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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: 'Roots of Resilience'

11/2/2011
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Here’s the short form of the Another Pakistan podcast: Nearly a month of strong conversation in Pakistan this past summer, distilled to two radio hours. This is part two.

Duration: 00:52:59


Another Pakistan: 'The Country That Could Kill the World'

11/2/2011
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Here’s the short form of the Another Pakistan podcast: Nearly a month of strong conversation in Pakistan this past summer, distilled to two radio hours. This is part one.

Duration: 00:52:59


Another Pakistan: Ashis Nandy and Pakistan's 'Latent Potential'

9/23/2011
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After 1500 interviews with survivors of Partition, leading scholar Ashis Nandy offers another perspective on the tragedy. This is the 21st 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: 00:37:18


Another Pakistan: Local, Global, Classical, Pop

9/20/2011
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Lahore-based superstar singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan embodies the dynamism inside South Asian music. This is the 19th 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: 00:26:22


Another Pakistan: Imtiaz Alam: So You Want to Be a Journalist in Pakistan..

9/19/2011
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In the wake of Saleem Shahzad's murder, veteran journalist Imtiaz Alam says it's time to establish ground rules for news reporting in Pakistan. This is the 18th 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: 00:13:41


Another Pakistan: The Healing Charm of Zeb and Haniya's 'Urdu Blues'

9/6/2011
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Lahore-based folk-pop duo Zeb and Haniya can assimilate any musical style and make it their own. This is the 15th 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: 00:39:19


Another Pakistan: Mohsin Hamid on a 'Pakistan-like' Trend in America

8/31/2011
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Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid, author of 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist,' describes what he sees as increasing similarities between American and Pakistani elites. This is the 12th 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: 00:34:36


Another Pakistan: Ali Dayan Hasan: 'The Rule of Law is Non-negotiable'

8/30/2011
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In Lahore, Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch persists in holding Pakistan's ISI to account. This is the 11th 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: 00:22:14


Another Pakistan: Ayesha Jalal on Pakistan's 'Revenge of the '40s, Then the

8/23/2011
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For historian Ayesha Jalal, Pakistan's present woes are inseparable from the trauma of its birth. This is the 9th 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: 00:39:56


Another Pakistan: Adil Omar: "Paki Rambo," Dropping Beats in Islamabad

8/19/2011
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In Islamabad, host Christopher Lydon meets a rapper sees himself as representing the lighter side of Pakistan. This is the 8th 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: 00:23:34


Another Pakistan: Alia Amirali: Change Agent in a Stuck Society

8/18/2011
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In Islamabad, host Christopher Lydon meets political activist Alia Amirali, who is determined, against all odds, to rebuild the Pakistani left. This is the 7th 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: 00:26:00


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