Friday, August 26, 2011

India's Tour of England 2011

Facing down the barrell, Dhoni has a lot to think about

On 22nd August 2011, England not only completed an astounding drubbing of 4-0 against the Number 1 ranked team, India, but also toppled them, atleast for some time now. In fact, by the looks of things, India would be glad their period of suffering is over with the conclusion of this Pataudi Trophy series and with that perhaps Team India's honeymoon period is all but over.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Telling A Vision on Pakistani Television

A few weeks back, I got to meet two of my most beloved friends after around five years. I was surprised and happy to see that the time gap and geographical distances had not created any difference in us or our friendship. A thousand different topics sprung up as we talked about good old days and all the people from college. Who was doing what, who had the best job, who got married and who was in a relationship, and there was no end to the gossip. “Remember Alia?,” Farah said, “you wouldn’t believe it is her if you see her now.”  And I was suddenly curious, why? What happened? “I have no idea. She used to be such a sophisticated girl and she got married in a family that knows no manners and after just two years, Alia has lost all her elegance and grace, you should see her unkempt hair and the way she talks now…..OMG!!”  I felt a little sad for poor girl, “She should have been herself at least.” And I got the reply “but slowly, she has just become what she sees around her, she can’t help it”. I thought how true it is for every one of us actually.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Friend or A Foe?

With regards to Pakistan's relationship with United States of America, former US President Richard Nixon quoted Ayub Khan:

“It may be dangerous to be America’s enemy, but to be America’s friend is fatal.”

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Pakistan!!

Today is our 64th Independence Day, next year it will 65th, then 66th, hence so on, God willing that I must add. However, it is hard to believe that we are going to complete 64 years of a piece of land that came in to existence for the sole purpose to serve the needs of the Muslims. And it's even harder to believe that in such a young life - which it is, especially considering the fact that it was a country that had to literally start from scratch - it has gone through so much of ups and downs.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As told to Alex Haley)

All Negros are angry and I am the angriest of all.”

This is one quote that pretty much sums it up a) the appalling condition and treatment the blacks received by the hands of the white at that time and, b) the person who stood up to fight against the white man's prejudice against the black race, namely Malcolm X, did certainly confront with a lot of ferociousness and an absolute dagger drawn approach.