Posts Tagged ‘ english ’

Is it Urdu?

Aug 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan

A couple of days back I was walking back to home from my workplace when I overheard two students talking to each other…“Itni Tension horahi hai, kal assignment submit kerna hai aur test b hai.” Being a linguist, I was compelled to observe the switching of language by the students and therefore it made me […]

You are what you SPEAK

Mar 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan

“I sent my brother a text message asking if he has a particular novel I was after and he replied in affirmation. I texted back with a wink and the words ‘I’ll be highly obliged if you could bring it”. He later smiled meaningfully and commented that my “highly obliged” reflected the mentality of a […]

The Complexity of inferiority

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Social

When I was eight years old, my family returned to Pakistan from the United States and a lot of  things in the world suddenly changed for me. I remember (and my relatives won’t ever let me forget) that one of my very first statements was, “Why is everything broken?”. I’m pretty sure, I meant to […]