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Recorded in Karachi and Lahore in the summer of 2011, Another Pakistan offers a unique view of a complicated country. Host Christopher Lydon interviews singers, story-tellers and artists to paint a picture rarely seen in mainstream media.

Recorded in Karachi and Lahore in the summer of 2011, Another Pakistan offers a unique view of a complicated country. Host Christopher Lydon interviews singers, story-tellers and artists to paint a picture rarely seen in mainstream media.
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Recorded in Karachi and Lahore in the summer of 2011, Another Pakistan offers a unique view of a complicated country. Host Christopher Lydon interviews singers, story-tellers and artists to paint a picture rarely seen in mainstream media.

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English


Episodes

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

8/17/2011
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Host Christopher Lydon meets Karachi political economist Haris Gazdar, who likens US-Pakistani relations to a "sleazy affair" requiring plausible deniability. This is the sixth installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

Duration:00:27:26

Another Pakistan: Saad Haroon: Pakistan as a Bad Bollywood Comedy

8/16/2011
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What's funny in Pakistan this summer? Host Christopher Lydon meets Karachi comedian Saad Haroon, who tests the limits of what is acceptable public humor in Pakistan. This is part of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

Duration:00:21:15

Another Pakistan: Shahrukh Hasan: The Peace That Could Save Pakistan

8/12/2011
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Host Christopher Lydon meets the Pakistani media mogul behind a gutsy campaign to retire official anti-India rhetoric. This is part of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

Duration:00:24:30

Another Pakistan: The Fisherfolk of Karachi: A Parable of Pakistan

8/11/2011
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Host Christopher Lydon takes the fishermen's measure of Pakistan's distress in a fishing village that dates back to antiquity yet fights the present-day odds with spirit. This is part of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

Duration:00:15:39

Another Pakistan: Dr. Geet Chainani, American Doc, Speaking Sindhi, in the

8/10/2011
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Host Christopher Lydon meets Dr. Geet Chainani, 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. This is part of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. Recorded in Pakistan in the Summer of 2011.

Duration:00:18:22

Another Pakistan: Mohammed Hanif and the Explosive Case of Karachi

8/10/2011
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This is the first in a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute. In this episode recorded in Karachi in the Summer of 2011, host Christopher Lydon sits down with Mohammed Hanif, prize-winning novelist of A Case of Exploding Mangoes.

Duration:00:35:46