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What was Salman Khan thinking?

What possessed Salman Khan to say the things that he did about the Mumbai attacks is a bit of a mystery (do view the video first). Perhaps he is planning to enter politics. Perhaps he wanted to promote his film in Pakistan and ensure that he would make more money. Considering his film has broken more box office records in India than I can count, this clearly shows that the one muscle in his body that is perhaps not pumped up persistently is his brain. Perhaps he had a momentary lapse of judgment and thought that he was on Bill ...

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From UK, with love

Saeeda Warsi has been the big news since July 16. The chairperson of the Conservative party, who is Pakistani by origin, visited Pakistan, met some top people and visited many places including her father’s hometown. This trip was expected ever since she attained success in the recent British elections. She received a hero’s welcome wherever she visited, especially in her hometown. Pakistani people are very hospitable. We forget everything when it comes to treat and greet guests. At times we even forget rivalries and enmity just to keep the color of this quality alive. She deserved it, and I think every ...

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Who sabotaged Krishna?

This is not the first time that Indian extremists have sabotaged crucial peace talks with Pakistan. On February 19 2007, one day before Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri landed in New Delhi for peace talks, a bomb exploded aboard the Samjhota Express, or the friendship train launched as a peace gesture. Fifty nine Pakistani visitors heading to India were burned alive. A cynical Indian government blamed the ISI and Kashmiri freedom fighters for the incident but later it turned out that serving Indian military Intelligence officers and members of a Hindu terror group were involved. The Indian officers were arrested ...

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An Indian look at Pakistani cricket

Let me try to do something most Pakistanis would think twice about – make sense of Pakistan cricket, as it stands today. You are justified to ask me as to why someone like me, sitting here in Mumbai is trying his level best to try and see through the muck that people at the PCB’s HQ in Lahore aren’t quite able to. There is a reason. And as a promise, I shall try and keep my nationality aside throughout this post, just to try and put things in much-needed perspective. The mood in India towards Pakistan cricket has somewhat changed, and ...

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Indian Yatra: Day 1

In typical Asian style where a 14 30pm departure to Delhi means sometime that afternoon, a group of 11 Pakistani journalists from print and TV collected in the departure hall of the Allama Iqbal International Airport at 12 30pm discussing … politics ofcourse PAK US/India/Afghanistan and picking a few souvenirs gifts for colleagues in India aka ‘the othe side.’ We the  Group of 11 are: Cyril Almeida of Dawn, Dr. Moeed Pirzada of Duniya, my good friend and colleague Kamran Shahid and Asim Awan of this paper The Express Tribune, ShaukatPiracha of Aaj TV and Saeeda of Business Recorder,  ...

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