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By: Jaipur City Reporter | December 11, 2016

With double ton today, Virat has surpassed all the  contemporary batsmen he is compared with. He is true heir of Sachin Tendulkar and going to break all the records in the future.

his 235 is one of the finest innings played by him especially against Englishman.

He is already an ATG thats for sure.

By: Jaipur City Reporter | November 12, 2016

If you are a foreign tourist in India, you can purchase foreign exchange equivalent to Rs5,000 using these high denomination notes at airport exchange counters within 72 hours after the notification. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

For the non-resident Indians (NRIs) who keep Indian currency, the move to demonetize Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes may spell hardships. As per the clarification issued by the Reserve Bank of India, the recourse for an NRI is to deposit the specified bank notes (Rs500 and Rs1,000) to his non-resident ordinary rupee (NRO) account. “But what happens if the person doesn’t have the bank branch in her country of residence? And more importantly will the foreign branch accept rupee notes? These are some questions that NRIs will strugg...

By: Jaipur City Reporter | November 08, 2016

Karachi is often termed as a dull city, sometimes even dangerous. In a city of 20 odd million, there is a dearth of public spaces and limited avenues for cultural activities.

The much praised diversity has also come under scrutiny, with minorities migrating to greener pastures abroad and those staying back choosing to remain discreet.

The uncertain security situation restricts religious festivities of non-Muslims as well as the nurturing of our communities' collective imagination. Festivals come and go but they don’t manage to make headlines for the right reasons.

But anyone who has lived in Karachi for some time would know that the city opens up to its denizen gradually. There are pockets across the city that light up annu...

By: Jaipur City Reporter | May 14, 2016

A few months ago, a Hindu member of the National Assembly of Pakistan had had it. In a spontaneous outburst, he charged that members of parliament routinely ridicule the Hindu religion and always treat Hindus and Indians synonymously. “Why can’t we be called Pakistanis?” he wondered in the end. This barely one-minute reaction in parliament hit the nail on the head. However, his fellow parliamentarians and the general public heard him and then ignored him. After all, this is what has been happening in Pakistan since its inception, so why change now? When Pakistan was created, about 25 per cent of western Pakistan and 30 per cent of eastern Pakistan was composed of non-Muslims, not an inconsequential percentage. This percentage quickly dec...

By: Jaipur City Reporter | October 15, 2013

The city of djinns

By: Jaipur City Reporter | October 14, 2013

This Independence Day I long for peace with India 


Published: August 15, 2013
I have hope that the common bonds of love, culture and mutual interests will win out and the dark stories of rejected visas and border disputes will be washed away. PHOTO: AFP
“Panchee, nadiya, pawan kay jhokay,
Koi sarhad na inhay rokay,
Sarhad insaanon kay liye hai,
Socho tum nay aur mainay kya paya insan hokay  - Javed Akhtar
(Birds, streams, the flowing breeze
No border can stop them
Borders were made for mankind
Just think,  what did you and I get for being human?)
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By: Jaipur City Reporter | October 14, 2013

Khushal KhanThursday, March 07, 2013

It was in June 2007 that I joined Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India, as a student. I had appeared in a three-hour subjective entrance exam held at a local government school while visiting Delhi a couple of months before. There were many other prospective students but I must have been the only Pakistani. I returned to Pakistan soon afterwards, and was thrilled to learn some time later that I had passed, and had gained admission to the Social Sciences Department at JNU to pursue my Masters in Sociology.
The website for the Indian High Commission in Pakistan ...

By: Jaipur City Reporter | October 14, 2013

My visit to the Taj Mahal 

Published: October 12, 2013
After returning from an action-packed trip to India – with a wedding, a family reunion and a tour of a country rich in culture and tradition – there is so much I want to share! This trip was truly incredible and we are still in a state of wonder and awe.
Our trip began in Delhi and, believe me, landing in Delhi was like arriving in Lahore. The similarities were unbelievable – the people, the roads, the buildings, the architecture and the food all reminded us of things back home. I would not be exaggerating if I said that Delhi and Lahore could be twin cities.
Initially we w...

By: Jaipur City Reporter | October 14, 2013

A Pakistani in Delhi

Farooq Sulehria

On January 6, I nervously landed at the Delhi airport. I say nervously because I wasn’t there as a tourist. I had gone to India as a researcher – to spend six months conducting research on the Indian media. As a Pakistani, I was uncertain if I’d be able to get my work done without being suspected of any other activities.
On reaching India, however, it did not take long to for my nervousness to dissipate. My Pakistani origin, I soon discovered, was not a disadvantage. On the contrary, my Pakistaniat was not only helping me achieve desired research goals, it also began to pose gastronomic challeng...