Golf Anyone?

It’s a cold, dark night. The leaves outside my window are rustling as the cool winter breeze whispers through their branches. I sit alone in my room, wondering how Karachi got so cold this year. The coastal city rarely experiences such cold waves. Whatever cold we do get is quickly dissipated by the warmer coastal…

Pictorial: Karachi-City of Lakes

The torrential rains in the summer left us some beautiful adjustments in our surroundings. Everybody has heard about the flooded underpass…but I am talking about a most breathtaking sight. The monsoon rains followed by the winter downpour we had in December has helped transform Karachi into the city of Lakes. Think I’m exaggerating? Take a…

This One’s for Tony…

In response to Tony’s query I thought it would be fitting that I provide a little detail regarding alcohol and Islam. So that Tony does not get discouraged by the rather long response I have first clarified Islam’s position on alcohol and for the benefit of those who are further interested I have provided some…

In Retrospect…

Well since I received such valuable feedback on both my posts I though it would only be fair that I responded to the comments and observations made by the readers. I tried to restrict myself to a comment but my response was rather long and thus I have put it up as a post. First…

EID…Who Cares?! It’s Club Night!!!

Hajj…One of the most important aspects of Islam…And an extremely important pillar upon which the very foundation of Islam rests upon. Every Prophet of God performed the ritual of Hajj even before religion was perfected by God in the form of Islam. The Hajj is one of the most spiritual and life-changing experiences that a…

Progress…The Way Forward?

Ah! Much has been said about the vast degrees of progress we have made in the past decade or so…the country has indeed inched forward…the path to success has been laid…ladies and gentleman we are now on the yellow-brick road… If you doubt it…just take a look around you. Yes we’ve achieved steady growth rates…

The Democracy Dilemma

Democracy…a simple word best defined by “for the people, by the people”. Since independence the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has sought the true meaning of this word and has made countless efforts to decree itself a democratic state. Alas all its efforts have eventually come undone. This leads us to the question…isn’t it time that…