Via the awesome Ta-Nehisi Coates, here’s a story of a half-Jewish half-Arab woman blogger whose flight to Detroit turned into being handcuffed and questioned all apparently because she was sitting next to two Indians who took too long in the loo in the plane on September 11, 2011. Someone shouted for us to place our… Continue reading Not Sitting Next to Indian on Plane
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.
The Battle of Algiers
It’s a classic and seems strangely poignant these days when we are all reading about insurgencies and counterinsurgency.
Terror of School Districts
Law enforcements and government give the best of reasons for new laws on surveillance and powers for law enforcement. But they are always used for trivial or the worst of reasons too.
A Mighty Heart
This is a movie about the kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002. I rate it 7/10.
Pakistan Opinion Poll
There is an opinion poll out about the perceptions of people in four Muslim countries (including Pakistan) about US policy, attacks on civilians and al Qaeda. It offers an interesting perspective into what Pakistani city dwellers are thinking.