992 or Sinn F√©in/PIRA/1970? My money is on re-juvenated unilateralism in Tel Aviv and Washington. But, go read Juan Cole. And hope that in next year’s election, MMA doesn’t sweep.
It should be duly noted that DesiCritics has launched with the power of a thousand suns. Or 80-plus desi critics.
Remember Norma Khouri? Another hoaxer exposed. This one became Navajo. And got the first break by screeding that Native Americans don’t get published…Incidentally, I didn’t know that Education of Little Tree was written by a klansman!
For the record, I am half punjabi, half kashmiri, half korean and half kannadiga. Thought I’d clear up any confusion.
I should have mentioned this earlier, but I am thinking about holding my conference on historiography of religion in South Asia in Halo 2 [.mov link - must see]. Bob heads the great future of the book.
Via Watandost, I learned that Carnegie Papers just released a report on Baluchistan called Pakistan: The Resurgence of Baluch Nationalism [pdf] by Frederic Grare. It is worth reading for a number of reasons. It strongly suggests that Baluch marginalization and dispossession are major factors in the uprising. The projects of Gwadar or Sui have not [...]
“What makes a young kid – of any faith, in any part of the world – strap a bomb on his back and walk into a school, or a mosque, or get on a bus full of innocent people, and blow himself and them all up?
my urdu post was lost in a db transfer. i am leaving the comments.
Show on Pakistan @ Open Source Radio.
The enterprising scholars at American University Cairo thought it worthwhile to poll M.E. professors [and sundries] on the “most interesting, informative and readable” books in the field of Modern Middle East Studies. 52 scholars of the M.E. responded and below is the top 21. Orientalism by Edward Said 1978 The Old Social Classes and the [...]
For those of us who know wtf Zork is…You are standing inside a White House.
While each may deserve a rich post, I will suffice to note the following: – The General has retreated – a bit – on the KalaBagh Dam issue and decreed that the goverment will go ahead with Bhasha first. File this under federal vs state autonomy issues. – PM Shaukat Aziz [did I ever have [...]