Thomas Mayer argues persuasively that Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) could work if the member states would embrace a new EMU architecture. Even though all past monetary unions of sovereign states have failed, Mayer remains hopeful that the EMU can develop a more robust framework and contribute to the historical work of European unification.
The Itch List
Attending Live Qawali of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (not possible now – Need a time travel machine for this) Attending Live Qawali of Aziz Mian Qawal (not possible now – Need a time travel machine for this) Having at least one hour of face to face chat with Zia Mohyeddin Meeting Anwar Massod (Poet) for once
The Fin-alyst Initiative
Pakistan is a land of strange happenings, a place where unimaginable things are quite common, a place where people have selfishness built into their souls from the grass root level, a place where you really get to know what the word “insanity” really means. Even the most prestigious of things turn into the most absurd
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That Story about Hope
My name is Walayat Khan. I was outside my house after Isha when sound of a blast shock me and I started running towards the source. Everyone was running towards the spot. Police vans were passing by, ambulances making their way. It was a bomb blast. Police has surrounded the area, not letting people and
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Why the Hypocrisy?
Life is unjust from the beginning. You make sure all other fellow sperms go wasted while you get hatched. Then you fight all the other eco-cycle inhabitants to survive. You consume the plants, hunt the animals, and kill the bacteria who themselves are in a struggle to survive by hooking on to you. You grow
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“Try to imagine jumping from the edge of a very tall building. Just floating, flying, weightless. Those seconds would feel like minutes, and you would be completely at peace. I often find myself wondering if that feeling would be worth hitting the ground at the end”.
Tell me Your Dream
“Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again. How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running until they forget that they are horses. It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere, it’s more like
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My Silent Night
“I wanted to hurt you but the victory is that I could not stomach it. It’s beautiful. It really is. I had a dream about you. We were in the gold room where everyone finally gets what they want. You said tell me about your books, your visions made of flesh and light and I said This is the Moon.
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“I woke up in the morning and I didn’t want anything, didn’t do anything, couldn’t do it anyway, just lay there listening to the blood rush through me and it never made any sense, anything”. -Richard Siken