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Rabab Khan Twitter: RababKhanRabab

I write when the urge is too overwhelming to quell.
  • A Peace of Your Mind

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    “Is it for faith to deliver peace, when on all sides inequity thrives for it shall indeed thrive, when the blessed walk past blissfully blind, content in their own moral purity, in the peace filling their souls? Oh, you might then reach out a hand to the wretched by the […]

  • What’s a Capital Without the Capital?

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    “I was stranded on the IJP road and then later at the I-8 for hours on end with the roads all practically flooded. We were literally two people driving the car: one mistimed gear shift and we would have been stranded in the rain on the road for the next 6 […]

  • The Silence of the Digital Sheep

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    Pakistan is a country that has lagged behind the developed world in information and technology for as long as we Pakistanis can remember. Yes, we’ve even lagged behind the United States, which has some of the slowest internet connections in the entire ‘Western World’ and still sports Dial-Up internet – […]

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    I Don’t Care About Mother Earth!

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    “Mother Earth?” laughs Fida Hussain scornfully. “What does that mean?” Fida Hussain is a forty-something taxi driver in Pakistan’s beautiful capital, Islamabad. He lives in one of the shanty towns (Kacchi Abaadi as it is usually called in local lingo) surrounding the city of bureaucrats and elite businesspeople. Fida Hussain […]