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Sunday, 17 November 2019

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 321 of 2019

1913hrs:

Mirpur, Kotli, Gulpur..................Gurutta

It has been a while since my vehicle last broke down. Did it have to happen or could it have been avoided? It will become clearer tomorrow.

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These questions will get increasingly pointed. My friend Baba Jaan has been through a lot and I know he will get through this:




Translated thus:

Will the esteemed court of Gilgit Baltistan grant permission to this innocent individual on account of ill health to obtain treatment in any city of Pakistan itself? What opinion do the federal minded advocates of PPP, PML-N and PTI hold on this innocent individual?

End of translation of tweet...

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Saturday, 16 November 2019

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 320 of 2019

2340hrs:

Mirpur is actually New Mirpur, as the grand old one was drowned so that our neighbours could prosper. Yet they didn't really prosper and we weren't readily altruistic either.

Our relationship has almost always been one-sided though, in favour of our neighbour cum occupier. We've witnessed a downward graph since 1947, except a minor jolt in 1970. 

The next jolt is more than due and will be substantial....

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Friday, 15 November 2019

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 319 of 2019

1359hrs:

There is much available on the internet to help us understand the concept of money. I have yet to see a better explanation than the following documentary by Deutsche Welle (DW), a German state-owned public international broadcaster:


Comment:

Yet another humane initiative in which the Swiss are playing a leading role. We in Jammu & Kashmir are being deprived of that status and stature that could make us more Swiss than the Swiss themselves.

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Now, why am I not surprised at the following?:



Or with the following?



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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 318 of 2019

1603hrs:

Time is running ahead like a hare on a mission..... 

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Here's a post from the archives which will remain relevant, not least because it quotes Pakistan's founding father:



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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 317 of 2019

1522hrs:

I picked up some sort of flu virus on Saturday and till today, have yet to recover.  

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Many thanks to Younis Taryaby Sahaab for his hospitality and advice yesterday:



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I wonder if there could be similar measures adopted for J & K? After all, this is also in the list of British political legacies:



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Daily Diary (DD) - Day 321 of 2019

1913hrs: Mirpur, Kotli, Gulpur..................Gurutta It has been a while since my vehicle last broke down. Did it have to happen o...