Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma

The author is currently employed with a technology company in Gurgaon, India. He comes from a family that has roots in the Potohar region of Pakistan, and has a deep interest in the region's shared history and heritage. He tweets @rahuls_77 (twitter.com/rahuls_77).

“I was going home after 71 years”: The emotional ‘homecoming’ of an Indian in Pakistan

“I am going home… after 71 years.” I mumbled something along those lines to passengers sitting beside me, while taking a flight from Karachi to Islamabad on Christmas morning. Late in October, a friend of mine who is like an elder brother and a bitter critic of Indian state policies, asked me for my passport. I quickly took some pictures and sent it over to him. A week later, he sent me an affidavit with an invitation to his daughter’s wedding in Karachi that was to be held in late December. And that is how my journey of going home began. It is ...

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