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Centuries after my ancestors left Kashmir, my ties with its food are unbroken

We had two categories of meals growing up in our Australian home. ‘Dinner’ could be neatly defined. Sausages and mashed potato. Roast lamb and its sequel – a shepherd’s pie prepared with the leftover ... read more

Presidential Politics, Jewish Voters and Self-Deception

Nobody hated the Jews more vehemently than those who resented the stain of their own ancestry. Left-wing antipathy for Jewish continuity has nothing to do with its supposed incompatibility ... “I have ... read more

Pathans in Kashmir Preserve Identity

The 83-year-old belongs to a small minority of Pathans settled in Indian-administered Kashmir who have maintained their distinct cultural and linguistic identity a century after their ancestors emigra... read more

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War With North Korea Could Mean A Refugee Crisis No One Is Ready For

On Tuesday, my colleague Gary Wetzel wrote that some 80,000 South Koreans in Seoul could perish after a week of conventional fighting alone due to North Korea’s artillery capabilities ... country and ... read more

Who owns Kashmir?

Two months after Partition, when India announced its tryst with destiny and Pakistan formed its cocoon Muslim state, Kashmir’s accession to India was neither smooth nor valid. Muslims in Jammu were gi... read more

Passover-We Never Left

Was it Hebrews who left ... be told year after year, as we have done for over 3000 years. Passover is the time to remember that each generation owes its freedom to the one that came before it, that th... read more

I was told Pakistani audiences arrive at nine when the invitation is for seven: Ustad Zakir Hussain

“I was told Pakistani audiences arrive at nine when the invitation is for seven, so according to my ... its roots here in the Punjab. Presently, there are five different schools of tabla playing: Bena... read more

Free Range on Food: The African roots of Southern cooking and more

After not making it for ... That's a fantastic question--and its really hard to answer. I think they all have their genetic markers LOL But that's why I make it very clear in my forthcoming book, The ... read more

Faint echoes of the days of glory

"I was born and brought up in the neighbourhood, like my father and grandfather. The war forced us to leave our home but after 20 years of exile ... Ustad Khalid's family also traces its ancestry to I... read more

Apartheid Israel & Pro-Apartheid US, Australia & Canada Face World Sanctions Over Occupied East Jerusalem

In the Six Day War in 1967 a now nuclear weapons-armed Apartheid Israel attacked and seized territory from all its neighbours. One day after cessation of hostilities ... of the history of Jerusalem wi... read more

I Love You, Madame Librarian

Its title is a parody of the title of Ray Bradbury’s great ... Don’t you wish you could have something named after you? Like my distinct betters Einstein and Twain, I now am tempted to give up on peop... read more

How Emraan Hashmi got off the couch and into the movies

Today isn’t going to be bad. I’m going to seize the moment. I had learned that Mukeshji had called up Vikram after my disastrous performance the previous day. ‘Do you think he’s got what it takes to d... read more

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