December 2007

Exclusive Interview: Socks Clinton

There's been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming release of former First Cat Socks Clinton's new memoir, First Cat: A White House Memoir. Chapati Mystery was fortunate enough to be granted an exclusive interview with Socks in which he discussed his book, life after the White House and his views on personal fitness and [...]

Round Up X

Benazir's 19 year old son, Bilawal, has been named successor to Pakistan People's Party - to keep the dynastic aspirations intact. And why not? There is no democracy outside of the party, no reason for it to exist within. One can call this a reflection of the feudal structures left untouched by many a pseudo-revolutions; [...]

Round Up IX

I am still terribly sad - not just for her but for the nation of Pakistan. She was buried, in the mausoleum of her father. It is still unclear how she died but the explanations from the Pakistani government grow ridiculous by the minute. Nawaz Sharif has announced that he will boycott the elections. PPP [...]

Benazir Bhutto, 1953-2007

Benazir Bhutto was killed at a PPP rally in Rawalpindi. At least 15 other are being reported dead in the attack. The election rally, with "foolproof security", was held at Liaqut Bagh - a site which had already seen the assassination of another Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaqut Ali Khan. There were earlier reports of [...]

Season’s Greetings

_______________________________________________________________________ A Happy Eid (and xmas, hannukah, kwanzaa, festivus) to all CM readers - may your bakras look better than Fidel.

Gulgee, 1926-2007

The list of legends in Pakistani art is a short list: Sadequain (1930-1987), A. R. Chughtai (1899–1975), Shakir Ali (1916-1975), Laila Shahzada (1926-1994), and Ismail Gulgee (1926-2007). It was great shock, this morning, to read that Ismail Gulgee was found murdered in Karachi at his home. Once, a long time ago, I attended a gallery [...]

A-jad Asleep

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