This blog started out as a fake news website inspired by The Onion. In the middle it careened off into random opinion pieces, some serious and some not so serious. Now you'll find a bit of both along with a lot of travel pieces given that that’s something I’ve been doing a lot off lately. 

Most of my writing revolves around history, politics, linguistics and bit of pop culture.

This is my old 'About Me' which stayed put for a number of years. Am keeping it for reasons of nostalgia: "I am 26 years old. My favourite animal is the bitch. My favourite colour is red (hence sonargachhi). I am a good boy. I love playing cricket."


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Vipin Krishna said...

Who are you? What is your name? I've been through your blog and absolutely fallen in love! How do I get to learn all that you've learnt? How do I get you to teach me what you know?

Shoaib Daniyal said...

Thanks, Vipin