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Swat Girls Get a Haven in Islamabad

My friend Shiza Shahid has spent this sum­mer work­ing on a retreat for school­girls of the Swat Val­ley after the Tal­iban pre­vented them from attend­ing school. CNN has the report on it. School-age girls are among…


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Help With Feeds, Facebook, etc.?

 Greet­ings all. This post is for the hive mind and social media experts. As you may know, I’ve been hav­ing much trou­ble with Feed­Burner and other social net­work­ing sites in my attempts at repub­lish­ing. When­ever…



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Happy Yom-e-Istiqlal, Pakistan

That means happy inde­pen­dence day. Sixty-three Sixty-two years ago today, Pak­istan and India sep­a­rated, lead­ing to great blood­shed and six decades of enmity between these South Asian giants. Still, the Pak­ista­nis seem pretty happy about…