Me Tarzan

Posted on December 8, 2007
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Qandeel Shaam Me Tarzan, You Pseudo-Puritanical-Silent-Maid-Who-Slaves-To-My-Insatiable-Ego-For-Life It is very, very tempting to lump the male of our species under a single category – i.e. insecure, self-indulgent imp who boasts a chauvinistic pride based solely on an alphabetical mishap (designated ‘XY’ by geneticists.) But, I shall temporarily lend credence to the postmodernist notion of diversity and [...]

Is Right the New Left in Pakistan

Posted on November 18, 2007
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Qandeel Shaam Honton ko si kar dekhiye pachtaiye ga aap Hangame jaag uthte hain aksar ghuttan ke baad Any anodyne effect this sher might have had on me was lost forever when my neo-Trotskyite friend decided to give me his interpretation of it. I didn’t ask for it, but there it was. A multi-headed hydra [...]

Lost Pakistaniat

Posted on October 16, 2007
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by Qandeel Shaam What is patriotism but the love of the food one had as a child – Lin Yutang There are many questions I struggle to solve – for instance, does the soul weigh 28 grams, why 72 virgins and why not just 1? Is Lichtenstein a country? Why do the Brits call private [...]