A Flower Man paddled up and announced: "Hello! How are you? I'm Mr Marvelous!" I couldn't argue: It was painted on the side of his boat.
Pakistan's leaders have long portrayed American attempts to build ties with India as a betrayal. And although this desire for parity is not new, it has never benefited them.
Pakistan's Empowerment and Self-Governance Ordinance falls short of local demands and provides only a change in nomenclature rather than genuine political reform.
If Pakistan and India could declare peace and accept a line through the region as their final national boundaries, it could pay off huge dividends in the fight against terrorists.