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Thanks that's an interesting link. Also yes the new look does suit BP I think.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2012 on Olympian Openings (Sujatha) at Accidental Blogger
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This is what somebody else posted: "Jason • 49 minutes ago Is this what Britain has turned into , relying on foreign born plastic Brits for glory .Turned the telly off as soon as the Londonistan games started to be honest. Great tactics by the organisers though .to stop terrorist attacks give the muslim extermists jobs in G4S .!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on Olympian Openings (Sujatha) at Accidental Blogger
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Considering that the Jewel of the Empire was the Indian Subcontinent; at the very least there could have been a stronger reference to the Desi Presence. Also for instance the romance between the two Britons could have included an Asian at the very least. That would have at least been subversive as well (interracial romance between black & Asian) and broken some new ground.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on Olympian Openings (Sujatha) at Accidental Blogger
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Black Britain was very well represented; in fact an entire segment was dedicated to the fledgling romance of two young Black Britons. I have nothing against the Ceremonies but British Asians have not done themselves any favours. Britain & the Anglosphere do not need to conceptualize immigration as somehow "diluting" the WASP matrix but in fact strengthening it. In many ways if handled correctly we can welcome this Brave New World instead of fearing it.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2012 on Olympian Openings (Sujatha) at Accidental Blogger
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This is what I wrote in an email to friends: "on a serious note I am shocked that at the Olympic Opening ceremony there was no British Asian presence whatsoever (it was barely minimal for this country's largest minority; the Olympic Boroughs are heavily Asian). Also the only two countries the Commentators dissed were Pakistan (small team for such a large country; they were laughing as they said that) and Bangladesh (no medals) For Danny Boyle, who promised to showcase the "Best of Britain" and furthermore made his career (probably got the gig) because of SlumDog Millionaire, its a real slap on the face. the need for creative activism is strong than ever esp as Britons of the Asian variety. I found it hilarious the only real Asian gig was Akram Khan's choreographed dance as a memorial to 07/07, which was ironic on so many levels (Muslims only feature at the Ceremony as an act of atonement and grief). this isn't only now about Pakistanis or Muslims but rather in dealing with the institutional racism that simply ignores a population that has disproportionately contributed to this country and is barely recognised."
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2012 on Olympian Openings (Sujatha) at Accidental Blogger
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I would love to show your dad's interview for our 1971 commemoration in March. I think the Urdu interview would be great to review? Please get in touch zachary.latif@gmail.com
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2010 on Bangladesh 1971 (Omar) at Accidental Blogger
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interesting website.
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an interesting website: http://www.genocidebangladesh.org/
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did not know that Bengalis were more religious than Punjabis historically. always thought it was other way around.
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this is Zack; I friended your father on facebook as PIPA. this is a great and brave piece; as I mentioned in Sepia Mutiny Pakistanis have a collective amnesia vis a vis 1971. remember re Islamism; oil in Saudis = Islam on steroids. I am trying to get in touch with 1971 veterans in Britain to hear their stories and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Liberation war as part of Pakistan week.
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