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Reading: Some Reflections (and the Books I read in 2016)

Reading: Some Reflections (and the Books I read in 2016)

Aslam Kakar I grew up in a small village on the periphery of Pakistan. In childhood and till my undergraduate studies in Lahore, I did not read at all. Perhaps, I did not have the opportunity or perhaps I just did not care. Or may be I did not care because of the environment. There was no library where I lived. I never saw a book store till the age of 18 when I went to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, culture, Education, Fiction, Lahore, LGBT, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, Love, Nature, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, peace, Politics, psychology, quetta, Religion

How Pakistan Looks Like on the Internet?

How Pakistan Looks Like on the Internet?

Aslam Kakar Last night, my friend from Chile showed me some pictures of her country on the Internet. She googled city after city like Santiago, Chile’s capital, Patagonia, and even smaller towns only for me to remain amazed at the captivating scenes, both natural and man-made. All the while, I kept repeating ‘wow!’, ‘wow!’, and more ‘wows!’ till it was my turn to show her some glimpses of Pakistan. So, I started with my hometown, Quetta, the … Read entire article »

Filed under: baluchistan, Malala Yousufzai, minorities, Pak Tea House

3 Dangerous Things Happen When You are not into Critical Reading and Thinking

3 Dangerous Things Happen When You are not into Critical Reading and Thinking

Aslam Kakar In a conversation, the owner of a small restaurant in San Diego tells me that thousands of IS fighters are breaking into the city from Tijuana. A bulky waitress on counter and a guest couple on a side table also make gestures of agreement with him. But, I have no idea what the heck this guy is talking about. I mean I am in grad school, studying peace and conflict Studies. And, I am also … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Islam, Malala Yousufzai, Media