Very well done, Atif AslamArchive
The issue of intolerance in India is getting nastier by the day. To boot, it is the artist and sport communities that are bearing its brunt the most.
It was wise and magnanimous of singer Atif Aslam who recently had to face a barrage of nasty questions during a press conference hurled at him by some Indian journalists, and responded to it with great poise and dignity. Atif A was there to promote his concert, but the media men turned the presser into a bitter event by asking political questions. Our artists now should make sure that whoever invites them to perform in India does their homework to avoid such unpalatable incidents.
Published in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, March 20th, 2016