Anonymous asked: Hello Sabahat, I really want to know what is your idea of people going for scholarships like Fulbright and Commonwealth. I mean how a person can justify his/her place when that very person in criticizing empire, colonialism or imperialism and at the same time was a beneficiary of one of these scholarships. If you were given choice what would you do take these scholarships or not? Or it is all fine to go for these scholarships. Kindly enlighten me on this. Regards :) PS. Do blog often.
Dear Anonymous, thanks for the question and for reading my blog.
It is indeed tricky. I, for one, am not the kind who cries foul over Imperialism and Colonialism at every corner. I feel we should learn as much as we can from the West and try and improve our own people’s lot through it. I don’t see any use in false pride. We ARE less than them in many, many areas of education and research, and if we find an opportunity to learn from them, I don’t see why we shouldn’t avail that opportunity.
I am an admirer of the many things the West has given the world as well as a critic of much of what they have done/constantly do wrong. I am also an extremely desi person who cannot seem to forget her country and her land wherever I go. All the more reason, I feel, that we learn from others and try to improve our part of the world or even just our own selves with money provided by them.
Anonymous asked: What would you suggest is good, to read first or to watch any author's work first? Jane fan? If yes, then what are your favorite Jane Austen's tv/film adaptations?
Definitely read. I don’t like any of the Pride and Prejudice adaptations, but there is a really good one of Sense and Sensibility with Alan Rickman. That alone is enough to recommend it.
Anonymous asked: I like your writing, crtical analysis, but I don't agree with you on a few matters--don't know which blog I should join to add my comments.
I don’t really write here. Just answer if someone asks a sensible question. My writing is at www.sabahat24.blogspot.com
Anonymous asked: Hi Sabahat, your proper footprint on the net only dates back a year or two, why is that? Jaam 2 hi soorton main chalakta hay, a) yeh tu kisi ka hath lug jaye, b) yeh woh bhur jaye
Yeh baat meray liye thori gehri ho gaee hae. I had a rather, dare I say, formidable footprint much before that but that has now disappeared. My latest incarnation, sabahat24 is just a year or two old, true.
Jaam ki soorat-e-haal ke baaray mayN mein kuch yaqeeni taur par naheen keh sakti :)
Anonymous asked: Sabahat were you really born in 78?
lol. I’m hoping this is some kind of backhanded compliment. Yes, indeed i was :)
Top 10 Most Censored Stories of 2011 -
#10 Statistical Games with the Unemployment Rate. At Information Clearing House, Greg Hunter showed that instead of 9%, the real unemployment rate is over 22%.
#9 Chemtrails. Atmospheric Geoengineering: Weather Manipulation, Contrails and Chemtrails, July 10, 2010.
#8 The Truth on Nuclear Power. The Union of Concerned Scientists published a report describing 14 near-miss nuclear accidents in 2010 in the US. (One is Fort Calhoun, which I covered here and here.) Other nuclear pieces mentioned in this category include Jeff Goodell’s “America’s Nuclear Nightmare” at Rolling Stone.
#7 U.S. Army and psychology’s largest experiment – ever. Horrified by war? Be positive! A series of APA articles describing and promoting a program of “psychological resilience” is confronted by Roy Eidelson, Marc Pilisuk and Stephen Soldz at Truthout.
#6 Google Spies for CIA, US Military. In January 2010, Eric Sommer wrote “Google’s Deep CIA Connections” for Pravda.ru.
#5 Prison Companies Fund Anti-Immigrant Legislation. Exposed in depth by Peter Cervantes-Gautschi at AlterNet, Wall Street is profiting from immigrant lock-ups.
#4 Wall Street Engineers Food Crisis. On March 24, 2011, David Moberg wrote “Diet Hard: With a Vengeance” for In These Times showing that speculating on food commodities, along with income inequality, cause hunger – not lack of production.
#3 Obama’s Extrajudicial Hit List. State sanctioned assassinations outside the scope of law is somehow okay by this dictator. This is an under-reported story later covered by Glenn Greenwald atSalon and William Fisher at IPS. Originally titled “Death by Drone: ‘CIA’s hitlist is murder’,” IPS later changed it to “Death by Remote: But Is It Legal?”
#2 Army of Fake Personas to Promote Propaganda. Two sites broke the story on Feb. 22, 2011: Darlene Storm at Computer World and Stephen Webster at Raw Story. In March, Guardian writers Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain covered it.
#1 US Soldier Suicides Exceed Combat Deaths in 2010. Cord Jefferson broke the story on Jan. 27, 2011 at Iceland’s Good Magazine.
(Source: anti-propaganda, via hamstershorts)
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knskx asked: What are 3 favourite chocolate bars?
Sadly, I get very easily saturated by chocolate, but I’d say Mars, Bounty and a Cadbury’s bar with almonds.
dontfearraza asked: do you play tennis? if you do are you good, if you dont why dont you?
No, I don’t. Couple of reasons why. My wrists aren’t strong and I fear I will never be able to get the ball across the net. Two, i wouldn’t know where to play. How does one play tennis without being the member of a club?
More importantly, I can’t even find a place where my son can go and play. Sigh.
Kahaan bhaee, Aitchison used to have them but female teachers are treated like hookers there, esp by the principal, a request to play tennis would have been looked upon as disturbing the waters and calling attention to myself. Now at the much smaller LGS, there is a swimming pool, but no space for tennis courts.