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2023 was a better year than 2022 for my Goodreads ‘To Read’ list, with 24 books out of an initial 12 book target read. I still have more than 300 books left in the list, so it might be time for a pruning. 2024 is also also going to be the year of revival for […]


2022 was an even busier year than 2021, so a book per month is what I could manage, as expected. Sohaib's bookshelf: 2022 The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity […]


2021 was a busy year, but I managed to read the 52 books that I had planned for 2021. As my new firm – Auxcube – started operations with full force in October, so 2022 looks like a year with twelve books to read. Sohaib's bookshelf: 2021 I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett tagged: […]


I met my reading goal of a book each week this year as well, thanks mainly to Terry Pratchett’s punny Discworld books. I had been putting them off for a couple of decades, so 2020 was the year it had to happen. I also managed to write an actual article after many many years, and […]

The Cab Driver from Waziristan

In Abbottabad, a Suzuki Bolan is the what you get when you need a taxi – probably because of its turning radius and the ability to squeeze into the narrow lanes of the old Abbottabad. The lanes were constructed during the British Raj days and are more suited to horses than cars. I just took a cab […]