Forget the rough and tumble of football and what not. Pakistan has its own extreme sport, and it took me by surprise when I learnt what it was.
That's right, kite-flying. I heard a great report on NewsRadio the other night about Pakistan officials cracking down on kite sellers and flyers ahead of the annual Basant spring festival. The actual kite-flying component of the festival has been banned because kite-flyers use glass or wire coatings on strings to try to cut down other kites, which had the unfortunate result of leaving too many bystanders dead because THEY'D HAD THEIR THROATS CUT.
Insanity, thy name is kite-flying.
Anyway, after I heard the story, I thought there's really only one way I can discuss this issue with the sensitivity it deserves. Apologies in advance...