Monthly Archives: March 2013

Inconveyance

I’ve never been fond of cars, a fact that made me conspicuous among my cousins while we were growing up. At every playdate, out would come the hundreds of little model cars and trucks and jeeps that they would race … Continue reading

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Building Blocks

There are many things you notice when you drive down a posh residential street in a big Pakistani city. Corinthian columns, guards with guns, palm trees, electric fencing and fat Land Cruisers containing fat aunties – all this is to … Continue reading

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OMG LLF

How much fun was the Lahore Literary Festival? So fun that I had to be given an I-V drip after Saturday night, which is to say absurdly fun! Thank heavens Lahore finally has a literary festival. Honestly, it was getting … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Country

Last week in Lahore, a doctor was driving his twelve-year-old boy to school in the morning. Two men on motorcycles intercepted their car and opened fire, killing father and son with multiple gun shot wounds. The victims were Shias. That’s … Continue reading

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Papa Dont Preach

The Pope resigned. Did you know the Pope, the latest in a long line of old white men extending back to biblical times, could just quit his job? It seems improbable, as if the papal seat were a late-night shift … Continue reading

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