POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Oct 08, 2015 AT 21:25 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 08, 2015 21:25 IST

Pakistani ghazal maestro Gulam Ali's concert in Mumbai which was scheduled to be held on Oct 9 was cancelled after Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt it. Reason? As the Shiv Sena put it: "Pakistan has targeted Indian soldiers, decapitated them and returned their headless bodies, India should not be enjoying cultural relations with them."

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Oct 08, 2015 AT 21:25 IST, Edited At: Oct 08, 2015 21:25 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Aug 24, 2015 AT 05:08 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 24, 2015 05:08 IST

Around Independence Day, Rahul Ram, Sanjay Rajoura and Varun Grover came up with a lovely song on Indo-Pak relations after 68 years of Partition.

In response, a Pakistani has come up with an equally riveting song about how India and Pakistan must give peace a chance. Pakistani Army officer Muhammad Hassan Miraj's version is about how films and politics across the border have stereotyped the concept of the "enemy" which has take roots deep in the psyche of both the countries.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Aug 24, 2015 AT 05:08 IST, Edited At: Aug 24, 2015 05:08 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 29, 2015 AT 15:47 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 29, 2015 15:47 IST

According to a report in USA Today, an alleged Islamic State recruitement document was found in Pakistan's tribal areas which gives a sneak peek into the Islamic State's ambitious plans of building a grand terrorist army in Pakistan and Afghanistan and triggering a war in India.

The 32-page document which is in Urdu was translated by Harvard researcher and translator Mustafa Samdani.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 29, 2015 AT 15:47 IST, Edited At: Jul 29, 2015 15:47 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 03, 2015 AT 22:43 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 03, 2015 22:43 IST

Tarek Fatah, the renowned Pakistan-born Canadian writer and liberal activist, was on a four-month long trip to India. Upon his return, he gave a rather interesting interview to Tahir Gora where he spoke of his experiences in India.

Fatah believes that India is such a large and diverse country that even a lifetime is not enough to experience the nation. However, the most startling observation he makes is about Indian women. And this is what he had to say:

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 03, 2015 AT 22:43 IST, Edited At: Jul 03, 2015 22:43 IST
POSTED BY Freya Dasgupta ON Jun 29, 2015 AT 23:48 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 29, 2015 23:48 IST

It perhaps is just a coincidence but countries — where at one point in ancient history, successful, prosperous civilisations flourished — seem to be in the doldrums. Some are in the grips of major financial crises while others are zones for major conflicts. 

One needs only a brief glance to realise that these major civilisations aren't quite living it up in the 21st century. 

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POSTED BY Freya Dasgupta ON Jun 29, 2015 AT 23:48 IST, Edited At: Jun 29, 2015 23:48 IST
     
 
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