Suman Palit takes a break off from subcontinental politics to give us insight into the twisted and sad world of software development.
Been there, done that, my friend. I feel your pain.
And while I’ve got your attention, Suman: could you help me understand Pervez’s little little changes — minor, minor things, so tiny nobody will ever notice, honest — that he’d like to make to Pakistan’s Constitution? Like, oh, giving him the power to sack the (elected) PM and his cabinet and replace them with people he thinks are prettier?
CNN quotes a ‘government document’ as explaining: “The objective of the proposals … is to prevent excessive concentration of authority, create a domain of state responsibility … provide checks against precipitate or autocratic use of authority…”
Call me crazy, but I’m going to take a wild guess and say that you’re not going to tell me that they restore your faith that Musharaf is a paragon of virtue and democratic values…