Khushwant Singh’s novel “Train to Pakistan” is the reason he shot to fame. It was written in 1956. Since I had not read this book so I wanted to order one. I normally buy books from Liberty Books, mostly online. It gives me the convenience of ordering books from my home, over the Internet. The book […]Read More Train to Pakistan
“Racey, pacey and laugh-out-loud funny. A Murree-beer-soaked love letter to Karachi and journalism”, says Muhammed Hanif about this book, “Karachi you’re killing me”. Written in a daily diary style this treatise which starts on December 31, 2011 and ends on May 11, 2012, encompassing over 260 pages, is treat to read. Written in a casual, […]Read More Karachi You’re Killing Me by Saba Imtiaz (Book Review)
With over two million copies cold, Paulo Coelho’s novel The Alchemist is still going strong and changing the lives of people around the world. Just recently I was sent a complimentary copy of the The Alchemist (Graphic Version), by a bookseller. This book was finished in three days, well excuse me I am not in […]Read More “The Alchemist” (Graphic Version) by Paulo Coelho
Image Source: news.in.msn.com So your wish for a peaceful departure was granted, you finally met Bade Mian the way you wanted. I am gussa at you for no reason, and I hope the Bandobast at your cremation is really good and one befitting a man of your stature. Just two days back I blogged about […]Read More Eulogy: Khushwant Singh (of Hadali)
I was introduced to Khaushwant Singh by my dear friend Hamid Gondal whom I lovingly call as “the Solicitor”, and for this I am deeply indebted to him. Since that one book (Truth, love and a little malice) I have bought and read about ten of his books, with Delhi topping the list. Khushwantnama is […]Read More Khushwantnama: Book Review, The Lessons of My Life by Khushwant Singh
When I was in Peshawar I did a post on the Christian Cemetery (Gora Qabristan) Peshawar. It is a small graveyard which over the years has deteriorated due to neglect by the authorities. There are graves, some very old, some very new. A few days back I went to see the Christian Cemetery of Karachi […]Read More Christian Cemetery (Gora Qabristan) Karachi
So Pakistan is going to have 3G and 4G soon. So what? How is it going to affect you and me? Or as they say the average Joe? What is the single or a few big benefits that a common consumer will have from this much talked and discussed technology? This small post will attempt […]Read More What are the benefits of 3G/4G netwroks for Pakistani consumers?
If the sight of a car radiator coolant sitting in a refrigerator has you confused, imagine my predicament on finding it in my fridge. The instant reaction was who, why and when? Sure enough the place for this 500 ml tin containing toxic liquid is not a refrigerator at least, it could my garage, some […]Read More The great confusion!
I am not much of a car buff, but whenever an (outdoorsy) opportunity arises I spare no effort in getting there and having a good time. So this Saturday I got an anonymous text on my cellphone (thanks to SMS Marketing) informing me of the 11th Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan showcasing some […]Read More 11th Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan Show held at Karachi