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Like perverted stamp-collectors, India and Pakistan collect 'alien' fishermen in their jails and exchange them with each other during their periodic confidence building measures for peace. In this costly charade, fishermen are the cannon-fodders of goodwill. This cruelty must end.
I dream of a day when I can eat the biryani in Gawalmandi street in Lahore and my friends can eat the golgappe in Delhi. A day when we can harness the collective youth and energy of the subcontinent to restore the pride, prosperity and peace that is due to this land, which is the cradle of civilisation.