South Asia and Black Lives Matter

It’s not easy looking at images of burning, looting and rampant violence. Not today, when the modes of inflicting said damage have become faster and more co-ordinated than at any point in our history. The only thing worse than looking at those images, is living through it and that is what African Americans have been…

How To Tell a Pakistani and Indian Apart : 101

A shared history, a shared border and shared languages, ( or different variants of them ) and almost similar dress codes are among some of the things that are similar about India and Pakistan. Combined demographically, they make up some of the largest immigrant populations in Canada. However, Pakistanis like myself are regularly mistaken for…

The case for Indo-Pak unification

Sometime back  I ran into an elderly man at work. Since I live in an area of Canada that is densely populated by immigrants from Indian Punjab, I knew the gentleman was from India. After I was done helping him out, he looked at my nametag and asked me where i was from in India….