One Million Page Views

Sometime yesterday, this little blog crossed the one million page views mark. As I write this, the visit counter tells me there have been 1,002,072 visits to this blog since I started writing on March, 2006.

When I started this blog, I had no idea if anyone would read it. To my surprise, readers started to trickle in, and over time this blog has grown.

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog. Thanks to everyone who comments and those who send me (mostly positive) notes via the contact page. Thank you to the great friends I have discovered through this powerful medium.  

This blog has come a long way since the day it started. I have written about foreign policy, torture, genocide, Islam, Bangladesh and about domestic American politics. But, at its heart, this blog is based on the fundamental belief that people have a basic right to live in freedom and peace. This is what I wrote, by way of introduction, in the first post on this blog:

I am an American, an immigrant and a muslim. To me, The Bill of Rights represents the promise of America. It is these protections that people in a large part of the world lack, and yearn for. The argument America has to win with the world in general, and the muslim world in particular, is one about the rights of people to live freely. It is an argument that America can and should win easily if it simply showcases The Bill of Rights.

America, in the last eight years, has largely failed to make that argument. It is my hope that the next American administration, by its words and by its deeds, will make and win that argument. I intend to continue posting here as we live through what promises to be interesting times.

I hope you will stay with me through the next million visits. I hope you will continue to read, comment, and argue.



P.S. For no particular reason, here are two songs I like that I thought I would share with you folks.

First, the eternally beautiful Joan Baez sings Bob Dylan’s timeless classic "Forever Young":



Second, Elton John’s "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" always reminds me of my time in New York. In my opinion, it is one of Bernie Taupin’s best written songs:



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14 Responses to One Million Page Views

  1. zm says:

    I think the next million will happen sooner. 😀
    Good luck.
    And Thank YOU.

  2. Robster says:

    Congrats, Mash. It’s been a long, crazy trip. Hasn’t it?

    Here’s to another million visitors served. 🙂

  3. Rezwan says:


    I hope you will find some time to write on the impending election and surrounding politics of Bangladesh.

  4. Tasneem says:

    Keep up the good work, comrade! Next million is not far ahead only if you write a bit more regular. Agree with Rezwan that we are missing your pieces on BD very much.

  5. Kaiser Kabir says:

    Well done, Mash. I particularly enjoyed your coverage of the US elections.

  6. JeffIsMyHero says:

    Congrats Mash,

    I’m getting a little teary eyed thinking about it all.

  7. Tanoy says:

    It was natural. I personally have been inspired by you very much in last one year boss. It is great honor to have a senior like you who is almost flawless in every sector.

  8. Tanim Dutta says:

    Mash Bhaia,

    Though I am not very much familiar with blog sphere, I hardly missed your Single USA election threads.

    All the best on your endeavor.

  9. Mash says:

    zm, thanks 🙂

    Robbie, I remember when it was just the three of us!

    Rezwan and Tasneem, now that the US elections are over, I am going to refocus on Bangladesh a bit. I have a post coming on BD elections in the next day or two. I am looking forward to being yelled at by a whole new set of people 🙂

    Kaiser, I am going to miss the elections. No more Sarah Palin to kick around 🙁

    And, JeffIsMyGyro, get a hold of yourself man! and stop crying!:

  10. SDG says:

    One Million Page Views!!!!!
    Millions of wishes for you.

  11. Ingrid says:

    congratulations Mash! How exciting when something seemingly so innocuous turns into something ‘this big’!! And of course, I count myself as one of those friends mentioned ehem :)! Here’s hoping we get to meet again (James will have more business trips to Washington DC) and we’ll even meet ‘mrs’ Mash!



  12. Congrats! You’ve built yourself a great blog. Nice to read your reasons for blogging too. It may seem futile at times, typing against the seemingly immovable force of the powers that be, but as this blogging lark matures, no doubt such local resistances will ensure the truth will out one way or another.

    The last eight years have seen such a perversion of American ideals and the foundations on which the country was built that it’s hard to fathom how it could have happened. Fear and misplaced faith most probably had a hand in it. Let’s just hope the next president can make some kind of progress towards restoring the moral standing of the United States in order that it can once again become the leading light for peace, freedom and democracy that its Founding Fathers hoped it would be.

    I’ve kinda written something similar on my own blog (though regarding Proposition 8) if anyone cares to take a look ( But for now, again, great blogging!

  13. MMR Jalal says:

    I have a post coming on BD elections in the next day or two. I am looking forward to being yelled at by a whole new set of people

    I am waiting.
    Congratulation …
    MMR Jalal

  14. Mash says:

    Jalal bhai, post coming shortly. I am a little behind – I came down with the flu and am struggling to catch up. I just put up a post on Pakistan. The Bangladesh one will follow shortly.

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