Its a place where I park all the interesting things I come accross on the Internet. Often, I come across something which I want to refer back to later, but by that time I can never find it again. Google may be fast approaching deity status, but sites go up and down and what you search for today might not be what you find tomorrow. See some more “Reasons for Blogging”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/misc/2003_06/reasons_for_blogging.html.

Writing about anything, even if it’s just a few lines, seems to imprint them far more permenantly, and makes it easier to recall later on.

A Cool Picture

The author lives in Karachi, Pakistan. Use “the contact form”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/contact/ to get in touch.

h3. Weblog?

A weblog, or blog, is an ongoing publication of commentary, photos, links, and rants, usually about a specified range of topics, not unlike a public journal.

Find out more about “what is a Weblog, anyway?”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/computing/2003_06/what_is_a_weblog.html

I started my first weblog on June 6, 2000, which is still online somewhere on the web even though I tried to delete it. This current one has been online since June, 2003.

Why is the site titled “KO: everyman’s guide to garbology”?

My initials spell KO. For lack of a creative name, [all the good ones are taken], this site is for the time being also titled KO.

gar·bol·o·gy:The study of a society or culture by examining or analyzing its refuse.

h3. et cetera

For information on how this website was built, see “this entry”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/computing/2003_07/movable_type.html.

* 4×4 Offroaders Club Karachi :: I am one of the founder members of this club, and along with AO am the webmaster of that site.

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14 thoughts on “About”

  1. Very neat, simple, impressive and quite detailed site.

    Ejaz (I guess your regular reader.. and EO of eruditiononline.com)refered me about your site in contrast to my net-searched-information regarding Tasman.

    Keep it up



  2. I give you 10/10 on the heuristic evluation, great site bud. Glad ran into your website. Good place to visit. Good luck in future endeavours.

    Faisal, Toronto,CAN.

  3. I live in the United States and we are beginning eight months of campaigning for our presidential election. The subject of manufacturing jobs – in the US and globally – is very much in the news here but few mention the facts (“manufacturing jobs are declining globally”) that you cite. Could you give me some more links for reference?


    Jim Brown

  4. Brother,

    Excellent site! People like you are helping to put Pakistan on the map and making those that live abroad PROUD 2 B a Paksitani. My son and I also love the OFFROADING stuff!

    Peace and light.

    – Ali

  5. ASA,

    I consider myself lucky stumbling upon your blog. Today as I was gathering some info on an oil spill near my current home in Philly, I remembered the one in Karachi last year and there, google promptly spewed up KO. I agree with Ali, it is an EXCELLENT site, the kind of info you dont find in any online newspaper. Keep up the good work. One more thing before I go. I miss Karachi so much that I keep searching the net for any karachi photos or videos, but so far I have found only one live web cam installed at Shahrah-e-feisal, do you know of any others?

    best regards


  6. Zaheer: thanks! About Karachi pictures, I have a few which I’ll be putting up -at karachi.offroadpakistan.com- somewhere once I have some free time. I can’t think of any other sites offhand, but I am sure there must be some.

  7. Zaheer man,…its 7 months past when you missed Karachi and I am in the same kashti dude…..i am combing the net for karachi stuff…..deep pain in stomach from missing kar….the smell of trash and mosquito bites…..loadshedding….ooohhhh

    seriously I miss karachi 2 much….

    great blog guys

  8. Hi Omer and all,

    well, now it is over a year since my last post, i still miss Karachi the same or perhaps more. I understand Omer’s reactions, there ARE a lot of problems with Karachi, it is certainly not the ‘most livable’ city of the world (by some standards at least). Yet, for me it is special.. (and am not ashamed of my personal feelings about my home city). I lived here and survived, the education I received here enabled me to get admitted to one of the best universities in the US. The friends I made here helped me thru difficult times in my life. The perspectives I developed here on life made me more tolerant and humble.

    Karachi has been and is important historically, strategically, culturally and economically for Pakistan and the world. For a change lets thinking about how we, who owe so much to this city can do something to lessen the severity of the problems facing this city , rather than pointing to its obvious shortcomings or maybe just keep quite.

    best regards


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