Tag: Wikipedia

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout

To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Date: January 16, 2011   Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide,beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a…

A day trip to Simly Dam

The last time I visited Simly Dam was probably somewhere in early August 2003. The bad news is that the place hasn’t changed much. Simly Dam is about 43 kilometers from where I live currently i.e. E-11/4, Islamabad. Yes, the biggest change that has indeed come is not in the ambiance or the route to the…

Netanyahu: Offering Old Cliches in a New Wolrd

Last week witnessed, yet again, a visit by yet another Israeli prime  minister to the capital of the United States to offer the same age-old cliches to a group of fawning American lawmakers. It seems when it comes to the actions and the statements of the state of Israel, one ought to apply an out-of-the-world…

Osama Killed: In a House in Abbottabad

As per the latest news, Osama bin Laden was killed by the US special forces in a highly protected “custom-built” house in Abbottabad. This raises a few questions about the role of Pakistani intelligence agencies, especially since Abbottabad is not a remote mountain town: the town houses, of other important things, The Pakistan Military Academy…