Friday, December 28, 2007

Red Green Black

Flawed though the dream was, for our generation the dying embers of Camelot have finally been extinguished....with tears of happiness we had welcomed what could be one December two decades ago and now with tears of shock we bid her farewell in the December cold.
At a time when many of us had been critical of her Machivellian politics she finally has the last laugh as she becomes immortalized as the slain democrat. I wait for a time when the sudden pain at hearing her name goes away and when remembering her can brings back the smiles and the fondness we all had for her in our own way.. the digs at her accent, the helmet hair, the silk jackets..hum kehtey hain...the energy..the dupatta and a spirit that never was still.

3 comments:

  1. What happend to her was very unfortunate and extremely painful.

    May her soul rest in piece and may Allah give sabr to all her children as well other loved ones.

    I would, however, suggest all the readers of this great blog to read what William Dalrymple has to say about her in his article titled "Pakistan's Flawed and Fuedal Princess"

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2233261,00.html

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  2. What happend to her was very unfortunate and extremely painful.

    May her soul rest in piece and may Allah give sabr to all her children as well other loved ones.

    I would, however, suggest all the readers of this great blog to read what William Dalrymple has to say about her in his article titled "Pakistan's Flawed and Fuedal Princess"

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2233261,00.html

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  3. Yes I did Irfan...this and another he contributed to the Outlook...I do acknowledge as Ive written elsewhere that perhaps the rest of the world mourns as sadly the age of doing business with the
    " khandanee" foreign Ivy League/Oxbridge alumni (though I have my reservations on all that it meant for her) politician in Pakistan is over and who do they do business now with in Pakistan ...either the graduates of the Pakistan Military Academy or those with madrassah equivalency certificates sitting in the Prime Minister Secretariat and Presidency!!
    But still we have to grieve that there is no one out there who at least had the "aspirations" of secular politics in Pakistan and being pro-left.
    I think you have understand our grief through the prism of gender and generation.

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