It’s Independence Day for Pakistan (today) and India (tomorrow). Also, happy birthday to my nani!!!
Sandhya, an editor I work with, alerted me to this essay by Jhumpa Lahiri published in Newsweek in 2006. It is a really beautiful piece about a “hyphenated identity” experience.
For more articles and reporting on 60 years of independence, check out Sandhya’s blog, Literary Safari, where she is compiling a 5-part series on the media coverage.
This is a really lovely piece on NPR about Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s music and how people on both sides of the border fell in love with him, and his voice.
And, finally, check out this NPR story about the Indian Buffet, specifically, how it relates to the Sikh tradition of langar…mmmm.