Kaptaan sahab got interviewed by Pakistan Spectator a few days back. I thought to share it with our readers at IMB too. You can always pour in your suggestions he can use to make himself a better person (alas!!) Just kidding ;-)
So here it goes … !
Talha Masood is the blood and sweat behind Islamabad Metroblog. He has been blogging for quite a long time and his blogging style has got the lushness of Margalla hills of Islamabad. He has done his schooling from Froebels International School, Islamabad. He did his bachelors from NUST Institute of Information Technology and currently he is working in the Data warehouse department of Ufone.
Could you tell us what made you decide to blog?
My first letter to the editor got published when I was in seventh grade. I have always been interested in the idea of interactive journalism. When I first heard of blogging, I made an account on blogspot in 2004, but it wasn’t until 2005 that I actually started to put it on. You guys can catch me on Thandak and Islamabad Metroblog .
What do you think sets your blogging style apart from other bloggers?
As far as my personal blog is concerned, I believe I am less into quoting other people and more into writing about my thoughts about life – its absurdness
and its bounties. So, that only sets me apart.
If you could choose one characteristic you have that brought you success, what would it be?
Success is a relative term. I don’t believe in ideals, anymore.
If you could pick a travel destination, anywhere in the world, with no worries about how it’s paid for – what would your top 3 choices be?
What is your favorite book and why?
I am not an avid reader, but I really liked “White Light” by Rudy Rucker. I enjoyed it because firstly it is quite an “out of the box” book.
And secondly it quoted a quote that said something like “There are a thousand death masks lying one atop on another, leading straight to heaven”.