Desi Back to Desh

Between airports, airplanes and transit lounges

October, 2009

And the reviews keep rolling in

After much arm twisting and threats from unknown origin, Adnan Haider, ex student, fellow judge, old friend weighs in with his opinion on Reboot. It appears that Adnan has been spending too much time with Richard Morgan since he has also started speaking like Takeshi Kovacs. That and I think his new prescription glasses are […]

Robert Ferrigno, Reboot and me…

My favorite hangout is a large format bookstore. Think anywhere in the world, think library stacks, think of Borders, think of me. Three years ago on a business trip to Malaysia, a new fiction release caught my eye. It had an interesting cover, sort of a patchwork of the US flag and the Islamic Crescent […]

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Glenn Hubbard, Reboot and me

I was a brash and ambitious desi with a business plan at Columbia. Glenn was part of the entrepreneurial faculty at the school. We met and exchanged notes on the sidelines of Amar Bhide’s chat about his upcoming book, “The origin and evolution of new businesses”. A few months later when I lost out during […]

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Jehan and the TieCon Speaker’s interview series

Jehan goes on the road with her flip to capture the TieCon speakers before they put on their show in Karachi on 4th November. Jawwad Ahmed Farid talks about his Entrepreneurial experience from Jehan Ara on Vimeo.

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The things I need to do…

When Mohtashim and Jehan both rubbed my nose about not being active on face book post the PASHA Tech Crunch Buzz, I finally gave up on my two year vow to abstain from any non-linked in social media/marketing opportunity. The desi back to desh dude is now open for business on Facebook. First reaction. Talk […]

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Remembering Salman

I knew him as the Dear Salman I inscribed on his copy of Reboot. ZAK woke me up with his post tonight and I found out that he was also a blogger and just like the rest of us, someone as fascinated by life as he was by code. Didn’t have all the details and […]

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Infrastructure update

Can you guess the name of this city? Courtesy MB’s post on metblog. A quick look through the selected pictures shows how far we have come on the infrastructure side in the last four years.  

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And the winner is

MindStorm Studios and Cricket Revolution did a clean sweep today at the PASHA ICT Awards. In addition to picking up the winner slot for the digital media category they also sweeped the PASHA Tech Crunch Gong Award for a 1,000 US$. Mindstorm/Babar combo was deadly enough for Chairman PASHA to give up his welcome address […]

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Steve Jobs in Karachi or why I feel old or welcome to the future

Yesterday for the first time in many years I actually felt old and irrelevant. As part of the pre-PASHA Award event we took a sneak peak at the 10 odd companies that were competing at the PASHA TECH CRUNCH GONG show on 14th October. Two of participants were very good. The first pitched their idea […]

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Springfield/Vimble/Umair Khan Jadoon

How to break into social media when you are underpaid, under appreciated over worked blogger. The return of Lassi as a key presentation theme

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