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Lucknow, Aug 23 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court today asked the Uttar Pradesh government to inform it about ac
Patna, Aug 23 (PTI) The alleged NGO scam in Bhagalpur rocked both Houses of the Bihar legislature for the sec
New Delhi, Aug 21 (PTI) The Supreme Court today favoured appointing an arbitrator to resolve the dispute between 95- year-
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (PTI) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch of Odisha Police today arrested two rice mi
Mumbai, Aug 16 (PTI) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan paid a visit to Dilip Kumar at his home, a week after the veteran actor was
New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was recently discharged from the Lilavati Hosp
(Eds: Correcting spelling of Rohingyas in para 1, 4)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI) The Centre has said illegal immigrants
New Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI) The Centre has said illegal immigrants like the Rohingiyas pose grave security challenges as they
Mumbai, Aug 10 (PTI) Kamal Haasan sent his warm wishes to veteran actor Dilip Kumar on social media after he was discharge
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 09 (ANI): Terming the whole ordeal as a 'nightmare', wife and veteran actor Saira
Vir Sanghvi in the Hindustan Times:
Few things annoy me as much as the claim often advanced by well-meaning but woolly- headed (and usually Punjabi) liberals to the effect that when it comes to India and Pakistan, "We’re all the same people, yaar."
This may have been true once upon a time. Before 1947, Pakistan was part of undivided India and you could claim that Punjabis from West Punjab (what is now Pakistan) were as Indian as, say, Tamils from Madras.
But time has a way of moving on. And while the gap between our Punjabis (from east Punjab which is now the only Punjab left in India) and our Tamils may actually have narrowed, thanks to improved communications, shared popular culture and greater physical mobility, the gap between Indians and Pakistanis has now widened to the extent that we are no longer the same people in any significant sense.
This was brought home to me most clearly by two major events over the last few weeks.
Without taking anything away from his broader point, the "fear of attracting religious prejudice" was not really the reason why Yusuf Khan changed his name to Dilip Kumar (and it was not in the "In the early days of independent India" but at least 3-4 years before that -- and the story is better told in Lord Meghnath Desai's biography)