POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 24, 2014 AT 02:14 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 24, 2014 02:14 IST

After a day of much tension at the International border with Pakistan firing on border posts and villages and the Indian Home Minister asking the BSF jawans to give effective replies, here is a gentle reminder by Indian-American artist Zeshan Bagewadi that we are essentially the same people.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 24, 2014 AT 02:14 IST, Edited At: Aug 24, 2014 02:14 IST
POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Jun 09, 2014 AT 23:30 IST ,  Edited At: Jun 09, 2014 23:30 IST

Terrorists attacked Karachi Airport today. Fortunately the airport security force managed to keep them away from the passenger terminal and the army responded effectively and now claims to have killed all the terrorists with relatively limited damage to the airport.

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POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Jun 09, 2014 AT 23:30 IST, Edited At: Jun 09, 2014 23:30 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON May 27, 2014 AT 23:10 IST ,  Edited At: May 27, 2014 23:10 IST

In Deptt Bloopers: 10 days after the results, NPR had a bit of a confusion, it seems. As someone shared on FB:

The typo was rectified though:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON May 27, 2014 AT 23:10 IST, Edited At: May 27, 2014 23:10 IST
POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Apr 05, 2014 AT 17:04 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 05, 2014 17:04 IST

Someone on twitter suggested collecting stories of where you were when you heard the news of Bhutto's execution. I hope others will post their stories below, I have a couple. And some random comments:

I was at home because our board exams had been postponed in anticipation of the hanging. I woke up to see Ami (my mother) crying.

She just said, "They have hanged Bhutto".

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POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Apr 05, 2014 AT 17:04 IST, Edited At: Apr 05, 2014 17:04 IST
POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Mar 27, 2014 AT 23:58 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 28, 2014 00:58 IST

I have written before about the historical background of the Shia-Sunni conflict, and in particular about its manifestations in Pakistan. Since then, unfortunately but predictably, the phenomenon of Shia-killing in Pakistan has moved a little closer to my personal circle. First it was the universally loved Dr Ali Haider, famous retina surgeon, son of the great Professor Zafar Haider and Professor Tahira Bokhari, killed in broad daylight in Lahore along with his young son. 

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POSTED BY Omar Ali ON Mar 27, 2014 AT 23:58 IST, Edited At: Mar 28, 2014 00:58 IST
     
 
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