The case of Dr SM Khaleel Chishty, a retired Pakistani virologist currently in Ajmer prison hospital, has been making the news in India and Pakistan lately.
I was roped recently into moderating a panel on Faiz at the Left Forum after the original moderator, David Barsamian, well-known radio journalist/producer, couldn't make it at the last minute.
I admit it. I'm addicted to Twitter. Like many others, the first time I heard about this 'social networking tool', my initial response was, "What's the point?"
The assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has been termed a 'watershed moment' for Pakistan - not just because a sitting governor of the country's wealthiest and most populous province wa
Secularism and Pakistan. Two words you'd hardly expect to see together.
"There is nothing in Pakistan," said the Indian playback singer with finality. "They have no auditoriums, no facilities, there is nothing there. Everything is here (in India)."
A post on Reuters blog, August 22, titled 'India, Pakistan can't break the ice, even in hour of tragedy', said: "An Indian aid offer of $5 million, which itself came af¬ter some hesitation and
JULY 28, 2010 was a bad day for Pakistan. That morning, heavy rains led to a private airline plane crashing into the Margalla hills near Islamabad, killing all 152 on board.
"Achcha, yahan bhi constitutional amendments chal rahe hain," observed a friend, scanning headlines in The Daily Star as we waited at Dhaka International Airport for a much-delayed flight