Urdu Domain Poll

We are thinking of getting a separate domain for all the Urdu-related stuff we are doing. Help us decide on a domain name by voting for your choice.

Paging Captain Arrrgh

Senator Santorum is acting as a shill of “Big Weather” as he tries to ban the National Weather Service from providing weather forecast services to the public.

Categorized as Politics

اردو بلاگز کی دنیا

پچھلے چند ماہ میں میری نظر سے کئی نئے اردو بلاگ گزرے ہیں۔ میں نے ان کی حالیہ تحریروں کو اردو سیارہ پر یکجا کیا ہے۔ اردو وکی اور ہمارا اردو بلاگ کافی کارآمد رہے ہیں۔

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Interesting, considering that most of the time I have lived in the US has been in Dixie (however Dixie Atlanta is and that’s a whole another question) and my education was in the Pakistani dialect of British English. Your Linguistic Profile: 60% General American English 30% Yankee 10% Dixie 0% Midwestern 0% Upper Midwestern What… Continue reading What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Mazda RX-8

In our search for a new car, we test drove the Mazda RX-8 last weekend. It rides smoothly, but has less power at low rpms.

Categorized as Cars

Pray in Solitude

This is the story of Imran who can’t pray in a mosque now because his experience at a mosque last Ramadan haunts him.

G35 or RX-8?

Since our Honda Civic was totalled, we have had only one car. Now we are thinking of buying another. The car has to be a 4-seat sporty car since it must fit our daughter in her car seat…

Categorized as Cars, MathML

Amina Wadud Led Prayers

Dr. Amina Wadud, a woman, recently led the Friday prayers of a group of men and women in New York. There has been a lot of discussion and criticism of her action. While I don’t want to delve into whether it was Islamic or not, I have some general thoughts about related matters.

پاکستانی پاسپورٹ میں مذہب واپس

اکتوبر میں جب پاکستانی پاسپورٹ بین الاقوامی معیار پر تبدیل کیا گیا تو اس میں سے مذہب کا خانہ نکال دیا گیا۔ اس پر پاکستان کی مذہبی جماعتوں کو تکلیف ہوئی۔ انہوں نے اس قدم کے خلاف انتہائی نامعقول دلائل دیئے اور احتجاج کیا۔ اب کچھ دن پہلے حکومت نے سر جھکا دیا اور مذہب کا خانہ پاسپورٹ میں واپس ڈال دیا۔