Posted in books, economics, history, movies, people, politics by jrahman on January 20, 2012

Seven trashes collected by the senses.

– This was much, much better than I expected.  (Why the French subtitle, you ask?  Because I read the story in French first).

– If the British and the Russians played the Great Game, what do India and China play?  Whatever it is, Nepal is a board.

Americans really don’t care about anyone else.  And that’s a bad thing.

– Even Pakistanis aren’t buying Bose’s rubbish.  (Hat tip: Bon Bibi).

Blogosphere Zindabad!

– Everything you wanted to know about Kala Pahar.  (And don’t worry if you never wanted to know about Kala Pahar — you are probably like everyone else who believe nothing before March 1971 matters).

– Hmmm.  You’d be brave to study this stuff.  But I think it’s cool that there are brave people around.  And yes, I do think it’s a book.

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  1. DhakaShohor said, on January 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    On that last one, I think the Economist is still the one place where you can put Orientalism in quotes as if its some misguided notion amongst the natives, on a par with Pacific Islanders regarding airplanes were divine vehicles or something. 🙂 Economist is great on economics and business issues. But the sooner it gets out of the business of writing about Islam, or whatever the latest Orientalist bugaboo is, the better for the world.

    • jrahman said, on January 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      I look forward to other fatwas about what these orientalists should refrain from writing on. 🙂

      • DhakaShohor said, on January 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        Tsk tsk. 🙂 You sir, are awful. That a mere (clean shaven) mortal such as myself can give fatwas is obviously anathema to my greater Islamic brethren.

        You’re right though. They should continue writing. Something is needed to keep Edward Said relevant.

  2. tacit said, on January 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I don’t know; I like reading the Economists on these matters. It’s like listening to an old, eccentric uncle who is really right on some things and really wrong on others.

  3. DhakaShohor said, on January 22, 2012 at 4:58 am

    You have interesting old uncles. 🙂

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