About Mihail

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I'm an Internet entrepreneur (affiliated with the company behind Blogit formerly called Blogging Network) and an occasional writer. My book The Dual City: Karachi During the Raj was published by Oxford University Press in 1998, and I have been blogging since 2002*.

Named after a character in Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle, I moved to Silicon Valley at the height of the dotcom boom and still live in the Bay Area. Yes, the photograph is of our cats Cathia and Hopkins. 

My partners and I founded Blogit to be a unique and exciting "social networking" venue that would bring people of very different viewpoints and backgrounds together in one place. Thank you for reading me and for being a part of this thriving and very different blogging venue.

* All earnings from my Blogit blogs will be donated to a nonprofit. And, all opinions and content on my blogs and the people, blogs and links I've included reflect my personal preferences and politics and have nothing to do with, nor influence, Blogit policies.

United States
Primary occupation:
Dream occupation:
Schools attended:
Harvard College, Rice University
I like:
Eating out (Pakwan, Chez Spencer, Destino, Michael Mina, Chenery Park in San Francisco, Evvia, Sundance, Patxi's in Palo Alto, Tandoori Oven in Los Gatos; Abstract Expressionism; Blogit & blogging
Favorite books:
The Tipping Point, The New New Thing; currently reading Tom Franks' What's the Matter with Kansas and David Sedaris' Dress Your Family in Denim and Corduroy
Favorite newspapers:
New York Times, Wall Street Journal
Favorite magazines:
Dwell, Architectural Digest, San Francisco Magazine
Favorite music:
Peter Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias, Enya, William Watson, Sting, Annie Lennox
Favorite movies:
Almost Famous, Wonder Boys, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Chariots of Fire
Favorite TV shows:
Sex and the City, Late Night with David Letterman, Lou Dobbs, The Daily Show, Cold Case, Without A Trace, Medium
Favorite quote:
And this too shall pass.