Tag: Asia

Grace in Adversity: Ten Things to Learn from Japan

A friend emailed this message about Japan and I thought we all need to know this: 1. THE CALMNESS: Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated. 2. THE DIGNITY: Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture. 3. THE ABILITY: The incredible…

Cluster on Lahore with Love, Now in August

As you might be aware, we were planning to publish a cluster of essays on Fawzia Afzal-Khan’s Lahore with Love in our April issue. We have now decided to publish it in August to give more authors a chance to contribute. Given below are details of our CFP for this cluster: As you might be…

Some Good Pakistani Blogs

Now that we have started aggregating content from selected Pakistan-related blogs, we have found a rich array of blogs dealing with various aspects of Pakistani life. I thought I should take a few moments to introduce some of these blogs. My account of these blogs, of course, is in no way exhaustive. So, please feel…

The War Within Islam, Pervez Hoodbhoy

(Fron NewAgeIslam.com) A New Age Islam reader sent the following letter to the editor: Here is a letter sent by Pakistan’s foremost progressive intellectual and physicist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy to a friend: I am sharing with you some lines that I have just written for family and friends who are warning me: Whatever one might think…