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November 2008 Blog Posts (7)

Mumbai's Slumdog



Based on Simon Beaufoy's screenplay adapted from a Vikas Swarup's novel, Slumdog Millionaire is a well-made movie by a British director Danny Boyle. The early part of it reminds me of Dickens' Oliver Twist. But that impression quickly changes as the story develops into more than an… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 30, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Indian Cricketers Recruited By Major League Baseball



While the Indian Navy is going after the pirates in the Gulf of Aden, two Indian youngsters are joining the Pirates in the United States.



Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel are two 20-year-old pitchers with million dollar arms. Neither had picked up a baseball until earlier this year. Both have now signed free-agent contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates,… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 26, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

21st Century Challenges of Resurgent India

21st Century Challenges of Resurgent India

By Riaz Haq





The pre-British, early 19th century Moghul India, described as caste-ridden, feudalistic and unmodern, was economically ahead of the rest of the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 22, 2008 at 4:09pm — 8 Comments

Aligarians Celebrate Sir Syed Day in Silicon Valley

ye meraa chaman hai meraa chaman, maiN apne chaman kaa bulbul huuN

sarshaar-e-nigaah-e-nargis huuN, paa-bastaa-e-gesuu-sumbul huuN

ye meraa chaman hai meraa chaman, maiN apne chaman ka bulbul huuN




Prior to the start of the mushaira, the above Aligarh Muslim University Taraana (Anthem) was sung by the Aligarians clad in black sherwanis (long tunics) and white pajamas (trousers) along with a few… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 18, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Obama's Technology Policy



Technology will likely get significant attention by President-elect Barack H. Obama, in spite of the more urgent issues of two wars, a sputtering economy and ballooning US national debt. While there will be the usual rush by various special interest groups in the high tech world to try and influence US technology policy to favor their particular sectors or… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 10, 2008 at 10:31pm — No Comments

How is NED Doing in 2008?



Is NED Making Progress?



Is NED University making progress to deal with the challenges of the 21st century? Is it competitive within Pakistan with other institutions of higher learning? How have NED University administration and faculty responded to the institution's low ranking by the HEC? How are the NED alumni… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 8, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

NED Alumni Convention 2008 Draws 400 NEDians



NED Alumni Convention 2008 in Hartford, Connecticut attracted over 400 NEDians and their families and friends this year on Nov 1, 2008. This was the fourth successful North America annual convention of NED University alumni after Houston, New Jersey and Silicon Valley conventions.… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on November 3, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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    Karachi's Bahria Town Private City is Bigger Than San Francisco

    Karachi's Bahria Town being built on the outskirts of Pakistan's financial capital is among the world's largest privately developed and managed cities.  It is spread over an area of a little over 70 square miles, larger than the 49 square miles area of San Francisco. When completed, Bahria Town will house over a million people, more than the entire population of San Francisco.…

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    Truth is Lived Not Taught

    Hermann Karl Hesse was a German born poet, author and painter. He believed that the deity is within a person, not in books or ideas. Almost all of his works explored an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He acknowledged publicly that the truth must be experienced, not just taught. His books included Siddhartha,…
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