Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Mad Hatter

Oh goody. A messiah came to Pakistan! Again. I didn’t know that much about Allama Tahirul Qadri before his name began to whiz past me in whispers and rumors a few months ago, sort of like those three wonderful years … Continue reading

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Wedding Shedding

About the moment the somber month of Muhrram is over, large and glittery envelopes start attacking Lahore’s posh houses like letters from Hogwarts. Wedding season has arrived and gold-lined cards are anxious to announce the nuptials of everyone who didn’t … Continue reading

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Happy New Duh

It warms my heart like a flaming gas heater to say Happy New Year and congratulations on surviving yet another 365 days. It’s important in times of crisis and war to stop, smell the booze and say, “Glory be. I’m … Continue reading

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Happy?

I’ve had the same gardener working at my house since I was a kid, and we have developed, through mutual disdain of dog-shit and palm trees, a longstanding and malleable bond. He just came back from a year or more … Continue reading

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