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Islamabad rapper Adil Omar.

Podcast: Adil Omar: 'Paki Rambo,' Dropping Beats in Islamabad

An Islamabad rapper sees himself as representing the lighter side of Pakistan. more
Alia Amirali, General Secretary of the Student Federation in the Punjab.

Podcast: Alia Amirali: Change Agent in a Stuck Society

Against all odds, Alia Amirali is determined to revitalize Pakistan's political left. more
Karachi-based economist Haris Gazdar.

Podcast: Haris Gazdar: Why Is the US in Pakistan — Really?

Economist Haris Gazdar likens US-Pakistani relations to a "sleazy affair" requiring plausible deniability. more
Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon.

Podcast: Saad Haroon: Pakistan as a Bad Bollywood Comedy

What's acceptable as public humor in a country like modern-day Pakistan? more
Shahrukh Hasan, managing director of the Jang newspaper group in Pakistan.

Podcast: Shahrukh Hasan: The Peace That Could Save Pakistan

A Pakistani media mogul launches a gutsy campaign to retire official anti-India rhetoric. more
Mohammad Ali Shah, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum.

Podcast: The Fisherfolk of Karachi: A Parable of Pakistan

In some of the oldest fishing grounds in the world, ordinary Pakistanis fight to maintain a way of life. more
Asia Society Museum’s John H. Foster Curator for Traditional Asian Art Adriana Proser (R) works with art handlers installing a piece in the exhibition The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

Long-Awaited 'Art of Gandhara' Exhibition Draws NY Times Rave

NY Times critic hails "bruiser bodhisattvas, polycultural goddesses." more
Dr. Geet Chainani at a medical camp in a village near Dadu, Sindh. (Beena Sarwar)

Podcast: Dr. Geet Chainani, American Doc, Speaking Sindhi, in the Flood Zone

Dr. Geet Chainani is an American born in India, raised in New York City, trained as a medical doctor in the Caribbean, treating families in the tent cities of the flood waters of the Indus River, upstream from Karachi. more
Mohammed Hanif

Podcast: Mohammed Hanif and the Explosive Case of Karachi

Mohammed Hanif is the pride of literary Pakistan these days, but he is warning us that the arts and liberated media in Pakistan all live in something of a bubble. more
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (R) shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna (L) prior to a meeting in New Delhi on July 27, 2011. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan-India Relations Moving from 'Bombs' to 'Bombshells'?

Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas provides a South Asia update. more