Comments on: Warp and weft:tales from the Pakistani blogosphere Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: True.North. Fri, 25 May 2012 02:38:37 +0000 Spent Christmas break in India. I always tip the rickshaw wallahs proportionally to their conversation. A buck for me is 50 for them. I get to feel generous. They get to buy their kids a treat.

I wouldn’t trust investment advice from a taxi driver. But if you want to know the best places to eat, the best bars, the place where all the cool kids hang out or what the common man finds most troubling, the taxi driver is the best intelligence source you’ll ever have.

Our resident Pakistani blog dog here (Umair) goes on and on about nuclear weapons. That taxi driver gives not a wit. He cares about clean water and dengue fever. Guess he didn’t get the memo. He’s supposed to tell everybody that he’s proud to eat grass and that all is well since Pakistan has nukes. How dare he talk about clean water and dengue fever.