The funny side of…driving

Salman Rashid on the funny side of driving.


The funny side of…language

Salman Rashid muses over different variations of the English language found in Pakistan.


The funny side of…Containeristan

Salman Rashid fears containers have taken over the nation

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The funny side of…cricket

Rants about the 'sport' of crricket and 'Tea-twenty'

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The funny side of … army wives

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Illustration by Fahad Naveed

Many years ago, I was at a military function where I heard an army wife, and the wife of a senior officer at that, say to some less fortunate wives, “When we were commanding the Gujranwala …


The funny side of…bomb blasts

Every time a bomb explodes, the otherwise somnolent intelligence agencies all of a sudden become very alert.


The funny side of…inventing history

We Pakistanis love history. We love it because we invent it; it is our creation.


The funny side of…travel writing

The other day, a young friend of mine introduced me to a man about my age. Very enthusiastically, he told him I was a travel writer. The gent, who had never read anything but Urdu newspapers, and for him writing was only what papers had, asked if I travelled from place to place gathering news for a paper?

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