Khaab Khayaal Saraab

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Collaborations that make it okay for a rabid nationalist to tune into a piece of art, a concert,
etc. are really useful at breaking down barriers. Over the weekend, we went to the Asha Bhosle/Adnan
Sami Khan concert at the Oakland Area. Though obviously an Indian organized and run show with one
Pakistani on the billing--and a person who actually did the Ra-Ra songs for the *Indian* team during
the World Cup--I met one or two Pakistanis there that quickly said "Adnan koe sun nay aayay haiN."

We need more collaborations like this one:

Indian director plans to film love story in Pakistan
Daily Times, Lahore. Wednesday, May 14, 2003