There was also a weird case of partition that happened between East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and India in the Cooch Behar region (Siliguri). Both countries had enclaves in each other’s territories. Not one but 198 such enclaves were submerged entirely in another nation’s territory and inhabited by 51,549 people. 37,334Continue Reading

Gar Firdaus Bar mein Zameen Ast, Hamin Ast Hamin Ast   if there is paradise on earth, this is it, this is it and this is it         –Persian poet Firdaus Sometime in the mid-8th century, Arabs under governor Junaid from Sindh attacked Kashmir, however, powerful king LalitadtiyaContinue Reading

Tansen was born Ramtanu Pandey in 1500 to a prominent poet and musician Mukund Pandey. He strongly influenced his son and raised him in an environment where classical music was an essential part of day to day life. In childhood, he learnt the music from his guru Haridas and becameContinue Reading

Along with the partitioning of land, there was the provision of a division of each and every asset. After land, money was the most critical asset. However, India was more eager to part with the money than Pakistan was ready to receive.   Vide the partition terms, India had to reimburseContinue Reading

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Once upon a time not so long ago, a playboy was about to land at Peshawar airport. He was a happy man when he saw the swirling crowds waiting for him down below. He felt like a king. However, just as his plane started its descent, a bullet whizzed past his window.Continue Reading