Pakistan is constantly on the international info radar with a terrible troika focus. Terrorism, fundamentalism and floods. But is that all there is?
Should we be relying on an international media that focuses on what their governments focus on alone? What are the other voices, the other challenges and shifts occurring in a burdened but alive Pakistan? Here is Umair Javed, a Pakistani writer bringing us one such dynamic journey.
Talagang town is the headquarter of Talagang Tehsil, district Chakwal in Pakistan. Surrounded by barren, limestone hills of the Salt Range, this town of around 70,000 odd residents is located roughly half an hour off Balkasar interchange on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway. Two months ago, during a trip to Mianwali, I had the chance to pass through the town, which like most others in Punjab, was populated on either side of a major road. There were shops, and banks, and Katrina Kaif billboards. There were schools, colleges, and, eerily enough, a gaudily decoratedRead More »from Crossborder Punjabism