The almost seven year old wanted to hike up Margalla Hills but it was too hot. We drove up to Daman e Koh and then had dinner at Monal Restaurant in Pir Sohawa. Both places have a nice view of Islamabad.
Harappa Ancestry Project
I have become interested (some would say obsessed) with genetics recently. I wrote about getting my DNA test done and there’s a lot more about my own results that I plan to bore you with. One fun application of genetic testing is inferring ancestry: Which ancestral group are you descended from? Can we estimate the… Continue reading Harappa Ancestry Project
Transpack Moving Scam
Last year when we visited Pakistan, we decided we wanted to move our furniture, books and other things that had been at my parents’ for so many years since we have a house now. My Dad contacted Transpack and they estimated the total volume to be in the range of 5-6 cubic meters and their… Continue reading Transpack Moving Scam
Help the Displaced in Swat
Please consider helping the people displaced in Pakistan due to the fighting between the army and Taliban extremists.
While late, here’s the account of our trip to Pakistan in October last year.
Suicide Bombings in Wah Cantt
Twin suicide bombings in the city of my birth have affected me a lot more than I thought possible. 63 dead according to latest reports.
Charlie Wilson’s War
The movie is fun to watch, but it’s the book that’s a must read.
Midnight’s Children is an enjoyable, though not great, book.
Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani
Yusuf Raza Gillani has been elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. Here is some news and analysis on his election.
Black Flag Week
Aitzaz Ahsan has declared this week to be Black Flag Week to protest for the restoration of the Pakistani judiciary. Let’s all take part in this week.