This comedian has some choice words for the FCC chairman pic.twitter.com/QKEalkZaWd — NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 25, 2017 Not a surprise that Hari Kondabolu goes there. The problem with making everything about racial dynamics is that more white people in the United States might take a page from that. I don’t wish to encourage that. Also, […]
I’ve been exceptionally busy the past few weeks (and likely only to get busier in the run up to the New Year). What do Indian commentators think on the Padmavati furore (indefinitely postponed).
The trailer for Basmati Blues has raised a lot of eyebrows
It was Children’s Day in India. There’s a constant worry about being “outbred” in democratic societies. Instead humankind needs to have a much more rigorous (cultural rather than legal) approach towards child-breeding. Unfortunately our biologies don’t really help; peak fertility coincides with peak career-building time. Prior to having children, couples should make sure that they […]
I was rifling through Ambedkar’s book on Pakistan (rediscovered it courtesy of Slapstik) and I came across the curious statistic of Sindh’s pre-partition population statistics. I was shocked to see just how high the non Muslim percentage actually was in 1935. The proportion of non-Muslim in Indus province towns is simply astonishing, Karachi & NWFP. […]
There was an interesting passage in this screed against Quaid-e-Azam: A man who cannot extend unconditional love to his children, who casts them out for following their hearts, is a cold and callous human being, and not a leader worth following. I’m not condoning what the Quaid did with regards to Dina Wadia but even […]
An old video that somebody just sent me. I don’t think the situation of the Hazaras has improved much since then. About the rest of Pakistan, well, terrorism is down, crime is up and down, some things are better.. what do you think? Hazara boy shares his thoughts about Pakistan..
Historian Laurence Rees has spent a lifetime studying the Holocaust, and it shows in this book. This is a very readable (and horrifying) retelling that begins in post-WWI Germany and details all the steps in the somewhat haphazard but ultimately effective process that led to the most horrifying mass murder in history. The holocaust was […]
Quaid-e-Azam’s daughter Dina Wadia has passed away; here are her thoughts about her legendary Father & her sibling, Pakistan.