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ATP Wins Brass Crescent Award for Best South Asian Blog

Posted on November 24, 2010
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Owais Mughal and Adil Najam

We are honored to learn that All Things Pakistan has been named the Best South Asian Blog in the Seventh Annual Brass Crescent Awards 2010 | 1431. We are grateful for the recognition which comes just a few months after Pakistaniat was named Pakistan’s Best Current Affairs Blog at the First Pakistan Blog Awards. We are as humbled by these recognitions as we have been at being honored in the Top Ten Pakistani Blogs lists that Light Within releases each year (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006).

We are thankful for this recognition, even as we underscore that our greatest recognition comes daily in the form of readers who take out the time to visit, to comment, to converse with us, to read what we write, to suggest what we should write, to gripe about, and sometimes even to appreciate what we are trying to do here. Beyond all other, they remain our inspiration and our motivation. Beyond all other, we are thankful to our readers.

Honored and humbled as we are, we should also say that in this particular case we are also genuinely surprised. Importantly, because in this case we did not even know that we had been nominated, let alone that there was voting going on for this award. But also because even though the judges of the Brass Crescent deem us to be amongst “the best of the Muslim blogosphere” our own image of ATP and of its aspirations is much less ambitious – to focus only on Pakistan, but on all Pakistan and all Pakistanis. That, we realize, is an aspiration that is at once limited but also expansive within that limitation. After all, we call ourselves All Things Pakistan. So, we are humbled that what we do is found worthy of recognition beyond the very parochial focus that has and continues to inspire and motivate this blog.

The Brass Crescent Awards were established in 2004 and two years ago it introduced the new category of “Best South Asian Blog”; we stand in very good company: TeethMaestro and IndianMuslims were the winners in the previous two years.

We thank those who have voted for us, and even more we thank our readers for having given us the camaraderie and the encouragement that has enabled us to keep going for over four years now (here, here, here, here).

27 Comments on “ATP Wins Brass Crescent Award for Best South Asian Blog”

  1. HarOON says:
    November 24th, 2010 12:31 am

    Well Done, Owais and Adil. ATP is the best.

  2. Rafique says:
    November 24th, 2010 12:34 am

    Congratulations to Pakistaniat for this well deserved honor.

  3. Umar says:
    November 24th, 2010 12:41 am

    Nicely done ATP.
    There is nothing else like ATP out there. Its a daily stop for me and so many others. Even those some of us may never say so, we owe you guys thanks for what you are doing to keep a truly Pakistani conversation alive and thriving.

  4. Naan Haleem says:
    November 24th, 2010 1:03 am

    Congratulations ATP and the team!

    Its high time a regular non-Pakistani item at ATP should be Pakistanized now… the time stamp.

    Any ways godspeed ATP

  5. Rashid Ali says:
    November 24th, 2010 1:09 am

    Adil and Owais, excellent news. You guys deserve this accolade. Many congratulations.

  6. November 24th, 2010 3:26 am

    Many congratulations – you really deserved it.
    My best wishes to everyone associated with ATP, specially Mr Mughal.
    Keep up the good work

  7. umair says:
    November 24th, 2010 6:50 am

    this is really amazing ! and wow . i am a regular reader :) proud of my self of keeping in touch with the best of the South asia ;)

  8. Erum says:
    November 24th, 2010 7:57 am

    Excellent. And not a surprise at all. You guys are the best. Sometimes we do not appreciate this but everytime I think about how much effort and time and love you put into this blog I am amazed at it and at your dedication for Pakistan.

  9. November 24th, 2010 7:58 am

    Some comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    - “i luv pakistan”
    - “That’s amazing! many congrats to Dr.Adil Najam! Pakistan Zindaabad!”
    - “Such successes help us in uniting as a nation and moving ahead. Pakistan Zindabad”
    - “yayyyyyyyyy.. great”
    - “Pakistan Zindabad”

  10. Watan Aziz says:
    November 24th, 2010 8:24 am

    Felicitations!

  11. November 24th, 2010 8:51 am

    Congratulations to ATP. I do like to read blogs on ATP.

  12. HIna says:
    November 24th, 2010 8:54 am

    Muabrak on earning a well desereved recognition.

    I appreiacte your shout out to your readers, that was a nice touch.

    Will end with a dua (Tum Geo Hazaroon Saal).

  13. An Indian Fan says:
    November 24th, 2010 10:34 am

    ATP deserves this acknowledgment completely; this is simply one of my utmost favourite blogs. Keep up the good work, and I hope the praise keeps coming.

  14. Parveen says:
    November 24th, 2010 11:28 am

    Well done, Pakistaniat. You remain the best. You define the best of the Pakistani blogs and the very best of Pakistan too. I read this blog and have hope in Pakistans future. It is not because you highlight the good news but also because you highlight the bad without being cynical or negative. Always looking at things and how to make them better.
    Pakistan zindabad. Thank you Pakistaniat.

  15. Adnan A says:
    November 24th, 2010 11:37 am

    Congrats Gentlemen! May you have many more!

  16. Junaid says:
    November 24th, 2010 1:23 pm

    ATP is the pride of Pakistan. Well deserved and well played.

  17. ikhlaque Chan says:
    November 24th, 2010 3:34 pm

    Well done! This is my daily “must read” site!
    Hope you find the inspiration to continue this great job.

  18. Kamal says:
    November 24th, 2010 4:45 pm

    Mubarakbad Pakistaniat.

  19. Sajjad Junaidi says:
    November 24th, 2010 6:00 pm

    Congratulations Adil and Owais for well deserved award.
    I look at ATP as a family discussion forum. You guys bring up the topics and we join in to discuss. At times we don’t agree and argue and sometimes we totally refuse to join in the discussion.
    Over the time we all have made up our mind on favorite and not so favorite brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts.
    Its all part of family politics. But we still respect and love each other.
    Congratulations once again.

  20. November 24th, 2010 10:17 pm

    Congrats ! keep working hard:)

  21. Daktar says:
    November 25th, 2010 1:27 am

    Well done and congratulations.
    The posts right above and right below this prove why ATP is ATP (just like Lahore is Lahore)!
    Your heart beats at the beat of all Pakistani hearts. Good news as well as bad. Always balanced. Always Pakistani.

  22. Javed says:
    November 25th, 2010 6:25 am

    Congrats – Guys – well deserved.

    On a side note – i’m surprised that no one has written about or discussed ” Granta Magazine’s 112th Edition which is based on Pakistan” a truly amazing edition here are some links guys take a look:

    http://www.granta.com/Magazine/112

    http://vimeo.com/15255622

    http://www.dawn.com/tag/granta-magazine

  23. Adnan says:
    November 25th, 2010 7:26 am

    Heartiest congratulation to ATP Team..

  24. Zubair says:
    November 25th, 2010 1:33 pm

    Yaar, aap logoun nay kamal mehfil sajaaee hai.

    There is no one who is close to ATP in its Pakistaniness.

    Well done and congratulations.

  25. Brian says:
    November 25th, 2010 1:44 pm

    On this Thanksgiving Day, I give thanks for ATP.
    Well done guys. Well deserved honor.

  26. Bushra says:
    November 26th, 2010 12:15 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Najam. You have created an institution all Pakistanis can be proud of. Others have said this before, Pakistaniat is the conscience of all Pakistanis. You make us proud every day!

  27. call Pakistan says:
    December 23rd, 2010 10:57 am

    Congrats people. Keep up the good work

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