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December, 2009

I have seen this movie before or Madness in Karachi…

Welcome to the new Great Game. As I explained to my cousins last night, we are all pawns in the new Great Game and the only thing we can hope and pray is that the powers that be either get bored, get booted out, or find something else to while away their time and let […]

Home for the holidays…

It takes travel during the holiday season to truly appreciate home. And since we were lucky enough to head home a few years ago that whole wrenching, yearning, leaving loved ones behind thing is thankfully no longer a part of our lives. Still early morning on the 25th, Fawzia, Salwa and Taha woke up to […]

Lahore – Part II

Three friends, one client, four locations, 12 hours. The trek started with Zafar at Lahore airport in his new ride, a combat green, four wheel drive with pit stops at Lahore Gymkhana (morning bites), Hardees (Lunch), PC (client meeting), Royal Palm (last chat of the day) and the airport. Thankfully there was no fog. Early […]


There was only one thought in my mind as I took the taxi back home past midnight on the morning of 18th December: It’s been a while since I saw a movie and didn’t know that an entire three hours were gone. That and it was three hours well spent. When you add the fact […]

The second best job in the world, part two…

To the three batches (Division A, Division B, and EMBA Batch 13), who made me feel like a rock star two Thursdays in a row. Thank you. Keep them pictures coming J

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Another mentee does us proud, Zayd Enam wins the ASIA PACIFIC ICT Award in Australia

I first met Zayd at the PASHA Tech Crunch Gong Award pre-event where among several twenty and thirty year olds he stood out as the only high school dropout. The next day it was very surprising to see that he had incorporated most of the comments I had made about his presentation at the Tech […]

The second best job in the world…

There is no job that I enjoy more than dropping my kids off to school every day. First thing in the morning we bundle up Amin, Salwa and Taha and we are off. Eleven miles and thirty five minutes of music, Winnie the Pooh stories, reactions to passing buses, colors, traffic and Taha breaking out […]

Great job kiddos…

It sounds odd for a 40 year old to call upon 26 years old as kids. But I have been doing just that for the last 10 days and getting away with it. Today the 26 year old kiddos did me proud. Between all 47 students and a slightly balding, totally out of shape, at […]

The man who….

The Script – New Music – More Music Videos Going Back to the corner where I first saw you Gonna camp in my sleeping bag I’m not gonna move Got some words on cardboard, got your picture in my hand Saying, “If you see this girl can you tell her where I am?” Some try […]

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