If Germany can be friends with all the countries Adolf Hitler attacked once-upon-a-Nazi-imperialism-time, Japan can shake hands with the USA after the latter's unmentionable nuke-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, why is it impossible for Pakistan and India to become friendly neighbours if not friends?
Salman Khan is loved and followed in Pakistan like his very esteemed Indian film industry giant, Amitabh Bachchan, has been for decades, says Mehr Tarar.
When Indians - all 1,267,401,849 of them, give or take the few who think cricket exited the subcontinent with the British, and of course, Ram Gopal Verma - cheer for their team, the noise is enough to overwhelm the cheering 23,787,600 Australians - give or take the few who think their team has won a few too many World Cups for this final to be very exciting.
Acceptance of Modi's goal-oriented leadership, writes Mehr Tarar.
Listen to the wails of those whose children were shot today.
Mehr Tarar, Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor