Posts tagged ‘Pakistan’

January 20, 2019

The best laid schemes of mice and men . . .

by duncanr

gang aft awry (Robert Burns)

the truth behind these words penned by Scotland’s National Bard in his poem ‘To a Mouse‘ is illustrated by the collapse of a husband’s cunning plan to prevent his wife returning to the UK following a trip to Pakistan . . .

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January 11, 2018

Ali Scissorhand

by duncanr

not sure I’d feel entirely relaxed having my hair cut by a barber with 11 pairs of scissors in one hand

mind you, if it came to a choice, I’d prefer he cut my hair rather than this pakistani barber . . .

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October 24, 2017

Zymal Umer – Zee Bags

by duncanr

FROM . . .

TO . . .

HOW?

it’s all down to 10 yr old pakistani girl Zymal Umer – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40251360

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August 22, 2017

Pakistan’s Painted Buses

by duncanr

pakistan’s painted buses are a work of art but come at a cost . . .

May 31, 2017

No Balls !

by duncanr

a woman in Pakistan alleges she was raped at gunpoint by her cousin

she appealed to village elders for redress

instead of taking action against her alleged rapist, however, they sentenced her to death

the woman’s father said . . .

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August 6, 2016

Aye Rah-e-Haq Ke Shaheedo

by duncanr

series 9 of Pakistan TV’s ‘Coke Studio’ starts later this month

in a prelude to the new series, a host of stars perform this beautiful song in praise of those who died to gain Pakistan it’s Independence, and in the continuing battle since against terrorism

October 26, 2015

‘Geeta’ Goes ‘Home’

by duncanr

bajrangi dhaijaanI watched a Hindi movie a few weeks ago

Bajrangi Bhaijaan, tells the story of a young mute Pakistani girl who gets separated from her mother while the two are travelling on a train between India and Pakistan and is stranded in India with no documents to prove her identity or nationality

the movie has a happy ending- the girl is eventually . . .

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August 15, 2015

Rang Rangiya

by duncanr

Yesterday, Pakistan celebrated Independence Day

Today, India celebrates its Independence Day

The two neighbours have warred with each other in the past and maintain an uneasy peace in the present

a group of artists from both countries have come together on this song to promote the message that there need not be distrust and emnity between the peoples of India and Pakistan

June 3, 2015

Women Make Earth Move

by duncanr

womanjeansearthquakesometimes I despair at the stupidity of some people and the things they believe in

take this as an example – the leader of an islamic political party in Pakistan has claimed that earthquakes are caused by women wearing jeans (http://tinyurl.com/owk4tf2)

what utter nonsense!

the sad part is that some muslims will believe this tripe – when right thinking christians know the truth is earthquakes are caused by Gays – http://tinyurl.com/pmp4bm9

May 30, 2015

Indian Police Arrest Pigeon

by duncanr

spy pigeona pigeon has been arrested in India on suspicion of spying for Pakistan after it was found to have a note written in Urdu and with a Pakistan telephone number attached to its leg

an x-ray of the bird found nothing incriminating but police are . . .

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