Friday, September 18, 2009

Google Ad

"Find Single Muslim Men", a Google Ad on my screen.

Knowing that Google places Advertisements on content basis, does Google know what I do not know about myself?


Thursday, September 17, 2009

*bowing to* Jennifer Aniston

"I made my allowance as a kid cleaning toilets - I'm actually pretty good at it," said the actress." (link)

Something that no Pakistani will ever imagine of doing. Even if one has done it, he wont tell because its considered shameful. And here is this Hollywood star, who earns millions of dollars performing in movies and getting commercial endorsements, feeling no shame in sharing what she did for living and still says feels proud of it. And amazingly no one in her country would feel bad about it. Thats greatness. Something we, even I, cant imagine doing.

*bowing gain*

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Racism 101

For me, a Pakistani commenting on the English language skills of another Pakistani is downright racist.

(Had to re-post this August 2008 post of mine today. Actress Meera is again being criticized for her English language skills. She may be a disaster but no one has a right to criticize her English. Ours is a racist society)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

'that' feeling

I : How does it feel when your blog does not get that much traffic?
Me: I once saw a guy sitting at the back of a commuter van. In front of him , couple of seats ahead, was an other guy who was chatting with the only girl in van. Although the guy kept watching outside the window as if he did not care but he did take a glance at them. 'why not me?' he must have thought. 'That' feeling.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


If you ever thought why only four provinces are represented on 14th August, why the customs and traditions of Northern areas are absent in any cultural representation of areas of Pakistan... then know this. They can not get Provincial status, representation in Parliament of Pakistan and constitutional rights bestowed upon the citizens of Pakistan because they are in a disputed territory. The Government of Pakistan is under obligation of UN resolutions on Kashmir which state that Pakistan can only have administrative rights over these areas and can not change their status (like naming it as a 5th province of Pakistan).

The recent Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self Governance) Order 2009 is an attempt by the Pakistani Government to give more legislative powers to the locals. There will be a Governor, a Chief Minister and a legislative council. This will be more on pattern of Azad Kashmir Government. The idea is to give more autonomy and legislative powers to the inhabitants of these areas. But the problem of giving full constitutional cover to Gilgit-Baltistan still remains as after passage of 62 years. So how about solving this issue? I found this idea very neat and effective.

"This can be done by giving Gilgit-Baltistan provincial status on a purely provisional basis, pending the implementation of UN resolutions. If Pakistan does so now, after sixty years first of stalling and then of refusal by India to allow a plebiscite, there will be no breach of our international commitments, nor will such a step affect the sanctity of those resolutions, or absolve India of its obligation under international law to cooperate in their implementation. However, to preclude any misgivings, Pakistan will have to coordinate this step with the people and government of Azad Kashmir and with the APHC as the representative body of Kashmiris on the other side of the Line of Control. ..."
"... This should be followed by an amendment to the Pakistani Constitution, declaring that: (a) the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be decided through a plebiscite in accordance with UN resolutions; (b) until the final status of the state has been so determined, Pakistan admits it to the Federation on a provisional basis in accordance with the wish expressed by the elected representatives of the liberated territory; and (c) Pakistan remains committed to the implementation of the UN resolutions." - Asif Ezdi
read about it more here.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Signs That You Are a Blogger

- You think about issues around you in terms of blog posts.
- You have to share what you experienced lately.
- You keep a track on comments section on your site.
- You keep a track of visitors to your site.
- You visit popularity rating websites to know the ranking of your site.
- You have thought about Questions and your supposed Answers if you get interviewed as an author on any website.
- You 'think' that you write just for personal reasons.
- You come across weird search related visitors on your site.
- You keep complaining that you have suffered writing choke - still you write about it.
- There is at least one post in your 'draft' section.
- You expect admiration from other other blog writers for what you wrote.