by A.M.(Retd.) Inam H. Khan

To start with I would like to write about characteristics of Mohalla Nai Sarai (MNS) pucca houses  built nearly 200 years  around 1800 or earlier and still going strong.

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by Imran H. Khan

Even though John Evans is considered as a landscape artist, I consider him an artist who creates the illusion of incredibly vast spaces on a two dimensional canvas and uses cues from landscape and texture of the sky to frame it. When I first became his neighbor and was invited to view his works, I was struck by the vivid colors that he used to stylize his landscape art. Over the years he has toned down his palette and become more of an abstract artist. Read more

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by Imran H. Khan

Jadoo2 is the latest offering from JadooTV which allows you to view multi media content streamed off the internet on your TV screen. I had written about the first Jadoo offering earlier under the title of  “Connecting Diasporas with HomeLands” . I recently got the opportunity to experience Jadoo2 to see for myself what improvements have been made by the company since the last two years. I have tried to capture both the installation and the viewing experience of the product in this post, that could potentially help those trying to make a decision to buy, as well as show a few new features. It is an informational faucet for the mind and a source of pleasure for both the eyes and ears. Read more

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by M.Salahuddin Khan

US Senate Tea Party candidate, Nevada’s Sharron Angle yesterday made public comments about Islamic religious law taking hold in some US cities coupled with equating such a development with a “militant terrorist situation.” We’re in the depths of electioneering silly season. Read more

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by Imran H. Khan

Today is the ninth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan by US troops. It is time to reflect on the manner in which US got involved. It is also a good time to look at responsible ways to get out of the Afghan quagmire while ensuring peace for all the nations involved.  To re-phrase the line from the movie “Gladiator”, “Countries should know when the war has been lost”. This comment is not a reflection on the proud soldiers serving there, and has more to do with the policy. I had stated in a publicly broadcast show that the war in Afghanistan had been lost early last year.  Everything since then has gone downhill,  as was easily predictable to those who have the slightest sense of the region. It is already the longest war that US has ever fought. Churchill once said that “America will always do the right thing, but only after exhausting all other options.” It is now time to do the right thing as all the options have been exhausted.

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by Imran H. Khan

After many generations of family members doing the right things and striving hard, does God in His immense mercy give children that are imbued with great traits and instincts. Today is Taimur’s anniversary of his birth day. He comes from a family whose ancestors were recognized for their efforts both in pre-Partition India and then in Pakistan. There is still a Namdar Khan Road in Patiala India, in recognition of his services. His grand father got the highest award for bravery that can be awarded to a living person in Pakistan.  He had the privilege to have been educated in one of the best private school and college in New England. Her mother devoted herself completely to his upbringing. So it is not surprising that he has developed into a multi-talented young adult. Read more

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by M. Salahuddin Khan

We’ve just passed the 9th anniversary of 9/11 and in lockstep with each passing year’s remembrance of that awful, tragic day, we’re reminded less than a month later of another anniversary, that of the start of America’s longest war—the war in Afghanistan.  Read more

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by Imran H. Khan

Today is the First Anniversary of Planet Earth blog. I started this blog inspired by my son’s blog and wanting a mechanism to share some of my thoughts with friends. Needless to say that it has been an interesting and educational experience with this new medium that has its own nuances. I appreciate the contributions by friends and family. I also appreciate the comments left by a number of people from all across the globe.

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