Guest Blog by Farrah K Raja
When I came across” Teeth Maestro” I thought well how healthy my teeth are? The answer is always the same the one which Cinderella’s step mom used to get from the mirror.
I do not believe in cosmetic surgery or going under knife so I do not spend much time in front of the mirror but I do spend a lot on my computer.
In today’s world where now Obama will be addressing the Nation through internet, so that message is not limited to USA alone but to the whole world. The impact of internet cannot be ignored and I am so glad Teeth Maestro is one blog from Pakistan which very responsibly is providing an alternative for people to express and connect as compared to stereo type Print and Television Journalism.
I personally believe past ten years were extremely important in the history of the world and in the history of Pakistan.
We were led by a true statesman, Mr.Musharaff, the only thing he was lacking was he did not come through voting process. By God people of Pakistan have proved who ever does not come through this process is never going to rule us even if he delivers moon and the stars.
Last time I saw this hunger in people for politics was when Bhutto was arrested .At that time, Gen Zia and his Martial Law forced people to abstain from political discussion.
“Siyasi Guftgu karma manah hai “was written in every public transport and every Chai walai hotel or shopping markets. As a nation we bottled up all our anger and frustration and as a result very often, we seldom open our mouth and when we do, we are extremely hostile .
Later on we sit with our head in our hands and say,”What the hell, where is this reaction coming from, I never provoked this.” or we think with a regret,” Was that me who said that?
I read Teeth Maestro blogs regularly and comment often .These blogs are our breathing house .Unlike the media electronic and print where people with certain mind sets are sitting, with very few exceptions only, these blogs are fantastic ,we are having a dialogue .We are not isolated any more.
These blogs are moulding our opinions and shaping our thoughts, with the passage of time these blogs will do more to set our trends.
Blogging is a wonderful experience, in Pakistan a traditional society under transition.
This is democracy we are not afraid any more to say what we have to say.With time we will get over this two minute fame claim and real dialogues of serious nature will develop.
Any society which has a dialogue, debate and discussion on, that society is alive.
I want to congratulate Teeth Maestro for seizing this opportunity of providing a Blog for people to share and exchange and let the steam out.
Behind all this change I see one person, Mr.Musharaff, Yes he was in Uniform, Yes he was an army man but I believe he delivered Democracy to Pakistan.
Liberalism is the word he introduced to Pakistani culture and I see Pakistani people practicing it in their thoughts and writings.
DEMOCRACY IS A PROCESS OF CONTINUATION AND CONSTANT CHANGE,TOLERANCE AND ACCEPTABILITY AND MOVING FORWARD
Congratulations Pakistan, We must celebrate ourselves and recognise ourselves.