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Pakistan Army emotionally blackmails its population with its own idea of India

In Pakistan, the prosperity of the army is paramount and the people are working to secure its future.

Saeeda Bano, first woman Urdu news reader who got marriage offers and ‘go to Pakistan’ letters

Saeeda Bano landed the job of news broadcaster for All India Radio’s Urdu service with some help from Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, a keen supporter of women’s rights.
Indian filmmaker Nandita Das and British-Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif were two of the panelists of the cross-border webinar | Photos: Wikimedia Commons

Collaboration the way forward — India-Pakistan artists, writers on peace across borders

Indian and Pakistani names including Dr Syeda Hameed, Nandita Das, Salima Hashmi & writer Mohd Hanif participated in an online discussion ahead of Independence Day of both nations.
Shaheen Bagh | ThePrint

Indian secularism still has a future if followers stop blame game with RSS: Rajmohan Gandhi

Yogendra Yadav's understanding of Abhay Dubey's book on Indian secularism is indisputable. But let's not forget that secularism forced even RSS to accept lower-caste Hindus.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Doordarshan’s Buniyaad, a family drama that masterfully captured the pangs of Partition

Buniyaad was put together by stellar performances, writing that relied on realism and authentic production design that brought pre-Partition Hindustan to the small screen.
File photo of people outside a NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati | PTI

73 yrs ago, Sylhet Referendum left a Hindu community homeless between Assam and Bangladesh

The Sylhet Referendum of 1947 led to the Partition of the state of Assam, but it left Sylheti Hindus in strife for decades.
Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Pind Collective, an India-Pakistan art project that’s now focusing on responses to Covid

The initiative unites artists from both sides of the border on a website where they share their work and respond to each other’s pieces.
Lyricist and poet Gulzar has written on the exodus of migrant workers. | ThePrint

In search of home in a pandemic — Gulzar’s new poem likens migrant crisis to Partition

Between Partition and the migrant exodus, Gulzar says he doesn't know which is worse. Read the poem and translation by Rakhshanda Jalil.
Migrant workers move in packed buses | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India’s Covid-19 exodus isn’t like Partition but 2020 has one thing in common with 1947

Covid-19 & Partition share one key element which leaders today overlooked as cavalierly as the founders of India and Pakistan did in 1947: Fear.
Refugees on a train during Partition of India, 1947 | Wikimedia Commons

Oral history work goes remote as 1947 Partition Archive opts to ‘work-from-home’

The Archive's work typically involves conducting in-person interviews with individuals who are 75+, an age group particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.