Review: The Taliban Shuffle – strange journalism

If you wanted to know why the coverage of Pakistan and Afghanistan in the West is so shallow and uninformed, you should read this book.  The author, Kim Barker was the South Asia Bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009.  But if you were looking for any insight on Afghanistan (where she…

A guide to Indian baby names

Not too long ago, I was researching baby names and paying close attention to what people were naming their babies. It didn’t take me long to realize that we Indians have a few unwritten rules for naming our babies.  Here are the top 10 rules based on my research : 1. The name should start…