Every year pilgrims get crushed to death in Mina or Arafat. In 2004, 244 died....
My thoughts and prayers are for Jill Carroll. May she return safe and soon.
I know I have immaculate taste in Music but I'd rather keep that information to...
Give This Guy a Book Contract
Come, little Iqbal, I* will tell you about Pakistani bowlers. As a genetic anomaly, they...
The Case Against Michael Aram now has an online house. Please visit and publicize the...
Decline and Fall of Cricket.
Oil Pipe Dreams
Finally saw Syriana last night. It is, I think, the first post 9/11 movie that...
Letterman Lights It
And you think John Stewart is the shit? Seriously, watch the thing.
I have had a stressful week or more. And last night, found myself staring at...
I wouldn't publish Sir Vidia either but, this is indeed absurd and, really academia is...
Not Nude, Not Playboy, to Not take India by a storm.
Ismail & Philip
Ismail Kadare, who won the International Booker this year, has a short story in the...
walk the earth, meet people
The coolest resolution from one of my fav. blogs. "Like Caine from "Kung Fu."
there is only one resolution for 2006: Defend my dissertation. To the 325358 unique visitors...
Why would they want to add a second to the year? Because it gives them...
This is so tragic. I fucking hate guns.
A believer reviews. Hil.a.ri.ous.
somebody do something
Honor killings. solution?
Slate Annual Movie Club
One of my year-end pleasures is reading Slate's Annual Movie Club w/ a rotating roster...
A New Year Verse
You say there is no choice left, now - Faiz, Jan 1958.