Hello world!

This is my first attempt at a blog. I hope to use this blog to talk about cultural and political issues mostly pertaining to South Asia, but also to the world. Many of the posts will be from my writings for some Pakistani newspapers such as Islamabad Dateline and Dawn. I stopped writing for those papers because Dawn started censoring me. Evidently my views conflicted with the great Pakistani drawing room wisdom!

I am a Reader in Politics and Environment at King’s College, London. So advanced apologies if some of my writings are too insufferably academic. Point those out and I will be happy to amend. Look forward to keeping touch and hearing some critical feedback on my writings.