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Taliban flags for sale on a tree in Kabul. Photo: AFP  

Last Tuesday the bathroom shower stopped working. Instead of a shower of water, it was sending down a waterfall or nothing. So I called the plumber. I stood by the door watching while he got to work. As he tinkered with the shower head, I asked him what was the problem.,crikat bazz

crikat bazz,He took a deep breath, and said, ‘Taliban’.

‘Excuse me?’,benoît paire

“This shower head has a Talibani mindset,” he said.,full screen interactive google slides

1xbet download windows,“How do you mean?”

1xbet tips telegram channel,“I mean it needs to go. You can’t negotiate with the Taliban, see?”

“But bet365 poker IS negotiating with the Taliban,” I said.,market load

“Only with the Good Taliban,” the plumber said. “Not the Bad Taliban. As Gandhiji once said, there is a Good Taliban and a Bad Taliban in everyone. We should talk to the representatives of the Good one and get rid of the Bad one.”,india mega million lottery

“My shower has Bad Taliban in it?”,bet365 link

He nodded. I was about to ask him where exactly Gandhiji spoke about the Taliban when I was stunned by a depressing thought: have I sunk so low in my career that I am now reduced to discussing Afghan politics with my plumber instead of, say, giving sound bites to a fake-news channel?,betfair casino phone number

“In fact,” the plumber went on, handing me a broken shower valve, “as I said on Times-Never channel last night, the ISI and ISIS-K have been meeting secretly in Heart.”,crick next

best online poker games for real money,“You mean Herat?”

“Yes, Heart,” he said. “I’ve been typing so much on phone that my tongue got infected by autocorrect. I can’t control idli.”,online bingo roulette

best online poker games for real money,To cut a long story short, I was sprayed with the equivalent of 400 WhatsApp forwards — all of them Taliban-themed — in the 20 minutes the plumber took to fix the shower.

india live match today,I would’ve dismissed the whole thing as a bizarre one-off. But it kept repeating itself. No, the shower didn’t conk off again. But later the same day, when I took an Uber, the driver lectured me on the Taliban’s misogyny the entire ride. I could see he was deeply concerned about Afghan women. The next morning, when I opened the door to collect an Amazon package, the delivery boy said, “I hope the Taliban forms an inclusive government.”

“I hope so too,” I blurted out, and that’s when it struck me — everyone and his plumber, delivery boy and driver were talking about the Taliban. Not that they shouldn’t, but I was intrigued that so many bet365 pokerns who, until last month, could only talk about Sushant Singh Rajput were suddenly so well-informed about Afghanistan.,jandi munda

online roulette wheel gambling,It’s wonderful that so many bet365 pokerns who are studying in WhatsApp University have taken Taliban as their elective for the new semester, which will go on till March 2022 or the U.P. elections, whichever comes first. But unfortunately, there are also many whose information about Taliban is coming from dubious sources. As a result, they end up talking gibberish, causing embarrassment to themselves and boredom to others.

p cuevas,So for the benefit of these well-meaning but misinformed individuals, I am sharing below a brief FAQ that will empower anyone to speak knowledgeably (and safely) about the Taliban with anyone, be it your plumber, neighbour, or the Taliban itself:

How many types of Taliban are there and how to tell one from the other?,games slot machines

That’s a brilliant question. There are basically three types of Taliban: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. They are easy to differentiate because the Good Taliban are the good guys and the Bad Taliban are the bad guys. The Ugly Taliban, as you might expect, is in the eyes of the beholder.,casino guru free slots

Is it true that ‘Pashtun’ is derived from pasta?,football studs under 2000

arsenal tula,No, pasta is an Italian dish. It cannot produce a people.

casino guru free slots,Is it safe to add the Haqqani Network to my LinkedIn network?

Not unless you’re seeking a job as an undertrial prisoner — an over-crowded and extremely competitive space in bet365 poker right now.,play reactoonz

If there is a cricket match between the Bhima Koregaon XI and the Taliban XI, as a proud bet365 pokern nationalist, who should I support?,india live match today

That depends on whether you want to spend the rest of your life in Taloja jail or in Taloqan with your tongue cut off.,football vs

If I create and share Islamophobic jokes and memes about the Taliban, how much will I be paid per joke/ meme?,india live match today

As a popular mythical personage once said, “Do your work without getting attached to the fruits of your labour, because the fruits of your labour shall be paid as dividend to shareholders, and leftovers, if any, shall be converted into electoral bonds.”,online bingo roulette

Is it safe to use the Taliban as a metaphor to refer to any other ideologically extremist, hateful, violent, ultra-patriarchal, religious-political grouping?,free blackjack card game

games slot machines,Are you nuts? Of course not.

bwin football,Not even if I am living in a democracy?

Look out of the window and let me know if you spot democracy.,free poker games governor of poker 2

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15 lakh lashes and a plate of Afghani Chicken, in that order.,kabaddi tamil

G. Sampath, author of this satire, is Social Affairs Editor, The Hindu.


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