Thirdworldism

This is a blog of personal musings that I started in 2010 and have used sporadically. It started on Posterous, then migrated to WordPress.com in 2013, before finally resettling here.

How to access Youtube in Pakistan

Ever since Youtube was blocked in Pakistan a couple years ago, it's become commonplace to hear people ask each other what they use to bypass the ban. The mos...

A different take on Youm-e-Takbeer

The Pakistani government is today celebrating the 16th anniversary of the 1998 Chagai nuclear tests. As the various political parties compete to take credit ...

Women in the Baloch separatist movement

A radio story of mine has just been broadcast on PRI’s The World, about the role of women in the Baloch separatist movement. I’m a bit uncomfortable with the...

Moved

This blog was previously hosted at thirdworldism.posterous.com, however Posterous will be shutting down very soon. So all of the old posts from have been mov...

Water Kit

By now, most readers in Pakistan will have heard about ridiculous water-fuelled engine “invention” by a man named Agha Waqar. If you haven't, the basic gist ...

Lyari and the House of Bilawal, in verse

Following on from my previous post about the security operation in Lyari and the People's Aman Committee, I was back in Lyari yesterday. The PAC, for the mea...

It's a Man's Man's Man's Court

So forget about the actual contempt of court charges and verdict against Prime Minister Gilani. This photo from inside the courtroom (taken by Asif Shahzad) ...

Badar Alam on Imran Khan & the PTI

One of the great things about being a journalist is being able to just sit and talk with intelligent and interesting people. Unfortunately, only a few sound ...

Jeeway Abdullah Shah Ghazi

Its sad to see the place where I have spent so many evenings contemplating the meaning of life now covered in blood and body parts. Anyways, some sound bites...

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