Radio Open Source is on the move here, looking for global conversation with American attitude. The method is “parachute radio.” Our plea, on hitting the ground, is “take us to your talkers.”
Ashis Nandy, our sparkling Sage of New Delhi, says: “Bear with Pakistan,” and remember the Pashtuns that Gandhi called the finest non-violent freedom fighters of India. Don’t forget the Hindus and Muslims in vast numbers who remember help from “the other side” in the cruelty of Partition. “There is that part of the story, too.”
Rashid Rana is Pakistan's prize entry in the globalizing art scene. Nothing is what it seems in his digital compositions -- or in his Pakistan.
Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan is one of Pakistan's superstar singers, an embodiment of the dynamism inside South Asian music. He is singing village gone global, "classical" music gone wildly pop.
News editor Imtiaz Alam gives his short course on the extreme peril of reporting in Pakistan, the world's "deadliest place to be a journalist."
Kamil Khan Mumtaz, eminent architect in Pakistan, has come to view "modernism" in design and thinking as the poison of the age.
Salima Hashmi is the link between Pakistan's greatest poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, who was her father, and a resilient art scene today.
Zeb and Haniya, the Pakistani song duo, could set you to wondering all over again why musicians aren't asked to run the world.
Nadeem ul Haque, Pakistan's US-trained chief of development, says starkly: "find a way to educate our youth... or don't sleep at night."
Salman Rashid takes us to the spot that millions of Indians and Pakistanis dread remembering -- the slaughterhouse of Partition.
Mohsin Hamid, novelist of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," sees the US trending to "Pakistan-like" inequality and hierarchy.