No problems, chief.Yes sir I am referring to two different people. Sorry forgot to add and ......
Yep. That is the man. Intellectually of the first rank, but with totally warped views: I am baffled how the two can co-exist.BJP supporter? I though he is fond of Riaz Sb. I am talking about the person who has this habit of not quoting directly.
We met each other electronically; I finally got to see him in the flesh long afterwards. That first electronic meeting was on PTH, PakTeaHouse, a truly magical platform, where one got to talk to the best Pakistani intellects, although largely (not wholly) of a liberal persuasion. We were a small clique of Indians among the larger number of Indian members who put in a lot of discussion and debate on the partition of India and the events themselves. The result was that six or seven of us became great fans of M. A. Jinnah, who was arguably the finest specimen of public personality in south Asia in those years, ranking with Gandhi, perhaps ahead of Nehru and Patel, surrounded by dwarves in the Muslim League, people frankly not of his level. YLH, of course, has every minor detail of Jinnah's life and thoughts and writings by heart, and he became the leader of the debate. As you know, Jinnah insisted that he should be the Sole Spokesman for Muslims in British India (that was also the title of Ayesha Jalal's brilliant and controversial book about him). Our friend, SoulSpokesman, is joking about that; if Jinnah is the Sole Spokesman for the Muslims, YLH is today the Sole Spokesman for Jinnah, and this person the Sole Spokesman for YLH. He calls himself, even in public, Hanuman to YLH's Ram, much to YLH's intense discomfort.
He is not only fond of Riaz Sahib, he is a personal friend. I myself don't much care for Riaz Sahib, as it happens.
Actually, he is the chap who introduced jbgt90 to me. He is a rich Parsi with a passion for biking who lives in Pune.Yep.
I will not do something unethical such as canvassing, but informing people I know that I am more here than anywhere else is not unethical, I believe; after that, it is for them to express interest.This forum will grow with presence of members. Or may be you can stay here, check the environment and then invite people? I have no contacts for Pakistanis and it won't be ethical to invite them here on another forum.
You must have Parikrama in mind. He is sadly out of touch. He was in touch with both jbgt90 and me, but has fallen off the edge of the Earth.You had another Indian brilliant poster who went missing ....... don't remember his Id I think it started with P