Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pilgrim’s Progress

A few years ago I was sitting with friends watching Lagaan, Aamir Khan’s Oscar-nominated period-piece. The subtitles were on partly because my friend was Polish and partly because that film’s dialect sounded like Klingon to me. I am glad for … Continue reading

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Treasure Island

The front-page story in the newspapers the day I arrived in Dubai last week was about a dog that was killed by another dog during the Dubai Dog Show. This is not a joke. The story was followed up in … Continue reading

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Offend me not

The Jaipur Literary Festival made waves across the border a few weeks ago. The Deity Formerly Known as Oprah was present (pause for chorus of “Hallelujah”), though the people there seemed more interested in Fatima Bhutto. Score! You know you’ve … Continue reading

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O Maya

Last week a YouTube clip went viral (or bacterial, depending on your temperature) in these parts. It shows Samaa TV host Maya Khan, accompanied by a camera crew and a gang of energized women, prowling a public park in Karachi … Continue reading

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