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About Me

I am a self employed Karachiite with a questionable work ethic and a penchant for founding companies that run into trouble. 


After spending all of four and a half years outside Pakistan, I headed back home on New Year’s eve ’02 to find that it was far easier to live and do business at home… Economist, WSJ and the rest of the world media be damned. I started blogging so that if you ever wanted a contrarian opinion on my city, on working for yourself, on Pakistan or my two cents on just about everything else, you will have me pop up on google.


My claim to fame is a book on failure that failed to become a best seller.


I am still working on it.


Age: Almost 36

  • Gender: Male
  • Astrological Sign: Leo
  • Zodiac Year: Boar
  • Industry: Consulting
  • Occupation: Actuary, Risk Manager, Techno Geek Turncoat
  • Location: Karachi : Pakistan


  • Writing
  • Startups
  • Failure
  • Karachi
  • Teaching
  • Risk Management
  • Technology
  • Enterpreneur
  • New Ventures
  • Product development

Favorite Movies

  • Fifth Element
  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Orange County
  • Dune
  • Spy Game
  • The Matrix
  • Nixon
  • JFK
  • Heat
  • Traffic
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Love Actually
  • The Game
  • North by Northwest.

Favorite Music

  • Techno
  • Ten Thousand Maniacs
  • Dire Straits
  • Country
  • Irish
  • Sting
  • Fuzon
  • Noori.

Favorite Books

  • Cryptonomicon
  • Interface
  • Snow Crash
  • Zodiac
  • Catch 22
  • Next
  • Stephen King on writing
  • Absolute Friends
  • Constant Gardener
  • Our Game
  • Taylor of Panama
  • The Alchemist
  • Marathon Man.