Archive for 2012

How My Blog Did in 2012 – A Review
December 31, 2012

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

A Basic Lesson into Politics: Never Give in Early
September 26, 2012

Zafar Imam

In a frustrated attempt to appease Pakistan’s religious right wing, ruling PPP announced an official day of protest on Friday 21st September, giving Pakistan the credit of becoming the only country in world to officially record protest this way against blasphemous movie. But this act of appeasement backfired, killing 27 innocent people and injuring hundreds. The day witnessed cinemas, banks and vehicles set ablaze and media teams and journalists under attack. A fit of pyromania subjugated the whole country. Thus, Pakistan also ended up becoming the first country in world where huge damage was caused to public property and lives of its own citizens were taken on this single issue. (more…)

Converting them for religion or forced marriages?
August 15, 2012

Zafar Imam

forcefully converted and married Maneesha Kumari

It is a notable fact that most of the Hindus from Sindh ‘converted’ to Islam recently are girls, including the minor Maneesha. If we take this argument of religious leaders right for a moment that ‘Hindus are embracing Islam with their own will’, then I may ask why most of them are girls in their 20s and teens? Why, as a point of discussion, Hindus in their 30s and 40s are not ‘embracing Islam’? And let me ask why only single girls have found such sudden attraction in Islam, why not married ones? (more…)

The Ghairatmand Green Brain
July 27, 2012

Zafar Imam

The Green Brain is peculiar of its kind in the world. It came into existence some 65 years ago in sub-continent. Since its inception, it has left its mark on the world, so much so that its frequently being called now the sole responsible for ‘world peace.’ (more…)

Reflections of a Mad Man Gone Wild
July 13, 2012

Zafar Imam

  • Man is a Subjective Animal
  • Opportunities present themselves to ass suckers
  • Nature validates and nurtures injustice (more…)

Imran Khan Fails in Sindh
June 23, 2012

Zafar Imam

Torn Banner of Imran Khan at Hyderabad infront of SRTC Ground

Contrary to many media reports influenced by Imran-o-Phobia, PTI Jalsa in Hyderabad was a plain failure.

Imran Khan – the emerging Tea Partier of Pakistan- held a public meeting (so-called Tsunami) in Hyderabad on 22 June, 2012 which was not more than a small tide. It ran-over to coast, smashed and died. Here I am writing an eye witness account, because I was present in the SRTC ground where it was held. (more…)

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June 4, 2012

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How to understand a Bharat Natyam Concert
June 2, 2012

Bharata Natyam

Bharata Natyam is one of the four main classical styles in India. It developed from ritualistic dances performed in the past as offerings to the deities of Hindu temples and in a more sophisticated form in the courts by solo female dancers. (more…)

Pakistan: A country living by belly, living for belly!
May 20, 2012

The only entertainer in Pakistan is now food

By Zafar Imam

In Pakistan, we have plenty of ‘national sovereignty’, ‘National Honor’ (Qomi Gheyrrat), Defense of Pakistan movements, plenty of, almost belly full, conservative patriotism, religious self-righteousness, demagogue political and religious leaders, cults, sects and what not! But we have very less of art, music, concerts, theaters, cultural activities and such other stuff. (more…)

I reject Forbes 100 most Influential Women of World list, It has no mention of my wife
May 6, 2012

Forbes 100 Most Influential Women of the world

Recently Forbes Magazine launched the list of the 100 most influential women in the world.
However, it was only for my surprise to find that there was no mention of my wife. Believe me, I was stunned. Isn’t it rather a shame for Forbes to keep Angela Merkel on top of the list, and that Hillary Clinton, the poor drummer on the second? I do not and can not count slightest of their influence on me, they do not have a far distant influence on my life. (more…)