Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Interview with Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa
World famous Pakistani intellectual, scholar and author of "Military Inc. Inside Pakistan's Military Economy" in an interview from 2005 I found. I think this is a good omen, that we have voices like that of Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa in our midst. Another thing which I found out to be a pleasant surprise was that her favorite book is also Maxim Gorky's autobiography.. We both read it around the same age in different parts of Pakistan .. yay for Moscow University (Urdu) Press !! :)
Her full interview at TPS is an excellent read. Thanks to The Pakistan Spectator for a wonderful interview with her. She truly is one of the Heroes/Heroines of the Second Tehreek-e Aazaadi-e Pakistan.
DISCLAIMER: I was recently interviewed by TPS as part of their efforts to highlight the Pakistani Blogosphere.
An even more in depth interview is from DesPardes, but I'm linking to the one posted by The Glasshouse as he has emphasized certain parts.. (Like for example the fact that a full jurnail in our beloved army is worth about 500 million rupees in terms of networth!)
BaRhay chalo keh voh manzil abhi naheeN Aa'iee