July 11, 2010 3 Comments
Like everything else, blogging culture in Pakistan is also quite different from the rest of the world. Most of the blogs are either limited to discuss political issues or dedicated to preach Islam. Then we have business blogs, very few of them.
There are some women blogger but most of them seem students of different school of thoughts so their sites are restricted to pure Islamic topics and they are even different from the Islamic blogs of the other countries. Rest again write about political issues.
Some sites I found dedicated to Pakistani films but they are really unattractive, just uploaded the videos of old Pakistani songs, mostly Punjabi and some photos of our actors and actresses.
Our blogs usually depict our typical mind-set; if it is politics we are interested in then we won’t talk about religion or art. If art is the passion, then who cares about politics and religion. And God-forbid if someone consider him/herself a religious person then they use their typing skills to prove the rest as kufr. The style of most writings is like criticizing, giving instructions or providing information or teaching something.
Why do we like to live so incomplete? How can we live with our soul divided in so many pieces yet focusing on just one and neglecting others?
I tried and I could hardly found the writer who talk about normal life, life experiences, children, education, home atmosphere, home-economics, environment, flowers and trees, creative art, common life on the streets of Pakistan, jokes and riddles, music, etc.
Another thing that bothers me is that even on blogs Pakistanis seem to be afraid of each other. I feel jealous when I visit non-Pakistani sites and see so many comments posted in response, even if they are like “nice post” or “good information”. On the contrary, the comment section in our blogs is all deserted. I think the one who are blogging are educated people. Why don’t we have a habit of leaving a comment, just a few words may be. Or may be responding to a blog requires a training. Even on computer we can not form an educated community.