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E Mullah الیکٹرونک مُلا

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Nip Tuck and Mullahs


Pakistan is a country that has many shocking surprises in store for the larger world that considers it a terrorist heaven. While the Mullahs are busy planning derailment of moderates and fighting jihad in North, the younger generation elsewhere is going through a ‘huge’ (pun intended) Nip Tuck sexual revolution -- bigger Bs (must be Ds), wasp waists and hot buns --- the Western catch-up effect.

According to British tabloid Independent’s Online Edition: [via]

"A growing number of well-educated, British-born Asian women in their 20s are combining annual visits to relatives in Pakistan with cut-price, nip-and-tuck operations. Hundreds of Pakistani Britons are booking cheap plastic surgery in their ancestral homeland, three times the number just four years ago. Nose jobs, tummy tucks, liposuction and breast enlargements are the favored treatments for many who feel 'pressure to have Western features' but who want to pay only a fraction of what they would be charged in Britain." The women are mostly middle-class professionals who take 10 days out of their time abroad to travel from the small villages where their extended families live to Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi where almost all the country's 70 registered plastic surgeons are based.”

I have not been in Pakistan for a long time but I can say that if the Briton Desi-es are coming down there to get cheap nip-tuck then the younger generation in the land of pure must be having a sexual revolution too.

How much Mullah’s are threatened by this revolution is still need to be seen (Emullah is not threatened by the way). Nevertheless, in past, big-chick from Poppywood, Mussarat Shaheen did threaten MMA’s leader by contesting national assembly elections (I just coined this new name ‘Poppywood’ for NWFP’s film industry --- can be considered ‘papi’ in urdu you know -- what I mean? Calling her chick would be an insult to Nip Tuck chicks though).

The next few things I want to hear from Pakistan are:
  • ABCD chicks are traveling to Pakistan to get Morning After Pill (lads are already getting cheap Viagra from homeland).
  • A Pakistani version of Nip Tuck on PTV2
  • A fatwa against Nip Tuck
  • . . .
  • ….. Have more for the list ……?

Monday, April 17, 2006

Let it Snow! Let it Snow .... its time to go


I woke up this morning and looked outside my window, there was almost an inch of snow. All melted by noon --- haaa!

Now it has started to snow again ... and quite a good deal of it... The most amazing thing is... it melts as soon as it hits the ground. Nothing there... pretty warm outside...you can even walk around in a t-shirt in snow fall.

Montana....! Amazing...!

But I will be leaving soon... in May for the Pakiland....got three offers ... fourth in pipeline...
1. Economist running aid operations
2. Think tank project director
3. Assist Prof Research at a University
4. Finance consultant with GOP (in bids, can move to # 2 or 3 if finalized)

Kind of having hard time to decide but did rank em according to my choice. I guess it's time to go cause Mom is heart patient and I want to spend time close to her.

Yo Biased!


Interesting research! I'm O.K., You're Biased:
"Researchers asked subjects to evaluate a student's intelligence by examining information about him one piece at a time. The information was quite damning, and subjects were told they could stop examining it as soon as they'd reached a firm conclusion. Results showed that when subjects liked the student they were evaluating, they turned over one card after another, searching for the one piece of information that might allow them to say something nice about him. But when they disliked the student, they turned over a few cards, shrugged and called it a day. "

I wish they told us more about other control variables e.g., The gender of students and the gender of subjects (interviewers). How the students were dressed, subject and students color, race, education level, ethnicity, etc.

On This Day


"Jennifer Garner turns 34 years old today. "

She looks more pretty now in this picture---aging gracefully !! and Ford introduced a new Mustang (1964 actually).

Other things happened on this day (see NY times):

  • 1492 Christopher Columbus signed a contract with a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia.
  • 1524 Giovanni da Verrazano reached present-day New York harbor.
  • 1790 American statesman Benjamin Franklin died in Philadelphia at age 84.
  • 1861 The Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union.
  • 1941 Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany in World War II.
  • 1951 Baseball hall-of-famer Mickey Mantle made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
  • 1964 The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model.
  • 1969 A jury in Los Angeles convicted Sirhan Sirhan of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1969 Czechoslovak Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek was deposed.
  • 1970 The astronauts of Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft.
  • 1975 Phnom Penh fell to Communist insurgents, ending Cambodia's five-year civil war.
  • 1991 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 3,000 for the first time.
  • 1993 A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King; two other officers were acquitted.
  • 1996 Lyle and Erik Menendez were spared the death penalty by a Los Angeles jury, which recommended they serve life in prison without parole for killing their wealthy parents.
  • 1998 Photographer Linda McCartney, wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, died at age 56.
  • 2001 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 500th career home run, becoming the 17th major leaguer to reach the mark.
  • 2004 Israel assassinated Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi with a missile strike on his car.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Life is one long road


(Emele! Thanks for inspiration*)

Life is one long road, and
I am standing on the red light
Looking through the windshield
Night is pouring around me
Dampness in air, inside driving cabin
Is drenching my soul

Falling rain drops
Are splitting into tiny splashes
Before they are swept
By droopy wiper blades
All bent to erase our memories, and
I am standing on the red light

In the downtown of my soul
Looking at dull brick houses
Smoked grey closed doors
And broken windows …
Staring at the long road, standing on red light
I am searching for answers

Changing colors on distant traffic lights
Are sending incandescent reflections
On gleaming asphalt road
Brimming with dancing rain drops
Creating broken rainbows, and
I am standing on the red light

Looking through the windshield
I am waiting for signal to change
Thinking, if all next will be green
On this life like long road
I will cruise through
All the way -- to you

*Saturday night we were cruising along Brodaway in Missoula, Montana and my friend Emele pointed out to traffic light reflections in rain, intriguing my creativity, asked me to write a poem on the effect. We drove around and sat at Starbucks for a cup of coffee and I started writing on a Napkin (wrote few verses) --built framework in mind--finally finished writing next day early morning.

Jill Carroll


Jill Carroll is finally home. Did not hear from other bloggers to have a blog day but good to know that she is fine and back home in US.