Saturday, March 04, 2006
Kafka is Alive and Well in Pakistan
As of this morning some Pakistani bloggers (such as me) face a peculiar new reality. Apparently the Head Chowkidar and his minions, no doubt anxious and jumpy about increasing domestic protests, have decided to de-link Pakistan from a number of websites. Among these newly banned sites is one Blogspot.Com, which happens to the home of this blog.
So Readers, I now find myself in a rather Kafkaesque situation. While I can write my blog, once I publish it on the web I am unable (as I live in Pakistan) to access it. I do not know how long this ridiculous situation will last
As the visiting global village idiot George W. Bush, currently in Islamabad, insists that democracy and free speech is thriving in Pakistan, Musharraf will make certain that these kinds of weirdnesses will continue for some time to come.
So, if you do not see further regular updates then it is goodbye from me - for a while at least. In that event I would welcome any suggestions/comments from readers on how to overcome the hurdle.