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Friday, September 28, 2012


It's 49 years since you left me, Abi.
I have changed … but not too much!

Ansel Adams
Isaac Asimov
Ray Bradbury
Fredric Brown
Lenny Bruce
George Carlin
Ismat Chughtai
Arthur C. Clarke
Robert Crumb
Charles Darwin
Richard Dawkins
Will Eisner
Faiz Ahmad Faiz
Jules Feiffer
Mahatma Gandhi
Asadullah Ghalib
Joseph Heller
Aldous Huxley
Robert G. Ingersoll
Steve Jobs
Azhar Kidvai
Paul Krassner
Harvey Kurtzman
Timothy Leary
Josh Malihabadi
Saadat Hasan Manto
Scott McCloud
Marshall McLuhan
Duane Michals
Henry Miller
Vladimir Nabokov
Roger Price
Bertrand Russell
Carl Sagan
W. Eugene Smith
Alvin Toffler
Kurt Vonnegut
Walt Whitman
Mustafa Zaidi

I wore this design on my TeeShirt 5 days ago
and while I was going to Lahore
I was approached by a youngish ABCD chappie
who asked me which University in the USA I was in.

I said "Why?"

And he said "These must be your classmates
at the Fiftieth Anniversary, right?"


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Anonymous Sabeen Mahmud said...

Hug! I know how much you miss him :-( Thank you for introducing me to the works of so many of the people in your list who have been inspirational for me too.

20 September, 2012 12:25

Blogger Zakintosh said...

Although I know that it's into the dust that we all go, I miss Abi most of all when I listen to great music, read a great book, see a great movie, or hear a really great shayr …

20 September, 2012 15:39

Blogger nb said...

I love it. and what a super-cool 3D effect.

29 September, 2012 05:01

Blogger nb said...

Also thank you for listing the names. I can now check out the ones I am not familiar with. And just so you know, my list would have you on it.

01 October, 2012 12:31

Blogger Zakintosh said...

@nb Thanks for the comment. Will have someone write that on my 'gravestone' ;)

01 October, 2012 22:48

Blogger Fawad Zakariya said...

Zak, great post. You have inspired me to do my own list. I miss people closest to my heart most in very similar circumstances. Good music, poetry, film, books etc. feel like an incomplete experience without being able to share them with somebody who would truly understand!!

18 October, 2012 03:03


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