Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Its a matter of simple irony -- and funny too, how we actually call Iraq 'middle-east' and Malaysia sidewards, East Asia.

11 Comments:

Blogger serendipity said...

yea ur right. i never thought bout it that way..interesting

5:34 PM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger IR said...

no man

iraq is in the "middle" when the "west" is going to the eastern part of the world hence middle east.

malaysia-is "east" since it is towards the end of asia,therefore east asia

look at a globe and not a flat world map

7:25 PM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger jerry said...

serendipity: :)

ir: dude, the fact is that its we Indians who refer to either sides of the map through a western glass of thinking.

7:34 PM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger Field Commander M said...

I actually had a really hard time accepting that west asia and the middle east were the same place!

8:01 PM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger IR said...

beg to differ

sun rises from(east) ,japan ,
assuming japan to be the east

all other countries in asia are marked keeping japan as the focal point

ref, my earlier comment, malaysia is actually south east asia (again marked in relation with japan)

while india is south asia(as you would see in a map,in relation to japan,we are south)

middle east is also called west asia, that is in relation to east(japan).

10:44 AM, December 06, 2006  
Blogger whitelight said...

nice topic dude

12:20 PM, December 06, 2006  
Blogger jerry said...

hmmm, ok, ir, you win this georgraphical debate. :) actually i should've just checked up, i was more focussing on how we look at things. thanks for visiting...

12:51 PM, December 06, 2006  
Blogger The Dude said...

IR: dude, youre perfectly right, so long as you dont call it "middle east" because though jerry gave up on this, the whole point is that let the west call it what they will, but logically and from our point of view - that is WEST ASIA and the concept of saying middle east makes no logical sense.
I mean for gods sakes, are you telling me that its right in the middle of the continent? not even bloody close man!

2:46 PM, December 06, 2006  
Blogger moonstruck maniac said...

And now you guys know why the fuck US has perpetrated all the conflict in the world.
i mean it got three indians in a debate - dude lost it ir went geographical and jerry said, fuck it man, lets just do acid and be on a good trip...
chill dude, let the middle east be the rug that ties this (world) debate together...
unveil the heinous US!!!!!
(i am mad now)

3:58 PM, December 06, 2006  
Blogger Devilled said...

I know!!! That's why i bought.

12:44 AM, December 07, 2006  
Blogger amrita said...

for reasons like this only express has policy (and yell at hapless young trainees i'll hv you know) to call middle-east "west asia". through our own looking glass

12:34 PM, December 07, 2006  

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