When I was in kindergarten, we used to argue a lot about fundamental issues, like whose father was the strongest. We had a lot of discussions to prove our points, some rational, some not, but we sure felt strongly about the issue. We were too young I believe to understand that our arguments were irrelevant.… Continue reading All I Know About Iraq, I Learnt it in Kindergarten
When I arrived in Cairo shortly after the official release by the U.S. government of the “Bin Laden Tape,” I was surprised by the way it was received in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East: barely anyone seemed to take notice of the tape, which was much fanfared in the US and Europe as… Continue reading What's In A Video Tape?
I emerged from my first class at 10 am on September 11th to hear a few classmates saying that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York a short while ago. The World Trade Center. New York. My first reaction was one of disbelief &- we New Yorkers tend to think… Continue reading Seeking Loved Ones, Seeking Answers