Monthly Archives: September 2009

Car Lover?

Are you a car lover? A fanatic? Worship them? Obsessed with Formula 1? Grand Prix? Feel, taste, and breathe cars to the point that even the smell of gasoline and burnt rubber become enthralling? If so, then you must spend a few minutes to check out ‘Car Platform’, because it is a great website dedicated […]

Identity Theft

I just heard from a friend about an email scandal that took place in Dubai.   A few months ago a hacker managed to break in to a girl’s Facebook account, contact her family, friends and employers, and change her status. He found out about a forthcoming job interview that this girl was due to have and rang the company, discouraging them from hiring […]

Kurbaan

Kurbaan is a forthcoming Bollywood film directed by Rensil D’Silva and produced by Karan Johar. The film features Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Vivek Oberoi and is being released in November. When I met Vivek a few weeks ago, he mentioned the movie as he had just finished filming for it in New York […]

CHUP!

Chitrali Girls – Picture taken during my trip to Chitral, Pakistan in August of ’09 As Kalsoom Lakhani, Creator and Editor of Changing Up Pakistan (CHUP!) had once said in the earlier stages of her website: “Pakistan is no longer the country of our parents’ youth”. As a child, Kalsoom remembers her father fondly reminiscing […]

ICC Champions Trophy ’09

Take a look at Danyaal Hasan’s brilliant ‘contribution’ below and you can also check out his Blog @ http://writeofleft.wordpress.com/ Proving we Belong!For the future of one-day international (ODI) cricket, much rests on the success of the 2009 Champions Trophy. The tournament has been billed as an ODI cricketing extravaganza; a showcase of evidence that the […]

Markhor

I was able to witness about fifty Markhor, which is also the national animal of Pakistan, when I was visiting Chitral a few weeks ago. They came sprinting down the mountains at sunset to drink water from the river and it was one of the most beautiful and fascinating sights I have ever seen. Luckily, we were also […]

Eid Mubarak

For those unaware, Eid Ul-Fitr is a celebratory feast that marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan. It’s not only meant to indicate the end of the fast but also signifies the achievement of communication with the divine spirit and religious virtue, characterized by sacrifice, self-discipline, and acts of charity. […]